Victoria Gold's Management team has experience in all phases of the mining process, specifically in Canada's arctic. They have mine-building know-how from exploration through to mine operations and with a demonstrated ability to do it in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Management is driven to provide exceeding value to all our stakeholders, including investors, First Nations and employees.
President, Director & CEO
John has more than 35 years of mining experience, mostly spent in Canada's northern territories. Previously, he was President and CEO of Western Keltic Mines until it was acquired by Sherwood Copper. During his career he was Vice President, Northwest Territories Projects for De Beers Canada where he was primarily responsible for the permitting and development of the Snap Lake Diamond Mine. His experience also includes 12 years with Breakwater Resources Ltd / Nanisivik Mines Ltd in operations at the Nanisivik Zinc and Lead Mine on the northern tip of Baffin Island, and he spent six years with Strathcona Mineral Services Ltd. where his work included engineering, feasibility studies and project development. John is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, with a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering. He is also a Director of public companies; Hudson Resources Inc., Abacus Mining & Exploration Corp. A strong advocate for the mining industry, he is also a director of industry organizations; Klondike Placer Miners' Association (KPMA), Yukon Chamber of Mines (YCM) and the Mining Association of Canada (MAC).
Chief Financial Officer
Marty joined Victoria in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer. Throughout his career, Marty has been involved in every stage of a mine's life from early stage exploration through studies and permitting into construction, operations and closure. Marty has experience with gold, diamonds and base metals and previous employers include De Beers Canada and Breakwater Resources. Marty holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation along with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Executive Vice President
Mark has over 15 years of project development experience and has been working in the Yukon for the past six years. He is the Past President of the Yukon Chamber of Mines and is also a member of the Yukon Minerals Advisory Board which advises the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources on mineral development matters in the Yukon. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science and an Masters of Business Administration.