PETER VAN ALPHEN
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Peter van Alphen has over 25 years of experience in leadership roles in the mining industry, covering all aspects from construction projects to production. Most recently, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at Premier Gold Mines Ltd, managing the company’s mining and development endeavors. Before that, Peter held positions such as the Country Manager for Canada at Pan American Silver, Vice President of Operations for both Tahoe Resources and Lake Shore Gold, and various management roles with FNX Mining in Sudbury. He was involved in the construction of the Podolsky Mine and the reopening of the Levack Mine. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Steve Filipovic is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 23 years’ financial management and oversight experience. Steve was a member of the executive team that founded Premier Gold Mines Limited in 2006 and, as its Chief Financial Officer, played an integral role in transitioning the company from explorer to producer until acquisition by Equinox Gold Corp. in 2021. Prior to that he served as Chief Financial Officer of Zinifex Canada Inc. and was Vice President, Finance of Wolfden Resources Inc. until its acquisition by Zinifex in 2007. Steve has held numerous director and/or senior officer roles with other reporting issuers and, prior to entering the mining sector, practiced as an Audit Manager with Ernst & Young LLP in their Calgary based Oil & Gas group. Steve holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Lakehead University, is a member in good standing with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and is an ICD.D designated member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
DIRECTOR OF EXPLORATION
Gilles Roy is a highly skilled geologist with over three decades of experience in mineral exploration across various countries including Canada, Peru, Chile, Kazakhstan, Australia, and Burkina Faso. He has broad expertise in various ore deposit types and mineral commodities, with a specialization in base metal deposits found in volcanic host rocks. Throughout his career, most of which was spent at Glencore, he honed his skills in project evaluation and mineral resource estimation. As a district geologist, he led the exploration programs that resulted in the discovery of the McLeod deposit in 2004 and the Bracemac deposit in 2006. Gilles holds a B.Sc. in Geology from Université du Québec a Montréal (UQAM) and is recognized as a qualified person by National Instrument 43-101 and a member of the Ordre des géologues du Québec (OGQ).