Paycore Management & Directors
From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Gowans served as the Managing Director of Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd., and has also held positions at various companies including De Beers SA, De Beers Canada Inc., PT Inco Indonesia, Placer Dome Inc., and Cominco Ltd. (now Teck Resources).
Mr. Gowans previously served as the President of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the Chair of the Board of the Mining Association of Canada, and a director of the Conference Board of Canada. He currently holds multiple roles on boards of directors and/or advisory and technical committees for; New Gold, Cameco Ltd., Trilogy Metals Inc. and Marathon Gold Corporation.
Mr. Gowans is a Professional Engineer, holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in mineral engineering from the University of British Columbia, and attended the Banff School of Advanced Management.
Prior to entering the resource capital markets, she worked in Scandinavia for a junior exploration company managing the exploration programs on multiple projects throughout Norway and Sweden. Christina was also influential in building and supporting one of the leading resource IPO’s in 2020, New Found Gold Corp.
and was a director and/or senior officer of Greenstone Gold Mines, Mega Precious Metals Inc., Source Exploration Corp., Kings Bay Gold Corporation and T.B. Mining Ventures Inc. and, prior to entering the mining sector, practiced as an Audit Manager with Ernst & Young LLP in their Calgary based Oil & Gas group. Mr. Filipovic holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Lakehead University, is a member in good standing with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and is an ICD.D designated member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
from 2006 to 2008 and as Vice President, Western Operations of Goldcorp Inc. from 2000 to 2006. In his capacity for Goldcorp Inc., he was responsible for its surface gold operations in South Dakota and the Industrial Minerals Division in Saskatchewan. Previous to his employment at Goldcorp Inc., Mr. Begeman held various engineering and management positions with Morrison Knudsen Company in the contract mining operations group throughout the Western United States.
Mr. Begeman holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering, an M.S. in Engineering Management and an MBA. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors with the ICD.D designation. He is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and is NACD Directorship Certified.
In his extensive career Mr. Downie has participated in several gold and base metal discoveries and has been awarded accolades to reflect this success including the 2003 recipient of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Bill Dennis Prospector of The Year and several Exploration, and Development acknowledgements from the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association.