Management

Walter Coles Jr.

Walter Coles Jr.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Coles has served as CEO and President for several Toronto Venture Stock Exchange listed junior mining exploration and development companies, throughout the past seven years. Mr. Coles entered the mining business as part of an effort to develop a mineral resource discovered on family farmland in Virginia. He was previously an analyst for Cadence Investment Partners, from 2005 through to 2007. Prior to that Mr. Coles worked for UBS Investment Bank in New York as a Senior Research Analyst in the bank’s High Yield Group. Mr. Coles started at UBS Investment Bank in 1999 as an Associate reporting to the bank’s Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy. Mr. Coles holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Richmond.

Andrew MacRitchie, CPA, CA

Andrew MacRitchie, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary

Mr. MacRitchie is a Chartered Professional Accountant who has held management roles in several TSX Venture-listed mining companies over his 20+ year career. During that period, he has assisted those companies in raising more than $200 million. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and has since gathered experience working on gold, silver, diamond and base-metals projects in North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia.

Shane Williams, B.Eng., M.Sc.

Shane Williams, B.Eng., M.Sc.

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Williams has over 20 years of experience in the mining/oil and gas industry specifically related to the development, construction, and operations of large-scale resource projects. Prior to joining Skeena, Mr. Williams was the Vice President of Operations and Capital Projects at Eldorado Gold for six years. He also served as Project Director for Eldorado Gold for their Greek assets. Mr. Williams has extensive open-pit development experience from his time working with Rio Tinto at the Iron Ore Company of Canada and at Kaunis Iron in Northern Sweden where he was Project Director. He has a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology Ireland, a M.Sc. in Project Management from the University of Limerick Ireland and recently completed a Senior Executive Leadership Programme at the London Business School.

Paul Geddes, B.Sc., P. Geo.

Paul Geddes, B.Sc., P. Geo.

Vice President, Exploration & Resource Development

Mr. Geddes has more than 20 years of exploration and resource development experience in precious and base metals with a focus on economic geology. His career ranges from greenfield to brownfield exploration, holding progressively senior roles with major and junior mining companies including Noranda Mining and Exploration, Teck Exploration, INCO Technical Services, North American Palladium, Rainy River Resources and Barkerville Gold Mines. During his tenure at Rainy River Resources, he was an instrumental member of the team responsible for a ten-fold increase in global gold resources prior to the Company’s takeover by New Gold in 2013. Mr. Geddes is a registered professional geoscientist and member in good standing of APEGBC.

Kelly Earle, B. Sc. Geol., CPIR

Kelly Earle, B. Sc. Geol., CPIR

Vice President, Communications

Ms. Earle is an Investor Relations professional and a geologist. Ms. Earle spent several years in the field prior to making the transition into the corporate side of the industry. She received her Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of British Columbia and her Certified Professional Investor Relations designation from the Ivey School of Business at Western University. She is a founding member of the British Columbia Regional Mining Alliance (BCRMA), a regional partnership between Aboriginal groups, industry and provincial government representatives to promote mining investment in the Golden Triangle of northwest BC and the Founding Industry Advisory Board Chair for CASERM (Center for Advanced Subsurface Earth Resource Models), a new I/UCRC (Industry-University Cooperative Research Center) between the Colorado School of Mines and Virginia Tech, backed by the National Science Foundation.

Justin Himmelright, B. Sc., M. Eng.

Justin Himmelright, B. Sc., M. Eng.

Vice President, Sustainability

Mr. Himmelright has over 25 years of experience in environmental management and developing social licence for natural resource projects. He’s a graduate of Simon Fraser University (B.Sc.) and the University of British Columbia (M. Eng.) and is a Registered Professional Biologist in BC. Mr. Himmelright previously served as Vice President responsible for sustainability matters for several publicly listed companies and has also worked as a consultant to Indigenous communities on mining proposals within their Territories and with non-profit organizations. He’s a former Board member of the Yukon Mine Training Association and the Autism Society of BC and is currently an adjunct professor at the Norman Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering (UBC) on the topic of Indigenous peoples and mining in Canada.

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