President and Chief Executive Officer, Director
Darren Hall has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry with a track record of increasing production, reducing costs, improving capital effectiveness, and promoting health, safety and business excellence. Since August 2017, he has been Principal at Hall Mining Services, a provider of operating and technical assessments, among other things, to the international mining industry. Mr Hall previously he served as Chief Operating Officer of Kirkland Lake Gold, which acquired Newmarket Gold, where Mr. Hall served as the Chief Operating Officer throughout 2016. Prior to Newmarket Gold, Mr. Hall worked for Newmont Mining Corporation where he held roles of increasing responsibility throughout the organization for almost 30 years. Mr. Hall graduated with a Bachelor of Mining Engineering (Hons) from the Western Australia School of Mines in Kalgoorlie
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Santos is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years in accounting, financial management, reporting and corporate governance, experienced in treasury management and merger and acquisitions. Since July 2019, Mr. Santos has acted as the Company’s corporate controller. Immediately prior to joining Calibre, Mr. Santos was the Chief Financial Officer at Northern Empire Resources Corp., which was acquired by Coeur Mining for US$90 million in 2018. Before joining Northern Empire, he was the Treasurer and Corporate Secretary at Newmarket Gold Inc., a TSX-listed mid-tier Australian gold producer which produced over 220,000 ounces of gold annually. Mr. Santos was a key member of the team that completed the successful merger between Newmarket Gold and Kirkland Lake Gold in November 2016.
Senior VP Corporate Development and Investor Relations
Ryan King brings an established approach to business in the natural resource sector, with specific and targeted applications for delivering shareholder value in the mining industry. Ryan has over 15 years of experience in increasingly senior capacities in capital markets in the resource sector and was responsible for leading the investor relations activities for Newmarket Gold, as the company completed a $2 billion transformational merger with Kirkland Lake Gold. Before joining Newmarket Gold, Ryan was involved in starting Terrane Metals which owned the Mount Milligan Copper-Gold Project in British Columbia, Canada. From 2006 through to 2010, Mr. King was involved in financing, corporate development, and investor relations for Terrane Metals as well as providing assistance with the acquisition of Terrane Metals in 2010 by Thompson Creek for $800 million. During his career, Ryan has assisted in raising $250 million for previous companies. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University in British Columbia, Canada. Mr King currently sits on the Board of Newcore Gold and Edgewater Exploration Ltd.
Mark has more than 30 years of experience in the mining sector, including the past 10 years as Vice President of Exploration for New Gold Inc. His background includes key contributions and leadership to new deposit discoveries, fast track resource development through feasibility and commercial start-up, reserves growth at operating mine sites, evaluations and corporate development. Prior to joining New Gold, he spent thirteen years at Metallica Resources in progressive management roles before joining the executive team as Vice President of Exploration. Mark is a member of Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGeo) and Registered Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.
Dustin VanDoorselaere is a Canadian Mining Engineer with over 25 years of experience in operational and technical roles in Underground and Open Pit mines, as well as exploration projects around the world. Mr. VanDoorselaere has a proven track record in optimizing mine efficiency through increased production, reduced costs, fleet optimization, operational excellence and promoting health, safety, and environmental stewardship. Prior to joining Calibre in March 2020, Mr. VanDoorselaere worked as an independent mining consultant, specializing in operational / organizational efficiency. Previously he served as Chief Operating Officer at First Majestic Silver Corp from November 2016 to May 2019, General / Country Manager for Nyrstar, overseeing the El Mochito mine in Honduras and the Campo Morado mine in Mexico from October 2014 to October 2016 as well as various positions of increasing responsibility in companies including Goldgroup Mining, Aurico Gold, Redback Mining, Norilsk Nickel, Inco, Placer Dome and Orica. Mr. VanDoorselaere graduated with a Bachelor of Mining Engineering (Hons) from Laurentian University in Sudbury ON.
VP, Human Capital
Jason Gregg has more than 20 years of experience as a human resources professional and joined the Calibre Mining team on November 1, 2019. Mr. Gregg was most recently Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Alio Gold. He holds a BBA (1995) and a MBA (2000) from Simon Fraser University. Before Alio Gold, he was the Vice President of HR, Safety and Environment for Newmarket Gold. Before joining Newmarket, he provided HR consulting services to various mining organizations as well as other industries including forestry and technology. Prior to developing his consulting practice, he worked as a Human Resources executive in the mining industry with Farallon Mining and Nyrstar. Mr. Gregg has also held senior level human resource roles with HDI, International Forest Products, Canadian Forest Products, and Teck.
Petri has held senior executive positions at Goldcorp, Rio Tinto, BHP and most recently as Country Manager - Ecuador and Chile for Newcrest Mining. He brings extensive field experience in Latin America on community relations, environment, sustainability, government relations and media. His wide range of expertise also includes other private sector entities, academia, and non-governmental organizations. Petri obtained a Masters in Anthropology, Development and Latin American Studies from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and other postgraduate studies from the Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland, Australia.
Senior VP, Growth
Mr. Gallo recently joined the Calibre team from Canaccord Genuity where he was Vice President Equity Research covering a variety of small cap mining companies in the precious metal sector. In 2020 Mr. Gallo was ranked in the top five Canadian equity analysts by TipRanks Market Research. Prior to becoming a top ranked mining analyst, Tom worked with St. Andrews Goldfields, now Kirkland Lake Gold, where he held various roles in the geology group focused primarily at the Holt/Holloway mines. Mr. Gallo and his team were responsible for the delineation of over 1Moz of gold resources in all categories. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario.