Position: Executive Chairman
David Fennell received his law degree in 1979 from the University of Alberta and practiced in the areas of corporate and resource law until 1983, when he founded Golden Star Resources (''Golden Star''). During his term as president and CEO, Golden Star became a TSE 300 company and one of the largest and most successful exploration companies. In 1998, Mr. Fennell left Golden Star to become chairman and CEO of Cambiex Explorations Ltd, which became Hope Bay Gold Corporation ("Hope Bay''). He held this position until the merger of Hope Bay and Miramar Mining Corporation ('' Miramar'') where he continued as executive vice-chairman and director for the combined entity until its takeover, in January 2008, by Newmont Mining Corporation. He was chairman of Ariane Gold Corp. (''Ariane'') from August 2002 until its acquisition by Cambior Inc. in November 2003, and was a director of Palmarejo Silver and Gold Corporation (''Palmarejo'') until the merger with Coeur d'Alene Mines Inc. He was chairman of Maximus Ventures Ltd. until the business combination with NFX Gold Inc. to form Bear Lake Gold Ltd. (''Bear Lake'') where he continues as executive chairman. Mr. Fennell is also currently an officer or director or both of a number of publicly-traded resource companies.
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