President & Chief Executive Officer and Director (3)
Mr. Clausen is a mining executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the areas of management, finance, development and operations in the precious and base metals industry. Mr. Clausen was President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Augusta Resource Corporation since its inception in 2005 until Augusta was taken over by HudBay Minerals Inc. in July 2014. Mr. Clausen was Executive Vice President, Mining at Washington Group International, Inc. from 2001 to 2005 and served as the Vice President of Operations at Stillwater Mining Company from 1995 to 1999. Prior to 1995, Mr. Clausen was a mine general manager at several precious and base metal operations at Placer Dome Inc.
Mr. Clausen is a Professional Engineer with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University. He is a graduate of Queen’s University’s executive business program.
Mr. Clausen is also currently a director of Plata Latina Minerals Corporation and Golden Star Resources Ltd.
Sarah A. Strunk
Chair of the Board (1,2)
Ms. Strunk is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Fennemore Craig, P.C. She practices in the area of business and finance law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. In addition, she has substantial experience with international sales contracts and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance. Prior to joining Fennemore Craig, Ms. Strunk was the Chief Legal Officer for the copper/molybdenum division of Cyprus Amax Minerals Company. She represents numerous clients in the mining and natural resource industry. Ms. Strunk is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership, the boards of directors of Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, StartUp AZ, Phoenix Forward and a trustee for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. She is a past board member of the Arizona Mining Association.
Ms. Strunk a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, J.D. and the New York University School of Law, LLM (Corporations). She is a member of the Bars of the States of Arizona, California, New York, Connecticut and Kansas.
Mr. Gravelle is currently interim President and Chief Executive Officer at Colt Resources Inc. Mr. Gravelle has over 30 years of experience in accounting, tax, finance and various risk and controls areas and their specific applications to the mining industry. Mr. Gravelle is a retired Partner of PwC LLP, where he was a partner from 1996 to 2015. Mr. Gravelle has held leadership positions with PwC LLP, including serving as the firm’s Global Mining Leader from 2013 to 2015, and as Canadian Mining Leader and Americas Mining Leader from 2010 to 2015.
Mr. Gravelle has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University and has a CA, CPA designation.
Mr. Racine is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Yamana. From August 2012 until March 2014, Mr. Racine was President and Chief Operating Officer of Brigus Gold Corp. Prior to joining Brigus, Mr. Racine was Senior Vice President, Mining of Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited where he was responsible for Agnico-Eagle’s global mining operations. Mr. Racine joined Agnico-Eagle as a junior Mining Engineer in 1988 taking on progressively senior roles throughout his tenure, including LaRonde Mine Manager, Vice-President Operations Manager, and Senior Vice President Operations.
Mr. Racine holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering degree from Laval University. He is a registered engineer with L’Ordre des Ingenieurs du Quebec, a professional engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario and a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.
Mr. Washington is currently Partner at Hydra Capital Partners Inc. Mr. Washington was previously Head of Global Mining & Metals at National Bank Financial Markets from July 2011 until his retirement from the firm at the end of 2015. Mr. Washington joined National Bank as part of the acquisition of Wellington West Capital Markets where he had served as Head of Investment Banking since August 2004. Prior to joining Wellington West, and always focused exclusively on the mining sector, Mr. Washington worked as an investment banker at National Bank Financial/First Marathon, Gordon Capital and Lancaster Financial/TD Securities from 1994. Prior to entering investment banking, Mr. Washington worked as a civil engineer on major infrastructure projects in the U.K., Spain and Hong Kong for six years. Mr. Washington is also currently a director of Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
Mr. Washington holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Engineering) from the University of British Columbia and has an MBA from the University of Western Ontario (Ivey). Mr. Washington also has been awarded the ICD.D certification by the Institute of Corporate Directors.
1) Member of the Audit Committee
2) Member of the Governance and Compensation Committee
3) Member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee
* Denotes Chair of the committee