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Board of Directors


Jeffrey Parr Chairman of the Board

Mr. Parr is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA 1984) and holds a Masters of Business Administration from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Parr has over 30 years of executive management experience in the mining and service provider industries. He joined Centerra Gold in 2006 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2008 where he served until his retirement in 2016. From 1997 to 2006 he worked for Acres International as Chief Financial Officer and from 1988 to 1997, held progressively senior financial positions at WMC International (a subsidiary of Western Mining Corporation responsible for operations and exploration in the Americas), ultimately serving as the Company’s Executive Vice President. He is also a member of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of Discovery Metals Corp.

Mr. Parr is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants and has obtained the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

* Board Chair


Jonathan Gill Independent Director

Mr. Gill is a Professional Engineer with more than 45 years of mining experience, much of it working in senior mine management roles for Inco Limited in its Ontario and Manitoba divisions and for PT Inco in Indonesia. Since retiring in 2003, Mr. Gill has worked on a number of project assignments for Inco, both in Canada and at the Goro project in New Caledonia; as well as for other companies involving reviews of such projects as FNX Mining Company´s Sudbury operations, the Ambatovy nickel project in Madagascar and the Onca Puma project in Brazil. Mr. Gill was a director of Lake Shore Gold Inc. from 2008 to 2016. Mr. Gill is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and is a former Employer Chair of Ontario´s Mining Legislative Review Committee. Mr. Gill has obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D designation.

* Compensation and Technical Committee Chair


Arnold Klassen Independent Director

Mr. Klassen is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant and has more than 35 years experience in accounting, audit and tax with 30 years of experience in the Mining Industry. Mr. Klassen is currently President of AKMJK Consulting Ltd., a private consulting company, and prior to that was the Vice President of Finance for Dynatec Corporation from 1988 to 2007. Dynatec Corporation was a publicly traded TSX listed company from 1997 to 2007. He held a similar position with the Tonto Group of Companies from 1984 to 1998. Mr. Klassen holds a degree in Commerce from the University of British Columbia and spent seven years with KPMG prior to becoming Vice President of Finance with the Tonto Group of Companies. Mr. Klassen has obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors designation.

* Audit Committee Chair


Anthony (Tony) Makuch President & Chief Executive Officer

Anthony (Tony) Makuch holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours Applied Earth Sciences) from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and both a Masters of Science Degree in Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Queen´s University in Ontario. He is a professional engineer (Ontario) with over 35 years of management, operations and technical experience in the mining industry, having managed numerous projects in Canada and the United States from advanced exploration through production.

Prior to joining Kirkland Lake Gold, Mr. Makuch was President and CEO at Lake Shore Gold Inc., from 2008 until its acquisition by Tahoe Resources on April 1, 2016, where he became the Executive Vice-President and President of Canadian Operations. Between January 2006 and March 1, 2008, Mr. Makuch was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for FNX Mining Company Inc. From 1998 to December 2005 he held progressively senior positions with Dynatec Corporation, including VP, Operations. From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Makuch worked with Kinross Gold Corporation at a number of their North American operations; which included his role as General Manager of the Kirkland Lake Operations at the Macassa Mine and Timmins Operations – Hoyle Pond Mine.


Barry Olson Independent Director

Mr. Olson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a Masters of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Idaho. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Project Development at Goldcorp Inc., and as Vice President of Project Development from October 2008 to July 2010. Mr. Olson has over 17 years of progressive mining experience in both South America and the United States and has extensive experience in design, construction and mine management in Nevada, California, Chile and Argentina.

* HSE/CSR Committee Chair


Pamela Klessig Independent Director

Ms. Klessig has over 27 years of experience in global mineral exploration, development and production. She was a founder and former President and CEO of Western Uranium Corp and continues to serve as a director. Ms. Klessig began her career with Homestake Mining Company as the mine geologist at the company's uranium Pitch Mine in Colorado. Throughout her career she worked for a number of the large mining firms including Cyprus Minerals, Amselco, BP Minerals, Kennecott and Gencor where she held positions ranging from exploration geologist to exploration manager. In addition to her considerable exploration experience, Pamela has participated on a number of feasibility teams on a variety of projects reviewed by Amselco and BP Minerals. She also worked for Indochina Goldfields, now Ivanhoe Mines, during its Initial Public Offering as the Vice President of Investor Relations. As a complement to her technical expertise she was a stockbroker for four years with A.G. Edwards and Sons, Inc., now Wells Fargo Investment Advisors. Pamela holds a Bachelor in geology from Western State College, is a Certified Professional Geologist and a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101 standards.


Ray Threlkeld Independent Director

Mr. Threlkeld is a seasoned mining professional with more than 32 years of experience in mineral exploration, mine operations and construction and executive management. Most recently Ray was President and CEO of Rainy River Resources that was developing the 4.0 million ounce Rainy River gold deposit in Ontario. New Gold purchased Rainy River for $310 million in 2013. From 2006 to 2009 Ray led the team along with Randall Oliphant that acquired, developed and put into operation the Mesquite gold mine in California with Western Goldfields subsequently being purchased by New Gold for $314 million in 2009. From 1996 to 2004 Ray held a variety of senior executive positions with Barrick Gold Corporation rising to the position of Vice President, Project Development. During Ray’s tenure at Barrick he was responsible for placing more than 30 million ounces of gold resources into production in Africa, South America and Australia. Among his accomplishments were the Pierina Mine in Peru, Bulyanhulu Mine in Tanzania, Veladero Mine in Argentina, Lagunas Norte Mine in Peru and the Cowel Mine in Australia. Mr. Threlkeld holds a B.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of Nevada.

* Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Chair