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Joseph Hamilton, P.Geo, CFA
Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO

Joseph Hamilton, P.Geo, CFA

Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO

Mr. Hamilton is a Professional Geologist with over 30 years of experience in mineral exploration, capital markets and mine development. Mr. Hamilton has been involved in all facets of the mineral development cycle from early stage generative exploration to resource definition, feasibility studies, environmental permitting, community consultations, project financing, and construction management. Mr. Hamilton has managed base metal and gold projects in North America, Latin America and Africa. In addition to being a Professional Geologist in Ontario, Mr. Hamilton is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the CFA Institute and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Donna McLean, BA
Chief Financial Officer

Donna McLean, BA

Chief Financial Officer

Donna has served as CFO and Controller for numerous publicly-traded and private companies, managing financial reporting and controls as well as corporate secretarial admin for established and emergent businesses. She has worked for several mineral exploration companies including Metalla Royalty and Streaming Ltd., Aurania Resources Ltd., Firestone Ventures Inc. and Avidian Gold Corp.

Gordon Babcock, P.Eng.
Chief Operating Officer

Gordon Babcock, P.Eng.

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Babcock is a mining executive with over 35 years of experience in mine management in both underground and open pit operations, project development, engineering, exploration and mine consulting in precious, base metals and aggregate operations in the Americas.  He has been involved with new operations, asset optimizations and strategies for stakeholder engagement in Peru, Chile, Brazil, Honduras, Spain, Bolivia, Argentina, the U.S.A and Canada.  Mr. Babcock is a graduate of Queens University and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers Ontario.

Wesley C. Hanson, P.Geo.
VP Exploration

Wesley C. Hanson, P.Geo.

VP Exploration

Mr. Hanson joined Unigold's team in March 2013. Mr. Hanson brings over 32 years of industry experience , including exploration, mine development, mine operations, project evaluation and financing. Mr. Hanson was President and CEO of Noront Resources (2009 -- 2012), VP Mine Development, Western Goldfields / Silver Bear Resources (2006 through 2009), Director Technical Services, Kinross Gold (2002-2006) and Project Geologist, SNC-Lavalin Engineers and Constructors (1999-2002). Mr. Hanson has also served on the Board of Directors for Noront, Cobriza Metals and St. Eugene Mining. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hanson supervised numerous gold exploration projects throughout northern Canada and the US, many of which successfully advanced from exploration projects through mine development and construction into commercial operation. Mr. Hanson graduated from Mount Allison University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology.

Sr. Ramón Tapia
Country Director, Dominican Republic

Sr. Ramón Tapia

Country Director, Dominican Republic

Sr. Ramón Tapia is the Unigold Country Director in the Dominican Republic. Sr. Tapia is a resident of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Sr. Tapia is responsible for Unigold’s operating subsidiaries in the Dominican Republic is the principal contact for government relations and permitting. He was previously a partner at Marat Legal, a leading natural resources law firm in Santo Domingo. Mr. Tapia holds a Law degree from PUCMM in Santo Domingo, a Master of Business Administration degree from Barna Management School, diplomas in Conflict Resolution and has been trained in International Commercial Arbitration. Mr. Tapia is a member of the Dominican Republic Bar Association and the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Dominican Republic.