Management & Advisors

Kenneth Holmes LLB President & CEO

For the past twenty-two years Mr. Holmes has acted as corporate counsel and in senior management roles for public and private companies, in a broad range of businesses and transactions, including several involved in the natural resources (mining, oil and gas) sectors. Mr. Holmes began his legal career in 1982 and previously spent ten years in a predominantly corporate and securities practice, which included a full complement of commercial, real estate, tax, technology and intellectual property matters and often had international issues and elements.

Jody Bellefleur CFO

Ms. Jody Bellefleur is a CPA,CGA with over 25 years’ experience as a corporate accountant, focussing exclusively on public companies for the last 10 year.  Ms. Bellefleur is responsible for all aspects of regulatory financial reporting including the preparation of quarterly financial statements, management discussion and analysis reports, the coordination of annual audits, and government tax and regulatory reporting.  Ms. Bellefleur currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of five other TSX-Venture companies:  Zimtu Capital Corp., Commerce Resources Corp., Saville Resources Inc., King’s Bay Resources Corp., and Minfocus Exploration Corp.  Ms. Bellefleur is also on the Board of Directors of King’s Bay Resources Corp.

Bob Thast

Mr. Robert Thast (Bob) has acted as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Executive and director of a number of publicly traded companies over the past 29 years. Mr. Thast has extensive knowledge of capital markets and financing activities, investor / media / public relations, public company management and has a track record of raising and attracting venture, early stage and operating capital, having personally raised over $200M for companies he directed and managed, or consulted for. In the course of building and managing the companies noted, Mr. Thast has also developed knowledge and expertise in the areas of business and strategic planning, business development, finance and contract negotiations and all aspects of legal, accounting, corporate governance and regulatory requirements related to public companies.

Richard T. Gillard

Mr. Richard Gillard, over the past 11 years, helped organize and was instrumental in the development of Norsemont Mining Inc. during its early stages as well as various other public mining companies. He brings strong leadership, mediation and negotiation skills to the New Carolin Gold Corp. Board of Directors.

Robert P. Lunde

Bob Lunde has over 32 years of business experience in both the private and public sectors. Starting with a foundation of trading in the equity markets in the 1980s, Mr. Lunde has provided corporate and financial management to various companies from the pre-public stage to eventual listing on U.S. and Canadian stock exchanges. He has also been a founder of several start-up companies in industries ranging from software development to mining companies. Through his private company, Rolar Consulting Inc., Mr. Lunde continues to work with several companies providing mentorship and his fund-raising capabilities. Mr. Lunde is a director of Expedition Mining Inc.

Chris Taylor, P.Geo
Technical Oversight / Corporate Development

Mr. Taylor is a professional geologist with over 15 years of experience, including tenures with both mid-tier producer and exploration stage mining companies.  Mr. Taylor has a bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences and a master’s degree in Structural Geology from Carleton University.  Mr. Taylor currently serves as a director of a number of publicly traded companies, and is a director, President and CEO of Great Bear Resources Ltd. and Dunnedin Ventures Corp.  Mr. Taylor is a published author on gold deposits and his work as a structural geologist has focused on resource expansion in near-term development and brown field stage mining projects.

Ted Bassett, P.Eng

Mr. Bassett is a Mechanical Engineer with an M.Sc. in Control Systems, with over 40 years of experience in the mining and metals industry. He has worked and consulted with a number of major operating companies, including Alcan, Cominco, Inco (where he was Project Director at Goro Nickel Project in New Caledonia and Director of Projects at Inco Technical Services) and most recently BHP Billiton, where he held the role of Project Director of the Jansen Potash Project in Saskatchewan and the Olympic Dam Expansion Project in South Australia. Additionally, he has held senior management and executive positions with engineering firms Kilborn and SNC Lavalin where he was Project Director at the Diavik Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories. He has been involved at senior levels on many other major development projects worldwide, with a strong knowledge base and successful record of management and team development, including multi-billion dollar projects. He is currently the president of The Library Gold Group, which the Company engaged in 2017 to assist with evaluation of its assets and provide direction on future development. As such, Mr. Bassett is a non-independent director of the Company.

Ed Beswick B.Sc. P. Eng
Environmental Manager & Consultant

Ed Beswick is a registered professional mining engineer whose experience includes management of field operations and exploration projects and developing and leading environmental and safety programs for mining projects. Ed was the former north central BC Regional Ministry of Mines Manager based in Prince George and former Inspector of Mines and Resident Engineer in southern British Columbia for the MEM. Most recently Ed was Director of Environment and Permitting for Hillsborough Resources Limited in Vancouver and worked with Hard Creek Nickel Corporation managing environmental, safety and First Nations programs. Ed continues as an advisor for several coal, base metal and precious metal exploration companies with operations in Canada. He was a founding director of the British Columbia Aboriginal Mine Training Association and is a former district Vice President of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

D. Bruce Letvak, B.Sc., M.Sc. P. Eng
Hydrology Consultant

Bruce Letvak is a licensed professional engineer with over 35 years of experience in resource management centered on water quantity (hydrology).  This included monitoring program planning and management, operations standards, hydrology studies, and major project reviews.  Reviews of proposed major mine developments covered all aspects connected with water quantity, water supply, operations water budgeting, discharge of surplus water, tailings impoundment water management, environmental considerations, etc.  His work included liaison with all levels of government and the private sector.

Doug Warkentin, B.Sc., P. Eng
Metallurgical & Process Development Consultant 

Doug Warkentin is a Metallurgist with over 25 years of experience in the mining industry. He graduated from UBC with a degree in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering, and has been a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC since 1992. He is an author of numerous technical papers and has patents for mine water treatment and process technologies. He has been a principal in several companies providing process development services and environmental technologies to the mining industry. He is currently Senior Metallurgist for Kemetco Research Inc. in Vancouver (formerly BC Research Inc.) and a former director of Duncastle Gold Corp.

J. Graham Eacott, B.Sc., M.Sc., P.Eng

Graham Eacott is the past chairman of New Carolin Gold Corp. and a former director of the Company since 2007. Graham brings a perspective to the Company that has been built on a solid foundation of over 40 years of diversified international experience in the mining and financial industries. This includes company management and business development, private placement financings, financial analysis, investor relations, corporate governance and compliance, and consulting engineering. Prior to retiring in 2007, Mr. Eacott was Vice President of Investor Relations for Century Mining Corporation, Tamerlane Ventures Inc., and Royal Oak Mines Inc. Mr. Eacott spent four years in the investment industry as a highly ranked base metals analyst with Scotia Capital, Merrill Lynch and Maisson Placements in Toronto and is a graduate of the Canadian Securities Course.

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