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.
Michael Cathro, M. Sc., P. Geo.

Michael Cathro, M. Sc., P. Geo.

Vice President, Operations

Mr. Cathro is a registered professional geoscientist in British Columbia and holds a BSc from Queen’s University and a MSc from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Cathro’s 35-year career has included work as an exploration geologist on gold and base-metal projects in Canada and overseas, and 17 years in technical and management roles with the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. Prior to leaving the government in 2008, Mr. Cathro led the team that successfully completed the environmental review and permitting of the New Afton copper-gold project, now one of the largest underground metal mines in Canada.
J. Rupert Allan, B. Sc., P. Geol.

J. Rupert Allan, B. Sc., P. Geol.

Vice President, Exploration

Mr. Allan is a consulting geologist with 45 years’ experience in base and precious metals exploration throughout Canada and internationally. He has worked extensively in northwest British Columbia and was instrumental in the permitting and development of the Brewery Creek heap leach gold mine in the Yukon.
Ron Nichols, B. Sc., P. Eng.

Ron Nichols, B. Sc., P. Eng.

Chief Geologist

Mr. Nichols worked as a geologist for Cominco Ltd. from 1967 until 1990. During his 23 years with Cominco, Mr. Nichols led numerous advanced exploration projects throughout Canada, Greenland and South America. Mr. Nichols also has direct experience in the transitioning projects from exploration to development. Examples include the Valley Copper and the Snip mines in British Columbia, as well as the Black Angel mine in Greenland. After Cominco, Mr. Nichols became a partner in Keewatin Engineering where he managed exploration projects in Western Canada for junior exploration companies associated with Ron Netolitzky.
Andrew MacRitchie, CPA, CA

Andrew MacRitchie, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary

Mr. MacRitchie is a Chartered Public Accountant who has held management roles in several TSX Venture-listed mining companies over his 16-year career. During that period, he has assisted those companies in raising more than $100 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, and Africa. Mr. MacRitchie volunteers as the National Treasurer for the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
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, including a season in the Yukon with Northern Freegold Resources and running a step-out drill program for Hunter Dickinson at the Gibraltar copper-molybdenum mine in Northern BC. 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.
Mylene Arviola

Mylene Arviola

Office Manager & Accounting Assistant

Ms. Arviola has over 20 years’ experience in the accountancy field, working for several companies in the Philippines and the UAE before joining Skeena Resources in 2011. Ms. Arviola holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Far Eastern University.
Clea Sutherland

Clea Sutherland

Manager, Communications & Administration

Ms. Sutherland recently entered the mining industry as the first point of contact for Skeena Resources. Pulling from her background in customer service she is focused on driving the company’s communication initiatives. Ms. Sutherland holds a BBA, specializing in Sustainable Business Leadership, from BCIT.

Graham Giles, M. Sc., P. Geo.

Graham Giles, M. Sc., P. Geo.

Senior Project Geologist

Mr. Giles is a registered professional geoscientist with APEGBC. He combines experience as both an exploration geologist and a GIS/data modeler, and previously worked with Stratton Resources, Keegan Resources, Brett Resources, Redcorp and several geological consulting firms on a variety of domestic and international projects. Mr. Giles holds a B. Sc. in Earth and Environmental Science from the University of British Columbia and a M. Sc. in Mineral Economics from the Curtin Graduate School of Business.