David Fennell has been Chairman of Reunion Gold since its inception in 2003. He has over 35 years’ experience in the mining industry. He received a law degree from the University of Alberta in 1979 and practiced law until he founded Golden Star Resources Ltd in 1983. During his term as president and CEO, Golden Star became one of the largest and most successful exploration companies. While at Golden Star, he was instrumental in the discovery and development of the Omai Gold Mine in Guyana and the Gross Rosebel Mine in Suriname. In 1998, Mr. Fennell became chairman and CEO of Hope Bay Gold Corporation. He held this position through the merger of Hope Bay and Miramar Mining Corporation and remained as executive vice-chairman and director for the combined entity until its takeover by Newmont Mining Corporation in 2008. Mr. Fennell also serves as Chairman of Highland Copper Company Inc., and he is a director of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. and Torex Gold Resources Ltd.
President and CEO
Rejean Gourde has been President and CEO of Reunion Gold since 2017 and director since 2011. Mr. Gourde has more than four decades of experience in the mining industry. From 1994 to 2006, Mr. Gourde was Senior VP of the Guiana Shield Division at Cambior Inc. (now IAMGOLD). In that role he was responsible for the operations of Omai Gold Mines in Guyana, Rosebel Gold Mines in Suriname and other projects in the Guiana Shield. Since 2007, Mr. Gourde has worked as a mining consultant on several mining projects including the Essakane and Bomboré projects in West Africa, and other projects in Guyana and Peru. Mr. Gourde holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal and is a registered Professional Engineer in Quebec.
Alain Krushnisky, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Alain Krushnisky has been CFO of Reunion Gold since 2004. Mr. Krushnisky has 25 years of experience in the mining sector including 10 years with Cambior Inc. (now IAMGOLD) in various capacities, including Vice-President and Controller. Since 2004, Mr. Krushnisky has been doing consulting work for various publicly listed exploration and mining companies. Mr. Krushnisky graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in commerce and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Justin van der Toorn
Justin van der Toorn is an exploration geologist with over 15 years of experience in the minerals industry, with a focus on project management and leading exploration teams from grassroots through to discovery and resource definition drilling. Prior to joining Reunion Gold, Mr. van der Toorn worked for various TSX and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies with projects in regions spanning from Eastern Europe to North and South America. His experience is in a range of commodity and deposit styles, including extensive work in Carlin-style gold, high-sulphidation gold and base metals mineralization, porphyry copper, and orogenic gold systems.
Mr. van der Toorn holds a M.Sc. degree in Geological Sciences from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London. He is registered as a Chartered Geologist (CGeol) of the Geological Society, and a European Geologist (EurGeol) by the European Federation of Geologists.
Paul Fowler, CFA
Manager, Corporate Development
Mr. Fowler has 14 years’ experience in Canadian capital markets, predominantly working with clients in the mining sector. He has previously held both Institutional Sales and Investment Banking roles at Wellington West Capital Markets, National Bank Financial, Paradigm Capital and Red Cloud Securities. Mr. Fowler is a CFA charterholder.
Carole Plante, LLB
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Carole Plante has been General Counsel and Corporate secretary of Reunion Gold since its inception in 2003. Ms. Plante has over 25 years of experience in the mining sector acting mainly as general counsel and corporate secretary for various publicly traded companies having operations in South America, North America, Africa, Australia and Europe. Ms. Plante received a law degree in 1983 from the University of Montréal and is a member of the Québec Bar.