President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Mr. Paspalas joined MAG in October 2013. Formerly, Mr. Paspalas was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aurizon Mines, Chief Operating Officer of 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 a CGIC Accredited Director.
Fausto Di Trapani
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Di Trapani commenced his career in public practice before transitioning to the mining industry in progressively senior finance roles with BHP Billiton, Norilsk Nickel and Mantra Resources. Most recently, he served as the Chief Financial Officer at Galiano Gold Inc., responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial operations, treasury, taxation, internal audit, IT systems and risk management. Mr. Di Trapani was a key member in the financing, operational readiness, construction, operations and eventual joint venturing of the Asanko Gold Mine in Ghana, West Africa. He has been at the forefront of numerous debt and equity financings, multinational tax restructurings and complex contract negotiations at various stages of mining development and has played a pivotal role in transformational merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Di Trapani holds an Honours Bachelor of Accounting Sciences degree and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Dr. Peter Megaw
Chief Exploration Officer
Dr. Peter Megaw, C.P.G., has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Arizona and more than 30 years of relevant experience focused on silver and gold exploration in Mexico. He is a certified Professional Geologist by the American Institute of Professional Geologists and an Arizona Registered Geologist. Dr. Megaw has been instrumental in a number of mineral discoveries in Mexico including new ore bodies at existing mines, Excellon Resources’ Platosa Mine, and MAG Silver’s Juanicipio and Cinco de Mayo properties; discoveries for which he was given PDAC’s 2016 Thayer Lindsley Award. Peter is the author of numerous scientific publications on ore deposits and is a frequent speaker at academic and international exploration and mineralogical conferences.
Chief Sustainability Officer
Mr. Mallory has more than 44 years of experience in the mining sector, in mineral processing, operations, management and senior leadership roles. Formerly, Mr. Mallory has served as VP in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability roles for First Majestic Silver, Primero Mining, South American Silver and Silver Standard Resources. He is fluent in Spanish and his knowledge of Latin American culture and local stakeholder engagement has contributed to the advancement of sustainability strategies, community participation agreements and exploration and mining activity in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and most recently Mexico. Mr. Mallory began his career with Placer Dome Inc., dedicating almost 29 years to their operations in British Columbia and Chile, before transitioning from operations to sustainable development roles in the late 90s. Mr. Mallory is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and an advisor to SOOP Strategies, a boutique consultancy firm specializing in sustainability services and reporting for the mining sector.
Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications
Mr. Curlook is currently the Vice President of Investor Relations and Communications at MAG Silver Corp. He was born in Sudbury, ON and represents a third generation in the mining industry, attended the University of Western Ontario for Business Administration and recently received his CPIR designation and his ACC.DIR. He has extensive experience in investor relations, business development, sales & marketing, in senior positions at private and diversified public companies, with a particular focus on mining. His productivity emphasis has been; initiating and cultivating institutional relationships, speaking at conferences, numerous equity financings, developing/revamping IR programs to best practices conformity, and communicating with the research, investment banking, sales and broker communities. Previously, he was Head of Investor Relations and Communications at Great Basin Gold Ltd, Manager of Investor Relations of Farallon Mining/Hunter Dickinson Inc. Mr. Curlook is a Director of (CIRI) Canadian Investor Relations Institute BC Chapter, and a CGIC Accredited Director.
Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Turcotte joined MAG in 2015 and has two decades of experience working in the natural resource sector. These experiences include field work, project development and management, trading and negotiating long-term commodity contracts, asset evaluations, joint ventures, divestures, M&A, IPO/RTOs, and numerous debt and equity financings in multiple jurisdictions. Before joining MAG, Mr. Turcotte was the Director of Corporate Development for Hecla Mining Company and prior to that, the Director of Corporate Development for Aurizon Mines Ltd. Mr. Turcotte received his Bachelor of Science in Resource Economics (Honours) from the University of British Columbia and MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Ms. Neff brings over 16 years of corporate secretarial, corporate governance and securities regulatory experience to MAG, where 12 of those years focused on public companies within the mining industry. Most recently, Ms. Neff served as Corporate Secretary of Sierra Metals Inc., a position which she held since 2013. Prior to that, she was Corporate Secretary for a number of other publicly listed companies, including WPC Resources Inc. (now Blue Star Gold Corp.) and TTM Resources Inc. Ms. Neff completed the Paralegal Diploma Program at Capilano University in 2004 and began her career as a Securities Paralegal in national law firms including Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Goodmans LLP. Ms. Neff is a certified CGIC Accredited Director.
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility
Ms. Jenkins is MAG’s Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, responsible for overseeing the Company’s sustainability efforts. Prior to joining MAG, she worked for a Canadian base-metals company in investor relations and for two major Canadian financial institutions in investment banking and portfolio management. Ms. Jenkins holds a Master of Resource Management degree (first class honors with distinction) from the University of Akureyri (Iceland) and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary.
Mr. Hansen brings 15 years geological expertise to MAG with a focus primarily on interpretation, modelling, geochemistry, QAQC, and resource estimations. He is also responsible for project management and is a key member of the new projects evaluation team. Mr. Hansen graduated with a Masters’ Degree in Geological Sciences from The University of British Columbia following a Bachelor of Science Degree specializing in Geology at The University of Alberta. He is a registered Professional Geologist (P.Geo) with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (formerly APEGBC), is a member of the Geological Association of Canada (GAC) and the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) and is a Qualified Person (QP) for the Company. Prior to MAG, he worked as a field geologist for several Vancouver-based Junior exploration companies on a variety of projects throughout North America.
Ms. Lapiz joined MAG in March 2006 and was promoted to Controller in 2012. She is a CPA, CGA, responsible for the Company’s financial reporting, tax compliance, corporate accounting and corporate internal controls. Previously she held various financial and accounting roles in investment management, mining and manufacturing industries. She graduated cum laude from Ateneo de Davao University in the Philippines with a business degree in Accounting.