Directors & Management

Catherine McLeod-Seltzer

Catherine McLeod-Seltzer

Chairman

Catherine McLeod-Seltzer is a leader in the minerals industry, recognized for her financial expertise, access to capital and ability to create growth-focused companies that generate significant shareholder value. Catherine has helped raise over $600 million in working capital for mining exploration in the past 20 years and been directly involved in more than $4 billion in corporate transactions. She has founded, stewarded and directed numerous successful mining ventures in addition to Bear Creek Mining, including Arequipa Resources, Francisco Gold, Miramar Mining, Stornoway Diamonds, Peru Copper and Lucara Diamond.  She attributes the success of these companies in large part to her partnership with outstanding geological and corporate teams, a pattern repeated at Bear Creek.

Catherine was named “Mining Man of the Year” by The Northern Miner in 1999; given the “Award for Performance” by the Association of Women in Finance in 1997; positioned on the Financial Post’s “Power 50”; has received the “Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award” and was named one of “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” in 2013 by Women In Mining (UK). In addition to her position as Chairman of Bear Creek Mining, Catherine is a director of Kinross Gold Corporation, Grenville Strategic Royalties, Major Drilling Group and JDL Gold.


Andrew T. Swarthout

Andrew T. Swarthout

Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Swarthout is a recognized leader and mineral explorer with an extensive history of ore deposit discoveries and project acquisitions in the Americas. With a vast breadth and depth of experience in mineral exploration in Peru, Andrew has taken an active role in promoting environmental stewardship, good governance and foreign investment in the country’s mineral industry.

Prior to founding Bear Creek Mining in 2000, Andrew was Vice-President of Exploration for Southern Peru Copper during which time he was responsible for the discovery of the Shahuindo and Los Chancas deposits and significant reserve expansions on the company’s two porphyry copper deposits as well as initiation of the acquisition of the Tia Maria copper deposit. Prior to this, he was the exploration manager (Mexico) for Kennecott Minerals (now RTZ) where he contributed to the discovery and expansion of a number of precious metal deposits.

Andrew has helped raise over USD $250 million in equity financing for Bear Creek. Under his management, the Company has discovered two world-class silver deposits with combined reserves in excess of 450 million ounces, making Bear Creek Mining a leading emerging silver producer.


David De Witt

David De Witt

Lead Director

Mr. De Witt is a founder and the Chairman of Pathway Capital Ltd., a Vancouver-based private venture capital company and has extensive experience in the areas of corporate and securities law, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He graduated with a BComm/LLB from the University of British Columbia and practiced corporate, securities and mining law until his retirement from the practice of law in January 1997. David currently holds directorships in a number of public companies involved in the natural resource field and has experience in resource projects located in Latin America, North America and Asia.


Nolan Watson

Nolan Watson

Director

Nolan Watson is the President and CEO and a Director of Sandstorm Gold Ltd., a company he co-founded in 2008. Prior to Sandstorm, Nolan served as the Chief Financial Officer of Silver Wheaton Corp., during which time he developed the silver streaming business model and helped raise over US$1 billion in debt and equity to fund Silver Wheaton’s growth. Nolan received a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with honours, from the University of British Columbia, is a Chartered Accountant (Valedictorian of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia), and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst. He has won numerous awards for his professional and charitable achievements including the “Early Achievement Award” by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40” award by The Globe and Mail, “CEO of the Year” by Business In Vancouver and the “Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal”.


Kevin R. Morano

Kevin R. Morano

Director

Mr. Morano is the Managing Principal and founder of KEM Capital LLC, a private equity and management advisory firm that invests in and advises emerging and startup companies in the mining, medical and other industries. His global financial executive expertise is a valuable asset to Bear Creek, as is extensive experience in the mining industry.

Kevin enjoyed a highly successful 21-year career at ASARCO Incorporated, a global copper mining company and specialty chemicals and aggregates producer that was acquired by Grupo Mexico in December 1999. At ASARCO, he served in various senior executive capacities including Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and ultimately President and Chief Operating Officer. His major accomplishments included managing the completion of an $800-million (U.S.) financing program for a Peruvian subsidiary and completing the public listing of Southern Peru Copper Corporation on the New York Stock Exchange. Following his tenure at ASARCO, Kevin was the Chief Financial Officer and subsequently Senior Vice President for Marketing and Business Development at Lumenis Ltd., a laser and light-based technology company specializing in medical devices for aesthetic, surgical and ophthalmic applications.

Kevin holds a B.Sc. in Finance from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from Rider University. He also serves as a director of Golden Minerals Company.


Frank R. Tweddle

Frank R. Tweddle

Director

Mr. Tweddle is the Principal of Andes Mining Research SAC (AMR) a Peruvian firm that identifies and recommends investment opportunities in the mining sector to mining companies, private equity funds and trading companies.

Prior to AMR, Frank was Deputy CEO of Mitsui del Peru S.A., in charge of new business development in the areas of natural resources, energy and infrastructure in Peru. He previously held executive positions with Southern Peru Copper Corporation (“SPCC”) where he managed commercial conditions and price risk for metals and concentrates, and with Standard Bank Plc. where he originated transactions in structured project and trade finance.

During his tenure at SPCC as Vice President - Commercial, Frank was a member of the executive committee responsible for providing strategic direction over the business activities of the corporation including, mine and infrastructure expansion plans, review of exploration activities, government, labor & community relations, human resources and logistics.


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