Brian Howlett

President & Chief Executive Officer, Director


Mr. Howlett is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of senior management experience. Mr. Howlett is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Sustainable Technologies Inc and remains on the Board.  He previously served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Superior Copper Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Howlett spent 12 years with ELI Eco Logic Inc., including 6 years as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Howlett graduated in 1982 with a B. Comm. in finance from Concordia University and received his CMA designation in 1989. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Nighthawk Gold Corp.

Fraser Laschinger

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Laschinger graduated with an Honours in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 2006. Mr. Laschinger joined Hemlo Explorers in 2011 as Manager of Corporate Development and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2013. Mr. Laschinger was a co-founder of Mineral Streams Inc., a private mineral royalty company that was sold to AuRico Metals Inc. in 2015. Before joining Hemlo Explorers, Mr. Laschinger worked in equity research for a Canadian investment dealer and for a private resource company as Director of Corporate Development, where he oversaw corporate finance initiatives and led the due diligence on a number of potential acquisitions.

Dan McCormack, P.Geo.

Exploration Manager

Mr. McCormack has spent over 30 years in grassroots and advanced mineral exploration and mine production, including serving as an officer and director of a number of companies. He was a Director and Vice President of Vault Minerals Inc., and was a consultant to Queenston Mining Inc. that was sold to Osisko Mining Ltd. in 2012. Mr. McCormack more recently held positions with Osisko Mining Ltd., and then was General Superintendent of Exploration for Yamana Gold Inc. and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. at Canadian Malartic Corporation’s Kirkland and Malartic properties in Ontario and Quebec during the advancement of the Upper Beaver deposit.

Rod Barber, P.Geo.

Project Geologist

Mr. Barber has worked in exploration and mining for over 30 years, including extensive experience in greenstone-hosted gold deposits, both narrow vein and bulk tonnage, as well as epithermal gold deposits, porphyry copper-gold, VMS base metal, komatiite associated nickel and pegmatite deposits. This includes exploration and definition drilling at the Hoyle Pond and Pamour Mines, near Timmins and the Destiny Project in Quebec. Mr. Barber joined the Williams Mine in 2000, where he worked his way through positions of greater responsibility and, as the Geology Superintendent at Barrick's Hemlo operations, was responsible for all aspects of production geology and exploration at the Williams underground and open pit mine. In this and previous roles, he lead the geological team that significantly extended the mine life through the discovery and delineation of over 4.5 Moz of gold in reserves and resources. Mr. Barber Holds a B.Sc. from Laurentian University and a Citation in Advanced Geostatistics from the University of Alberta.

Dr. Lesley Rose, M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Geo.

Exploration Geologist – Data Management

Dr. Rose has spent over 10 years working on a variety of projects focused on gold exploration in northwestern Ontario. Most recently she was a Mine Geologist at Barrick Gold Corporation’s Hemlo Gold Mine in Marathon, Ontario. Before that she was Chief Geoscientist at Fladgate Exploration Consulting Corporation and ICP-MS Supervisor at Activation Laboratories in Thunder Bay. She has been involved in academic endeavors, first as a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at the Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry and Geophysics at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, as well as teaching university geology courses and publishing peer-reviewed journal articles on her research.  

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