David G. Watkinson, B.Sc., P.Eng.|
President, Chief Executive Officer, Director - Emgold Mining Corporation and Subsidiaries
David Watkinson brings over 25 years of professional engineering experience in underground and open pit mine development, including mine permitting, engineering, feasibility, construction, and operations to Emgold. In addition, he has extensive experience in project management, having taken projects from grass roots start-up to successful operating status. Mr. Watkinson has been responsible for management of large capital projects and operations in Canada, the United States and the Philippines. He has held progressively senior positions with Placer Dome Inc., Kinross Gold Corporation, Thyssen Mining Construction and Vulcan Materials Company. Mr. Watkinson holds a B.Sc. in Applied Science, Mining Engineering, from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario (1985) and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
|Grant T. Smith, BFA, CA|
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Smith is a Chartered Accountant and has over a decade of experience in the accounting field. He is the senior partner with Clearline Chartered Accountants, a firm of chartered accountants with offices in Vancouver, North Vancouver and White Rock. Mr. Smith serves as the CFO for several Canadian TSX Venture mining companies with operations in Canada, the USA, and Mexico. Prior to establishing Clearline, Mr. Smith was at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he spent several years working with companies operating in the mineral sector. He also has extensive experience serving private companies in various industries as well as not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Smith is also active in serving his community, supporting both the arts and social services by serving on various Boards, until recently he was the President of the Vancouver Chamber Choir and served as the treasurer of the MS Society for five years. Mr. Smith is currently the treasurer of the Honour House Society. He holds a BFA (1984) from York University and received his designation as a CA in 2005.
|Sargent H. Berner, BA, LL.B, LL.M|
Position: Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Director
Sargent Berner practiced corporate, securities, and natural resources law as a partner in the Vancouver law firm of DuMoulin Black from 1976 until 2004, after eight years as a full time faculty member of the University of British Columbia Law School. Mr. Berner is a graduate of the University of British Columbia where he received his B.A. in 1963 and his LL.B. in 1966. He also received the degree of Master of Laws from the London School of Economics, London, England in 1967. Mr. Berner is a director of a number of other companies trading on the TSX Venture Exchange, the TSX and the American Stock Exchange.
|Stephen J. Wilkinson, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.B.A.|
Position: Chair of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee, Independent Director
Stephen Wilkinson is President and Chief Executive Officer of ValGold Resources Ltd. and former Chairman and CEO of NovaDX Ventures Corp., a publicly traded junior merchant banking company specializing in raising capital and providing advisory services to early-stage junior resource companies. Mr. Wilkinson was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Northern Orion Explorations Ltd. during its successful restructuring over the period from 1999 to 2001 and from 1996 to 1999, he was the Vancouver based mining analyst for RBC Dominion Securities Inc., responsible for small capitalization and gold and base metal companies. Mr. Wilkinson holds an MBA from Clarkson University, Potsdam New York, a M.Sc.(Geology) from Carleton University and B.Sc. (Geology) from the University of Western Ontario.
|Andrew MacRitchie, B.Sc., CA|
Position: Chair of Audit Committee, Independent Director
Andrew MacRitchie has over 10 years of experience in various mineral exploration finance and accounting roles. Since 2007, Andrew has been Chief Financial Officer of Helio Resource Corp., a gold exploration company with projects located in Africa. Between 2003 and 2007 he worked for Quorum Management Services as Corporate Controller. Quorum provided accounting services for a group of exploration stage companies (including Emgold) with gold, silver, and base-metal projects located in North and South America. Andrew holds a B.Sc. Honors degree from the University of British Columbia and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 2003 while articling with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. MacRitchie is also a Director of the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
|William J. Witte, B.Sc., P. Eng.|
Position: Independent Director
Bill Witte brings more than 30 years of mining, engineering, business, and entrepreneurial experience to Emgold Mining Corporation. His mining and engineering experience covers not only all aspects of mine exploration, process research and development, and operations, but also engineering, construction and corporate management. Mr. Witte has been responsible for various aspects of over 200 mining and technology projects around the world and the successful development of numerous profitable mining ventures. He holds degrees in both Civil (University of Nevada, Reno 1976) and Mechanical Engineering (University of Arizona 1978), and he is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia.
|Kenneth R. Yurichuk, B.Comm., CA|
Kenneth Yurichuk is a Chartered Accountant and has been senior partner in the public accounting firm Bobot & Yurichuk LLP, Chartered Accountants, Toronto since 1982.. Mr. Yurichuk has been in public practice for over 30 years and has served as both director and officer of private and publicly-traded corporations involved in a wide range of businesses including mining, real estate development, investment and manufacturing. In addition Mr. Yurichuk is a director of Mavrix Fund Management Inc. and served as a director and officer of the General Partners for several Contrarian Resource Fund Limited Partnerships and Mavrix Fund Limited Partnerships. Mr. Yurichuk holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree as well as the CA designation.
Position: Corporate Secretary
Lisa Maxwell brings 18 years of business and entrepreneurial experience to her position as Corporate Secretary with Emgold. She is an active member of the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS), and has been the Corporate Secretary for a number of technology and natural resources companies, both privately held and publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange.