Team

Management
  • Alex Davidson
    Chairman, Director

    Alex Davidson

    Mr. Davidson is a recognized leader in designing, implementing and managing highly successful and strategic gold and base metal exploration, development and acquisition programs throughout the world.

    He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Yamana Gold Inc. since August 2009 and an active Corporate Advisor to NuLegacy Gold since July, 2013.

    Until 2009 he was the Executive Vice-President of Exploration and Corporate Development of Barrick Gold Corporation, with responsibility for all international exploration programs and corporate development activities. During his tenure he was instrumental in the acquisition of the Cortez gold complex in Nevada (from Placer Dome Inc.), and the discovery of the Lagunas Norte deposit in Peru, two of Barrick's five core mines.

    Mr. Davidson joined Barrick Gold in October 1993 as Vice President, Exploration and initiated Barrick's expansion into Latin America. In his corporate development role Mr. Davidson directed the acquisitions of Sutton Resources (ore body), Arequipa Resources, Pangea Goldfields, Homestake Mining and most significantly Placer Dome Ltd., the original developer of the Cortez trend whose mines now rank amongst the five principle assets of Barrick's 'high quality portfolio'. Prior to joining Barrick, Mr. Davidson was Vice President, Exploration for Metall Mining Corporation.

    In 2003, Mr. Davidson was named the Prospector of the Year by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in recognition for his team's discovery of the Lagunas Norte mine in the Alto Chicama District, Peru, currently producing .75 million ounces per year to become another of Barrick's five principle assets.

    In 2005, Mr. Davidson was presented that year's A.O. Dufresne Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum in recognition of his exceptional achievements and distinguished contributions to mining exploration in Canada and around the world. He received his B.Sc. and his M.Sc. in Economic Geology from McGill University.


  • Albert Matter
    Chief Executive Officer, Director

    Vision, Strategy & Finance Strategic Planning
    Albert Matter

    Albert Matter continues to develop the Company's strategic agenda and ongoing business plans as well as the Company's financing efforts and value recognition programs.

    Mr. Matter has 40 years of diverse experience financing both public and private companies, and structuring and negotiating transactions with particular expertise in the mining industry. He provided corporate finance, strategic planning, mergers and acquisition, and business development assistance to numerous corporations and high net worth individuals, frequently working with leading names in the Western Canadian business and investment communities. He is one of the founding partners of National Gold Corporation, Gryphon Gold Corporation and NuLegacy Gold Corporation.  Mr. Matter has a BA degree in Economics. When he isn’t working, Mr. Matter enjoys reading, wine tasting and people watching.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Strategic Planning
    • Investment Trend Analysis
    • Negotiation
    • Problem Analysis and Solution
    • Motivation

  • Edward L. Cope
    Director, Evaluations & Acquisitions

    Edward L. Cope

    Mr. Cope's management strengths in strategic planning, program development and project execution have resulted in a successful track record of discovery over his 30+ year career in mineral exploration.

    Ed joined Barrick in 1996 and was appointed Vice President Exploration - North America in 2007, the position he held until retiring at the end of 2016. Ed brings 21 years' experience managing Barrick's exploration programs principally focused on the 'elephant sized' gold deposits of the Carlin and Cortez gold trends of Nevada. Mr. Cope's ability to recognize, attract and develop/mentor geological talent created the discovery driven exploration team responsible for the significant growth in Barrick's Nevada reserves and resources. The team discovered substantial additional ounces of gold at existing mines, and discovered the huge standalone gold deposits at Goldrush and South Arturo.

    In 2014, Ed, along with his team members, were co-recipients of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada's "Thayer Lindsley International Mineral Discovery of the Year" award for the discovery of the 10+ million ounce Goldrush deposit. He holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Windsor and a M.S. in Economic Geology from Colorado State University.


  • Danny Lee
    V.P. Administration & Chief Financial Officer

    Finance and Accounting
    Danny Lee

    Danny Lee is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with more than 20 years of experience and is responsible for administration, corporate reporting, budgeting and corporate governance.

    Mr. Lee's experience includes financial reporting for both Canadian and US listed companies with international subsidiaries, corporate finance, strategic planning, tax planning, corporate governance, equity financings and due diligence for acquisitions. Mr. Lee was part of the Eagle Hill Exploration's management team that completed a four-way merger into what is known now as Osisko Mining. Mr. Lee has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and articled with Deloitte. Photography and sightseeing are Mr. Lee’s hobbies.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Financial Modeling/Forecasting
    • Equity Financing
    • Strategic Planning
    • Contract/Agreement Negotiations

  • Michelle Savella
    Executive Assistant

    Michelle Savella

    Ms. Savella has over 10 years of experience in the brokerage and financial markets. In her capacity as a senior level support liaison, she has worked closely with a wide range of private investment clients, corporate entities and institutional investors. Ms. Savella began her career in the brokerage industry as an executive level assistant working for Canada's largest independent brokerage firm, Canaccord Genuity. During her tenure with Canaccord she reported directly to the Chairman and was responsible for overseeing various investment banking and equity underwritings as well as marketing and financing activities that helped to raise millions in financing for various resource exploration companies. Ms. Savella's clients and colleagues know her best for her astute business acumen and her engaging personality.


  • JoAnn Newbury
    Community Liaison Officer, Nevada

    JoAnn Newbury

    JoAnn Newbury, the Community Liaison Officer, helped establish the physical office in Reno, and assists with Nevada property and Reno office administration.

    Ms. Newbury began her 15 years in the mining industry at Phelps Dodge, and subsequently worked as Office Administrator at Laminco Inc., New West Gold, Frontier Gold and Pilot Gold. She also worked as a technical writer in the data processing division of Wells Fargo Bank, as Membership Director of Reno's NPR radio station; and spent 18 years in the entertainment business as a booking agent and event producer of camel races, car auctions and Harley-Davidson motorcycle events. Ms. Newbury has a technical degree in computer programming from ECPI and a Retail Banking and Marketing Certification from the American Banking Association. She makes porcelain dolls and enjoys traveling, particularly to Scotland and Cornwall.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Office Administration
    • Technical Writing
    • Automated Filing Systems
    • Event Planning and Management

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