Jamie Sokalsky, Honours B.Comm., CA
Chairman of the Board
|Mr. Sokalsky brings to Probe over 20 years of experience as a senior executive in the mining industry, including finance, corporate strategy, project development and operations. Mr. Sokalsky was President and Chief Executive Officer of Barrick Gold Corporation ("Barrick") from June 2012 to September 2014 and Chief Financial Officer of Barrick from 1999 to 2012, prior to which he worked in various other senior finance roles. He holds an Honors Bachelor of Commerce degree from Lakehead University and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1982.|
David Palmer,PH.D., P.GEO
President & CEO, Director
| Prior to joining Probe in 2003, Dr. David Palmer spent fifteen years as an Exploration Geologist and Consultant to the Canadian and international mining industry. He has managed projects and conducted research for major international mining companies in South America, South Africa, India, Greenland and Scandinavia, as well as working extensively throughout Canada. His work has covered a broad range of mineral commodities, including gold, base metals, diamonds, platinum group metals, and copper/nickel deposits.|
David holds a B.Sc. (Geology) degree from St. Francis Xavier University, M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Economic Geology) degrees from McGill University, and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario. He has published scientific papers in journals such as Economic Geology and Chemical Geology.
David Palmer, Ph.D., P.Geo. is the Company's Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101.
Gordon McCreary, B.SC, MBA
|In addition to being a director of Probe Mines Limited, Mr. McCreary is also a Director of McChip Resources Inc., Northern Iron Corporation and Asia Now. He is the past President/CEO and Director of Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation, a company that he co-founded and advanced to the cusp of development before it was taken-over for $600 million by ArcelorMittal, the largest steel company in the world. Mr. McCreary has over 40 years experience in the mining and exploration industry with over 20 years focused on gold. His previous roles included 11 years as Vice President of Kinross Gold Corporation and a combined 5 years as Vice President of Dundee Bancorp Inc. and Investment Analyst with affiliate International Corona Corporation. Prior to that, he worked as a mining analyst in the brokerage industry and at various staff and line functions as a mining engineer. Mr. McCreary has a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering and an MBA, both from Queen's University, Ontario. Mr. McCreary has been a member of the board of directors of several publicly traded junior mining companies.|
| Mr. Haymann is an accomplished businessman and successful entrepreneur, with over 40 years of experience focused on identifying, developing and advancing a broad spectrum of business opportunities. |
A native of South Africa who immigrated to the United States over thirty years ago, he developed a series of successful companies in in the diamond/fine jewelry sector in the first part of his career some of which were sold to a NASDAQ-listed public company. In 1991, Mr. Haymann expanded his business interests and became Chairman and CEO of Sun Ports International, Inc., a manufacturer of shade structures. Sun Ports merged with Shade Structures in 2000, a west coast producer of shade structures, and FabriTec Structures, producer of large waterproof fabric structures such as those used for stadiums or airports. In 2004, the company formed Vehicle Protection Structures for automobile dealerships and parking facilities, and Shade Concepts to produce structures for the wholesale market. In 2006, Mr. Haymann established USASHADE & Fabric Structures, Inc., a holding company, for all of these businesses.
Mr. Haymann founded D4D Technologies LLC in 2002, to develop 3-D laser technology for dentistry and served as Chairman and CEO. In 2006, he sold a significant interest in D4D Technologies to Fortune 500 companies, Henry Schein Dental, one of the largest global distributors of dental products, and 3M ESPE, a manufacturer and marketer of more than 2000 dental products and services. Upon D4D Technologies' product becoming commercialized, Mr. Haymann resigned in 2009, but remains a Board Member and retains his ownership position.
In 2009, he co-founded Guard-All Building Solutions Ltd., a business which manufactures and installs tension fabric buildings operating in the United States and Canada. Mr. Haymann is currently the Chairman of the Board.
In 2014, Mr. Haymann acquired and was appointed Chairman of the Board of FabriTec Structures LLC.
John B. Gammon, B.SC., PH.D
|Dr. John B. Gammon holds a B.Sc. (honours) degree in Geology from the University of Leicester, UK, and a Ph.D in Geology from Durham University, UK. After graduation, John conducted postdoctoral research at the Universities of California and Princeton as the recipient of a Senior Visiting Fulbright Fellowship. For the next twenty years he was employed in successively senior positions in mineral exploration management with among other companies, Falconbridge. John spent seventeen years with the Government of Ontario, Canada, in the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, the first two as Director, Mineral Development and Lands Branch and then as Assistant Deputy Minister, Mines and Mineral Division. He was senior advisor on mining issues to five successive governments. After retiring from government in 2005, John established the "Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation" at Laurentian University. He is also the Founder of the World Mines Ministries Forums, Toronto. He currently sits on the Boards of First Point Minerals Corp., Golden Arrow Resources Corp. and Strait Minerals Corp. In appreciation for services to mining and Northern Ontario, John was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Laurentian University in 2006.|
Dennis Peterson, Honours B.COMM, LLB
|Mr. Peterson has 20 years experience as a corporate securities lawyer specializing in corporate finance matters for small cap companies, and previously served as a director of Probe from 2001 to 2006. Most of Mr. Peterson's practice focuses on junior natural resource companies, and he has extensive experience with all aspects of prospectus financings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions in the junior public markets. Companies he has worked with are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange.|