Board of Directors

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Stephen de Jong
Chair of Board and Chair of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee

Stephen de Jong

Mr. de Jong is CEO and Co-Founder of VRIFY, a technology platform on a mission to build a more transparent mining investment ecosystem. Prior to VRIFY, Mr. de Jong was President and CEO of Integra Gold Corp., a Quebec-focused resource exploration company focused on advancing the Lamaque Gold Project. He led the business from a C$10 million valuation in 2012 to a C$590 million acquisition by Eldorado Gold Corporation in 2017. The Lamaque Gold Project is now a fully operational mine which produces approximately 200,000 ounces of gold per year and employs more than 400 people from the local community.

Chair of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee, Member of the Audit Comittee and Compensation Committee.

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David Awram
Director and Chair of the Technical and Safety Committee

David Awram

Mr. Awram co-founded Sandstorm Gold in 2008. Through his contributions to capital raises, technical due diligence, and corporate development, David has been instrumental in growing the company from a start-up to a leading mid-tier royalty company. Before starting Sandstorm, David served as Director of Investor Relations at Silver Wheaton Corp. (now Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.) where his role included corporate development and investor relations during Silver Wheaton’s dramatic growth into a multi-billion dollar company.

As Senior Executive Vice President and Director of Sandstorm Gold, David brings a wealth of experience to every acquisition. He has been involved in billions of dollars worth of royalty financings and has evaluated hundreds of resource projects, including on-site due diligence at mines all over the world. David is a graduate of the University British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. Mr. Awram’s experience evaluating hundreds of resource projects and completion of on-site due diligence on dozens of mines across the globe is invaluable to Integra Resources Corp. Board and management in enhancing Integra’s portfolio.

Chair of the Technical and Safety Committee, Member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.

Timo Jauristo
Director and Chair of the Compensation Committee

Timo Jauristo

Mr. Jauristo has over 35 years’ experience in the mining and exploration industry. In his time as Executive Vice-President with Goldcorp Inc. from July 2009 to September 2014, and 15 years (until 2005) with Placer Dome in a range of operating and corporate roles, he was involved in or led numerous transactions, buying and selling assets in almost all of the of the world’s major gold producing regions. During and since his time with Goldcorp, he has served as a director for a number of exploration, development and operating companies. Prior to 1997, Timo was involved in exploration and development for various commodities throughout Australia, and in Indonesia, China, Spain, various south-east Asian and African countries. Between 2005 and 2009, he served as CEO of two junior companies (Zincore Metals Inc. and Southwestern Resources Corp.) with assets in Peru and China.

Mr. Jauristo has a Bachelor of Applied Science in applied Geology from the Queensland University of Technology. He also holds a graduate diploma in finance form the Securities Institute of Australia, and is a MAusIMM.

Chair of the Compensation Committee, Member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee and Technical and Safety Committee.

George Salamis
President, CEO & Director

George Salamis

Mr. Salamis has over 30 years of experience in the mining and resource exploration industry. Mr. Salamis has been involved in over $2 billion of M&A transactions, either through assets sales or his involvement with junior mining companies. Mr. Salamis was most recently Executive Chairman of Integra Gold Corp. which was sold to Eldorado Gold Corporation for C$590 million. Mr. Salamis co-led the efforts behind the 2016 Integra Gold Rush Challenge and the 2017 #DisruptMining initiatives that encouraged innovation and technology disruption in the mining industry. Mr. Salamis is a sought after speaker on mining innovation. Mr. Salamis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from University of Montreal — École Polytechnique and has had a successful career in mining and exploration. Mr. Salamis has discovered, financed, built, managed or sold more than 5 major minerals deposits around the World. He began his career working for two major mining companies (Placer Dome and Cameco Corp) over a 12-year period before transitioning into mineral exploration and junior mining in 2001. Mr. Salamis is currently a director at Contact Gold Corp.

Member of the Technical and Safety Committee.

Anna Ladd-Kruger
Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

Anna Ladd-Kruger

Ms. Ladd-Kruger was the former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of McEwen Mining Inc. (TSX: MUX, NYSE: MUX) where she was brought in to strengthen the Company’s executive team leading financial and operational turnaround strategies. She was also key to the McEwen Copper Asset spin out and served as its CFO and director. Ms. Ladd-Kruger was also the previous CFO of Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX: TV), an international base metals mining company. She was part of Trevali’s original executive management team that grew the company from a junior exploration market capitalization of $30 million to a mid-tier base metals producer that reached over $1 billion on the TSX. She has raised over $1 billion US dollars in debt and equity throughout her career in the mining sector. Ms. Ladd-Kruger also served as the CFO and VP Corporate Development for a number of Canadian publicly listed junior mining companies and began her career working at Vale S.A.’s Thompson and Sudbury Canadian operations before joining Kinross Gold Corporation as their North American Group Controller.

Ms. Ladd-Kruger is currently the Board Chair of Nova Minerals Limited (ASX:NVA) and SilverCrest Metals Inc. (TSX: SIL, NYSE American: SILV). She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, CMA), holds the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D), a Master’s in Economics from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.

Chair of the Audit Committee, Member of the Technical and Safety Committee and Environmental, Social, Governance Committee.

C.L. "Butch" Otter

C.L. "Butch" Otter

Former Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter is an American businessman and politician who served as the 32nd Governor of Idaho from 2007 to 2019. He was elected in 2006 and reelected in 2010 and 2014. Governor Otter served as lieutenant governor for 14 years from 1987 to 2001, and in the United States Congress from the first district of Idaho from 2001 to 2007. When Governor Otter left office in January 2019, he was the longest-serving governor in the United States whose time in office had ran consecutively, at 12 years. Governor Otter’s election win in 2014 was his tenth consecutive victory.

Before devoting his career to full-time politics, Governor Otter spent more than 30 years as a business leader, including 12 years as President of Simplot International.

Member of the Technical and Safety Committee and Environmental, Social, Governance Committee.

Carolyn Clark Loder
Director and Chair of the ESG Committee

Carolyn Clark Loder

Carolyn Loder possesses more than 30 years of senior professional experience in the public and private sectors in Mining, Mineral Rights Management, Land Management and Tribal Relations in the United States

She served as President of Sonora Mining Corporation and Vice President of the Sonora Mining Corporation/Jamestown Mine Joint venture between Northgate Exploration and Pathfinder Gold (Cogema). The Jamestown Mine was North America’s largest gold flotation facility. She served two terms as President of the California Mining Association, the first woman President in its hundred-year history.

She headed up Minerals Rights and Public Lands for Freeport-McMoRan, the world’s largest publically traded copper producer and headed up Mineral Rights and Tribal Relations for LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest cement manufacturer.

She oversees and has managed billions of dollars in surface and mineral rights including more than 1,000 properties in the United States. Properties included owned assets and leases and agreements with the U.S. government, State Trust Lands, local governments, Tribal governments, and individual and corporate owners.

Carolyn received numerous awards for mineral reserve acquisition both at the corporate and Tribal level, including completion of a landmark land exchange returning tribal aboriginal lands to two federally recognized Tribes while securing mining rights. She was invited to address the United Nations, Special Rapporteur and High Commissioner of Human Rights regarding Indigenous Rights and the Extractive Industries.

Three Secretary of Interior’s appointed her to the federal Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council. She served for nine years on their Council and served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Council’s Mining Sub-Committee.

She served on the Board of Directors as an Independent Director of Neutron Energy and currently serves on the Board of K2 Gold Corp. as an Independent Director.

Carolyn was honored recently as one of the “Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” by Women in Mining – United Kingdom. She was also honored by the National Association of Women in Construction with their Person-of-the-Year Award, as a non-member for her accomplishments and support of the mining industry. She was named Person-of-the-Year by the New Mexico Mining Association and the Arizona Rock Products Association. She served on both boards for 10+ years and served as Chair of the Mining Hall of Fame for the New Mexico Mining Association.

Carolyn holds a M.L.S. Degree in Indian Law from the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, Arizona State University and a Master’s Degree in Physical Geography with Highest Honors from California State University, Fresno.

Chair of the Environmental, Social, Governance Committee, Member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee.