George Pirie, Director
I was born and raised in the Porcupine Camp and I am married with two children and three grand-children. My family has been in the Porcupine for over one hundred years. I enjoy the outdoor lifestyle Timmins offers. I have a HBComm from Laurentian University.
I am a mining executive with over thirty-five years of experience in the industry, over seventeen at a senior level, both in executive and board capacities, internationally and domestic. These senior positions included CFO of Placer Dome North America, CFO of Placer Dome Canada, President and CEO of Placer Dome Canada, Executive Vice President of Placer Dome Inc, President and CEO of Breakwater Resources, President and CEO of San Gold Inc. I have also served on numerous boards including Lithium Americas Corporation as an independent director on the audit committee, governance committee, nomination committee and Chairman of the Special Committee.
Additionally I have served with Auryx Gold Corporation on the audit committee, Paladin Energy on the audit committee and Canadian Arrow on the audit committee. I also served on the exploration companies SGX and Bison Gold. I am currently a director with Wahgoshig Resources Inc., Niiwin Corporation and a founder of 5SD Capital. I have served on the Mining Association of Canada, the Ontario Mining Association, co-chairman of the Ontario Mineral Industry Cluster Initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, chairman of Mirarco and through Placer Dome Canada a sponsor of the Aboriginal Achievement Awards.
I have co-chaired local United Way campaigns, served on local hospital boards and community associations. I currently serve as Chairman of the Board of Governors with Northern College and a board member of the Timmins Economic Development Corporation. I also volunteer with the Carlo Cattarello Arena Association.