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 mid-tier gold producers.

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

Mick 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, Mick 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, Mick 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.

Mick 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.

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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.

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Ms. Barrowcliffe joined Detour Gold in 2018 as Vice President Human Resources.

Kelly 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.

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. DeLuca joined Detour Gold in March 2019 as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Carl is a results-driven legal executive with more than 15 years of experience in the mining industry. He manages the Company’s legal matters and supports the Board of Directors on corporate governance and compliance matters.

Prior to joining Detour Gold, Carl served as Head of Legal, Corporate & Assistant Secretary and Head of Legal, North America & UK Operations for Vale S.A.’s global Base Metals business, where he led numerous business-critical transactions, including complex M&A, corporate finance and capital projects, on a global basis. He has also served as corporate counsel for Inco Limited, supporting operations in North America, Asia and Europe. Carl started his career at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, where he practiced corporate and securities law in Toronto and New York.

Carl holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from the Ivey School of Business Administration at Western University and an LL.B. from the University of Windsor.

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

Dan 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.

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

Ruben 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.

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.