Senior Management

Kevin Bullock

President and CEO, Director

Mr. Bullock is a registered Professional Mining Engineer in the province of Ontario. Mr. Bullock was Volta Resources Inc.’s President and CEO and was the founding President and CEO of Goldcrest (a Volta predecessor company) since its inception in 2002. Mr. Bullock was instrumental in the growth of Volta from a shell company through to the ultimate sale of the company to B2Gold at the end of 2013. Mr. Bullock has over 30 years of experience, at senior levels, in mining exploration, mine development, mine operations and capital markets. Throughout his career, Mr. Bullock has been involved in projects from inception through exploration to development and production. Mr. Bullock was most recently the CEO of Mako Mining Corp. and is currently a director of B2Gold.  Mr. Bullock has also worked for Kirkland Lake Gold and Iamgold Corporation.

Robert Dufour

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Dufour brings an extensive background in the mining sector with a depth of experience in capital markets and finance, including debt structuring, royalty arrangements and corporate transactions, as well as strong experience with financial management and reporting, corporate governance and risk management. Most recently Mr. Dufour was Chief Financial Officer of Newmarket Gold, a TSX-listed mid-tier Australian gold producer which produced over 220,000 ounces of gold annually. Mr. Dufour was part of the team that executed the transformational merger between Newmarket Gold and Kirkland Lake Gold, creating a new 500,000+ ounce gold producer in 2017. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer at Newmarket Gold in 2015, Mr. Dufour was Chief Financial Officer of Crocodile Gold. In 2015, Mr. Dufour also led the merger between Newmarket Gold and Crocodile Gold. Mr. Dufour joined Crocodile Gold in June 2012 as Director of Finance, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in April 2013. Mr. Dufour previously worked with Northgate Minerals Corporation as Corporate Controller, and subsequently was promoted to Group Financial Controller for Northgate’s Australian subsidiaries, until its acquisition by AuRico Gold.

Gordana Slepcev

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Selpcev is the Chief Operating Officer of Anaconda Mining and is responsible for managing all operational aspects of the company and plays an integral role in tactical matters such as permitting and mine development of the Point Rousse and the Goldboro Project. Prior to her promotion, she was the Vice President of Technical Services and was directly responsible for overseeing the mining and geology departments at the Point Rousse Project in Newfoundland. In addition to a focus on delivering long- and short-term planning and geological support of the mining operation, she is also heavily involved in strategic planning and project expansion evaluations. With a Master’s Degree in Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering from the Yugoslavia (Belgrade) Faculty of Mining and Geological Engineering, combined with more than twenty years of experience in mining base metals, coal and gold, Ms. Slepcev brings invaluable industry expertise to the project. In addition to Anaconda Mining, she has held senior roles at Labrador Iron Mines Holdings, Agrium Inc. and Western Coal Corp. Ms. Slepcev is a registered professional engineer in the provinces of Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia. She has been volunteering at CIM Toronto Education Committee, West Toronto Professional Engineers Executive Committee and at a board of Nova Scotia Mining Association.

Allan Cramm

Vice President, Innovation & Development

Mr. Cramm is the Vice President, Innovation and Development focusing on key strategic projects to maximize the company’s assets. He also is part of the development team for new mines and operations. Prior to his promotion, Allan was the  General Manager of Anaconda’s Point Rousse Project in Baie Verte, Newfoundland and Labrador. He was responsible for the overall operation of the project including permitting, construction, production and special projects. Mr. Cramm has been involved in various management and supervisory roles associated with mining for the past 25 years (both open pit and underground) including Project Coordinator/General Manager of two underground mines in Newfoundland, Nugget Pond and Hammerdown,  that used a central-processing facility. He has a high regard for environmental protection with some associated projects having been recognized provincially and nationally for their attention to environmental stewardship.

Paul McNeill

Vice President, Exploration

Mr. McNeill joined Anaconda in 2014. Formerly, he served as Principal Geologist with Paladin Energy Ltd. of Perth, Australia and Vice President – Exploration for Aurora Energy Resources Ltd. based in St John’s NL, where he was focused on the development of the Michelin Project in Labrador, as well as working on uranium projects in Australia and a gold project in Nevada. Mr. McNeill has developed expertise in structural controls on mineralization, project development and grass roots exploration. Mr. McNeill is a Professional Geologist registered in the Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia.  He currently serves on the board of Mining NL and is the Past President of the CIM NL branch.

Lynn Hammond

Vice President, Public Relations

Ms. Hammond has been the Vice President Public Relations for Anaconda Mining since December 2015, responsible for media, public and government relations. Her career experience consists of senior roles in public service including Director of Communications for Newfoundland and Labrador government departments of Municipal Affairs, Fire and Emergency Services, Education and Post-Secondary Education. She also held senior positions in the Communications Branch of Executive Council and the Office of the Premier. Through her career she has earned the reputation of a “fixer” often taking on some of government’s most challenging communications activities. 

Amanda Abballe

Vice President, Human Resources

Ms. Abballe has over 14 years of progressive human resources experience. Since joining Anaconda in 2019, she has had executive responsibility for driving the Company’s people and talent strategy globally, including employee experience, leadership, compliance and culture. Ms. Abballe previously held a variety of senior positions in different Industries including Mining. Her functional experience spans global mobility, M&A integration, employee engagement, internal investigations, work-force planning, succession planning, leadership development and digital transformation. Amanda holds a number of industry designations and is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association. Ms. Abballe holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Labour Relations and Human Resources Management from York University. 

David Duncan

General Manager, Point Rousse

Mr. Duncan joined Anaconda in 2019. He is responsible for the overall operation at the Point Rousse project. He has worked in the mining industry for over 30 years both in Canada and overseas in operational roles and consulting. Most recently he had worked with BBA consulting involved in Mine feasibility studies and previously in Spain with Orvana Minerals as the Operations Director for OroValle an underground and open pit gold mine. Mr. Duncan has extensive underground experience and has been successful at building strong teams that deliver on their commitments. He is a Queens University graduate Mining Engineer and an Ontario Professional Engineer.

Iain Smart

Operations Manager, Goldboro

Mr. Smart joined Anaconda in the summer of 2017 as the Goldboro Project Manager and is responsible for the development and permitting of the Goldboro Project. He graduated from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1996 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining and has over 20 years of experience in underground and open pit mining in both permanent and contract roles. He began his career working with Noranda at Heath Steele Mines in New Brunswick as a mine engineer and an underground supervisor. Following many years as the mining engineer at National Gypsum in Nova Scotia, he worked for Acadian Mining at the Scotia Mine open pit project which involved mining through a previous underground lead-zinc mine. He has also had the opportunity to provide mining and project engineering support for many start-up or expansion projects working with companies such as Norwest Corporation, Selwyn Resources, Amec Americas Ltd, Cameco Corporation and Bemac Construction Corporation. He also assisted with the planning for the start-up of the Dufferin Gold Mine in Nova Scotia and the PEA for the Dawson Gold Mine in Colorado.

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