Executive Leadership Team
Mr. Rockandel has been 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.
Mr. Poulsen was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in September 2022. He brings over 20 years of strategic financial experience in acquisitions and divestitures, public and private equity fundraising and public company reporting. Mr. Poulsen joined from Lundin Energy, following its acquisition by Aker BP for approximately $14 billion in enterprise value on announcement, where he had been CFO since 2017 and prior to that VP Corporate Planning & Investor Relations. Previous to Lundin Energy, Mr. Poulsen was CFO of Aker BP (formerly Det norske) from 2010 to 2012, and earlier in his career held progressively senior financial positions. Mr. Poulsen holds a MA (Honours) Economics from the University of Aberdeen.
Mr. Morel was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2022. He has an exceptional track-record with over 30 years in the industry. He has held progressively senior positions in operations and project development before moving into executive roles.
Prior to joining Lundin Mining, more recently, Mr. Morel was General Manager Mine Operations for BHP’s Escondida operation in Chile. From 2005 to 2017, he held senior roles with Antofagasta Minerals, including Head of Operations at Los Pelambres, Executive Director of Antofagasta’s international office, General Manager of the El Tesoro operation, and Chief of Technical Services. Earlier in his career, Mr. Morel spent seven years with CODELCO in Chile as Chief Strategy Officer of the El Teniente Division, Director of Corporate Operational Excellence and Chief Open-Pit Mine Planning, amongst other roles.
Mr. Morel holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Chile and an Executive Master of Business from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
Jack Lundin was appointed President in December 2022. He has extensive experience in the natural resource industry gained through exposure with several Lundin Group companies.
Prior to joining Lundin Mining, Jack was President & CEO of Bluestone Resources Inc., and before which he was involved in the highly successful development of Lundin Gold Inc.'s Fruta del Norte Gold Mine in southern Ecuador, serving as the Project Superintendent. He began his career in the mining sector working prospecting jobs on various early-stage projects in Canada, Russia, Ireland, and Portugal.
Jack 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. He currently sits on the board of directors of Bluestone Resources Inc., Lundin Gold Inc., Lundin Foundation, and the University of Arizona’s Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources.
Mr. Boitumelo is Senior Vice President, Technical Services & Growth with overall responsibility for Technical Services, Exploration and Projects teams. He has nearly 25 years of mining management and engineering experience.
Mr. Boitumelo joined Lundin Mining in February 2022 from Vale Base Metals where he was the Head of Atlantic Operations for Base Metals and previously held various senior positions, including Global Head of Technology & Innovation, Base Metals. Prior to Vale, he held a number of roles with Rio Tinto, including President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Diavik Diamond Mines and General Manager at Rio Tinto Kennecott.
Mr. Boitumelo holds an Honours Bachelor of Engineering in Mineral Processing from the University of Leeds and a Master of Business Leadership from the University of South Africa.
Mr. Dicaire was appointed Senior Vice President, Josemaria Project in August 2022 with overall responsibility for all matters related to the project, from the design and early works, through construction and startup.
Mr. Dicaire has over 40 years of mining, engineering and construction experience gained on a variety of global projects leading both the Owners and EPCM teams. His previous roles include Vice President, Projects at Lundin Gold where he oversaw the development and construction of the award winning Fruta Del Norte project in Ecuador and prior to that, Project Director at Freeport-McMoRan for the highly successful multi-billion-dollar Cerro Verde Expansion Project in Peru. Before moving to Freeport McMoRan, he was the General Manager, Project Development for South America for Xstrata Copper based in Santiago, Chile.
Mr. Hastings is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Lundin Mining with over 15 years of experience in high-value, complex corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, litigation and capital project development.
Prior to joining Lundin Mining, Mr. Hastings held progressive legal roles at Barrick Gold including Vice President, Joint Venture Governance and Vice President, Senior Counsel. He also brings with him experience from Vale Canada and Sidley Austin LLP in New York.
Mr. Hastings holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) all from McGill University. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2003, the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2009 and the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia in 2013.
Ms. Kristen Mariuzza has more than 15 years of experience in the mining industry with over 20 years in environmental regulation, permitting and projects. She successfully led Lundin Mining's Eagle mine as Managing Director for several years prior to being appointed VP, Environment and Social Performance of the Company in 2020. Kristen joined Lundin Mining in 2013 with the acquisition of the Eagle Mine from Rio Tinto, and has held senior positions in operations, environment and permitting, and health and safety.
Corporate Leadership TeamCiara Talbot Vice President, ExplorationCiara Talbot Vice President, Exploration
Ms. Talbot is the Vice President, Exploration for Lundin Mining and has more than 23 years of international experience in all stages of mineral exploration on surface and underground.
Prior to her VP position, she held the role of Director, Exploration & New Business Development. Ciara joined Lundin Mining as a Senior Exploration Geologist in 2005 working on Lundin’s Irish exploration licences. She also acted as a director on the board of several former Lundin companies in Ireland. Before joining Lundin Mining, Ciara held several technical roles with Boliden Limited, BHP Billiton Limited and Teck Resources Limited.
Ciara holds a BSc. (Honours) in Applied Geology from Staffordshire University in England.Annie Laurenson Director Governance and Corporate SecretaryAnnie Laurenson Director Governance and Corporate Secretary
Ms. Laurenson is an experienced Corporate Secretary with more than 20 years of experience in business administration including 12 years experience with public companies within the mining industry. Prior to joining Lundin Ms. Laurenson was the Assistant Corporate Secretary of Bank of Montreal, and Corporate Secretary of Chieftain Metals Corp., and held progressively senior administration roles with several TSX and TSXV listed mining companies. Ms. Laurenson has been involved in all aspects of the administration of publicly listed companies including legal and regulatory compliance, corporate governance, board and committee matters, continuous disclosure requirements, corporate transactions, shareholder communications and corporate records. Ms. Laurenson is a member of the Governance Professionals of Canada.Arman Barha Vice President, Technical ServicesArman Barha Vice President, Technical Services
Mr. Barha is Vice President, Technical Services for Lundin Mining and has more than 20 years of mining technical and management experience.
Prior to joining Lundin Mining in February 2022, Mr. Barha was Vice President of Resource Planning & Development for BHP’s Minera Escondida in Chile. Throughout his career, Mr. Barha has held progressively senior technical positions with BHP in Australia, Canada and Chile, including Technical Services, Business Development, Major Projects and Engineering.
Mr. Barha is an alumnus of the University of British Columbia, where he earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining & Mineral Process Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the Suader School of Business.Kirby Oakes Vice President, FinanceKirby Oakes Vice President, Finance
Mr. Oakes is the Vice President, Finance for Lundin Mining and has more than 8 years of experience in the mining industry with over 25 years in finance.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Oakes held the role of Director, Financial Planning and Analysis at Lundin Mining, with increasingly senior finance roles in forest & paper products, banking and consumer beverages.
Graduating from the University of Western Ontario, Mr. Oakes holds a degree in Administrative and Commercial Studies and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA).Brian Seamone Vice President, CommercialBrian Seamone Vice President, Commercial
Mr. Seamone is the Vice President, Commercial having joined Lundin Mining in April 2015 as the Commercial Director. He has more than 25 years experience in mineral product sales and purchases.
Prior to joining Lundin Mining, Mr. Seamone served as the Director, Marketing and Sales at Newmont Mining Corporation responsible for global concentrate sales from several operations, overseeing and executing Newmont’s product diversification strategy. He brings experience from expanded roles at Newmont Mining Corporation, Xstrata Commodities Middle East and Noranda Inc.
Mr. Seamone holds a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from Dalhousie University and a Master of Business Administration from St. Mary’s University.Mark Turner Vice President, Business Valuations & Investor RelationsMark Turner Vice President, Business Valuations & Investor Relations
Mr. Turner has been Vice President, Business Valuations & Investor Relations since January 2022, having joined Lundin Mining in 2016 as Director, Business Valuations & Investor Relations. He has more than 15 years of global mining capital markets experience.
Prior to Lundin Mining, Mr. Turner spent nearly a decade in metals and mining equity research, most recently with Scotiabank Global Banking & Markets where his coverage focused on small to mid-cap base metal and iron producers, and precious metal royalty and streaming companies. Earlier in his career he held various project management roles in land development for Canada’s largest homebuilder and consulting engineering industries.
Mr. Turner holds an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business of the University of Western Ontario and is a Professional Engineer in Ontario.Quinn Yong Vice President, Corporate Development & StrategyQuinn Yong Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy
Mr. Yong is the Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy. He has more than 15 years of experience in the mining industry and joined Lundin Mining in 2016 as Managing Director, Corporate Development.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Yong was Sr. Director, Operations Strategy at Lundin Mining. He also worked at Sherritt International as Director, Corporate Development and held various project management roles in the Oil & Gas, Railway and consulting engineering industries.
Mr. Yong holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto and is a CFA charterholder.Jacinta Zaleski Vice President, Human ResourcesJacinta Zaleski Vice President, Human Resources
Ms. Zaleski was appointed Vice President, Human Resources in October 2022. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Zaleski was Vice President, Human Resources for the Josemaria Project, acquired by Lundin Mining in April 2022.
Ms. Zaleski has extensive experience in Human Resources leadership roles for global mining companies, including more recently Eldorado Gold Corporation, where she was Vice President, Human Resources. She has a mix of site-based and corporate experience and specializes in international Human Resources.