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.

Adrian Bray, P.Geo., QMC, PMC

Exploration Manager

Mr. Bray’s experience spans over 30 years of work on grassroots and advanced mineral exploration and mining projects in Canada and internationally for a variety of major and junior companies. He has also served as a Senior Executive and Director for several junior exploration companies. Mr. Bray holds a B.Sc.H. from Acadia University as well as Quality Management and Project Management certifications from the University of Saskatchewan and the UBC Sauder School of Business, respectively. He is a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

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

Senior Geologist

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.  

Duncan Quick, P.Geo.

Project Geologist

Since graduating from Laurentian University, Mr. Quick has been working in hard rock mining for 19 years in production roles of increasing responsibility. He started as a core logger at the Holt-McDermott Mine and then as a production geologist at Macassa in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. For the next 12 years he was a production geologist for both the pit and underground and a Diamond Drill Coordinator at the Williams Mine operated by Barrick Gold Corporation. Mr. Quick is a valuable asset to the Hemlo Explorers team as a result of his years of experience and knowledge of the geology in the Hemlo camp.  

Dan McCormack, P.Geo.

Technical Advisor

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.

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