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Richard Williams

Executive Chairman

A former COO of Barrick Gold Corporation, Mr Williams is an Executive with an established track-record of value creation and transformational leadership within the Mining Industry and other demanding environments. Also a former Commanding Officer of the British Special Forces Regiment – the SAS, he is currently a Non-Executive Director of Trevali Mining Corporation and an advisor to mining companies facing complex operational, political or ESG challenges.

BSc Economics, University College London; MA Security Studies, Kings College London; MBA Cranfield University.

Appointed April 2020

Sam Ash

CEO & Director

A former Executive General Manager of Barrick Gold’s Lumwana Copper Mine in Zambia, Mr Ash is an experienced American Mining Engineer and modernising leader, with a proven track record of building and leading teams capable of optimizing and enhancing the operating efficiency, profitability and sustainability of mining operations in complex and challenging environments.

BEng Mining Engineering from University of Missouri Rolla; MA in Strategic Leadership, London Business School.

Appointed May 2020

Wayne Parsons

CFO & Director

A former broker with BMO, RBC and National Bank of Canada, Mr. Parsons brings over 20 years of investment industry experience to Bunker Hill. Mr. Parsons is the owner and founder of Parsons Financial Consulting, a consulting company focused on the technology and mining sectors.

HBA in 1985 from University of Western Ontario.

Appointed August 2019

Hugh Aird

Independent Director and Chair of Audit Committee

Former Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch Canada, and Chairman of Trilon Financial and a highly experienced investment banker with past experience at Midland Walwyn, Great Lakes Capital and other investment houses, Mr Aird currently serves as Chair at Balnagowan Investments Canada.

AB from Harvard University

Appointed July 2019

John Ryan


The former CEO of Bunker Hill Mining before handing over to Sam Ash in 2020. With 25 years of experience as a Mining Engineer and Entrepreneur with extensive knowledge of the Coeur d'Alene mining district, Mr Ryan provides an extensive and useful network of insight and contacts to the company’s leadership as it evolves its strategic development plans.

B.Sc. Mining Engineering from Univ. of Idaho and JD from Boston College.

Appointed Jan 2017

Dickson Hall

Independent Director

A former consultant for Hunter Dickinson, supporting the mining industry and now a Partner in Valuestone Advisors Limited and Manager of Valuestone Global Resources Fund, Mr Hall is an experienced mining investment manager with over 2 years of experience working with Bunker Hill.

BA in Asian Art History, University of British Columbia.

Appointed Mar 2018