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Board of Directors


Rob McEwen, Director

About Rob

Mr. McEwen has been associated with the gold industry all his career, his first 18 years in the investment industry and since 1990 as CEO of several gold mining companies.

Rob is the founder of Goldcorp, where he took the company from a market capitalization of $50 million to over $8 billion. Rob is currently the Chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of McEwen Mining Inc. (MUX), exploring for gold and silver in Canada, USA, Mexico and Argentina. The cost of his investment in MUX and McEwen Copper exceeds US$200 million. At MUX he owns 18% of the company and takes a salary of $1/ year.

  • Some of Rob’s awards:
  • 2000: Business Week elects Goldcorp as one of 50 most innovative companies on the web worldwide;
  • 2002: Ernst & Young’s Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Energy;
  • 2003: Northern Miners’ Mining Man of the Year;
  • 2004: Outstanding Achievement Award “Philanthropy” by the Canada Museum Association;
  • 2005: Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from York University;
  • 2006: Most Innovative CEO by Canadian Business Magazine;
  • 2007: Order of Canada;
  • 2013: Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Julibee Award;
  • 2017: Inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.


Allen V. Ambrose, Director

About Allen

Mr. Ambrose has nearly three decades of experience in the mining industry, including work with large companies as well as junior exploration companies. He has been a director of Minera Andes since November 1995. Mr. Ambrose has extensive experience in all phases of exploration, project evaluation and project management, and has worked as a geologic consultant in the U.S., Venezuela, and Argentina. As a consultant, he was a co-discoverer of a Venezuelan auriferous massive sulfide deposit acquired by Gold Reserve Corporation, and known generally as the Brisas deposit. He formerly was employed as exploration manager for N.A. Degerstrom Inc., a U.S. contract mining company, and has worked as a geologist for Cyprus Minerals, Kidd Creek Mines, Molycorp, Boise Cascade and Dennison Mines. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Geology from Eastern Washington University.


Michele L. Ashby, Director

About Michele

Ms. Ashby is a serial entrepreneur, independent corporate director, author and the Founder of the Denver Gold Group, an international trade association for the mining industry which she ran from 1988 to 2005. Ms. Ashby is currently an executive business consultant, gold expert and financial coach.  From 2005 through 2013, she was Chief Executive Officer and owner of MINE LLC , a Colorado limited liability company organized to promote natural resource, oil & gas and clean tech companies to the investment community through private investor forums globally. In that capacity, she developed marketed and organized private forums for investors, bankers, and resource company executives. She also founded Dani’s Foundation, a non-profit 501-c-3 organization in 1999 in memory of her daughter.  Under Ms. Ashby’s leadership from 1999 to 2014, Dani’s Foundation raised and distributed over $1M for pediatric cancer research which resulted in more than two clinical trials in the US for Ewing’s Sarcoma. From 1987 to 1995, Ms. Ashby was a stockbroker and mining analyst in Denver, Colorado.


About Richard

Mr. Brissenden is a chartered accountant with more than 25 years of experience in the mining and exploration sector. He serves as a director for several mining companies, including Canuc Resources Corporation, Excellon Resources Inc., Corona Gold Corporation, Lexam VG Gold and Valdez Gold. He formerly served as a board member of Metco Resources and Hudbay Minerals Inc., among others.


Robin Dunbar, Director

Mr. Dunbar is a director and President and CEO of Mustang Minerals Corp. which is developing a nickel deposit in Manitoba, Canada (TSXV: MUM). Mr. Dunbar is the former Chief Financial Officer and director of Aquila Resources Inc. (TSX: AQA). Mr. Dunbar holds an M.B.A. from Dalhousie University.


William Shaver, Director

Mr. Shaver is a seasoned mining executive with over 50 years of management and executive experience in all facets of mine design, construction, and operations. In 1980, he was a founder of Dynatec Corporation, which became one of the leading contracting and mine operating groups in North America. In 2013, he was recognized as the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for his devotion to bringing innovation to the mining industry. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer of INV Metals before its sale to Dundee Precious Metals. He completed the Technician Program at the Haileybury School of Mines and is a Professional Engineer with a BSc in Mining Engineering from Queens University in Kingston. He is also a designated Independent Corporate Director, having received his ICD.D designation in 2019.

Michael L. Stein, Director

About Michael

Mr. Stein is the founder, Chairman and CEO of the MPI Group, a property development and investment group with a track record in incubating, investing in, and managing successful companies. Between 1978 and 1987, Mr. Stein held progressively senior positions with the Mortgage Insurance Company of Canada, ultimately holding the position of Executive Vice-President responsible for operations. Mr. Stein is the founding CEO and Chairman of CAPREIT, Canada's first TSX listed apartment REIT, where he continues to serve as Chairman. He currently serves as a director of First Service Corporation (TSX), chairman of Cliffside Capital Ltd. (TSX-V) and previously served as a director of CSA Management and Goldcorp Inc. Mr. Stein is a graduate engineer and has an MBA in finance and international business from Columbia University.


About Dr. Donald

Dr. Quick served as a Goldcorp director from 2000 to 2006, and previously was a director for CSA Management, which he helped successfully merge with Goldcorp in 2000. As a director of Goldcorp, he was involved with three successful mining industry mergers including Goldcorp’s $2.6 billion merger with Wheaton River Gold; the combined Goldcorp/Barrick Gold Corp. acquisition of placer Dome Inc.; and the $8.6 billion acquisition of Glamis Gold Inc. by Goldcorp. The latter two transactions were the largest gold mining deals in Canadian history. Dr Quick is presently an active trader in the futures market.