President and CEO, Director
Mr. Bullock is a registered Professional Mining Engineer in the province of Ontario. Mr. Bullock was Volta Resources Inc.’s President and CEO and was the founding President and CEO of Goldcrest (a Volta predecessor company) since its inception in 2002. Mr. Bullock was instrumental in the growth of Volta from a shell company through to the ultimate sale of the company to B2Gold at the end of 2013. Mr. Bullock has over 30 years of experience, at senior levels, in mining exploration, mine development, mine operations and capital markets. Throughout his career, Mr. Bullock has been involved in projects from inception through exploration to development and production. Mr. Bullock was most recently the CEO of Mako Mining Corp. and is currently a director of B2Gold. Mr. Bullock has also worked for Kirkland Lake Gold and Iamgold Corporation.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Dufour brings an extensive background in the mining sector with a depth of experience in capital markets and finance, including debt structuring, royalty arrangements and corporate transactions, as well as strong experience with financial management and reporting, corporate governance and risk management. Most recently Mr. Dufour was Chief Financial Officer of Newmarket Gold, a TSX-listed mid-tier Australian gold producer which produced over 220,000 ounces of gold annually. Mr. Dufour was part of the team that executed the transformational merger between Newmarket Gold and Kirkland Lake Gold, creating a new 500,000+ ounce gold producer in 2017. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer at Newmarket Gold in 2015, Mr. Dufour was Chief Financial Officer of Crocodile Gold. In 2015, Mr. Dufour also led the merger between Newmarket Gold and Crocodile Gold. Mr. Dufour joined Crocodile Gold in June 2012 as Director of Finance, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in April 2013. Mr. Dufour previously worked with Northgate Minerals Corporation as Corporate Controller, and subsequently was promoted to Group Financial Controller for Northgate’s Australian subsidiaries, until its acquisition by AuRico Gold.
Vice President, Exploration
Mr. McNeill joined Anaconda in 2014. Formerly, he served as Principal Geologist with Paladin Energy Ltd. of Perth, Australia and Vice President – Exploration for Aurora Energy Resources Ltd. based in St John’s NL, where he was focused on the development of the Michelin Project in Labrador, as well as working on uranium projects in Australia and a gold project in Nevada. Mr. McNeill has developed expertise in structural controls on mineralization, project development and grass roots exploration. Mr. McNeill is a Professional Geologist registered in the Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia. He currently serves on the board of Mining NL and is the Past President of the CIM NL branch.
Vice President, Human Resources
Ms. Abballe has over 14 years of progressive human resources experience. Since joining Anaconda in 2019, she has had executive responsibility for driving the Company’s people and talent strategy globally, including employee experience, leadership, compliance and culture. Ms. Abballe previously held a variety of senior positions in different Industries including Mining. Her functional experience spans global mobility, M&A integration, employee engagement, internal investigations, work-force planning, succession planning, leadership development and digital transformation. Amanda holds a number of industry designations and is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association. Ms. Abballe holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Labour Relations and Human Resources Management from York University.
General Manager, Point Rousse Operations
Mr. Dessureault is a registered Professional Mining Engineer with the province of Quebec. He has held positions from Chief Engineer to General manager in a career spanning over 30 years. His has been involved in building and managing numbers of operational mining department and has experience in the explosives and heavy equipment industries. He has worked for many Mining compagnies in Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and the Northwest Territories with a recent international assignment in Africa. He has worked for large and small compagnies like Mineraux Noranda, Iamgold Corporation, Primero Gold and Alexis Minerals and was a founding member of Stratum Incorporated. Mr. Dessureault has been involved in green field and brown field project, development and production, design and reserves calculation work for both open pit and underground operations.