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David A. Fennell

Executive Chairman

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 G Mining Ventures Corp., Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. and Torex Gold Resources Ltd.

Carlos H. Bertoni, P.Geo.

Interim CEO

Carlos H. Bertoni graduated as a geologist in Brazil and obtained his M.Sc. degree in mineral exploration at Queen´s University in Canada. His professional experience spans over 40 years with diverse groups such as Cominco, Rio Tinto, Golden Star Resources, SNC Lavalin, Minières du Nord and Reunion Gold exploring and developing mineral projects in a variety of geological environments in Canada, South America and Africa. At Golden Star, Mr. Bertoni managed the exploration of all its key projects in the Guiana Shield, including Omai, Rosebel, Paul Isnard (Montagne d´Or), Yaou, Dorlin and Dachine (diamonds). Mr. Bertoni also participated at the development of the Tulawaka gold mine in Tanzania as the CEO of MDN. Mr. Bertoni is a consultant to Reunion Gold and Vice-President Exploration of Highland Copper. He is also a Professional Geoscientist under the Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, Canada, a Qualified Professional with the Brazilian Commission of Resources and Reserves, and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.

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. 

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. 


Joachim Bayah, ing.

Advisor, Guyana

Joachim Bayah is a mining engineer who has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry working in exploration and mining projects management.  Mr. Bayah has hands-on mining operations experience in mining, metallurgy and process engineering as well as in the conduct of environmental and social impact studies and their implementation.  Mr. Bayah is a graduate of Camborne School of Mines and Queen's University.  He has worked on mining projects in Canada, several countries in Africa and the Guiana Shield of South America.  He also brings experience from project positions promoting mining projects in Guyana, and as a consultant to the Work Bank/IFC group dealing with technology, environment and stakeholder issues.

Dominique Fournier (EurGeol)

Advisor, French Guiana

Dominique Fournier holds a doctorate degree in applied geology from Paris University and is a member of the European Federation of Geologists (EurGeol). Mr. Fournier brings more than 30 years of experience in the minerals industry in operational and managerial capacities. He has worked for major and mid-tier mining companies, such as Asarco and Alamos Gold as exploration manager and as vice president exploration for junior mining companies. His work experience covers a variety of countries and geological environments including Canada, Mexico, French Guiana, Mongolia, West and East Africa and Turkey. He was involved in the discovery or expansion of five gold deposits in French Guiana and Turkey.

Fred Graybeal, PH.D.

Technical Advisor

Dr. Fred Graybeal is a geologist who spent most of his 45 year career focused on base and precious metal exploration with ASARCO Incorporated, prior to retiring in 2003 as Chief Geologist. He is currently involved with several  public exploration companies as member of technical advisory committees, and  consults on various exploration projects. Dr. Graybeal also provides technical advice to financial institutions and is a member of a U.S. Geological Survey group researching copper deposits in Arizona. He is a past Vice President of the Society of Economic Geologists, has served on two committees of the National Research Council, and is a recipient of the SME Dickerson and the SEG Marsden awards. He holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College, and  M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arizona.

John Wakeford

Technical Advisor

Mr. John Wakeford, has served as advisor and strategic technical consultant to the exploration team of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. since 2012, after retiring as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. He was instrumental in the acquisition of Sabina’s Back River project in 2009 and in the subsequent discoveries increasing the Back River resources from 2 to 7 million ounces. Mr. Wakeford has 40 years in worldwide exploration with extensive experience in Archean greenstone deposits, including the Hemlo and Timmins gold camps. On the creation of Hemlo Gold Mines, he led Hemlo's international gold exploration activities. Following the merger of Hemlo with Battle Mountain, he eventually became responsible for Battle Mountain's exploration efforts. He also served as the VP Exploration at Miramar Mining Corp. from 2003 to 2007 during which time his experience and knowledge of Archean greenstone belts enabled it to grow the Hope Bay project resource to over 10 million ounces of gold. He also spent 14 years with Noranda, where, among other things, he played a key role in the discovery and evaluation of the Holloway gold deposit located in the Abitibi greenstone belt.