Gabriel Resources - Directors

Dag Cramer

Director since June 2012

Dag Cramer is the CEO of Norn Verdandi Limited, a company providing financial advisory services. Mr. Cramer worked for Anglo American PLC as a management trainee commencing in 1989 followed by three years as executive assistant to the Deputy Chairman and CFO. His subsequent senior roles within that group included responsibility for the group’s treasury operations as well as its investment activities and risk management activities after its listing in London. Mr. Cramer is not independent within the meaning of NI 58-101.

Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer

Director since June 2010

Dr. Gusenbauer is the former Federal Chancellor of Austria and was a member of the European Council. Dr. Gusenbauer holds a PhD in political science from the University of Vienna. In addition to a long career in politics in Austria and Europe, he also works in academia as a Professor-at-Large at Brown University and is a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard University. Dr. Gusenbauer is currently the CEO of Gusenbauer Projektentwicklung and Beteiligung GmbH and Chairman of STRABAG SE, Signa Prime Selection AG and Cudos Capital AG. Dr. Gusenbauer is independent within the meaning of NI 58-101. Dr. Gusenbauer is a member of the Audit Committee.

Ali Erfan

Director since June 2019

Ali Erfan brings over 20 years of experience in senior roles in the venture capital and private equity industry, including as senior partner at 3i Group, Plc.  Mr. Erfan currently serves as a board member and Vice Chairman of The Electrum Group as well as several Electrum Group portfolio companies. Mr. Erfan also currently serves as a non-executive director of Reebonz Holding Limited, a NASDAQ listed company and serves as a director of a number of other private companies. He was a founding board member of Leor Energy and in his early career, he was a technology entrepreneur. Mr. Erfan has an MBA from the London Business School and a BA and an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University. He is also a Fellow of the Kauffman Foundation for Venture Capital. Mr. Erfan is not independent within the meaning of NI 58-101.

Keith Hulley

Director since February 2006

Mr. Hulley is the current Chairman of the Board of Gabriel. Mr. Hulley has been a member of the Board since 2006. Previously, Mr Hulley served seven years successively as President, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of Apex Silver Mines before retiring in 2009. Mr. Hulley has more than 50 years of experience in the mining business which, in addition to the above, includes board and senior executive experience at Western Mining Holdings Limited Corp., and former directorships at Luna Gold Corp., Red Tiger Mining Inc. and Ecometals Limited.

Wayne Kirk

Director since June 2008

Mr. Kirk has over 35 years of experience as a corporate attorney, including nine years’ experience as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Homestake Mining Company, and over 10 years of experience as a director of publicly held companies. Mr. Kirk is also a director and Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. and a director and Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and Compensation Committee of Electrum Ltd., a privately-held gold exploration company, and a director and Chairman of the Compensation and Nominating Committee of Sunshine Silver Mining & Refining Corporation, a privately held silver exploration and development company. Mr. Kirk holds a law degree from Harvard University and has been a member of the California Bar since 1969. Mr. Kirk is independent within the meaning of NI 58-101. Mr. Kirk is the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Daniel Kochav

Director since June 2019

Daniel Kochav has been a Partner and the COO for Tenor Capital Management since October 2005 and is a member of the board of directors of Cyrq Energy, Inc., a geothermal resource company, Empower Energies Inc., a C&I Solar Developer, and a number of investment funds managed by Tenor Capital Management. Previously, at Putnam Lovell NBF Dan was responsible for building hedge fund-related businesses, including incubating the team that formed Tenor. Prior to joining Putnam Lovell NBF, he was a Managing Director at TD Securities in New York responsible for starting up and managing a number of businesses including Convertible Arbitrage, Index Arbitrage, Corporate Equity Derivatives, and a cross-border Structured Private Placement business. Mr.Kochav has been a member of the board of the Managed Funds Association and started his Wall Street career at PaineWebber Inc. where he was a Vice President in the private placements group. Mr. Kochav graduated from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management with a Master of Science in Management in 1985 and from Concordia University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1983. Mr. Kochav is not independent within the meaning of NI 58-101.

David Peat

Director since June 2010

David Peat has over 30 years of experience in financial leadership in support of mining companies. He is a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Electrum Special Acquisition Corporation, and a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Sunshine Silver Mining & Refining Corporation, a privately held silver exploration and development company. Mr. Peat was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Frontera Copper Corporation from 2006 through 2009, Vice President and Global Controller of Newmont Mining Corporation from 2002 through 2004, and Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Homestake Mining Company from 1999 through 2002. Mr. Peat received a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours in Business Administration from the University of Windsor in 1976 and a Bachelor of Arts, Economics from the University of Western Ontario in 1975. Mr. Peat has been a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (formerly known as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario) since 1978. Mr. Peat is independent within the meaning of NI 58-101. Mr. Peat is the Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Walter Segsworth

Director since June 2010

Mr. Segsworth has over 40 years of experience in mining in Canada and overseas and has served as a senior officer of several mining companies including Westmin Resources, where he was President and CEO, and Homestake Mining Company, where he was President and COO. Mr. Segsworth is currently lead independent director of Pan American Silver, and a director of Roxgold Inc. and Taung Gold International Limited. Mr. Segsworth is past Chairman of both the Mining Associations of British Columbia (BC) and Canada and was named BC’s Mining Person of the year in 1996. He received his bachelor of science in mining engineering from Michigan Technological University. Mr. Segsworth is independent within the meaning of NI 58-101. Mr. Segsworth is a member of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee.

Janice Stairs

Director since June 2017

Janice Stairs has over 25 years’ experience working with companies involved in the resource sector. Ms. Stairs is currently General Counsel to Namibia Rare Earths Inc., a TSX listed explorer focused in Namibia. Prior to joining Namibia Rare Earths in September 2011, Ms. Stairs was General Counsel to Endeavour Mining Corporation, a position she assumed in September 2010 after Endeavour acquired Etruscan Resources Inc. where Ms. Stairs had held the positions of Vice President and General Counsel since 2004. Prior to 2004, Ms. Stairs was a partner with the law firm of McInnes Cooper (formerly Patterson Palmer) located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and she continues to act as counsel to the firm. Ms. Stairs practiced law in private practice for almost 20 years specializing in corporate finance, securities and resource-related issues for private and public companies. Ms. Stairs is a director of Trilogy Metals Inc. (formerly NovaCopper Inc.) and AuRico Metals Inc. Ms. Stairs holds a law degree from Dalhousie University and a Masters in Business Administration from Queens University both in Canada. Ms. Stairs is independent within the meaning of NI 58-101 and is a member of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee.

Dragos Tănase

Director since August 2018

Mr. Tănase was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gabriel on August 8, 2018. Mr. Tănase has been the Managing Director of RMGC for 10 years, a position which he continues to hold. Mr. Tănase joined RMGC in February 2008, coming from the largest cable communications operator in Romania, UPC. Within UPC, Mr. Tănase coordinated the merger of two large cable operators, UPC and Astral, which combined employed a workforce of 3,600 people and held the position of CFO for 7 years. Previously, Mr. Tănase - an expert in financial management - worked in financial and business consultancy, first at the Ministry of Finance and then with Arthur Andersen. Mr. Tănase is not independent within the meaning of NI 58-101.