Building Canada’s Next Gold Mining District
TMAC is led by an experienced team with significant track records of exploration, development and operational successes.
Mr. MacGibbon is a registered professional geologist (“PGeo”) and a certified director, Institute of Corporate Directors (“ICD”) with over 45 years of experience in the mining business. Mr. MacGibbon graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geology from St. Francis Xavier University. Prior to 1997, he was employed for 30 years with Inco Limited, culminating in him being responsible for directing Inco's North American and worldwide exploration activities. Mr. MacGibbon is founder and was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FNX Mining Company Inc. from 1997 to 2010. Mr. MacGibbon and his team built FNX from a junior exploration company into a mid-tier, multi billion dollar, diversified Canadian mining company that produced nickel, copper, and precious metals from its mineral properties in Sudbury Basin mining camp, Ontario, Canada. In 2010, FNX merged with Quadra Mining Ltd. to form Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. and from May 2010 to March 2012, he was the Chairman of Quadra FNX, which was subsequently sold to KGHM Polska Miedź SA in 2012. Mr. MacGibbon is a co-founder and since 2006 the Chairman of INV Metals Inc., a junior resources company exploring and developing the Loma Larga gold project in Ecuador. Mr. MacGibbon is a co-founder of Torex Gold Resources Ltd. and since 2010 a director and the Chairman of Torex. Torex is a Canadian-based resource company developing the Morelos Gold project in Mexico into a mid-tier gold producer. He is the founder and since December 2012 the Executive Chairman of TMAC Resources Inc., a private mineral development company developing the Hope Bay Gold Belt in Nunavut, Canada. In 2005, Mr. MacGibbon was awarded the prestigious Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's Developer of the Year award and in 2005 Ernst and Young honoured Mr. MacGibbon for FNX’s successes with an Entrepreneur of the Year award. He has held directorships and senior executive positions in several Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) and TSX Venture Exchange listed mining companies and is currently a director of TSX listed companies; Torex Gold Resources Ltd., INV Metals Inc. and Malbex Resources Inc.
Catharine Farrow is a professional geoscientist with more than 25 years of mining industry experience who joined the Company in January 2013 as Chief Executive Officer and became a director on March 12, 2013. Until joining the Company, she was Chief Operating Officer of KGHM, formerly Quadra FNX Mining, the international subsidiary of Polish Cu-Ag miner KGHM Polska Miedź SA after the acquisition of QUX. Ms. Farrow was Chief Technology Officer at QUX until early 2012, and before that held roles of increasing responsibility at FNX, and after the merger between FNX and Quadra in 2010, including senior executive roles in exploration, project evaluation, technical services and corporate development. Prior to joining FNX in 2003, she was with Inco Ltd. from 1996 to 2003 and the Ontario Geological Survey from 1993 to 1996. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Franco-Nevada Corporation, the Ontario Government ‘Women in Business’ Initiative Steering Committee, and the Laurentian University ‘Goodman School of Mines’ Advisory Board. Ms. Farrow is also an Adjunct Professor at Laurentian University and a member of several professional organizations. She obtained her Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geology from Mount Allison University, her Master of Science in Geology from Acadia University, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Earth Sciences from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Gord has 44 years of experience in the mining industry, ranging from leading successful exploration teams, through development and operations in both underground and large-scale, open pit environments. Gord joined TMAC as President and Chief Technology Officer in January 2013. Gord has built and led teams responsible for the discovery of 13 major polymetallic and precious metal deposits, six of which are producing mines, and four at the feasibility stage. The cumulative, in-situ worth of the discoveries is approximately $40 billion, at current metal prices. He is an acknowledged expert in the geology and exploration of the Sudbury Complex, as well as having world wide experience in the exploration for copper, nickel and precious metals. Prior to joining TMAC, he was Chief Technology Officer of KGHM International, the international subsidiary of KGHM Polska Miedź SA which acquired Quadra FNX Mining Inc. in March 2012. He held multiple executive roles with Quadra FNX including Executive VP Geoscience and Exploration following the merger of FNX Mining Company Inc. with Quadra Mining in 2010. Gord played an integral part in building FNX Mining Company Inc., joining FNX in 2002 where he held the positions of VP Exploration and VP Corporate Development. Gord began his professional career as an underground grade control geologist with INCO Ltd. and held positions of increasing responsibility over a 32 year period in which he was part of, or directed, exploration teams covering an international spectrum, as well as a Canadian component that included Northern Labrador. Gord holds a Bachelor of Science degree, Geology from Queen’s University.
Ron is a chartered professional accountant with more than 40 years of professional experience, the last 29 of which in the mining sector. In January 2013, he became the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TMAC. Ron is a director of Dalradian Resources Inc. and Stonegate Agricom Ltd. He has also been a director of other public companies including Adriana Resources Inc., HudBay Minerals Inc., Central Sun Mining Inc. (now part of B2Gold Corp.) and FNX Mining Company Inc. Ron joined FNX in 2005 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2006, a position he held until the merger of FNX with Quadra Mining Ltd. in May 2010. He had previously joined Aur Resources Inc. in 1988, holding roles of increasing responsibility including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to December 2004. Ron retired as a director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in 2015 after serving on the Board for 18 years. He is the 2013 recipient of the PDAC’s Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding contribution to the mineral industry in the field of finance and for his contributions to the PDAC. Ron is currently Chairman of a CPA Canada-PDAC IFRS committee that produces Viewpoints on IFRS accounting issues for the mining industry. Ron received his C.A. designation in 1981 with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce, (Hons.) Business Administration from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Science, (Hons.) Zoology from the University of Western Ontario.
Julia has over 26 years of experience in the field of Human Resources and brings over 19 years’ experience within the mining industry. She joined TMAC in April 2013 as Executive Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to joining TMAC, she was Executive Vice President, Human Resources of KGHM International, the international subsidiary of KGHM Polska Miedź SA which acquired Quadra FNX Mining Inc. in March 2012. Julia joined FNX Mining Company Inc. in 2006 as the Director of Human Resources and upon the merger of FNX with Quadra Mining in 2010, she was promoted to Vice President, Human Resources. She had worked at Aur Resources Inc. from 1996 to 2006 as Manager, Human Resources and previously worked as a Consultant with Mercer Human Resources Consulting from 1994 to 1996. Julia administered the Canadian and United States pension and benefit plans for the Cineplex Odeon Corporation during her employment from 1989 to 1994 and she began her career with Prudential where she gained experience in the group benefits and investment services divisions. Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Certificate in Business from the University of Toronto.
Dave is a registered professional geologist with more than 17 years of professional experience, focused on both mining exploration and production. He joined TMAC in May 2013 as Vice President, Exploration and Geoscience. Prior to joining TMAC, Dave was the Senior Manager, Geoscience and Mineral Resources of KGHM International, the international subsidiary of KGHM Polska Miedź SA which acquired Quadra FNX Mining Inc. in March 2012. He had joined FNX Mining Inc. in 2002, where he held positions of increasing responsibility and was promoted to Senior Manager, Geoscience and Mineral Resources Inc. subsequent to the merger of FNX with Quadra Mining in 2010. Dave had previously joined Noranda Inc. in 1996 as a Project Geologist on various exploration projects throughout North and South America. Dave received a Bachelor of Science, Geology and a Masters of Science, Geology from Lakehead University.
Maarten joined TMAC as Vice President, Finance in May 2013. Maarten joined Uranium One Inc. in 2006 and held increasing roles of responsibility including Finance Manager, Controller, Vice President, Finance and Senior Vice President, Finance. Maarten began his professional career with KPMG and held the position of Manager in the Energy and Natural Resources department. Maarten received his South African Chartered Accountant designation in 2005 with KPMG and holds a Bachelor of Commerce, (Hons.) Accounting from the University of Johannesburg.
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