Directors

Greg Smith

Greg Smith

CEO & DIRECTOR

Greg Smith is also the President and a director of Equinox Gold. He was President of Trek Mining until it merged to form Equinox Gold in December 2017 and was the CEO of JDL Gold until it merged with Luna Gold in March 2017 to form Trek Mining. Prior to his role with JDL Gold, he held the roles of CEO and founder of Anthem United, President and CEO of Esperanza Resources prior to its sale to Alamos Gold, and CFO of Minefinders Corporation prior to its sale to Pan American Silver. Previously Mr. Smith has held management positions at both Goldcorp and the mining division of KPMG LLP, and he also acted as a director of Premier Royalty prior to its sale to Sandstorm Gold. Currently he is a director and the Audit Committee Chair of both Chesapeake Gold and Royalty North Partners. Mr. Smith is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant and was the recipient of the 2013 CA Early Achievement Award and the 2014 Business in Vancouver Top 40 under 40. 

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Marcel de Groot

Marcel de Groot

DIRECTOR

Marcel de Groot is a Chartered Accountant and is co-founder and President of Pathway Capital, a Vancouver-based venture capital company that has played a significant role in the organization and development of a number of mining companies. Marcel is also a director of Equinox Gold, is Chairman of Equinox Gold’s Compensation & Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of Equinox Gold’s Audit Committee. He was a director of Trek Mining and a director of JDL Gold, and currently serves on the board of Asanko Gold.

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Scott Heffernan

Scott Heffernan

DIRECTOR

Scott Heffernan is a registered professional geologist with 20 years of hands-on exploration and management experience throughout the Americas and Africa. Scott is currently the Executive VP Exploration of Equinox Gold, was the Executive VP Exploration of Trek Mining until it merged to form Equinox Gold in December 2017 and was the Executive VP Exploration of Luna Gold from August 2016 until it merged with JDL Gold in March 2017 to form Trek Mining. Before joining Luna Gold, Scott was the VP Exploration of True Gold until it was acquired by Endeavour Mining in April 2016. Prior to joining True Gold, he held the dual positions of VP Exploration for Wealth Minerals Ltd., and Exploration Manager (Argentina) of Cardero Resource Corporation. Previous to that he was with Equity Exploration Ltd., a Vancouver-based consulting and contracting firm specializing in turn-key geological project management. Scott received his B.Sc. (Geology) from the University of Alberta and completed his M.Sc. (Geological Sciences) with the Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU) at the University of British Columbia.

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Alexander Holmes

Alexander Holmes

DIRECTOR

Alex Holmes is a Chartered Financial Analyst and the founder of CROAM Capital Corp., a business advisory and merchant banking firm established in November 2016 specializing in advising public and private companies in capital markets and M&A in the mining, technology and special situations sectors. He was a co-founder and partner of Oxygen Capital from 2011 to 2016, leading business development activities for a group of companies and holding senior management positions, including Vice President Business Development for True Gold and Pilot Gold. Alex was previously Vice President, Investment Banking for two independent investment banks, NCP Northland Capital Partners Inc. and PI Financial Corp. (2003-2011), where he was a key member of the firms’ mining teams. Over the span of his career, Alex has successfully led, co-led or managed hundreds of mining financing mandates and many successful M&A transactions in the mining sector. Alex earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2005 and has an M.Sc. in Investment Management, graduating with Distinction from Cass Business School in London.

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