Portrait

Mick McMullen, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. McMullen joined Detour Gold in May 2019 as Chief Executive Officer and Director.


Mr. McMullen has more than 25 years of international experience in the mining industry with an accomplished background in all aspects of the mining business, including exploration, permitting, mine development, financing, operations, product sales, and asset acquisition and divestments as well as the debt and equity markets. He has managed multiple operations (open pit and underground mines) across most jurisdictions. His experience covers a range of commodities, including copper, gold, iron ore and PGMs.


Prior to joining Detour Gold, Mr. McMullen was Senior Advisor to Black Mountain LLC, a private equity company engaged in identifying and capturing high-growth opportunities within the natural resources space and active in Australia and the USA.


He was Chief Executive Officer and a Director of platinum and palladium (“PGM”) producer Stillwater Mining Company prior to its acquisition by Sibanye Gold Limited for an equity value of US$2.2 billion. During his tenure, the Company achieved its best safety performance on record, reduced all-in sustaining costs per PGM ounce by approximately one third, expanded its PGM recycling business to be the largest in the world and added approximately US$1.1 billion in equity value against a backdrop of a 10% fall in PGM prices.


Before joining Stillwater, Mr. McMullen served as a Principal at MRI Advisory AG, a private company focusing on the development of metal and minerals projects in the Americas, Europe and Africa. He was responsible for managing the mining investments of the Principals and supervising the technical due diligence for a variety of commodity-backed funding structures. Associated with various MRI Advisory transactions, he held the following executive roles: President and Chief Executive Officer of New Chris Minerals (the predecessor of GT Gold); Executive Chairman of Lachlan Star; Managing Director of Northern Iron and President of Northern Iron Marketing AG.


Mr. McMullen holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Newcastle University in New South Wales and pursued graduate studies in Mineral Economics at the Western Australian School of Mines.