our board of directors


bill fisher*

Bill Fisher graduated in UK as a geologist in 1979. He has extensive industry experience including a number of residential posts in Africa, Australia, Europe and Canada in both exploration and mining positions. Under his leadership, Karmin Exploration discovered the Aripuanã base metal massive sulphide deposits in Brazil. From 2001 to 2008 Mr. Fisher led GlobeStar Mining Corp. from an exploration company to an emerging precious and base metal producer in the Dominican Republic. Mr. Fisher was also Chairman of Aurelian Resources which was sold to Kinross Gold in 2008 after the discovery of the Fruta del Norte gold deposit in Ecuador. Mr. Fisher currently serves as an independent director of Horizonte Minerals (AIM: HZM), and Treasury Metals (TSX: TML) and Chairman of GoldQuest Mining Corporation (TSXV: GQC).


Chris Stewart*

Mr. Chris Stewart is a senior mining executive with 27 years of diversified experience in the mining industry. He is a professional mining engineer and the foundation of his extensive operational and development experience came from the 14 years he worked for Dynatec/DMC Mining, a Canadian mining contracting company. In 2007, Chris transitioned to working for mining companies, where he has held senior executive roles over the past 13 years. Most recently Chris was the President & COO of McEwen Mining, a gold and silver producer. Prior to that he was President & CEO of Treasury Metals, a junior gold developer and prior to that he was then Vice President of Operations for Kirkland Lake Gold. He was also Vice President of Operations for Lake Shore Gold, where he was responsible for the sinking of the Timmins West Mine shaft. Chris also worked for BHP Billiton where he oversaw the development of two new shafts at the Jansen Potash Project during the freeze wall design and construction phase.


Russell Smith*

Mr. Russell Smith has over 30 years experience in precious metals covering a wide range of sectors including mine financing, physical metal trading, refining and retailing of precious metal products. Mr Smith has primarily worked in Asia and Australia for financial institutions including Macquarie Bank, Standard Chartered and Bank of Nova Scotia. During 2013 Mr Smith established the Asian operations of Baird and Co, the United Kingdom’s largest gold refiner and most recently was Executive Director of GTIC Group which has regional gold retail assets and a member of the board of its Taiwan subsidiary. Mr Smith has a BSc from the London School of Economics.


John MacPhail

Mr. MacPhail has served as the CEO of Pacific Arc since early 2018. Mr. MacPhail has worked in the capital markets for over 30 years primarily as an investment banker. He was also the CEO of a Canadian investment banker and President of a Canadian securities dealer. In those roles, he led or co-lead capital raises for issuers in excess of $1.4B and advised on numerous M&A transactions. Mr MacPhail currently also sits on the board of 3 other issuers and has served on the boards of numerous private for profit and non-profit entities.


Thomas Puppendahl*

Mr. Puppendahl has over 25 years experience in global capital markets as a strategist, portfolio manager, investment banker and analyst. He is the founder & managing partner of Chancery Asset Management, an independent strategic advisory firm based in Singapore, specialising in precious metals and natural resources. Thomas’ is also a co-founder of a gold streaming & royalty company providing development capital to emerging gold producers. Mr. Puppendahl worked in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, emerging markets and management consulting with Merrill Lynch, Ermgassen & Co. and the Monitor Group in London and Mumbai. Mr. Puppendahl holds Master’s degrees in both Physics and Business Administration from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. 

                                                                                  *Proposed directors post RTO