Board of Directors
Lawrence I. Bell
Larry Bell has had an extensive career in public and private positions. From 1987 to 1991, and from August 2001 to November 2003, Larry was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BC Hydro, one of the largest electric utilities in Canada. Subsequent to this, he held the position of non-executive Chairman of BC Hydro until 2007. Larry is a director of GrowthWorks Capital, International Forest Products, Goldcorp, Shato Holdings and Silver Wheaton.
Prior to these positions, Larry was Chairman and President of the Westar Group and Chief Executive Officer of Vancouver City Savings Credit Union. In British Columbia's public sector, he serves as Chair of the Canada Line Rapid Transit Project and has served as Deputy Minister of Finance and Secretary to the Treasury Board, as well a Chair of the University of British Columbia's Board of Governors. Larry is also the recipient of numerous honours and awards.
George L. Brack
Chairman of the Board (Non-Executive)
George Brack's 24-year career in the mining industry working in investment banking and corporate development has focused on the identification, evaluation and execution of strategic mergers and acquisitions and the provision of equity financing.
George was most recently Managing Director and Industry Head, Mining Group of Scotia Capital. Prior to joining Scotia Capital in 2006, he served seven years as President of Macquarie North America Ltd., an investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions advice to the global mining industry. Previously, he held the position of Vice President, Corporate Development at Placer Dome Inc., worked for CIBC Wood Gundy, where he was a Vice President of the Investment Banking Group and worked in Rio Algom's corporate development department.
George started his career as an exploration geologist with Sherritt-Gordon Mines. George holds an MBA from York University, a BASc in Geological Engineering from the University of Toronto and the CFA designation. He serves as a director of Alexco Resource Corp. (and is a member of the audit committee and the compensation committee).
Chantal Gosselin is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Goodman Investment Counsel. She formerly held the position of senior mining analyst, at Sun Valley Gold LLP, a precious metals focused investment fund. From May 2006 to March 2008, Chantal was a senior mining analyst and partner of Genuity Capital Markets. Prior to joining Genuity, she held positions as a mining analyst with Haywood Securities Inc. and Dundee Securities Corporation. Between 1992 and 2000, she held various management positions in North, Central and South America for Blackhawk Mining Inc., Pan American Silver Corporation, Dynatec Mining Corporation and Aur Resources Inc.
GookHo (G.H.) Lee, MBA, is Korea Resources Corporation's representative on the Capstone board pursuant to the strategic partnership for the development of the Santo Domingo project and Shareholders Agreement for the project between Capstone and KORES. KORES has 30% ownership of the Santo Domingo project and owns approximately 10.5% of Capstone's outstanding shares.
Mr. Madhavpeddi is the President of Azteca Consulting LLC, an investment and advisory firm and the CEO of Forex Investment Group, an acquisition group for a Hong Kong private equity firm. He was previously Overseas CEO for China Molybdenum Inc. and prior to that he spent over 20 years in senior executive roles at Phelps Dodge Corp., which was the world's largest publicly traded copper company with 14,000 employees and operations in 14 countries prior to its acquisition by Freeport-McMoRan in 2007. His roles at Phelps Dodge included Senior Vice President of Business Development, President of Phelps Dodge Wire and Cable, Senior Vice President of Phelps Dodge Sales Company and various technical and engineering positions. He has worked in the Americas, Australia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East evaluating copper, gold and various specialty metals projects.
Dale C. Peniuk
Dale Peniuk is a chartered accountant that provides financial consulting services to a number of mining companies and currently serves on the Board and as Audit Committee Chair of Lundin Mining Corporation, Corriente Resources Inc., Quest Capital Corp., Rainy River Resources Ltd. and Reservoir Capital Corp. He also served on the Board and as Audit Committee Chair of EuroZinc Mining Corporation, until completion of its merger with Lundin Mining, and Rio Narcea Gold Mines, Ltd., following the acquisition of a controlling interest in the company by Lundin Mining until the takeover of Rio Narcea was completed. Dale obtained a B.Comm from the University of British Columbia in 1982 and spent more than 20 years with KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants and predecessor firms, the last 10 of which as an assurance partner.
Darren M. Pylot
President & CEO and Director
Darren Pylot is the founder of Capstone Mining Corp and in 2006 created Silverstone Resources Corp. He formerly served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Silverstone prior to its sale to Silver Wheaton in 2009. He was responsible for bringing Capstone's Cozamin base metal mine into production, and under his leadership the company has grown into a mid-cap producer, developer and exploration company by merging with Sherwood Copper (Minto and Kutcho), acquiring Far West Mining (Santo Domingo) and developing the strategic partnership with Korea Resources Corporation.
Darren has over 20 years of experience in the management, development, administration and financing of public companies focusing on the resource sector. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Zena Capital Corp. (TSX.V:ZCC).
Richard N. Zimmer
Rick Zimmer was the former President and CEO of Far West Mining Ltd., which was acquired by Capstone in 2011. He has over 30 years of Canadian and international mining experience, including 15 years with Teck Cominco Limited. From 1998 to 2007, he was Vice President and Project Manager of Teck-Pogo Inc. and prior to that he managed several operations and development projects for Teck Cominco. From 1984 to 1991, Rick was Senior Staff Engineer with Bow Valley Industries Ltd. and from 1978 to 1984, he held various positions at Key Lake Mining Corporation, during feasibility, and mine construction, and subsequently he became the Key Lake mine superintendent.