Centerra is a Canadian-based gold mining and exploration company engaged in the operation, exploration, development and acquisition of gold properties in Asia, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging markets worldwide. Its objective is to build shareholder value and to establish annual gold production of 1.5 million ounces by maximizing the potential of its current properties and leveraging its financial strength and experience to acquire new long-life, low-cost projects.
Patrick M. James
Mr. James has more than 35 years experience in the mining industry. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Algom Limited from 1997 to 2001. Prior to joining Rio Algom, Mr. James spent 18 years working for Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corporation, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility before being appointed Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer in 1995. He holds a M.A. in Management from the University of New Mexico and a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He currently serves on the board of Stillwater Mining Company.
Mr. Walter is currently Chairman and CEO of Four Mile Investments Inc., involved in investments and financial and strategic advisory services. From 2002 until 2007, Mr. Walter was a director and officer of Dynatec Corporation, initially as Vice-Chairman and from 2005 as President and CEO. Prior thereto, his career included serving as President of Sherritt Inc., President and CEO of Plaintree Systems Inc., and Managing Director and Co-Head of the Media, Telecom & Technology investment and corporate banking group at BMO Nesbitt Burns.
Stephen A. Lang
President and CEO
Steve has over 27 years of experience in the mineral sector including engineering, development and production in gold, coal, PGM and copper operations and joined Centerra in 2007 as Chief Operating Officer. Between 2003 and 2007, Steve served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Stillwater Mining Company.
Vice President and COO
Ron joined Centerra Gold Inc. in 2005 as Vice President, Project Development and Engineering and was responsible for all the evaluation, engineering, construction and commissioning of new and expansion projects. On July 30, 2008, Ron was promoted to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for all of the Company's operations. He has more than 31 years of national and international experience in mine operations, project development, design and construction in the mineral resource industry.
Jeffrey S. Parr
Vice President and CFO
Jeff has over 20 years experience in the mining and service provider industries. From 1997 to 2006 he worked for Hatch Acres Inc. (formerly Acres Inc.), most recently as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Shared Services. From 1988 to 1997 Jeff held progressively senior financial positions at WMC International ultimately serving as the company's Executive Vice President. A subsidiary of WMC, WMC International was responsible for mining and exploration activities in the Americas. From 1985 to 1988 Jeff worked for NBS Limited as Corporate Controller.
Senior Vice President, Global Exploration
Ian Atkinson is a senior corporate executive with over 30 years of experience in worldwide natural resource management. Most recently, Ian was Vice President Exploration & Strategy for Hecla Mining Company where he was responsible for directing exploration activities and managing the technical services and environmental groups. Prior to this Ian, was Senior Vice President Operations & Exploration with Battle Mountain Gold in Houston and was Senior Vice President with Hemlo Gold Mines in Toronto.
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