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Management Team

Mark Scott
President, CEO & Director

Mr. Mark Scott became Gander Gold’s founding CEO in 2021 and quickly took the company public on March 8, 2022, as a spinout of Sassy Resources Corporation (CSE: SASY). As Head of Manitoba Operations for Vale Canada through 2018, he managed a combined annual combined OPEX and CAPEX budget of greater than $500 million (USD) including a workforce of approximately 1,875. He has greater than 25 years of experience in all phases of surface and underground mining, metallurgical processing, and associated service and support functions, within multiple mining majors.

Ian Fraser, P.Geo
VP Exploration

Mr. Fraser has over 35 years’ experience as an exploration geologist. He’s an expert in geological models and structural settings, and has been involved in the discovery of six gold deposits in North and South America with three of those having gone into production. As VP Exploration for Gander Gold, Mr. Fraser oversees all exploration activities of the Company and a broad support team that includes Technical Advisor Shawn Ryan, GroundTruth Exploration, “Gold Hunter” Mike Middleton and his prospecting crew, and Sudbury-based consultant Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience.

Sean McGrath, CPA, CGA
CFO & Corporate Secretary

Since 1997 Mr. McGrath has been President of SCM Consulting Corp., a private financial consulting company, through which he has provided accounting and CFO services to numerous publicly traded companies in a variety of industries including mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and technology. Mr. McGrath, who is also currently CFO of Sassy Resources and Allegiant Gold, played a key role in the quick listing of Gander Gold. He originally achieved his Certified General Accountant designation in 1999 and subsequently obtained his CPA designation from Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia in 2015.

Terence Coughlan, P.Geo

Mr. Coughlan has been actively involved in the resource industry since 1984. Notably, each of the last three public companies with each he’s been involved have developed a producing mine. He is the former Chairman, President and CEO of GoGold Resources (TSX: GGD), and played a key role building GoGold into a highly successful Canadian-based gold and silver producer in Mexico. Previously, he was Vice-President and Director of Gammon Gold, and Vice-President and Director of Acadian Mining. Currently he’s also a Director of Sassy Resources as well as President and CEO of newly-listed Mongoose Mining.

Richard Savage

Mr. Savage brings extensive capital markets’ expertise, financial contacts and strategic planning to Gander Gold, including a very successful 28-year career as an investment adviser (Board of Directors with Yorkton Securities and Vice-President Richardson GMP) where he was consistently a top producer. Throughout his career he has advised and managed a diverse client base of over 2,000 accounts and was responsible for IPO’s, private placements and capital pool companies. His vast market experience will be instrumental in accomplishing Gander’s goal of driving shareholder value in 2022 and beyond.

Kathryn McLaughlin, P.Eng

Ms. McLauighlin is a professional mining engineer with 27 years of technical, operations and leadership experience with Noranda, Falconbridge, Xstrata, Vale and Stantec. As Innovation Leader for Stantec’s Energy & Resources operating unit from 2013 to 2021, she led the company’s creativity and innovation program which brought new approaches and solutions to its mining, oil and gas, and power and dams business lines. Her specific areas of specialization include mine design and production engineering, principles of lean manufacturing, design for six sigma within capital projects, and agile mine design and operation.

Stephanie Hart, CPA
Independent Director

Ms. Hart has over 20 years of experience in senior level, broad financial, risk, operational and capital project roles in global mining, with much of her career working with Vale. Her most recent role at Vale was Head of Finance, North Atlantic Operations and Asian Refineries in the base metals business. Other roles held by Ms. Hart at Vale included Director of Treasury, Pension Assets and Risk for Vale, Director of Finance and CFO for the Goro Project and Operations in New Caledonia, and General Foreperson in the Sudbury Smelter. Prior to that, Ms. Hart was a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers specializing in financial institutions and mining.

Ken Booth, P.Geo
Independent Director

Mr. Booth has more than 30 years of experience in exploration, mining corporate finance and public company administration, holding several positions including CEO and VP Corporate Development. He is Principal of Highwood Advisory Services Inc., a private financial advisory company he founded in 1999. He has also worked for two of Canada’s largest investment banks, executing equity financings for both junior and senior companies and was involved in a variety of significant mergers and acquisitions. His experience will be of great value to Gander Gold as a discovery leader in Newfoundland focused on creating shareholder wealth.