Corporate

Directors

John Shanahan

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

John Shanahan

John Shanahan is an experienced Montana mining executive. Prior to joining Sandfire Resources America in June 2016, John was the President & CEO of the Revett Mining Company, Inc. (2008 to 2015). John commenced his professional career in Australia with CRA Limited and its various subsidiaries (now part of the RioTinto Group) and has spent over ten years in mine finance and commodity trading in New York City with companies such as Rothschild Inc., and Barclays PLC.

John has a proven track record in Montana with Revett Mining which operated the 4,000tpd underground Troy copper & silver mine in Lincoln County. The Troy Mine was the 2014 and 2015 recipient of the National Mining Association Sentinels of Safety Award for outstanding safety for small underground mines. While at Revett Mining, John was also instrumental in progressing permitting of the Rock Creek copper/silver Project in Sanders County.

John has a B.Commerce from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis & Design from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Columbia University.

John will be based in Helena, Montana and will oversee all aspects of the completion of permitting and development of the Black Butte Copper Project near White Sulphur Springs in Meagher County.

Matthew Fitzgerald

Chairman of The Board

Matthew Fitzgerald
Mr. Fitzgerald is an Australian Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in the resources industry. He began his career in the Assurance and Advisory division of KPMG, before joining Australian Stock Exchange listed Kimberley Diamond Company NL in 2003, where he held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Director until July 2008.

Eric Vincent

Director

Eric Vincent
Mr. Eric Vincent is Chief Executive Officer of The Electrum Group LLC, a New York-based investment, advisory and asset management firm with a focus on the natural resources sector. Prior to joining Electrum, Mr. Vincent served as the President of Ospraie Management, an investment firm focused on commodities and basic industries from 2004-2012. Mr. Vincent was previously also a member of the Global Markets Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and a member of the Investor Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”). Mr. Vincent earned a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts at Williams College.

Bruce Hooper

Director

Bruce Hooper
Mr Hooper is a registered professional geoscientist with extensive experience in the resources industry including the energy, base metal and precious metal fields. Prior to joining Sandfire Resources America in 2014 and Sandfire Resources in 2012, Mr Hooper worked in a number of senior exploration, operational and business development roles for a variety of companies including BP, Rio Tinto, North Ltd, Straits Resources, Perilya Ltd and Ivernia.

Alan L. Joscelyn

Director

Alan is a Montana native with a family history in the state dating back to territorial days. He grew up in Choteau, Helena, and Missoula, graduating from Hellgate High School in Missoula.

After receiving his law degree from the University of Montana, Alan served as counsel for the Montana Department of State Lands (now Department of Natural Resources and Conservation) then established a solo law practice before joining the Gough, Shanahan, Johnson and Waterman firm in Helena. During his thirty-three years with the Gough Shanahan firm, Alan emphasized natural resources and environmental law, and developed significant administrative law, litigation and public policy experience representing mining operations throughout the state. He served as Chair of the Montana Board of Personnel Appeals (public sector labor relations board) and as a member of the Montana Board of Labor Appeals. Upon retiring from the private practice of law, Alan served as Chief Deputy Attorney General for Attorney General Tim Fox, retiring from the position in 2017.

During his career as a practicing lawyer, Alan was active in the Montana Mining Association (MMA) and Northwest Mining Association (Now American Exploration and Mining Association). He received the MMA’s Excellence Award in 2014, and the State Bar of Montana’s Bousliman Award for Professionalism in 2017.

Alan is the author of a series of legal thrillers and continues to write. He and his wife Pamela live in Helena.