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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

Pam Saxton

Independent Director and Chair of Audit Committee

Director of Aquilla Resources (TSX:AQA), former Director of Pershing Gold Corporation, CFO of Thomson Creek Metals, CFO of NewWest Gold Corporation and VP Finance of Franco-Nevada’s US Operations. Trained as an accountant and auditor with Arthur Anderson, and with years ensuring good financial governance and value creation within the USA Mining Sector, Ms Sexton in based in Denver and leads the Audit Committee.

B.Sc. Accounting from Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Appointed October 2020

Cassandra Joseph

Independent Director & Chair Of The Governance And Nominations Committee

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Nevada Copper Corporation (TSX:NCU), and formerly Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of Tahoe Resources, (acquired by Pan American Silver Corporation), Senior Deputy Attorney General for The Nevada Attorney General’s Office, and Deputy Attorney General for the California Attorney General’s Office. Ms Joseph is based in Nevada, and leads the Governance and Nominations Committee.

BA with Distinction, from University of California at Berkeley; JD from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Appointed Nov 2020

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

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