Management

Ivan Bebek

Executive Chairman


Mr. Bebek is Executive Chairman and Director to the Company. Mr. Bebek has over 20 years of experience in financing, foreign negotiations, and acquisitions in the mineral exploration industry. His understanding of the capital markets and ability to position, structure and finance companies that he has been associated with has been instrumental in their successes. Mr. Bebek was formerly the President, CEO and cofounder of Cayden Resources Inc., which was sold to Agnico Eagle Mines Limited for $205 million in November 2014, and a co-founder of Keegan Resources Inc. (now Asanko Gold Inc.). Mr. Bebek is a cofounder, Co-Chairman and Director of Torq Resources Inc. (formerly, Stratton Resources Inc.).

Shawn Wallace

President & Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Wallace is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director to the Company. Mr Wallace has been involved in all aspects of the mining industry, from mineral exploration and project management, to financing, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate development. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Wallace has been instrumental in building numerous high-quality mineral exploration, development, and production stage companies including co-founding Cayden Resources Inc., which was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited for $205 million in November 2014. Mr. Wallace is also a co-founder and Director of Asanko Gold Inc. and a co-founder, Co-Chairman and Director of Torq Resources Inc.

Michael Henrichsen

Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Henrichsen is a structural geologist who is leading the Auryn technical team. Previously, Mr. Henrichsen was the global structural geologist at Newmont, where his contributions significantly increased the reserves and resources base in the Ahafo district Ghana. Mr. Henrichsen has also worked extensively at other major gold camps in South America, the Carlin Trend, Guinea and Canada.

Russell Starr

Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance


Mr. Starr has over 20 years of experience working for global investment banks and independent boutique investment dealers; working as a salesperson, trader and investment banker. Most recently, he was a senior member of the management team and a director of Cayden Resources. He holds a MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a Master of Economics from the University of Victoria.

David Smithson

Vice President of Exploration

Mr. Smithson (M.Sc.) is an ore deposit geologist responsible for global exploration and discovery at Auryn. Previously, Mr. Smithson worked as a global gold specialist for Newmont where he contributed to gold-ounce reserve expansions at the Ahafo, Yanacocha and Carlin districts, amongst others. More recently, Mr. Smithson led the technical success at the Barqueño gold-copper project in Jalisco, Mexico, which culminated in its purchase by Agnico Eagle Mines, for $205M. Mr. Smithson holds a Master of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and has nineteen years of experience.

Christian Rios

Vice President of Operations in South America

Mr. Rios is a professional geologist (P.Geo.) responsible for leading the operations of Auryn’s exploration activities in South America. Previously, he was the Vice President of Exploration at Bear Creek Mining where he was directly involved in the discovery of the world-class Santa Ana and Corani silver-lead-zinc deposits in Peru and was on the team that delivered the feasibility study on the Corani deposit. Mr. Rios has a Masters in Economic Geology and over twenty years of experience in exploration, mining development and operations, specializing in Peru.

Stacy Rowa

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Rowa is a Canadian CPA, CA who has worked with Canadian and US publicly listed resource companies for the past 10 years. Ms. Rowa has been with the Company since 2016 serving as Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Auryn, Ms. Rowa held finance roles with Elgin Mining Inc., before it was acquired by Mandalay Resources Inc. in 2014, and Aura Minerals Inc. She began her career with KPMG LLP’s mining practice after obtaining her Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of British Columbia.

Tracy George

Corporate Secretary

Ms. George has ten years of experience providing administrative, governance, regulatory compliance, AGM management and financing transaction support to numerous public companies, in the position of Group Corporate Secretary of Universal Mineral Services Ltd., a private company providing services to Auryn, Torq and other publicly listed entities.

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