Key Personnel

James H. ColemanExecutive Director and Chairman of the Board
Rockne J. TimmDirector and Chief Executive Officer
A. Douglas BelangerDirector and President
Robert A. CohenDirector
James P. GeyerDirector
James Michael JohnstonDirector
Jean Charles (JC) PotvinDirector
Robert A. McGuinnessVice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Mary E. SmithVice President of Administration and Secretary

James H. Coleman – Executive Director and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Coleman became a Director in February 1994 and Chairman of the Board in January 2004.   Mr. Coleman is a Senior Partner of the law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright.  He is also a director of several Canadian companies in the natural resource sector.  Mr. Coleman also serves as a Director of Great Basin Energies, Inc. and MGC Ventures, Inc.

Rockne J. Timm – Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mr. Timm became an officer in 1982 and Director in 1984.  From 1988 until January 2004 he was the Chairman of the Board, President and CEO. Since January 2004 he has been the CEO and a Director of the Company.  Since 1992 he has been a Director and Executive Officer of each of the Company’s foreign subsidiaries.   Mr. Timm is also President and Director of Great Basin Energies, Inc. and MGC Ventures, Inc.

A. Douglas Belanger – President, Director

Mr. Belanger became an officer in 1984 and in 1988 became Executive Vice President and Director.  In January 2004 he became President of the Company.  Mr. Belanger served as Vice President for Corporate Affairs of Pegasus Gold Inc. from April 1982 to June 1987. Prior to 1982, Mr. Belanger was a gold mining analyst with Burns Fry Limited of Toronto and Pemberton Securities of Vancouver. He also has several years’ experience as a field geologist with various major Canadian mining companies. Mr. Belanger serves as Vice President and Director of Great Basin Energies Inc. and MGC Ventures, Inc., and is Director and Executive Officer of each of the Company’s foreign subsidiaries.

Robert A. McGuinness – Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. McGuinness became Vice President of Finance in March 1993 and Chief Financial Officer in June 1993. Prior to 1993, Mr. McGuinness served as a financial officer for several domestic and internationally based companies specializing in telecommunications, electronics and biotechnology.  He also serves as Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Great Basin Energies, Inc. and MGC Ventures, Inc.

Mary E. Smith – Vice President of Administration and Secretary

Ms. Smith became Vice President of Administration in January 1997 and Secretary in June 1997. During the previous years Ms. Smith was employed by Pegasus Gold Inc., most recently as Manager of Compensation and Benefits. Ms. Smith has over 15 years experience in employee benefits and salary administration and over 20 years experience in the mining industry. She also serves as Vice President of Administration and Secretary of Great Basin Energies Inc. and MGC Ventures, Inc.

Robert A. Cohen – Director

Mr. Cohen became a Director in August 2017.  Mr. Cohen retired as of October 1, 2016 from his position as a litigation partner in the international law firm Dechert LLP, and its predecessor firms, in the New York office.

James P. Geyer – Director

Mr. Geyer became Director in June 1997 and served as Senior Vice President of Gold Reserve from February 1997 until August 2010. From August 2010 to July 2015, Mr. Geyer was employed as Vice President North America by Stonegate Agricom Ltd. Prior to joining Gold Reserve, Mr. Geyer held various engineering, operating and executive positions with AMAX, Asarco, and Pegasus Gold.

James Michael Johnston – Director

Mr. Johnston became a Director in August 2017.  Mr. Johnston is the co-founder and managing partner of Steelhead, established in Seattle, Washington in 1996 to form and manage Steelhead Navigator Fund, L.P.

Jean Charles (JC) Potvin – Director

Mr. Potvin became a Director in November 1993.  He is also a director and Chairman of Murchison Minerals Ltd. He is also a director of Exploration Azimut Inc. Prior to becoming a director, Mr. Potvin was Senior Mining Analyst, Vice President and Director of Burns Fry Ltd. (now Nesbitt Burns Ltd.). He holds an MBA in finance from the University of Ottawa and a BSc (Honours) in geology from Carleton University.