Chairman of the Board, Independent Director
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, Technical Advisory Committee Member
Mr. Mosher is a geologist and mining executive with more than 35 years of experience in the United States, Canada, Australia, Russia, Africa, and Asia. Over the past decade, he has been active in the restructuring, financing and management of a number of mineral projects and mining companies, both private and public.
David has served on many boards including Cambior and Equinox Minerals, and is currently a director of five public mineral exploration companies, including Pancon Gold. From 1992 through 2008, David served as President and CEO of TSX-listed High River Gold Mines, where he raised more than US$300 million and developed three mines from exploration through to production in Canada, West Africa and Russia. He assisted with the expansion of two underground mines in Russia, and he outlined a 5 million ounce gold deposit in Burkina Faso, which subsequently became an operating mine. Under David’s leadership, High River Gold’s market capitalization increased from C$7 million to more than C$1 billion.
President & CEO
25+ years of leadership and management experience in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America, including executive roles with Ivanhoe Mines, Rio Tinto, Peabody Energy and Duke Energy. Based in Charlotte, NC, Layton has been Pancon President and CEO since April 2017. He has been a Director of Erdene Resource Development (TSX: ERD) since June 2015, and Chairman of Erdene since June 2019.
Mr. Croft is a seasoned business executive with more than 25 years of global leadership experience and expertise in corporate strategy, business development, project management, stakeholder engagement, and environmental and community sustainability. He has spent more than 15 years in the exploration, mining and energy sectors with Ivanhoe Mines, Rio Tinto, Peabody Energy, Duke Energy and LP Amina, including six years as Executive Vice President for the massive Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Layton has contributed to business results on significant gold, copper, iron ore and coal projects and operations in Asia, North America and Africa.
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.