Dr. Robert I. Valliant
Dr. Valliant co-founded NewOrigin Gold (formerly Tri Origin Exploration) in 1989 and completed its listing on the TSX in 1991. He also founded and subsequently completed TriAusMin Limited's Initial Public Offering and listings on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2004 and Toronto Stock Exchange in 2010. Dr. Valliant has more than 30 years of experience in base and precious metals exploration, discovery and development. Prior to founding Tri Origin, he was VP Exploration for LAC Minerals Ltd a leading North American gold producer until its takeover by Barrick Gold Corporation. Dr. Valliant's responsibility for exploration activities at LAC included the participation in significant discoveries in the Bousquet and Doyon area which became the largest gold producing district in Quebec. Dr. Valliant was also responsible for the management and direction of all exploration work conducted by LAC resulting in the discovery of the Page-Williams mine at Hemlo, one of Canada’s largest gold deposits. He initiated exploration activities for LAC in Australia and the western United States, leading to discovery of gold deposits at Ortiz, New Mexico and the Rosebud gold deposit in Nevada. With Tri Origin, Dr. Valliant was co-discoverer (with the late Dennis Sheehan) of the Lewis Ponds gold and base metal deposit in New South Wales, Australia. Dr. Valliant is a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada, a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, and the Society of Economic Geologists and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Dr. Valliant is currently a director of Midland Exploration Inc and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
Mr. Thomson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Palamina Corp., a junior exploration Company active in Peru. Mr. Thomson’s previous company, Soltoro Ltd., was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in June of 2015. Mr. Thomson is an entrepreneur who has been actively exploring in the America’s since 1993. Mr. Thomson is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Palamina Corp., Winshear Gold Corp. and Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd.
Mr. Tyshynski currently serves as a director of O3 Mining Inc., along with acting as a Strategic Advisor to other Resource and Development Organizations. He has almost two decades of experience in international capital markets as a Structurer, Trader, and Portfolio manager. Mr. Tyshynski was a Portfolio Manager for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan until 2019, where he managed the funds exposure to Emerging Markets. He has also served as Director, Head of Trading, for the Standard Bank of South Africa, in Johannesburg, where he gained considerable exposure to infrastructure and commodity financing on the African continent. Prior to this, he served as a VP at Morgan Stanley & The Royal Bank of Canada in London, England. Mr. Tyshynski graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
Mr. Janson joined the board in 2004 and chairs the Governance and Compensation and Audit Committees. Mr. Janson brings extensive senior management and financial leadership skills to NewOrigin. He has a Company Secretary Certificate and has extensive experience working in brokerage firms. He is currently Managing Director- National Wealth Management for Richardson GMP. Formerly, Mr. Janson was Managing Director for Eastern Canada – CIBC Wood Gundy and has also held senior management positions with Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. and Midland Walwyn Inc. Mr. Janson maintains a b relationship with the resource industry and its involvement with the financial community.
Alexandria Marcotte, P.Geo.
Alexandria Marcotte, P.Geo.
Ms. Marcotte is currently the Vice President, Project Coordination for Osisko Mining Inc. Ms. Marcotte started at Osisko as a Senior Geologist in March 2017. Prior to joining Osisko, Ms. Marcotte held increasingly senior roles in junior exploration companies internationally and across Canada. She started her career in base metals working underground at the Kidd Creek mine. Ms. Marcotte is a director of the Canadian Museum of Nature Foundation and is a member of the Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and the Sustainability Committee of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada. Ms. Marcotte received an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, a Certificate in Mining Management from Ryerson University, and is an MBA candidate at the Schulich School of Business, York University.