Mr. Bouchard, who has been involved in the exploration, development and production aspects of the mining sector for over 30 years, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Clifton Star Resources Inc. from November, 2011 to April 2016. He has been a director and senior officer of several public companies in the mining sector.
Jean-Marc Lacoste earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from McGill University in Montreal. In 1993 Mr. Lacoste started a career in finance at the Montreal Stock Exchange where he worked for National Bank Financial and, subsequently, Merrill Lynch Canada.
From 2004 to 2010, he took a major role in Golden Goose Resources Inc. where he became President and CEO and COB. Mr. Lacoste has great leadership skills and will be a tremendous asset on the Board of Monarch Gold Corporation.
Mechanical engineer, with over 30 years of experience in management. Mr. Baril was a top executive with Bombardier Inc. Presently he acts as director of numerous public and private companies. M. Baril is also Chairman of Nemaska Lithium Inc. Board of Directors
Mr. Bourassa is a seasoned junior mining executive with experience in advancing companies from grass roots exploration to project development and ultimately production.
Laurie Gaborit has over 20 years of investor relations and corporate communications experience in the mining industry. She recently held the position of Vice President, Investor Relations, at Detour Gold Corporation. As a key member of Detour Gold’s management team, she participated in the company’s initial public offering in 2007 and its transformation from exploration company to intermediate gold producer within a seven-year period, during which time Detour Gold’s market capitalization increased from $120 million to over $3 billion.
Ms. Gaborit holds a Bachelor of Science in geology (Hons.) and is a member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) Board. In 2019, she was the recipient of the CIRI Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations.
Mr. Pichette holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining and a Master’s degree in Rock Mechanics from Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal. He has over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Pichette has held managerial positions with many Canadian companies, including Placer Dome, TVX Gold, Barrick Gold, Cambior, and until recently, he was the Executive Vice President and COO at Richmont Mines.