Board of Directors
President and CEO
Judy Baker has 25 years of experience in capital markets including equity analysis, restructuring, fund management, and mineral exploration and mining company activity. Ms. Baker serves on the board of directors of Nemaska Lithium and Argo Gold. Ms. Baker holds an Honours B.Sc. Geological Engineering in Mineral Resources Exploration from Queen’s University (1990) and an M.B.A. from Ivey Business School (1995).
From June 2011 to January 2014, Ms. Baker was the CEO, a director and the founder of Superior Copper where $3.5 M in capital was raised for copper exploration at the Coppercorp Mine Project in Ontario and the Rivière Doré Project in Quebec. Previous to this, Ms. Baker was a consultant for American Lithium Minerals and was responsible for acquiring the Borate Hills boron lithium project in Nevada and having Japan Oil (JOGMEC) invest $4 M to drill the 350 M ton project and advance it through the pre-feasibility stage. From September 2007 to June 2009, Ms. Baker was the President, CEO, a director and the founder of Canada Lithium. Ms. Baker was instrumental in restructuring the prior company debt, raising $8 M in capital and strategically positioning the company in lithium business; including acquiring the Quebec Lithium project and initiating lithium exploration in the Great Basin of the United States.
Betty Soares, C.A.
Ms. Soares is the CFO for Argo Gold. Ms. Soares has over 15 years’ experience in accounting, finance and business planning within the mining sector. She has held increasingly senior financial positions with global accountabilities. Ms. Soares is a candidate of the Global Executive MBA from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Mr. Olmsted is currently the CFO for Superior Gold Inc. Previously he served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at IAMGOLD Corp. and was responsible for the company’s M&A and divestiture program.
Mr. Olmsted holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Mining Engineering and an MBA from Queen’s University.
Mr. Irwin is Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Argo Gold. Mr. Irwin has 18 years of experience in securities and corporate/commercial law.
Frederick William (Bill) Nielsen
Mr. Nielsen has 35 years of experience in mineral exploration and mine development. Mr. Nielsen is the past President and CEO of Kombat Copper and past VP Exploration for Crocodile Gold and Nevsun Resources.
George S. Langdon
Mr. Langton has 25 years of experience in exploration and development for oil and gas.