Board of Directors



Chair of the Board

André Gaumond is currently a director of Altius Minerals. Until November 2016, Mr. Gaumond had been acting as Senior Vice President, Northern Development and Exploration and until May 2019, as Director of Osisko Gold Royalties. Mr. Gaumond had been President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Virginia Mines Inc. from March 2006 to February 2015 and was President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Virginia Gold Mines Inc. from June 1996 to February 2006. Mr. Gaumond is a geological engineer with a master’s degree in geological economics. He worked as a geological engineer for several organizations and as a mining analyst for several institutions. During his career, Mr. Gaumond received, on behalf of Virginia, no less than 16 awards such as Québec Prospector of the Year (twice) bestowed upon important work carried out in the James Bay region.



President and Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mr. François Goulet owns a MSc degree in structural and economic geology and has extensive international experience in advanced mining projects developed in tropical and northern environments. Mr. Goulet has worked for Virginia Mines Inc., Unigold Inc., Canadian Malartic General Partnership, Glencore Canada Corporation and for several junior companies. He teached economic geology at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is also supported by the Mine d’Avenir committee, a network of people involved in all aspects of mining exploration and development formed to promote the upcoming generation of mining entrepreneurs.




Jean-Pierre Janson has been Managing Director, National Wealth Management, with Richardson GMP Limited since January 2005. He also acts as a director and Chairman of the Board of Midland Exploration Inc. since 2005. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Janson has acted as Managing Director of CIBC Wood Gundy Financial Services (Québec) Inc. (Eastern Canada) and held senior management positions with Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. and Midland Walwyn Inc. He also acts as director of Tri Origin Exploration Ltd. since May 2004 and as trustee of BTB Real Investment Trust since September 2007. In addition, he serves as a director of Corporation de développement Sidex, the limited partner of SIDEX Limited Partnership. He maintains a strong relationship with the resource industry and the financial community.




Frank Mariage joined Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP’s corporate law group in June 2012. Mr. Mariage practices in securities, corporate and mining law. He mainly represents mining companies and accompanies them in the process that leads to the discovery, sale or mining of mineral deposits in Canada or abroad. Mr. Mariage is listed in the Canadian Lexpert Directory in the mining law sector since 2012 and in the directory Best Lawyers in Canada in the national resources sector since 2011. Since 2014, Mr. Mariage also serves as the Chairman of the Québec Mineral Exploration Association (AEMQ). He also gives lectures for the TSXV on how to manage companies that are listed on a stock exchange.




Sylvie Prud’homme is a geologist. She holds a BSc in geology from the University of Montréal and is a member of the Ordre des géologues du Québec. From 1979 to 2005, she worked both in Québec and abroad, as a geologist in charge of exploration projects and mine development, and as a manager of oil and gas exploration projects. She has worked in various mining and exploration companies, consulting firms and for various companies and government agencies. From 2005 to 2015, she participated in the development of Osisko Mining Corporation and Osisko where she held the position of Director of Investor Relations. From June 2010 to June 2013, she acted as a director of Matamec Explorations Inc.




Robin Villeneuve presently acts as Chief Financial Officer of Opsens Inc. He has recently worked as Chief Financial Officer of Federal Fleet Services Inc. and has acted as Chief Financial Officer of Virginia from June 2008 until February 2015. In the 13 preceding years, Mr. Villeneuve held positions with various levels of responsibility at AbitibiBowater, acting successively as Director of Financial Reporting and Manager, Controls and Manufacturing Accounting. Mr. Villeneuve obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – major in Accounting, from Laval University, Québec City, and is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and the Association of Certified Corporate Directors.