President & CEO, Chairman
Mr. Ovsenek was President and CEO of Pretium Resources Inc. where he led the advance of the high-grade gold Brucejack Mine which has been operating profitably since commercial start-up in 2017. Mr. Ovsenek began his nine-year tenure at Pretium in 2011 as Chief Development Officer and led the financing of the company from exploration stage to operations and was subsequently appointed President in 2015 and President and CEO in 2017. Prior to Pretium he served for 15 years in senior management roles for Silver Standard Resources Inc., lastly as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development responsible for the sale of the Brucejack and Snowfield assets to the newly created Pretium Resources Inc. Mr. Ovsenek holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto. Mr. Ovsenek is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
Mr. Neville Dastoor, P.Eng., MBA, CFA has over 20 years of technical and finance experience including over 15 years in mining finance.
Mr. Dastoor is currently a Principal with INFOR Financial, an independent investment bank that offers advice on mergers and acquisitions, capital raises and corporate restructurings. Mr. Dastoor’s focus is on the mining sector. From 2004-2016, he was part of the mining team at Canaccord Genuity in Toronto and Vancouver where he was most recently a senior partner in the mining investment banking group. While there, Mr. Dastoor successfully advised clients on transactions ranging from M&A and restructurings to IPOs, RTOs and financings. Prior to joining the investment banking team at Canaccord Genuity, Mr. Dastoor was in mining equity research where he covered many of the Canadian listed precious metals producers. From 2008-2013, Mr. Dastoor served on the TSX Venture Exchange Local Advisory Committee. Prior to joining Canaccord Genuity, Mr. Dastoor worked as a structural engineer in Toronto.
Mr. Dastoor holds a B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) from Queen’s University and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He also holds a Professional Engineering designation and is a CFA charterholder.
Mr. MacDonald is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant who specialized in corporate taxation with a career of 36 years at Deloitte LLP until his retirement in 2018 as Partner in Charge of the Vancouver Global Employer Services Group. Mr. MacDonald taught tax at universities as well as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-depth Tax Program. He is a Retired Member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and holds Bachelor of Science and Licentiate of Accounting degrees from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Chalk has over 25 years’ experience as a leading strategic and capital markets advisor in the global metals and mining industry. He is the founder of GenCap Mining Advisory. Prior to founding GenCap, he spent the past 14 years leading the Vancouver mining investment banking team at Scotiabank and worked at Macquarie North America (Toronto and Vancouver) and CIBC Wood Gundy (Toronto, Sydney and Vancouver) prior to that. He holds both an Honours Business Administration degree and a BA in Economics degree from the University of Western Ontario and is a CFA Charterholder.
Olav Langelaar is currently a Managing Director at Dundee Goodman Merchant Partners ("DGMP"), a mining investment firm, and is also a director of Camino Minerals Corp. Prior to joining DGMP, he worked in the capital markets as an investment banker for approximately 11 years. His previous industry experience includes roles with Ospraie Gold and Amerigo Resources (VP Corporate Development), Placer Dome (Manager of Corporate Finance and Insurance), Cameco, Cominco (now Teck), and Agrium (now Nutrien, as Engineer, Maintenance and Construction).
Mr. Langelaar has over 20 years in the Canadian capital markets with specific expertise in mining operations and investment banking. He earned his Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
Mr. McNaughton recently retired as the Chief Exploration Officer at Pretium Resources Inc. At Pretium, Mr. McNaughton had been responsible for Pretium’s greenfield exploration programs since joining the Company in 2011, shortly after it was formed to advance the early exploration-stage Brucejack Project. He had led the exploration programs for both the Brucejack and Snowfield projects prior to their acquisition by Pretium and had been responsible for the exploration program in 2009, when bonanza-grade drilling results established Brucejack as a high-grade gold discovery. Most recently, Mr. McNaughton led Pretium’s exploration of its Bowser Claims, which border the Company’s Todd Creek Property to the west.