Management
Team

Management
Team

board of
directors

Mr. Higson-Smith, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for South Atlantic Gold. He is a mining engineer with nearly 40 years experience and has a B.Sc.(Min.Eng.) Honours, ARSM, from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London in 1982 and a M.B.A. from Baruch College, City University of New York in 1992. Mr. Higson-Smith has extensive experience in the capital markets, having served in senior management positions for 9 years in Denver CO, having worked with Castle Group, Emerging Markets Gold Fund and Resource Capital Funds. Before retiring, Mr. Higson-Smith was Chief Financial Officer of Castle Exploration and Senior VP of Corporate Strategy for Golden Star Resources Ltd. from 2003 to 2019. Mr. Higson-Smith is currently a strategic advisor to the board of directors of Federation Mining LTD.

Mr. Adam Davidson is currently Chief Executive Officer and director of Trident Royalties PLC, a diversified mining royalty and streaming company. His past experience includes Resource Capital Funds, BMO Capital Markets and Orica Mining Services. Additionally, Mr. Davidson commenced his career at T. Rowe Price and served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Mr. O’Hara is currently Managing Partner of LACG Capital Inc. He started his career at First Marathon Securities in equity research analyzing gold companies. After moving into the institutional equity sales role at National Bank Financial and then Credit Suisse First Boston, he joined Haywood Securities Inc. in 2003. During his time at Haywood, Mr. O’Hara advanced to become Managing Director and Head of Equity Sales and a member of the Board of Directors. In late 2020, after almost 25 years identifying, analyzing capital raising and strategically advising both investment funds and corporate entities across many sectors, he formed LACG Capital Inc. whose mandate is to provide capital markets advisory services to both public and private companies in the early stages of growth. Sectors of focus include Mining and Psychedelics as well as Special Situations. Mr. O’Hara holds a Master of Science (Econs) degree from the London School of Economics with distinction, and the CFA designation.

Mr. Meirelles was appointed President & CEO of the company on July 9th, 2020. Mr Meirelles brings over 15 years’ experience in management of publicly traded mining companies in Brasil and Canada. Mr. Meirelles brings extensive expertise in finance as well as operations, government relationship and permitting and licensing initiatives. Mr. Meirelles progressed his career through various roles including most recently Corporate Director & Country Manager for Luna Gold / Equinox Gold for 6 years, as well as various permanent & advisory positions with Troy Resources, Serabi Gold, Jaguar Mining and Newcrest Mining. Mr. Meirelles is a fellow of the Brazil-Canada Mining Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Leduc (P.Eng) is a mining engineer and geologist with over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the development, operation, planning and evaluation of mining projects, with expertise in designing construction and operating large heap leach gold mines. Previously, Mr. Leduc was COO and then CEO of NewCastle Gold Ltd until it merged with Equinox Gold, CEO of Luna Gold Corp, COO at Lydian International Limited and President and COO of Bear Creek Mining Corporation. He is currently the COO of Kore Mining and in charge of the development and permitting of the Imperial Project in California. He holds a B.Sc. (Honors)in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Ottawa.

With over 30 years of management and operational experience in the junior mining industry, Mr. Brown will provide additional geologic and operational guidance to South Atlantic. He has been based in Latin America since 1993 in Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia. He is credited with the outcrop discovery of the El Hilorico gold project (1 million ounces) in Peru, negotiating the acquisition of Newmont Argentina SA for Aquiline Resources, which included the the Navidad silver project (750 million ounces), and the acquisition of the Mara Rosa gold project (1.5 million ounces) in Brazil. Currently, he is an active investor in several listed (both TSX and ASX) junior explorers and developers. Mr. Brown holds a BApp.Sc degree in Geology from Curtin University of Techology, Australia, an MBA from Business School Sao Paulo, Brazil and is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG). He speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.

Mr. S. Mitchel Wasel, Vice President Exploration with Golden Star Resources Ltd, has spent 28 years at that company in positions of increasing responsibility. He has been working in mineral exploration and production for over 35 years on three continents. Mr. Wasel has extensive exploration experience on Proterozoic terrains on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean including the Guyana Shield, Birimian Shield and Archean terrains in Northern Canada and Brazil. Over 15 million ounces of gold mineral resources that are now world-class mining operations have been successfully delineated by Mr. Wasel and his exploration teams.

senior
management

Mr. Meirelles was appointed President & CEO of the company on July 9th, 2020. Mr Meirelles brings over 15 years’ experience in management of publicly traded mining companies in Brasil and Canada. Mr. Meirelles brings extensive expertise in finance as well as operations, government relationship and permitting and licensing initiatives. Mr. Meirelles progressed his career through various roles including most recently Corporate Director & Country Manager for Luna Gold / Equinox Gold for 6 years, as well as various permanent & advisory positions with Troy Resources, Serabi Gold, Jaguar Mining and Newcrest Mining. Mr. Meirelles is also an independent director of Gold Lion Explorations Inc. and a fellow of the Brazil-Canada Mining Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Gieselman has had 32 years’ experience with junior mining and exploration companies listed on the TSX, TSX-Venture Exchange, OTCBB, NASDAQ and AMEX, in the roles of Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary. During her tenure in the resource sector, she has accumulated an extensive background in corporate and financial reporting and compliance for Canada and the United States, including particularly relevant experience in financings, treasury, international corporate structures and financial reporting in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Mozambique, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

Mr. Batelochi’s experience includes geologic positions of increasing responsibility at Rio Tinto, Vale S.A., Ferrous Resources Limited, and Great Panther Mining. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the identification and resource evaluation for gold, iron ore, manganese, copper, nickel, bauxite, rare earth elements and platinum group metals in both South America and Africa. Mr. Batelochi is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and is a Qualified Person for both NI 43-101 and JORC disclosure and technical reports. Mr. Batelochi has a BSc (Honors) School of Geology, UNESP, São Paulo State University, Brazil

Ms. Hite has over 20 years of experience in Investor Relations. Ms. Hite started her corporate career at a mid-tier mineral exploration company in the corporate development department. Since then she has been employed by a number of mid-tier and junior exploration companies in corporate development and investor relations. She also worked for a money management firm, written both commissioned and independent research and currently has an IR consultancy business. Her clients and former employers include Golden Star Resources, Rare Element Resources, Lydian International, Luna Gold, Sandspring Gold (Gold X Mining), Pershing Gold (Americas Gold and Silver) and others. Anne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geophysics and an MBA.

technical
committee

With over 30 years of management and operational experience in the junior mining industry, Mr. Brown will provide additional geologic and operational guidance to South Atlantic. He has been based in Latin America since 1993 in Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia. He is credited with the outcrop discovery of the El Hilorico gold project (1 million ounces) in Peru, negotiating the acquisition of Newmont Argentina SA for Aquiline Resources, which included the the Navidad silver project (750 million ounces), and the acquisition of the Mara Rosa gold project (1.5 million ounces) in Brazil. Currently, he is an active investor in several listed (both TSX and ASX) junior explorers and developers. Mr. Brown holds a BApp.Sc degree in Geology from Curtin University of Techology, Australia, an MBA from Business School Sao Paulo, Brazil and is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG). He speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.

Mr. S. Mitchel Wasel, Vice President Exploration with Golden Star Resources Ltd, has spent 28 years at that company in positions of increasing responsibility. He has been working in mineral exploration and production for over 35 years on three continents. Mr. Wasel has extensive exploration experience on Proterozoic terrains on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean including the Guyana Shield, Birimian Shield and Archean terrains in Northern Canada and Brazil. Over 15 million ounces of gold mineral resources that are now world-class mining operations have been successfully delineated by Mr. Wasel and his exploration teams.

Mr. Jonathan Hill is currently Senior Advisor at Jaguar Mining Inc. Mr. Hill has over 30 years’ experience in global exploration, mining operational and project development in Africa, Australia and North and South America. He was directly involved in the discovery of several world-class projects while at AngloGold Ashanti Limited. His experience includes exploration, development, due diligence, corporate development, mine geology and coordination/liaison with mine planning and reporting of mineral reserves and resources. Mr. Hill is Chairman of the Board of Royal Road Minerals Limited and a director of Stratabound Minerals Corporation. His private company, Exploration Outcomes Ltda provides exploration advisory services to international client companies. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Economic Geology from the University of Cape Town and a BAppSc degree in Applied Geology from the Queensland University of Technology.