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Bill Williams, Director

Dr. Williams was elected to the Board of Detour Gold in December 2018 and served as Interim CEO from January through April 2019.

Dr. Williams is an economic geologist with more than 30 years of international experience in exploration and development of precious and base metals projects as well as oversight of mine operations. Most recently, he led the team that made the discovery of the Mina Chica zinc-oxide deposit in Peru.

Since 2013, he has provided consulting services to the mining industry with a focus on project (e)valuations, M&A analyses, risk analysis, project management, and permitting strategies. He recently served as the Interim CEO, COO, and Director of Zinc One Resources.

Dr. Williams is the former President and CEO of Orvana Minerals, where he brought two mines to commercial production and completed the permitting process for the Copperwood copper project in Michigan, USA. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he was Vice President Corporate Development and was instrumental in the evaluation and acquisition of Kinbauri Gold’s mining assets in Spain and the Copperwood project for Orvana Minerals.

He also served as Vice President for Phelps Dodge Exploration responsible for copper exploration programs in the Americas, which led to the discovery of the Haquira porphyry copper deposit in Peru, and worked on global M&A opportunities. Dr. Williams started his career in the oil and gas industry.

Dr. Williams holds a PhD in Economic Geology from the University of Arizona. He is a Certified Professional Geologist.