Management


Richard Warke

Richard Warke

President and Chief Executive Officer

Richard Warke is a Vancouver-based mining executive and the founder and Executive Chairman of Titan Mining, part of the Augusta Group of Companies which he founded in 2005. The Augusta Group previously included Ventana Gold Corp., which sold for C$1.6 billion in 2011, and Augusta Resource Corporation, which sold for C$666 million in 2014. Mr. Warke also serves as Executive Chairman of Arizona Mining Inc. In addition, he acquired control of Newcastle Gold Ltd. in 2016 and was Executive Chairman until its merger to form Equinox Gold in December 2017. With more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry, Mr. Warke has been instrumental in raising over a billion dollars in equity for resource companies.


Keith Boyle

Keith Boyle

Chief Operating Officer

Keith Boyle, P.Eng, has more than 30 years of experience in building and operating narrow vein and bulk underground mines as well as open pit mines, with a strong focus on safety, efficiency and cost control. He has successfully led the completion of numerous exploration programs, NI 43-101 feasibility studies, independent reviews, financing due diligence and the construction and development of mines. Mr. Boyle has implemented industry-leading health, safety and environmental management systems. He was previously Chief Operating Officer at Chieftain Metals and Alexis Minerals, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering and an MBA from the University of Alberta.


Michael McClelland

Michael McClelland

Chief Financial Officer

Michael McClelland joined Titan in March 2018. He is a Chartered Accountant and was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Bisha Mining Share Company, an operating subsidiary of Nevsun Resources. He previously worked for Goldcorp as the Mine General Manager at Wharf Resources (now owned by Coeur Mining), and prior to that was Director of Finance, Canada and USA. Mr. McClelland started his career at KPMG LLP as a Senior Accountant with the mining group.


Jerrold Annett

Jerrold Annett

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Jerrold Annett joined Titan in June 2017. He has over 11 years of experience with Teck Resources and Falconbridge and an additional 10 years in capital markets, most recently with Scotiabank. He worked for Cominco as a metallurgist at the lead-zinc Polaris Mine, the Sullivan lead-zinc mine, and the Quebrada Blanca mine. Mr. Annett was ranked a Brendan Woods TopGun SuperLeague Sales Professional during the last two surveys in 2015 and 2012.


Jacqueline Allison

Jacqueline Allison

Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Analysis

Jacqueline Allison joined Titan in January 2018. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst with a PhD in Mineral Economics, and has 20 years of capital markets and corporate experience. Prior to joining Titan, she was Vice President, Investor Relations for Dominion Diamond, and Director, Investor Relations for Hudbay Minerals. Previously, Ms. Allison served as Vice President and Research Director, Fundamental Equities for BMO Asset Management, and Vice President, Canadian Equities for Natcan Investment Management.


Scott Burkett

Scott Burkett

Vice President, Exploration

Scott Burkett joined Titan in March 2018, and has over 10 years of experience in mineral exploration, ore control, geologic modeling, resource estimation and database management. Mr. Burkett earned his BSc in Geology from the University of Idaho, and has since worked on a number of base and precious metal exploration projects at various stages, ranging from grassroots to advanced exploration. Prior to joining Titan Mining, he worked for Arizona Mining where he served as Chief Geologist for the Hermosa Project, and was instrumental in designing programs which resulted in significant expansion of the mineral resources. Mr. Burkett also brings experience in exploration and ore control from previous roles at Metal Mining Consultants, First Solar, Hycroft Resources & Development (Allied Nevada Gold) and Yamana Gold.


Naomi Johnson

Naomi Johnson

Vice President, Community Relations

Naomi Johnson joined Titan in April 2018. She is a global community relations executive, international development specialist and lawyer. She has 15 years of management experience in leadership positions across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Ms. Johnson was most recently a Partner and Senior Director of Community Relations at Barrick Gold. She has previously worked for Hatch, War Child Canada and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She lends a diverse and broad perspective to developing sustainable and leading-edge approaches to stakeholder impact and risk management.


Eric Strom

Eric Strom

Vice President, Projects and Innovation

Eric Strom, P.Eng, joined Titan in March 2018. Mr. Strom is a mining engineer with over 20 years of industry experience in precious and base metals mine development and operations in Canada and Australia. He was most recently Director, Underground Mining for New Gold, and has previously worked for Placer Dome, Goldcorp, Rio Tinto and China Molybdenum Company. Mr. Strom led the implementation of the world’s first fully automated underground hard rock mine at Northparkes Mines, Australia, and has experience in optimizing operations across a spectrum of mining methods including narrow vein handheld, longhole stoping and autonomous block caving.


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