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The board delegates the day-to-day management of the Company to a highly skilled management team, united in their commitment to the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and responsible mining. Management develops (with the involvement of the board) the overall strategic direction of the organization, develops and implements operating plans and anchors our values-based culture, ensuring compliance with our values and principles.



Renaud Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Adams has 25 years of experience in the mining industry. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Richmont Mines Inc. from 2014 until the sale of the company to Alamos Gold in November 2017. During Mr. Adams’ time at Richmont Mines, production at the company’s principal mine more than doubled, mineral reserves more than tripled, and costs were reduced to make the Island Gold Mine in Ontario one of the lowest cost operating underground mines in the Americas. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Adams was the Chief Operating Officer at Primero Mining Corporation, and prior to that he was with IAMGOLD Corporation from 2007 to 2011 as the General Manager of the Rosebel mine in Suriname and then the Senior Vice President, Americas Operations. Prior to IAMGOLD, Mr. Adams held various senior operations positions at mining operations located in the Americas. Mr. Adams is also a director of GT Gold Corp. Mr. Adams holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining and Mineral Processing from Laval University in Quebec, Canada.


Robert J. Chausse, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Chausse has an extensive background of more than 25 years of international finance and mining experience. Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer of Richmont Mines Inc., prior to which he was Chief Financial Officer at Stornoway Diamonds. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Chausse was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AuRico Gold, and from 2009 to 2013, he served as Vice President of Finance, Operations and Projects for Kinross Gold. He also served as Chief Financial Officer for Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation from 2006 to 2009 and held increasingly senior positions with Barrick Gold from 1998 to 2006. Rob received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1990.


Eric Vinet, Senior Vice President, Operations

Mr. Vinet has over 29 years of experience in the mining industry and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in numerous areas of mining production, including with various types of deposits: precious metals (Au, Ag), base metals (Cu, Zn, Ni), as well as with both underground and open pit mining operations. Mr. Vinet has been involved at various stages of mine construction and optimization, general site layout, and water and tailings facilities. Underground project experience includes backfill/pastefill systems, alimak/raisebore, ventilation, production methods and others to optimize the operations. He was General Manager for Semafo at the Mana Gold mine in Burkina Faso and also at the Samira Hill mine in Niger, both open pit mines. His open pit experience includes supervisory roles at the Jeffrey mine and at McWatters Mines Inc., both in Canada. Prior to this, he held a similar role with Scorpio Mining at the Nuestra Senora mine in Mexico, an underground mining operation. Additional underground mining experience includes: Aur Resources (Mine Louvicourt) Quebec - Project Engineer and Supervisory roles; Kahama Mining (Bulyanhulu Mine) Tanzania - Underground Production Supervisor; Canmet Laboratory - Research Engineer; Campbell Resources Inc., Chibougamau Quebec– Superintendent; Breakwater Resources (El Mochito mine), Honduras - Mine Manager; and Les Mines Sigma ltd, Val D’or Quebec - Project Engineer and Supervisory roles with narrow vein mining. In the last two years he has also worked on several studies with DRA and InnovExplo. Mr. Vinet graduated from École Polytechnique de Montreal with a Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering in 1989.


Anne Day, Vice President, Investor Relations

Ms. Day is a senior executive with more than 20 years of capital market experience that includes the development and implementation of effective global investor relations strategies, primarily in the mining sector. From 2015 to 2017, Ms. Day was Senior Vice President, Investor Relations for Richmont Mines, where she was part of the senior executive team that led the transformation of Richmont to be one the top junior mining companies in the Americas. From 2007 to 2015, she was Vice President, Investor Relations for AuRico Gold. Ms. Day also served on the Board of Directors of AuRico Metals from 2015 to 2017. Ms. Day holds a B. Comm degree (Marketing), an MBA (Finance) from the Sobeys School of Business and an ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Management.


Ankit Shah, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Mr. Shah is a mining finance executive with fifteen years of experience in strategy, corporate development, capital allocation, and investor relations, primarily within the mining industry. Mr. Shah joined the Company in 2010 with the primary focus of working with the corporate development and investor relations teams. Since that time, he has taken on progressively more responsibility for many facets of the business, including working with both the operations and exploration groups of the Company. Prior to joining New Gold, Mr. Shah worked for both Ernst & Young and KPMG within their Assurance and Financial Advisory practices. Mr. Shah is both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant.

Sean Keating, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Keating has over 15 years’ experience in corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions, primarily in the mining industry. Mr. Keating joined New Gold in 2016 and was Assistant General Counsel prior to his appointment as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in November 2019. Prior to joining New Gold, Mr. Keating was corporate counsel to Barrick Gold Corporation from 2010 to 2015 where he was involved in mergers and acquisitions, financings, commercial transactions, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and capital project development. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Keating practiced law at Torys LLP in the capital markets and mergers and acquisitions groups.  Mr. Keating holds a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Toronto and a B.Sc. (Chemistry) from St. Francis Xavier University.

Suresh Kalathil, General Manager, Rainy River


John Ritter, General Manager, New Afton

Mr. Ritter has more than 30 years of experience and knowledge in the mining industry, including open pit and underground mining both green and brown fields operations. He has held progressively responsible leadership and management roles in Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Business Improvement, Project and Construction with Teck Resources, Highland Valley Copper, Newmont Mining Corporation with their Nevada, Indonesia and African Operations. Prior to that, he held similarly progressive roles with BC Hydro, Copper Mountain and as a consultant. Mr. Ritter is a registered P.Eng. and holds MSc., B.Eng., CEM, Graduate Diploma Business Administration, and a Core Certificate in Project Management.


Armando Ortega, Country Manager, Mexico & Managing Director Minera San Xavier

Attorney at Law (Mexico) with post-graduate studies on international trade (ITAM). He worked for the federal Ministry of Economy for more than 18 years on international trade negotiations, serving as its representative in Geneva (WTO) and Belgium (European Union, EU). Negotiator on trade rules areas for NAFTA and FTA with the EU. VP & General Counsel for the Mexican mining, transportation and infrastructure company Grupo Mexico and its leading subsidiary, Southern Copper Corporation for almost 10 years.

Since 2010, he has been the Country Manager and Managing Director of New Gold’s subsidiary, Minera San Xavier (CSP). He is currently the Board member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Mexico (chairing its mining committee), Board member of the Mexican Mining Chamber and the Mexican newspaper El Economista.