Board of Directors

  • Tony S. Giardini, CA, CPA


    Tony Giardini is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Trilogy Metals. Mr. Giardini was President of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. from May 2019 to March 2020 and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kinross Gold Corporation from December 2012 to April 2019. He was Chief Financial Officer of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. from May 2006 to April 2012. Prior to joining Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., Mr. Giardini spent more than 10 years with Placer Dome Inc. as Vice President and Treasurer. Mr. Giardini is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant and spent 12 years with accounting firm KPMG prior to joining Placer Dome Inc.

  • James Gowans


    James Gowans is currently an independent director of various companies. He was previously the president, CEO and a director of Arizona Mining Inc. from January 2016 until it was purchased by South32 Limited in August 2018. He was senior advisor to the chair of the board of Barrick Gold Corporation from August to December 2015, co-president from July 2014 to August 2015 and executive vice president and COO from January to July 2014. He served as managing director of the Debswana Diamond Company in Botswana from 2011 to 2014. He has extensive experience as a senior executive in the mining industry, including holding executive positions at DeBeers SA, DeBeers Canada Inc. and PT Inco in Indonesia, and with Placer Dome Ltd. Mr. Gowans is the past chair of the Mining Association of Canada. Mr. Gowans also has experience in Alaska, having worked for Cominco Limited where he oversaw the completion of a feasibility study and the subsequent design and construction of the Red Dog Mine. Mr. Gowans then operated the Red Dog Mine for three years following its commissioning. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in mineral engineering from the University of British Columbia and attended the Banff School of Advanced Management. He has extensive mining knowledge and perspective on the importance of corporate social responsibility and brings human resources experience as a former vice president, human resources at Placer Dome.

  • William Hayden


    William Hayden is a director of Trilogy Metals. Mr. Hayden is a self-employed geologist with over 39 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry, much of which has been in Africa, South America and the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Hayden was the co-founder and President of Ivanhoe Nickel and Platinum Ltd. (now Ivanhoe Mines Ltd), a Canadian company which assembled extensive mineral holdings in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since 1983, Mr. Hayden has worked in a management capacity with several exploration and mining companies both in Australia and overseas. Mr. Hayden was the President of Ivanhoe Philippines and GoviEx Uranium Inc., and a former director of Sunward Resources Ltd.

  • William Hensley


    William Hensley is the Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska in Anchorage. He recently retired from Alyeska Pipeline Service Company where he served as Manager of Federal Government Relations in Washington, DC. Prior to his employment with Alyeska, Mr. Hensley was appointed Commissioner of Commerce and Economic Development, where he was responsible for Alaska's involvement in tourism and seafood marketing, international trade, insurance, banking and securities as well as occupational licensing. He also served on the Oil and Gas Policy Council, the Board of Directors of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, the Alaska Railroad and the Alaska Industrial Development Authority. Mr. Hensley was a founder of NANA Regional Corporation, served as a director for 20 years and concluded his career there as President. While at NANA, he directed its involvement in the oilfield services area, most specifically in the environmental services and drilling ventures. He was also active in the development of the world's largest lead and zinc mine, Red Dog. He was a founder of Maniilaq, the regional non-profit representing the tribes in the Kotzebue region, and was involved in the formation of the Alaska Federation of Natives and served as executive director, President and Co-Chairman.

  • Gregory A. Lang


    Gregory Lang is President and Chief Executive Officer of NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC. Mr. Lang has over 35 years of diverse experience in mine operations, project development and evaluations, including experience as President of Barrick Gold of North America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barrick Gold Corporation. Mr. Lang has held operating and project development positions over his 10-year tenure with Barrick Gold Corporation and, prior to that, with Homestake Mining Company and International Corona Corporation, both of which are now part of Barrick Gold Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla and is a Graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program.

  • Janice Stairs, LLB, MBA


    Janice Stairs has over 30 years of experience working with companies involved in the resource sector including general counsel and other executive positions held with Namibia Critical Metals Inc., Endeavour Mining Corporation and Etruscan Resources Inc. Prior to 2004, Ms. Stairs was a partner with the law firm of McInnes Cooper (formerly Patterson Palmer) located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and she continues to act as counsel to the firm. Ms. Stairs practiced law in private practice for 19 years specializing in corporate finance, securities and resource-related issues for private and public companies. Ms. Stairs graduated from Dalhousie Law School and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Queen's University.

  • Diana Walters


    Diana Walters has more than 35 years of experience in the natural resources sector, as a private equity investor, investment banker, CFO, board member and in other roles within the sector. Ms. Walters is the owner and sole manager of Amichel LLC, an investment company that also provides advisory services in the field of natural resources. She served as the President of Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings, LLC, and as a member of senior management of Liberty Mutual Asset Management from January 2010 to September 2014. She was a Managing Partner of Eland Capital, LLC, a natural resources advisory firm founded by her, from 2007 to 2010. Ms. Walters has extensive investment experience with both debt and equity through various leadership roles at Credit Suisse, HSBC and other firms. She also served previously as Chief Financial Officer of Tatham Offshore Inc., an independent oil and gas company with assets in the Gulf of Mexico. Ms. Walters graduated with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Plan II Liberal Arts and an M.A. in Energy and Mineral Resources.

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