Management

The Detour Gold management team is comprised of talented and resourceful individuals who excel in their fields. From exploration, to financing, to developing and operating mines, our management team has the know-how to successfully lead Detour Gold to the rank of the intermediate gold producers.

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Dr. Williams was appointed Interim CEO in January 2019 and elected to the Board of Detour Gold in December 2018.

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.

He currently serves as Director and Interim CEO of Zinc One Resources. 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.

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.

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Mr. Bourchier 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.

Frazer joined Detour Gold in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer.

Most recently, 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.

Mr. 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.

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Mr. Mavor has more than 25 years of finance experience in the mining industry managing all strategic and tactical financial matters. He oversees the Company’s finance, treasury, internal audit and taxation departments.

Jim joined Detour Gold in 2012 as Vice President Finance and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2014.

Prior to joining Detour Gold, Jim served as Vice President and Treasurer for Barrick Gold for five years, where he had global responsibility for all treasury activities and public market financings, which included the management of the Company’s liquidity and its banking, lending and trading relationships. During his career at Barrick Gold, he progressed from the positions of Operations Controller, Director Treasury Operations to Vice President of Investor Relations before his appointment to Vice President and Treasurer.

Jim is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University.

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Ms. Galloway is a lawyer with more than 25 years of corporate legal experience in the mining industry. Throughout her years as in-house corporate counsel for public issuers, Julie has advised on public disclosure, corporate governance, debt and equity financing, corporate and commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions and litigation.

Julie joined Detour Gold in 2010 as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Prior to joining Detour Gold, Julie was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of FNX Mining until it merged with Quadra Mining. She also served as General Counsel for Dynatec Corporation where she played a key role on the acquisition and financing of the Ambatovy project in Madagascar.  Julie spent more than 10 years at Noranda Inc. / Falconbridge Limited during which time she held a number of legal positions, including Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.  Julie started her career at Blake, Cassels and Graydon.

Julie has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Economics and Political Science from the University of Waterloo and an LL.B. from the University of Toronto.

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Ms. Barrowcliffe is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of human resources experience in increasingly senior roles and leadership functions across a broad industrial network. Kelly is skilled in strategic organizational planning with specializations in process improvement and organizational development. She has led enterprise-wide transformational change projects (succession, performance, talent management, total rewards, engagement) and has played key roles in cultural change.

Kelly joined Detour Gold in 2018 as Vice President Human Resources.

Prior to joining Detour Gold, Kelly served as the Vice President, Corporate Services and Human Resources Transformation for Stelco. She also spent several years with Sherritt International Corporation during which time her roles included Director, Organizational Development; Director, Strategic Projects (HR) for the Ambatovy project in Madagascar and Chief Internal Auditor. Kelly grew her early career working through progressive management roles across various industries. Her first position was with ek3, a high-tech company she helped build through the start-up phase. Kelly also spent two and half years at Magna Closures.

Kelly obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo and two Masters degrees from the University of Western Ontario.

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Mr. Ekmark was appointed Vice President and Mine General Manager of Detour Gold in August 2018.

Dale brings more than 22 years of domestic and international experience in the mining industry. He has spent over two-thirds of his career working in large open pit operations, in both operational and corporate leadership capacities. He is a highly successful leader who brings to Detour Gold a combination of strong technical expertise, focus on employee-centric mine safety and operational optimization, and extensive site management.  A common theme throughout his career has been the strong and lasting culture transition to a highly engaged workforce resulting in top-tier safety and operational results.

Dale served as CEO and Chairman of OKD in the Czech Republic where he oversaw the operation of four coal mines with over 12,000 employees. Prior to OKD, Dale served as the Founder and Principal of EMMORA, a risk-based management consulting firm providing services to heavy industry with an emphasis on mining; and as COO of AMG Mining of the Advanced Metallurgical Group, a global critical materials company producing highly engineered specialty metals and mineral products. Additionally, Dale has held numerous management roles with NORAMCO Engineering Corp., Placer Dome Inc., Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., and The De Beers Group of Companies. At De Beers, Dale served as General Manager of the Jwaneng diamond mine in Africa (a ~360,000 tonne per day operation).

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from University of Minnesota, a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Alaska and completed post graduate studies in Systems Science/Business Administration from Portland State University.

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Ms. Gaborit has more than 20 years of investor relations and corporate communications in the mining industry. She brings extensive capital markets experience with successful development and implementation of effective strategic investor relations and communication programs. She has played a key role in raising the profile of junior and intermediate mining companies with the analyst and investment communities.

She joined Detour Gold in late 2006 as Director Investor Relations and was appointed Vice President Investor Relations in January 2017.

Prior to joining Detour Gold, Laurie provided strategic investor relations and corporate communications services for a number of junior mining companies. Prior roles included Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary for High River Gold Mines and Manager Investor Relations for Rio Narcea Gold Mines. Laurie started her career as a geologist in the mineral exploration for Aur Resources, Cambior, and Romarco Minerals.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology (Hons.) and is on the National Board of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute.

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Mr. Schmelzer is an Information Technology professional with more than 25 years of experience in managing operations, application development and support. Since joining Detour Gold, Dan has led the IT function providing leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust and secure information technology environment for Detour Gold’s operations.

Dan joined Detour Gold in 2016 as Director Information Technology and was appointed Vice President Technology in October 2018.

Holding progressive leadership positions within IT in the natural resources sector, Dan has created IT infrastructure and software applications for mining companies and oil and gas corporations including Vale (Inco), Enbridge and ShawCor.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

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Mr. Wallin is an environmental engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the global mining industry. During his career, Ruben has led long-term strategic sustainability for multiple natural resource companies. By anticipating and managing external risks, Ruben builds leading sustainability policies and practices and proactively engages with multiple stakeholders including external partners, government organizations and indigenous communities. 

Ruben joined Detour Gold in 2015 as Vice President Environment and Sustainability.

Prior to joining Detour Gold, Ruben held the position of Vice President Environment and Sustainable Development for Osisko Mining. He held Director level positions with Yamana Gold, Barrick Gold and IAMGOLD. He also worked at DeBeers Canada, Cambior and Placer Dome. He started his career at Placer Dome where he was responsible for managing environmental issues at the former Detour Lake mine in the early 1990s.

Ruben holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a Masters in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia.