Management & Board of Directors
Montage Gold's management team and Board of Directors is comprised of individuals with decades of experience in exploration and mine development. Led by key executives who drove the success of Red Back Mining, our team brings together some of the brightest minds in the industry.
Mr. Stuart is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Montage and is the President and a Director of Orca Gold. He is one of the founders of Orca and is a professional geologist with over 25 years of international experience in mineral exploration. Previously, he held the position of Vice President Exploration of Orca from April 2013 to December 2014, the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer from December 2014 to August 2016 and has served as President since August 2016.
During his career, Mr. Stuart has been instrumental in the grassroots discovery of three gold deposits and the significant growth of two pre-existing gold deposits in Africa. From 1994 to 2001, Mr. Stuart worked for Ashanti Goldfields Inc. and led the team responsible for the discovery of the multi-million ounce Geita gold deposit in Tanzania. The Geita gold deposit entered production in 2000 and is currently owned by Anglogold Ashanti and is one of its flagship mines today. In 2003, Mr. Stuart joined Red Back Mining and for 7 years he led the exploration teams responsible for significant growth in Mineral Resources at the Chirano gold deposit in Ghana and the Tasiast gold deposit in Mauritania, both of which are significant multi-million ounce gold deposits that are currently in production. While with Orca, Mr. Stuart was responsible for the grassroots discovery of the multi-million ounce Block 14 Gold Project located in Sudan and the Koné deposit at the Morondo Gold Project.
Mr. Spencer is the Executive Vice President, Corporate Development of Montage and brings over 15 years experience in all aspects of mining capital markets. Mr. Spencer is a former Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Sandstorm Gold Royalties, a position he held until November 2020. Prior to Sandstorm, Mr. Spencer was a Director of Investment Banking at Cormark Securities Inc. Mr. Spencer has extensive experience in capital raising, advisory, complex structuring and corporate development. Mr. Spencer also serves as a Director of Reefton Goldfields Ltd., a private mineral exploration company with properties in New Zealand.
Mr. Kondo is the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Montage and is the Chief Financial Officer of Orca. He is a highly qualified finance professional with extensive senior executive and corporate board experience in the mining industry, most recently as Chief Financial Officer with Lucara Diamond Corporation, owner of the Karowe mine in Botswana, one of the world’s most successful and profitable diamond mines. Prior to Lucara, Mr. Kondo held senior executive roles with Anglo American where he has been responsible for delivering significant commercial growth internationally by leading mergers and acquisitions, raising capital finance and achieving business transformation through operational performance and project management. Mr. Kondo is a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
Richard P. Clark
Richard P. Clark
Mr. Clark has a long and highly successful track record in the mining industry including Red Back Mining Inc. where as President and CEO he led Red Back to become an intermediate gold producer. Mr. Clark successfully guided Red Back through all facets of growth including discovery, feasibility, financing and production coupled with successful corporate acquisitions culminating in the sale of Red Back to Kinross Gold Corporation in late 2010 for US$7.1 billion. In addition to his success at Red Back, Mr. Clark has been instrumental in the discovery and feasibility of the Block 14 Gold Project in Sudan through Orca Gold where Mr. Clark is currently CEO and Director and has served in those capacities since 2012. In addition to Orca Gold, Mr. Clark is also a director of MAG Silver Corp. Mr. Clark has a geological background and was formerly a lawyer and is a CGIC / ICSA Accredited Director.
David Field, BEc (H) / BSc ANU Australia, has had 25 years’ participation in the capital markets and a wealth of experience in evaluating, investing and financing mining projects globally. Mr. Field spent 10 years at Australia’s largest retail fund manager, Bankers Trust Financial Group, as head of their Global Basic Materials Group before joining Carmignac Gestion, the largest boutique fund manager in continental Europe. While at Carmignac Gestion, Mr. Field ran a US$ 2 billion mining fund and invested more than US$ 10 billion of the firm’s funds under management in the commodities sector globally before his departure in late 2014. Mr. Field is currently a director of Orca Gold.
With 40 years of experience leading mining operations in Africa, Australia, North and South America, and Europe, Mr. Ross (Eur Ing, MBA, MIMMM) contributes a wealth of operational knowledge and technical expertise. Mr. Ross was the former COO of Red Back Mining Inc., where he led its operations and directed the development of the Akwaaba Deeps underground mine, the Chirano plant expansion, and the Tasiast plant compliance and expansion. Mr. Ross is currently the COO of Orca Gold where he has led the Block 14 Project through numerous studies, engineering and test work ultimately resulting in a robust feasibility study. Prior to joining Orca, Mr. Ross served as the COO of Red Back, Sirocco Mining Inc., New Gold Inc., Invernia Inc., and former CEO of ARCON international. Mr. Ross has been involved with the Morondo Gold Project since his time with Red Back Mining and works closely with CEO Hugh Stuart to establish work programs to advance the project through key economic studies.
Mr. Mitchell is a Chartered Accountant (CPA-CA) with over 35 years of senior financial management experience in both public and private equity sponsored companies. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coeur Mining, Inc., a precious metals producer operating mines throughout North America. Peter joined Coeur in 2013 and was responsible for investor relations, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, information technology, tax and compliance, in addition to serving as a key team member on the Company’s acquisition and divestiture team as well as leading all capital markets activity in multiple equity and debt financings.
He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Taseko Mines Ltd., Stabilis Energy Inc. and Northcliff Resources Ltd. He earned a BA in Economics from Western University and an MBA in Finance from the University of British Columbia.
David De Witt
David De Witt
Mr. De Witt is a co-founder and the Chairman of Pathway Capital Ltd. and has over 35 years of experience in the capital markets. Prior to forming Pathway in 2004, Mr. De Witt was partner in a venture capital firm, where he was involved in strategic planning, acquisitions, and investment decisions. He also spent 18 years as a practicing lawyer before his retirement from law in 1997. Mr. De Witt is currently Chairman and Director of Sandstorm Gold Ltd., which is listed on the TSX and NYSE. Mr. De Witt’s focus has been mining but he also has experience in financing public and private companies and structuring and negotiating transactions in the bio-technology, software, and telecommunications industries. Mr. De Witt holds both a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the University of British Columbia.