• Directors

Tim Baker, Independent Director 2 4

Member of the Compensation and the Health, Safety, Environment & Community Committees

Mr. Baker has a B.Sc. in Geology from Edinburgh University and has substantial experience in operating international mines and projects. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kinross Gold Corporation prior to retiring in 2010. Prior to joining Kinross, he was with Placer Dome, where he held several key roles including Executive General Manager of Placer Dome Chile, Executive General Manager of Placer Dome Tanzania and Senior Vice President of the copper producing Compañia Minera Zaldivar. Mr. Baker is currently Chair of Golden Star Resources, a director of Sherritt International Corporation and serves on the Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp. Advisory Board. Mr. Baker has previously been a director on the boards of Augusta Resources Corp., Antofagasta PLC, Eldorado Gold Corp., Rye Patch Gold (later Alio Gold) and Pacific Rim Mining Corp. Mr. Baker is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Peter Barnes, Independent Director 1 3 5

Chairman of the Board, and member of the Audit, Governance & Nomination and Disclosure Committees

Mr. Barnes is Chairman of the Board of MAG Silver Corp., and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC.  Mr. Barnes co-founded Wheaton Precious Metals (formerly, Silver Wheaton Corp.) in 2004, and served as their CEO from 2006 to 2011.  He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and was a member of the Silver Institute’s Board of Directors from 2009 to 2011.  In 2010, Mr. Barnes was honoured with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Special Citation Award for Innovative Gloval Strategies, along with the Pacific Region Award for Mining and Metals.  Mr. Barnes is a CGIC / ICSA Accredited Director.


Jill Leversage, Independent Director 1 2 3

Chair of the Audit and Governance & Nomination Committees, and member of the Compensation Committee

Ms. Leversage has over 30 years of experience in the financial advisory and services sector.  She began her finance career at Burns Fry Ltd., and has held senior level positions at both RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities.  Ms. Leversage currently serves on a number of public and government related boards including Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc., RE Royalty Ltd., Insurance Corporation of BC, CMAIO and the Vancouver Airport Authority.  She is a Fellow in the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants, an ICSA Accredited Director, and is also a Chartered Business Valuator (ret.) of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators.


Selma Lussenburg, Independent Director 3 4 5

Member of the Governance & Nomination, Health, Safety, Environment & Community and Disclosure Committees

Ms. Lussenburg is a Business Executive, former General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and current Board Director with over 35 years of business experience.  She has held various senior executive positions encompassing a broad range of legal, governance, compliance, pension, safety & security, and operational responsibilities. Ms. Lussenburg currently serves on several other Boards and Committees, including Ontario Power Generation and other Boards. Ms. Lussenburg is also a Canadian private sector member on the CUSMA 31.22 Advisory Committee on the resolution of private commercial disputes. Ms. Lussenburg has served as General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for AT&T’s operations in Canada, for the Ontario Municipal Retirement System (OMERS), and most recently at Toronto Pearson International Airport where her responsibilities included legal, governance, safety and security operations. Ms. Lussenburg holds a C. Dir designation from the Director’s College, an undergraduate law degree (LLB) (University of Ottawa) and other degrees including a Masters of International Law (LLM) (Australian National University).


Dan MacInnis, Independent Director 4

Chair of the Health, Safety, Environment & Community Committee

Mr. MacInnis has over forty years of experience in worldwide mineral exploration - including Mexico - and was President and CEO of MAG Silver from 2005 to 2013. He has managed and directed multimillion dollar exploration programs for Noranda Exploration, Battle Mountain Gold/Hemlo Gold, and Sargold Resources.  Mr. MacInnis has extensive global experience in property acquisitions and joint venture negotiations and operation.  A significant number of mineral discoveries have been made under his guidance.  Discoveries include gold and base metal deposits in the US, Canada and Mexico. Mr. MacInnis is a graduate of Saint Francis Xavier University with a BSc. in Geology.  He is also currently Chairman of Group Eleven Resources and is a CGIC / ICSA Accredited Director.


Susan Mathieu, Independent Director 4

Member of the Health, Safety, Environment & Community Committee

Ms. Mathieu has more than twenty-five years of international mining experience in due diligence, exploration, project development, permitting, construction and operations roles. Her mining experience covers the full spectrum from mine-site to corporate leadership roles in governance, environment, sustainability, community, health and safety, compliance and risk management programs and strategies. She has continually proven the ability to affect and contribute to change in diverse organizational cultures through building relationships, leadership in executing work and integrating compliance functions into governance systems and business processes. Since Ms. Mathieu commenced her career with Placer Dome she has progressed to increasingly senior environmental, safety and sustainability roles with Falconbridge, NovaGold Resources, Centerra Gold, BHP Billiton, Golder Associates and NexGen Energy. Ms. Mathieu holds a BSc. (Honours) and MSc. in Biology from the University of Saskatchewan, and an Executive MBA from the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. She is an active member of the ICD and is working towards attaining ICD certification.


George Paspalas, Director, President and CEO 5

Chair of the Disclosure Committee

Mr. Paspalas joined MAG October 2013. Formerly Mr. Paspalas was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aurizon Mines; Chief Operating Officer, Silver Standard Resources Inc., and President and Chief Executive Officer of Placer Dome Africa among many operational and project development roles with Placer Dome. During his career, Mr. Paspalas has been responsible for constructing and operating complex open pit and underground mines in South Africa, Tanzania, Australia, South America and Canada. Mr. Paspalas earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) degree with Honours from the University of New South Wales in 1984. Mr. Paspalas is also an independent Director of Pretivm Resources Inc. Mr. Paspalas is also an CGIC / ICSA Accredited Director.


Derek C. White, Independent Director 1 2 4

Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Audit and the Health, Safety, Environment & Community Committees

Mr. White is currently President and CEO of Ascot Resources Ltd. and has over 30 years of experience in the mining and metals industry. Mr. White holds an undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is also a Chartered Accountant. Mr. White is currently also serves as a director of Orca Gold Inc. Mr. White was formerly a Principal of Traxys Capital Partners LLP from Oct. 2015 to 2017, a private equity group focused on mining and minerals sectors. Mr. White was also formerly President and CEO of KGHM International Ltd. from 2012 to 2015, and held the positions of Executive Vice President, Business Development and Chief Financial Officer of Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. from 2004 to 2012. Mr. White has held executive positions with International Vision Direct Ltd., BHP-Billiton Plc, Billiton International Metals BV and Impala Platinum Ltd., in Vancouver, Toronto, London, The Hague, and Johannesburg. Mr. White is also an CGIC / ICSA Accredited Director.


  • 1Independent member of the Audit Committee
  • 2Independent member of the Compensation Committee
  • 3Independent member of the Governance and Nomination Committee
  • 4Independent member of the Health, Safety, Environment, and Community Committee
  • 5Independent member of the Disclosure Committee
  • 6Member of the Health, Safety, Environment, and Community Committee

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