Portrait

Frazer W. Bourchier, P.Eng., Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Bourchier joined Detour Gold in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer.



Frazer is a mining engineer with more than 28 years of international experience in the mining industry, including exposure and extensive operational expertise managing open pit and underground mines, corporate development, and corporate social responsibility. A motivating leader with a participative and people-oriented leadership style, he has assessed and managed operations around the world by identifying their ability to drive value and ensuring execution of operational plans to ensure their feasibility.



Prior to joining Detour Gold, Frazer was the Chief Operating Officer of Nevsun Resources for six years where he provided operational and strategic leadership including both the successful development of the copper and zinc expansion project at the Bisha open pit mine and the accretive corporate acquisition and integration of the world-class Timok project in Serbia.



Prior executive roles included Vice President Business Development and Technical Services of Silver Wheaton (now Wheaton Precious Metals), Vice President Operations and Business Development at Intrepid Mines. For nearly sixteen years within Placer Dome (subsequently Barrick Gold), he held increasingly more senior roles including operational leadership positions at Red Lake Mine, Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, and Manager of the Misima and Porgera open pit gold mines.



Frazer holds both a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Applied Science and Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a licensed Professional Engineer.