Board of Directors

Growing resource companies from exploration to production

Equinox Gold’s executive team draws upon a wealth of experience from a Board of Directors with a proven track record and strong corporate governance. Ross Beaty, the Company’s Chair, is one of the foremost mining entrepreneurs of our generation, and many of Equinox Gold’s directors have held senior executive positions with the industry’s leading companies. 

Directors

A proven track record

Equinox Gold’s Chair, Ross Beaty, was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in January 2018 in recognition of his significant contributions to the Canadian mining industry. You can learn more about his mining industry career and watch the tribute video here

 

Ross Beaty

Ross Beaty
Chair

Ross Beaty is the Chair of Equinox Gold's Board of Directors. Mr. Beaty is a geologist and resource company entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience in the international minerals and renewable energy industries. He founded Pan American Silver and currently serves as Chair of the Pan American Board, and since 1985 has successfully founded and divested a number of other public mineral resource companies. He is past President of the Silver Institute in Washington, DC, a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Mining, and a recipient of the Institute's Past President's Memorial Medal. In 2007, Mr. Beaty received the Association of Mineral Exploration of BC's Colin Spence Award for excellence in global mineral exploration; in 2008, he received the Mining Person of the Year award from the Mining Association of BC and the 2008 Natural Resources & Energy Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst & Young. In 2010, he was awarded the prestigious Viola MacMillan Award by the Prospector and Developers Association of Canada and was selected as Mining Person of the Year for 2011 by Canada’s Northern Miner newspaper. In 2014, he received the CIM’s Vale Medal for Meritorious Contribution to Mining and in 2017 he was appointed to the Order of Canada for his business contributions to the mining sector and for his philanthropy aimed at preserving the environment. In 2018, Mr. Beaty was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in recognition of his significant contributions to the Canadian mining industry. Mr. Beaty holds an MSc in Mineral Exploration (with Distinction) from the Royal School of Mines, University of London, England, and an LLB (Law) and a BSc (Honours Geology) from the University of British Columbia.

Neil Woodyer

Neil Woodyer
Vice Chair

Neil Woodyer is the Vice Chair of Equinox Gold's Board of Directors, Chair of the Environment, Social and Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation, Nomination and Governance Committee. Mr. Woodyer was the CEO of Leagold from its formation in September 2016 until the company merged with Equinox Gold in February 2020. Neil has extensive history in the mining sector creating growth strategies, implementing financing plans and leading management teams. In 1988, Neil was a founder of Endeavour Financial, a successful mining merchant banking and advisory business. In 2009, Neil, then Endeavour’s CEO, and Frank Giustra devised Endeavour’s gold growth strategy and in 2010, Neil led the transition of a financial company (Endeavour Financial) into a mine operations and development company (Endeavour Mining). Endeavour Mining grew into one of the largest gold producers in West Africa through a series of acquisitions, successful expansion and optimization projects, and new mine construction. Neil left Endeavour Mining in June 2016 to found Leagold.

Lenard Boggio

Lenard Boggio
Lead Director

Len Boggio is the Board's Independent Lead Director and is Chair of Equinox Gold's Audit Committee. Mr. Boggio was a director of NewCastle Gold until it was acquired by Trek Mining in the merger that formed Equinox Gold. He was formerly a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) where he served for more than 30 years until his retirement in May 2012.  During that time he was Leader of the B.C. Mining Group of PwC, a senior member of PwC’s Global Mining Industry Practice and an auditor of Canadian, U.S. U.K. and other internationally listed mineral resource and energy clients.  Mr. Boggio is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (FCPA, FCA) and has served as president of the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants and chairman of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. In 2019 Mr. Boggio was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, recognizing Mr. Boggio's sustained distinction in his career, community service and work within the CPA profession.

Tim Breen

Tim Breen
Director

Tim Breen is a member of Equinox Gold's Environment, Social and Governance Committee and also the Compensation, Nomination and Governance Committee. Mr. Breen is a long-standing member of Mubadala Investment Company’s senior leadership team, currently serving as an Executive Director in Mubadala’s Technology, Manufacturing and Mining platform. He also serves on the boards of several of Mubadala’s investments, including Sociedad Minera de Santander (Minesa) in Colombia and Guinea Alumina Corporation in the Republic of Guinea. Mr. Breen also serves as a director and Executive Vice President of Finance, Strategy and Business Transformation of GlobalFoundries. Prior to joining Mubadala in 2010, he was based in Abu Dhabi as a partner with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Breen holds an MBA from London Business School.

 

Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell
Director

Gordon Campbell is a member of Equinox Gold's Audit Committee. Mr. Campbell was a Canadian diplomat and politician. From 2011 to 2016, he was the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. He was the 34th Premier of British Columbia from 2001 to 2011 and was the leader of the Official Opposition in British Columbia from 1994 to 2001. From 1986 to 1993, Mr. Campbell was Mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia. Prior to serving in politics, Mr. Campbell was a real estate developer and a CUSO teacher in Nigeria.

General Wesley K. Clark

General Wesley K. Clark
Director

General Wesley Clark is a member of Equinox Gold's Audit Committee and also its Environment, Social and Governance Committee. General Clark is a retired 4-star U.S. Army General. General Clark spent 34 years in the U.S. Army and held several Commands including Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO and, earlier in his career, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, which covers activities in South America and Central America. Currently, General Clark heads a strategic advisory and consulting firm.

Marshall Koval

Marshall Koval
Director

Marshall Koval is a member of Equinox Gold's Environment, Social and Governance Committee and also its Compensation, Nomination and Governance Committee. Mr. Koval is a mining executive with 38 years of corporate management, M&A, finance, mineral exploration, mine development and operations experience and has worked on mining projects in over 30 countries. He was President & CEO of Anfield Gold until it was acquired by Trek Mining in December 2017 in the transaction to form Equinox Gold, and is a Director of Miedzi Copper. Previously, Mr. Koval was a partner in Lumina Capital and served as CEO of Northern Peru Copper, VP of Corporate Development for Lumina Copper, President of Pincock, Allen & Holt and held management positions with Golder Associates, BHP/Utah International, Inco, Meridian Minerals and Inspiration Consolidated Copper. Mr. Koval holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Missouri and is a registered professional geologist in North Carolina and Washington.

Peter Marrone

Peter Marrone
Director

Peter Marrone is Chair of Equinox Gold's Compensation, Nomination and Governance Committee. Mr. Marrone is Chair and CEO of Yamana Gold, which he founded in 2003. He has more than 30 years of mining, business, and capital markets experience. He has been on the boards of a number of public companies and has advised companies with a strong South American presence. Prior to Yamana, Mr. Marrone was the head of investment banking at a major Canadian investment bank and before that, practiced corporate law in Toronto with a strong focus on corporate law, securities law and international transactions.

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