Expertise: Mining.

Locations: North America, Latin America, Africa (based in Canada).

Alexander has over 40 years of experience in designing, implementing and managing gold and base metal exploration and acquisition programs throughout the world. Most recently, he was Barrick Gold Corporation’s Executive Vice President, Exploration and Corporate Development with responsibility for international exploration programs and corporate development activities. He was instrumental in Barrick’s acquisition of Lac Minerals, Sutton Resources, Arequipa Resources, Pangea Goldfields, Homestake Mining and Placer Dome Inc. Alexander joined Barrick in October 1993 as Vice President, Exploration with responsibility for the company’s expanding exploration program. He initiated Barrick’s expansion out of North America and into Latin America and beyond. Prior to joining Barrick, he was Vice President, Exploration for Metall Mining Corporation.

In April 2005, Alexander was presented the 2005 A.O. Dufresne Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum to recognize exceptional achievement and distinguished contributions to mining exploration in Canada and in 2003, he was named the Prospector of the Year by the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada in recognition of his team’s discovery of the Lagunas Norte Project in the Alto Chicama District, Peru. Most recently, February 2019, Alexander was awarded the Charles F. Rand Gold Medal by the American Institute of Mining Engineers in recognition of his key role in numerous acquisitions and discoveries and his leadership in developing Barrick’s unparalleled exploration programs, both of which have resulted in remarkable achievements that distinguish his career and legacy at Barrick.

Alexander received his B.Sc. and his M.Sc. in Economic Geology from McGill University. His extensive experience in the mining industry and his background in precious metal exploration and corporate development allows him to provide valuable industry insight and perspective to the board and management. He also has extensive board level experience and has sat on or has chaired a number of health, safety & environment, technical, sustainability, audit, and compensation committees.