Check back for updates on the 2018 event, to be held June 5, 2018
Below are the panel of speakers at the 2017 dinner.
Anthony (Tony) Makuch, President and Chief Executive at KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD LTD.
On November 30, 2016, Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. and Newmarket Gold Inc., merged the two companies to form Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
Anthony (Tony) Makuch holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours Applied Earth Sciences) from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and both a Masters of Science Degree in Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Queen´s University in Ontario. He is a professional engineer (Ontario) with over 35 years of management, operations and technical experience in the mining industry, having managed numerous projects in Canada and the United States from advanced exploration through production.
Prior to joining Kirkland Lake Gold, Mr. Makuch was President and CEO at Lake Shore Gold Inc., from 2008 until its acquisition by Tahoe Resources on April 1, 2016, where he became the Executive Vice-President and President of Canadian Operations. Between January 2006 and March 1, 2008, Mr. Makuch was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for FNX Mining Company Inc. From 1998 to December 2005 he held progressively senior positions with Dynatec Corporation, including VP, Operations. From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Makuch worked with Kinross Gold Corporation at a number of their North American operations; which included his role as General Manager of the Kirkland Lake Operations at the Macassa Mine and Timmins Operations – Hoyle Pond Mine.
Duncan Middlemiss, President and Chief Executive Officer, WESDOME GOLD MINES LTD.
Mr. Middlemiss, P.Eng, is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Wesdome Gold Mines Inc. Prior to joining Wesdome, he was President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (“SAS”) until its acquisition by Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. in January 2016. Mr. Middlemiss joined SAS in July 2008 as General Manager and Vice President Operations, later assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2013. He earned a B. Sc. in mining engineering at Queen’s University in 1989 and worked for Inco Limited (now Vale Canada Limited) as Mine Design Engineer until 1995. At that time, he joined Barrick Gold Inc. at their Holt-McDermott Mine, where he held the position of Chief Mine Engineer. In 2002 he joined Foxpoint Resources (now Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.) where he was instrumental in overseeing the rehabilitation, development, and commencement of production at the Macassa Mine beginning as Engineering & Production Manager, and later as Mine Manager. Mr. Middlemiss is a native of Kirkland Lake, Ontario and has extensive experience in the mining of gold deposits in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt.
Peter Van Alphen, Vice-President, Operations, Tahoe Resources Canada TSX: THO.CA
Mr.Van Alphen is responsible for operations at the Timmins West and Bell Creek mines and for overseeing the Company’s growth initiatives in Timmins, Ontario. He brings to Tahoe over 20 years of experience in the mining industry, most recently as Vice President, Operations for Lake Shore Gold. Prior to that posting, Peter was Vice President & General Manager, Canadian Operation for DMC Mining Services. Mr. Van Alphen has a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.