Portrait

André Falzon, Director

Mr. Falzon was elected to the Board of Detour Gold in April 2013.



Mr. Falzon is a Corporate Director with more than 30 years of international financial and management experience in the mining industry. He brings extensive financial, compliance, and internal audit expertise along with a wealth of experience in business acquisitions, and corporate governance that was built over a more than 23-year career with Barrick Gold Corporation, one of the largest gold mining companies in the world.



Mr. Falzon is also a Director of Acacia Mining PLC. and was previously a Director and Audit Committee chair of a number of publicly listed gold mining companies. As a former Director of Aurizon Mines, Mr. Falzon was a member of the Special Committees that led a CEO search and the response to a hostile takeover bid, followed by the oversight of the successful sale to Hecla Mining in 2013.



During his long career at Barrick Gold, Mr. Falzon held increasingly senior positions, including Vice President and Controller where he led all financial reporting and planning activities and played a key role in business acquisitions, integrations, financing and mine development activities. In his latest executive role before retirement, as Vice President Planning and Compliance, he successfully established and managed Barrick Gold’s compliance and internal audit functions.



Mr. Falzon was an active member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) production cost reporting committee. He has been an active participant in a number of important industry working groups: advisory panel member for extractive activities of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and member of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) mineral reserves and mining industry working groups.



Mr. Falzon is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA, and CGA (Canada)) with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.