Mr. Lundin has many years of experience in capital markets and public company management across the natural resources sector. His background includes oil & gas and mining technology, investment advisory, international finance, and executive management. He began his career working for several Lundin Group mining companies in various countries before moving into finance where he specialized in institutional equity sales, ultimately becoming co-head of the London office for an international securities firm.
Mr. Lundin is the former President, CEO and a Director of Josemaria Resources Inc. from 2019 until 2022, prior to which he was President and CEO of Filo Mining Corp. from 2017 to 2019, and now serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lucara Diamond Corp., NGEx Minerals Ltd., and the Lundin Foundation. Mr. Lundin studied Mining Technology and Marketing Management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Committees: Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, Human Resources/Compensation Committee
Mr. Heppenstall is a corporate director with over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas and resource sectors. He currently servers on the board of directors of four other public mining and oil and gas companies. From 2001-2015, Mr. Heppenstall served as the President, Chief Executive Officer of Lundin Petroleum AB (now Lundin Energy), an oil and gas exploration and production company with core assets in Norway. Early in his career, Mr. Heppenstall worked in the banking sector where he was involved in project financing of oil and resource sector businesses. In 1998 he was appointed Finance Director of Lundin Oil AB. Following the acquisition of Lundin Oil by Talisman Energy in 2001, Lundin Petroleum was formed, and Mr. Heppenstall was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2002 until his retirement in 2015. Mr. Heppenstall holds a degree in Mathematics from Durham University.
Committees: Human Resources/Compensation Committee (Chair), Safety and Sustainability Committee (Chair)
Mr. Charter has extensive board level experience having been involved in several corporate boards and having sat on and chaired a number of audit, compensation, governance, special, independent and strategic committees. He currently serves on a number of public company boards, which, in addition to Lundin Mining, includes Dream Office REIT (Trustee) and International Petroleum Corporation. He is also the Chairman of HGC Holding, a private company, which through HGC Investments is an employee-owned firm specializing in low volatility, liquid, event-driven mandates currently managing the HGC Arbitrage Fund and Credit Fund. Mr. Charter also sits as a director of the World Gold Council.
Mr. Charter has extensive senior executive leadership experience, most recently as President and CEO of Corsa Coal, a public metallurgical coal company he built from a non-operating start-up to an established supplier of US low vol metallurgical coal. His business experience includes financial services, mining and real estate. Having begun his career in Toronto, building a successful business law practice, Mr. Charter later joined the Dundee group of companies as an Executive Vice President with capital markets related responsibilities. He became the founding Chairman and CEO of the Dundee Securities group of companies, and oversaw its growth from a start-up to a major independent financial services company. After ten years, Mr. Charter left this group and, in addition to Corsa Coal, focused his attention on consulting in the private equity and hedge fund sectors, and corporate directorships. He is a graduate of McGill University with degrees in Economics and Law. He has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program and is a member of the Institute.
Mr. Jack Lundin was recently involved in the successful execution of Lundin Gold’s Fruta del Norte (FDN) Gold Mine in Southern Ecuador where he served as the Project Superintendent, gaining experience in mine project development. He brings with him a recognized legacy and years of natural resource technical and economic expertise. Following many summers in the field, holding international prospecting and field technician roles with the Lundin Group, Jack also has experience working as an analyst in the commercial department for Lundin Norway AS., a subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum AB. Mr. Lundin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Chapman University and a Master of Engineering degree in Mineral Resource Engineering from the University of Arizona. In addition to serving as President, CEO and a Director of Bluestone Resources Inc., Mr. Lundin also sits on the board of directors of the Lundin Foundation, the University of Arizona’s Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources and is an advisor to Josemaria Resources Inc.
Ms. Lam has extensive executive level financial management and international business experience in diverse industries including mining, manufacturing, services and distribution. Ms. Lam is a corporate director and currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Major Drilling Group International Inc. in addition to Lundin Mining. She previously served as a director of Gibson Energy Inc. and Toronto Hydro Corporation. Prior to becoming a corporate director, Ms. Lam has held a number of executive and finance leadership positions in private and publicly traded companies including Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Uranium One Inc., Senior Vice-President, Finance at Kinross Gold Corporation, and Chief Financial Officer at Nexans Canada Inc. Ms. Lam holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA), and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Committees: Audit Committee (Chair), Human Resources/Compensation Committee
Mr. Peniuk is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). He serves as a director of four other public companies, Argonaut Gold, Capstone Mining, Kuya Silver, and MAG Silver, and as been on the board and chair of the audit committee of numerous other Canadian public mining companies since 2006. Mr. Peniuk spent more than 20 years with KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants and predecessor firms, including being an assurance partner from 1996 to 2006 and the leader of KPMG’s British Columbia mining practice. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1982 and his designation as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (now referred to as the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, or CPABC) in 1986. Mr. Peniuk has been a member of CPABC's Public Company Forum since 2000 and continues to be the Chair of that committee. Mr. Peniuk is the designated financial expert on the Audit Committee.
Committees: Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, Safety and Sustainability Committee
Ms. Poniachik brings extensive knowledge and experience on variety of corporate governance topics, including ESG, how climate change should be addressed by boards, and ethics and compliance. She is currently the Director of Columbia University’s Global Centers, Santiago, an ESG Lecturer for Thomson Reuters Latam and a member of the Advisory Boards of Microsoft #Transforma Chile and Chilemujeres. Previously, Ms. Poniachik served as Chile’s Minister of Mining from 2006 to 2008, during which time she chaired the boards of directors of state-owned companies Codelco, Enap and Enami. She was Chile’s Special Envoy to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in charge of the country’s accession process to the organization completed in 2010. Currently she is a member of the board of directors of Chilean companies Jetsmart Airlines and Interchile ISA and is part of the advisory board of the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce, AmCham Chile, where she served as chair of the Corporate Governance, Ethics & Compliance Committee for the last two years
Mr. Rockandel has been President and CEO of Lundin Mining since November 2021, and Director since January 2022. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations having joined the Company in 2018.
Mr. Rockandel has more than 25 years experience in Canadian capital markets, particularly in global resources and mining. Prior to joining Lundin Mining, Mr. Rockandel was the Managing Director, Investment Banking at GMP Securities and led their North American Mining practice overseeing and executing GMP’s Mining capital markets and investment banking strategy. He brings with him former experience from GMP Institutional Sales, Deutsche Bank Canada and Yorkton Securities (currently Macquarie). Mr. Rockandel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.
Committees: Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee (Chair), Audit Committee
Ms. Stefan was appointed a director of the Company in May 2015 and is the Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. She is former Board Chair of Denison Mines from 2004 to 2021. Ms. Stefan obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto in 1973. Ms. Stefan is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors with over 30 years of business experience, primarily in senior management of public companies in the real estate sector. Ms. Stefan served as Chief Operating Officer of O&Y Properties Inc. from 1996 to 1998. From 1999 until 2008, Ms. Stefan was Managing Partner of Tivona Capital Corporation, a private investment firm.
Ms. Vaz brings proven executive-level operational-leadership. She is currently Agnico Eagle Mines’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer leading the Operations and Project Development teams for Ontario, Australia and Mexico. Previously, she served as Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Technical Services and Innovation and Vice President, Technical Services for Kirkland Lake Gold.
Earlier in her career, she served as Vice President, Technical Services for Tahoe Resources. Over her 10-year tenure with Lake Shore Gold she held a number of operational and technical services roles, including Director, Technical Services and Project Evaluation, and Vice President, Technical Services.
Ms. Vaz is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of operational and technical experience in the mining industry. She is the current chair of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Mining Association. Ms. Vaz holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Mineral Engineering from the University of Toronto and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg-Schulich School of Management.