Jean-Marc Gagnon P. Eng, MBA
Mr. Gagnon is a professional geological engineer with over 35 years of professional activity in the mining exploration sector. He obtained a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) in 1994.
During the past twenty years, Mr. Gagnon has been involved in the generation, management, evaluation and development of mining exploration projects for gold, mainly in West Africa, where he held positions as country manager, project manager and consulting geologist for various junior mining companies. Mr. Gagnon has participated in the development of the gold project Siribaya in Mali, which is at present close to feasibility study. He also played a role in the evaluation of the Bissa Hill gold deposit in Burkina Faso, currently in production. Mr. Gagnon has managed exploration for various commodities, including gold, in Gabon, Turkey, Algeria, and South America (Venezuela, Guyana and Peru).
Prior to West Africa, Mr. Gagnon worked exclusively on gold projects in the area of Val D’Or / Rouyn-Noranda, Québec.
Touba Mining SARL
Touba Mining SARL is a Malian company which provides exploration services, including personnel and equipment, to RosCan. G.P. Isenor and Jean-Marc Gagnon have been working with Touba for over 12 years. Touba is RosCan’s local strategic partner in Mali and has excellent relations with Malian Authorities.
RosCan Gold Corporation (TSX.V:ROS) is a Canadian public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, which is focused on the acquisition and evaluation of gold properties in West Africa. RosCan's initial prospective gold exploration project is the Kandiole Project located in West Mali. The Company is continuing its efforts to acquire further permits in this region with the goal to assemble a substantial land package in West Africa.
RosCan has assembled a strong, experienced management team and Board of Directors who are focused on delivering exceptional results to shareholders by developing projects that bring benefits to all stakeholders.
The Board of Directors (the "Board") primary function is to supervise the management of the business and affairs of RosCan Gold Corporation (the “Company”). The Board's fundamental objectives are to enhance and preserve long-term shareholder value and to ensure the Company conducts business in an ethical and safe manner. In performing its functions, the Board should also consider the legitimate interests its other stakeholders such as employees, customers and communities may have in the Company. In carrying out its stewardship responsibility, the Board, through the Chief Executive Officer, shall set the standards of conduct for the Company.
The Board fulfills its responsibilities directly and indirectly through its Committees at regularly scheduled meetings or as required. At present, the Board committees consist of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee with the Board performing the functions of a nominating committee at this stage of the Company's development.
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President and Chief Executive Officer, Director
Mr. Isenor holds a B.Sc. Geology, (1970) from Acadia University and is a member of the Association of Professional Geologists of Nova Scotia. Since 1970, Mr. Isenor's career path has been augmented by working for various companies on exploration projects in the energy and mineral resource industries.
Recently, Mr. Isenor was President, CEO and Director (2005 to 2017) of Merrex Gold Inc., up until Merrex was taken over by Iamgold Corporation. During that time, Merrex discovered two significant gold deposits in Mali (West Africa): the Siribaya deposit; and, with joint venture partner Iamgold, the Diakha deposit. To date, these two deposits are estimated to represent a combined resource approaching approximately two million ounces of gold.
Previously, Mr. Isenor was the President, CEO and Director (2003 to 2005) of Jilbey Gold Exploration Ltd., until Jilbey was acquired by High River Gold Mines Limited. During Mr. Isenor's time with Jilbey, Mr. Isenor led the team that identified the Bissa gold deposit in Burkina Faso (West Africa), which was placed into production by Nord Gold SE and has a reported resource exceeding 5 million ounces of gold. In addition, from 1979 - 2003, Mr. Isenor worked as an independent consulting geologist on mineral exploration projects in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Africa. As well, Mr. Isenor founded Jubilee Minerals Inc, to develop the Jubilee zinc deposit; and, Glencoe Resources Inc. to develop the Glencoe limestone deposit. Both of these deposits are located in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Chief Financial Officer, Director
Mr. McMurdie is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA:CMA) with more than 30 years of senior leadership experience in public and private companies. Mark is also Director of Finance for franchisor H&S Massage Spa Canada Corporation.
Mark possesses deep professional experience in the mining, franchising, oil and gas, merchant banking, distribution and real estate sectors. His expertise includes the development and leadership of corporate finance and accounting functions, strategic planning and restructuring, as well as liaising with shareholders, Boards of Directors, securities regulators, and financial institutions.
Corporate Secretary, Director
Mr. Irwin practices securities and corporate/commercial law and has been the President of Irwin Professional Corporation since August, 2006. He advises a number of public companies on a variety of issues including continuous disclosure and regulatory issues; reverse-takeover transactions, initial public offerings and takeover bids. Mr. Irwin also advises boards of directors, including independent committees. Mr. Irwin is a director and/or officer of several public companies including: Seafield Resources Ltd.; Laramide Resources Ltd.; Canada Lithium Corp.; Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. and Ursa Major Minerals Incorporated. Mr. Irwin has served as a member of the independent committees for both Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. and Seafield Resources Ltd.
Mr. Dudek has held various roles with junior to senior exploration and mining companies over the past 40 years. Mr. Dudek recently served as President & CEO of Savary Gold Corp., which was sold to Semafo Inc. in 2019. Previously, Mr. Dudek served as Senior Vice President, Technical Services for Endeavour Mining Corporation while managing a feasibility study for the Houndé gold project in Burkina Faso. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President Exploration of Avion Gold Corporation, a successful junior gold producer and explorer in West Africa and as Exploration Manager for Aur Resources Inc. Mr. Dudek is a Director of Roscan Minerals and Desert Gold Ventures, both, West African gold explorers and on the Advisory Board of Wolfden, a base metal explorer in eastern North America. Mr. Dudek holds a B.Sc. Geology (Honors) from the University of Saskatchewan.
David Kavanagh holds a BSc. In Geology from Acadia University (1974), MBA from Dalhousie University (1981) and LLB from Dalhousie University (1981). Mr. Kavanagh has been involved in mineral exploration, mine project financing, and project development for more than 25 years, and has over 30 years’ experience in senior corporate management. Mr. Kavanagh was Vice President and General Counsel at Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated and Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated from 2003 to 2017. Prior to 2003, Mr. Kavanagh was Assistant General Counsel of Rio Algom Limited from 1997 to 2001, prior thereto he was Senior Counsel of Rio Algom Limited from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Kavanagh was admitted to the Law Societies of Alberta (1983), Ontario (1989) and Nova Scotia (2004).
Mr. Mosher is a geologist and mining executive with more than 35 years experience in the United States, Canada, Australia, Russia, Africa and Asia. Over the past decade he has been active in the restructuring, financing and management of a number of mineral projects and mining companies, both private and public. David has served on many boards including Cambior and Equinox Minerals and is currently a director of five public mineral exploration companies, including Pancon Gold.
From 1992 through 2008, David served as President and CEO of TSX-listed High River Gold Mines, where he raised more than US$300 million and developed three mines from exploration through to production in Canada, West Africa and Russia. He assisted with the expansion of two underground mines in Russia, and he outlined a 5 million ounce gold deposit in Burkina Faso, which subsequently became an operating mine. Under David’s leadership, High River Gold’s market capitalization increased from C$7 million to more than C$1 billion.
Earlier in his career, David was project manager for Pancontinental Mining, when he and his team discovered and outlined the largest uranium deposit in the world at that time, the Jabiluka deposit in northern Australia. Originally from Nova Scotia, David earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from Acadia University.
Mr. Whalen has been a self-employed business consultant since 2009. From 1992-2008, Don served as Executive Chairman and Director of TSX-listed High River Gold Mines. Together with fellow RosCan Minerals Director David Mosher, Don succeeded in growing High River Gold from a small exploration company into a multi-mine, international gold producer with mines in Canada, West Africa and Russia. During this period, High River Gold’s market capitalization increased from C$7 million to more than C$1 billion.
Don has been active in promoting Canada-Russia business investment and trade relations. From 1998-2008 he was Chairman of the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA), and from 2005-2007 he represented Canada as Co-Chair of the Canada Russia Business Council.
Don has served on the Boards of numerous companies, and is currently a Director of three companies, including Pancon Gold and BacTech Environmental Corporation. Prior to joining High River Gold, he held numerous marketing, technical and management positions over a 29-year career with IBM Canada. Don holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.