Mr. Burns co-founded Maverix Metals Inc. in 2016. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Pan American Silver Corp. from May 2004 until December 2015, and was also a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. In his 30 plus years in the precious metals mining industry, Mr. Burns has gathered extensive experience throughout North and South America in both mine operations and project development having participated in many mine construction projects from the feasibility study into continuous operation. Throughout his career he has led or been a part of numerous capital market transactions raising in excess of $1.2 billion in equity, debt and convertible debt. During his tenure, Mr. Burns was instrumental in completing a number of key transformational acquisitions for Pan American. Mr. Burns holds a BSc. degree in Geology and an MBA.
Dr. Chris Barnes
Dr. Barnes was Chief of Staff of Blind River Hospital in Ontario for 22 years. He is a practicing physician and was a former member of Blind River Hospital’s Board of Directors from 1990 to 2014. Dr. Barnes is a knowledgeable and skilled businessman with over 25 years of experience in capital markets investing. Dr. Barnes holds an MD degree from the University of Toronto.
Mr. Doyle is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Pan American Silver Corp., a position he has held since January 2004. He has a strong background in financial management, particularly in the metals market, after serving for 6 years as Senior Vice-President – Mining Finance and Metals Marketing with Standard Bank in New York. Mr. Doyle is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a B.Bus.Sc (Honours) Finance degree from the University of Cape Town.
Ms. Hassan currently serves as Vice President, Corporate Development at SilverCrest Metals. She is a mining engineer with over 15 years of industry experience including mine operations, project development, capital markets and mining technology. She spent the bulk of her career as a precious metals equity research analyst covering early stage companies through to established producers. She began her career working in mining operations in Northern Ontario. Ms. Hassan graduated from the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s University.
Director & CEO
Mr. O’Flaherty co-founded Maverix Metals Inc. in 2016. He has over 10 years of investment banking and Executive Officer experience in the mining industry. Mr. O’Flaherty was previously the Executive Vice President and a Director of Anthem United, and prior to that was the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Esperanza Resources. He was a director in the investment banking team of Scotia Capital in Vancouver focused exclusively on the metals and mining sector where he specialized in providing advice to clients on acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, and hostile takeover defenses as well as on equity and debt financings. Mr. O’Flaherty holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with honours, from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Penny is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Wallbridge Mining Company Limited. He has over 30 years of experience in financial management, strategic planning and financial reporting. Formerly, Mr. Penny held positions as the Executive Vice President and CFO of New Gold Inc, a multinational mining company, and as the Vice President of Finance and CFO of Kinross Gold Corporation. He’s also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Equinox Minerals Limited, Alamos Gold Inc. and Baffinland Iron Mines Limited.
Mr. Rhodes has been the Vice President, Corporate Development at Newmont Mining Corporation since January 2015. Mr. Rhodes joined Newmont Mining Corporation in 1996, having previously served in various roles including Senior Vice President, Indonesia and Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Rhodes was an Associate at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Scott recently retired from his position as Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Mining Global Investment Banking at CIBC Capital Markets. During his 20-year career at CIBC, he played an active role in the majority of significant mining mergers and acquisitions and equity financing transactions completed in Canada and has extensive contacts in the mining and banking industries globally. Prior to joining CIBC, Mr. Scott held senior leadership positions specializing in mining at RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Richardson Greenshields of Canada Ltd. and Levesque Beaubien Geoffrion Inc.
J.C. Stefan Spicer
Mr. Spicer has over 30 years of investment industry experience and was previously the Chairman, President and CEO of Central Fund of Canada Limited, positions he held from 1995 to January 2018. Central Fund traded on the NYSE and the TSX and passively held in excess of US$3.3 billion in unencumbered, allocated and physically segregated holdings of gold and silver bullion held in Canada.