Management Team

Samuel Pelaez, MFin, CFA., President & CEO

Samuel Pelaez has dedicated the past decade to financing natural resource projects while serving as Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at Galileo Global Equity Advisors, and as an analyst at US Global Investors. Samuel has been an early investor in numerous mining discoveries and has been an active participant in Canadian mining corporate transactions. Sam/Samuel graduated from the Schulich School of Business with Distinction. He also holds a Masters in Finance degree from The University of Cambridge. He was a scholar of the Financial Leaders of Tomorrow Program at the PBOC Graduate School at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Samuel is a CFA charter holder and member of the Toronto CFA Society where he resides.

Douglas Reeson, M.B.A., Chairman & CFO

Mr. Reeson is an independent financial consultant with experience as an officer and director of a number of junior public companies. Prior to 1991, he held a number of positions in the investment industry including the Executive Director of Listings for the Toronto Stock Exchange, Vice-President and Director of Davidson Partners, Midland Doherty & Yorkton Securities and, earlier, as an Investment Analyst at Burns-Fry. Mr. Reeson resides in Toronto and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from York University. He was elected to the Board in 2001.

Robert Suttie, BA, CGA, CA, Secretary

Mr. Suttie is the President of Marrelli Support Services. He possesses almost 20 years of financial reporting experience, ten of which were in public accounting prior to his tenure with Marrelli Support Services. He specializes in management advisory services, accounting and the financial disclosure needs of the group’s public client base. In addition to managing the group’s financial-statement and disclosure team, he also serves as Chief Financial Officer for other junior mining companies, leveraging his skills and experience to become integral to these reporting issuers. He was appointed as Gossan’s Chief Financial Officer in 2014.

George Mannard P.Geo

George Mannard P.Geo is a retired geologist with a stellar exploration record. George was credited with the Louvicourt base metal discovery in Val d’Or, Quebec as Senior Project Geologist for Aur Resources in 1989. He co-founded what is now Wesdome Gold Mines in 1994 with Conrad Hache and Murray Pollitt where he helped develop the Eagle River, Edwards, Mishi and Kiena gold mines as Vice President Exploration. This work was highlighted by the discovery of the high-grade Eagle River No. 7 and 300 zones in 2014 and 2015, respectively, and the high-grade Kiena Deep discovery in 2016. George has over 20 years Board and executive management experience; is financially literate; maintains Professional Geoscientist status; and is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists. He graduated from Queen’s University (BSc honours, 1982) and McGill University (MScA, 1984). A long time resident of Val d’Or, Quebec, George now lives in Toronto.


James C. Campbell, Director

Mr. Campbell has had a long involvement with the mineral exploration sector in Manitoba. Mr. Campbell is based in Winnipeg and recently retired. Previously, he was an aviation executive and commercial pilot. Jim joined the Board in 2017. 

Hamid Mumin, Ph.D., Director

Mr. Mumin is a distinguished geologist and a professor in the Department of Geology at Brandon University. He is acknowledged for his expertise in Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS); gold; and Iron Oxide Copper-Gold (IOCG) deposit types. Earlier in his career, he worked as a mine, exploration and research geologist, and project manager in Canada, Africa and South America, and has participated in a number of resource discoveries and developments. He has worked on exploration and development of Gold, VMS, IOCG and a number of other deposit types. He joined Brandon University in 1995 where he teaches Economic Geology. Hamid has published numerous papers and technical reports on economic geology, and is co-editor of “Ore Mineral Atlas”, a bestselling book of the Geological Association of Canada, and is co-editor of “Exploration for Iron Oxide Copper-Gold Deposits: Canada and World Analogues”. Hamid is also a Past-President of Geoscientists Canada. He was appointed to Gossan’s Board in 2015.

Hon. MaryAnn Mihychuk, MSc, P.C., Director

Mrs. Mihychuk is formerly a federal Minister of Employment and a Manitoba Minister of Mines, is an experienced geologist and is active with the Manitoba Prospectors and Developers Association. MaryAnn who is based in Winnipeg, has held numerous management and board positions at the local, provincial and federal level as well as in the private sector, including being a former executive of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada.  MaryAnn was elected to the Board in 2020 and was previously a director of Gossan from 2009 to 2015.

Advisory Board

Jordan Black

Mitchell Vanderydt

Jason Libenson

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