Management

 

Keith Piggott - ACSM

Chairman, President, CEO & Director

Mr. Piggott initially made his name by developing innovative mining systems in the copper & cobalt mines of Zambia at Luanshya, and at Chibuluma, Chambishi and Kalengwa as Mine Superintendent.  He then operated an exploration company in Australia and Papua New Guinea, identifying the gold cap of the Ok Tedi copper ore body, which was then dealt to BHP, which recovered two million ounces of gold in the first three years of production.  Over the past 30 years, he has started and produced (mostly through companies that he has controlled) numerous gold/silver, tin, tungsten, rutile/zircon open pit and heap leach mines in Australia and Mexico utilizing innovative technology to maximize profits. He sold his Australian operations in 1987 to concentrate on developing metallurgical technologies, one of which is a patented dry processing for heavy minerals, which is used today in Australia and Mexico.  For the last twelve years, he has focused on gold production in Mexico and on exploration opportunities for near-term gold/silver production in Mexico and Latin America.  He has launched two Mexican gold mines which have each been in continuous production for twelve and five years, respectively.  Mr. Piggott graduated in Mining Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines in the UK and from the Executive Development Program at the London Business School.
 

Michael Clark, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Clark joined Goldgroup as Controller and Treasurer in 2010 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2012 after serving as the interim Chief Financial Officer for publically-listed mining companies managed by Grosso Group Management including: Golden Arrow Resources, Golden Alliance Resources, Iron South Mining Corp. (formerly Panthera Exploration), Kobex Minerals (formerly IMA Exploration) and Blue Sky Uranium. These companies focused primarily on exploration properties in Argentina and Peru. Mr. Clark has worked solely in the mining sector since 2005. Mr. Clark articled with Mackay LLP Chartered Accountants where he obtained the Chartered Accountant designation and is a graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he received a Bachelor of Technology (Accounting).
 

Dustin VanDoorselaere - B.Sc, B.Eng

Vice President, Operations

Mr. VanDoorselaere brings 17 years of mining experience with a diverse background in both open pit and underground operations in a variety of jurisdictions, including Canada, Australia, Ghana and Mexico. He provides extensive expertise in starting up new mines and streamlining existing operations.

Mr. VanDoorselaere has been with Goldgroup since May 2011 as Projects Manager, principally working on the design and permitting of the Caballo Blanco project. Prior to joining Goldroup Mr.VanDoorselaere worked as a Technical Services Manager with AuRico Gold Inc. at both its El Cubo and Ocampo operations in Mexico, as Mining Manager at Red Back Mining Inc.'s Akwaaba Deeps underground mine in Ghana, and has had operations and engineering roles in open pit and underground mines in both Australia and Canada for Norilsk Nickel Mining and Metallurgical Co., Inco Ltd., Placer Dome Canada Ltd., Orica Canada Ltd. and Consbec Inc. Mr. VanDoorselaere holds a Mining Engineering and Biology degree from Laurentian University.
 
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