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Jaco Crouse, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Crouse joined Detour Gold in June 2019 as Chief Financial Officer.


Jaco is a seasoned financial professional with over 16 years of experience in financial management and reporting, mine financial planning, business optimization and strategy development.


Joining Detour Gold, Jaco was Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Triple Flag Mining Finance, a Toronto-based private metal streaming business. While at Triple Flag, he was responsible for the development and implementation of all finance and reporting systems, arranging a US$200 million revolving credit facility with a US$100 million accordion feature, and part of the team that committed close to US$1 billion in royalty and streaming transactions.


Jaco also served as Vice President Business Planning and Optimization at Barrick Gold where he co-led a capital allocation discipline policy to deliver free cash flow improvements from underperforming assets during a period of low gold prices.


He started his career in mining in 2002 by joining Xstrata Alloys, the world’s largest ferrochrome producer, and went on to join Xstrata Nickel in 2007 (post the acquisition of Falconbridge) to integrate and optimize the nickel business unit, during which time he worked extensively in the Canadian business unit of Xstrata Nickel. He also fulfilled the role of Asset Manager at Glencore following its merger with Xstrata in 2013 and was responsible for integrating their nickel marketing offices.


Jaco is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Ontario), a Chartered Accountant (South Africa), and a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) with a Bachelor Computations (Honours) from the University of South Africa.