Independent Chair, Co-Founder
Mr. Whalen has been a self-employed business consultant since 2009. From 1992-2008, Don served as Executive Chairman and Director of TSX-listed High River Gold Mines. Together with fellow Pancon Gold Director, David Mosher, Don succeeded in growing High River Gold from a small exploration company into a multi-mine, international gold producer with mines in Canada, West Africa and Russia.
During this period, High River Gold’s market capitalization increased from C$7 million to more than C$1 billion. Don has been active in promoting Canada-Russia business investment and trade relations. From 1998-2008 he was Chairman of the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA), and from 2005-2007 he represented Canada as Co-Chair of the Canada Russia Business Council.
Independent Director, Co-Founder, Technical Advisor
Geologist who discovered the world’s largest undeveloped uranium deposit. Former CEO of High River Gold; led multiple gold projects and mines in Canada, West Africa and Russia. 45 years of global exploration and mining experience. Has served as independent director of multiple exploration and mining companies. Co-founder and director of Pancon. Based in Halifax, NS.
President & CEO
Executive with 27 years of global professional experience, including 18 years in the mining industry. Held executive and advisory roles with Ivanhoe Mines, Rio Tinto, Peabody Energy and Duke Energy. Pancon President & CEO since 2017. Erdene Resource Development (TSX: ERD) independent director since 2015 and chairman of the board since 2019. BA from UNC-Chapel Hill; MA from School for International Training; MA from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Based in Charlotte, NC.
Mr. Petroff brings substantial executive management experience with mining companies to the Pancon Gold Board. He served as President, CEO and Director of Jaguar Mining from 2012-2014. He was President, CEO and Director of Breakwater Resources from 2009-2011. From 2004-2008, David was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Centerra Gold, a spin-off from Cameco.
David was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration for Cameco from 1997-2004. David’s experience demonstrates his ability to step into challenging situations and provide leadership for creating and implementing strategies that lead to higher profitability, engaged employees, and overall improved business results.
Mr. Mark has more than 25 years experience in the public markets and has held leadership positions with various organizations over the last 40 years. During his tenure with public companies he has been responsible for: securing financings; developing short and long-term corporate goals; building cost-effective property development plans; creating effective communication platforms; and overseeing regulatory functions.
Rick is currently President and CEO, Chair and Director of Harvest Gold (TSX-V:HVG). He was formerly President and CEO of VMS Ventures, which discovered the high-grade Reed copper deposit in Manitoba, now in production through a joint venture with Hudbay Mining. He was also Chairman of North American Nickel, which has made a number of nickel discoveries in Greenland. Rick has led efforts to raise more than C$85 million in the last 12 years.