Management & Technical Team

Jeremy Wyeth

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Wyeth is President, Chief Executive Officer (since December 2020) and Director of the Company (since June 2021). Prior to this, Mr. Wyeth was Operations Director (2017-2020) at Wood Canada Ltd. a large engineering company, where he led the Oakville office with a strong focus on both local and international projects. Mr. Wyeth started his career with De Beers (1988-2009), and worked on mines around the world in Canada, Russia, Brazil and South Africa. With De Beers, he moved to Canada to lead the development, construction, commissioning and ramp up of the Victor Diamond Mine in Northern Ontario. He took the Victor Project from pre-feasibility study to nameplate capacity. The Victor Project had a capital budget of $1 billion and under Mr. Wyeth’s leadership, it was completed nine months ahead of schedule and under budget. Over his career, Mr. Wyeth has held various senior management positions (2011-2019), including with Excellon Resources and Anglo American. He previously served on the boards of Vector Resources Inc., DRA Americas Inc., DRA Brazil and the Ontario Mining Association. He holds a BSc in Mining Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand. 

Orin Baranowsky CPA, CFA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Baranowsky brings more than 20 years of finance and capital markets experience to Treasury. Most recently he was the Chief Financial Officer for Blue Thunder Mining Inc. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Stornoway Diamond Corporation, where he was instrumental in helping raise more than $1 billion for the construction of the Renard Diamond Mine in northern Québec. Mr. Baranowsky holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, and is a CFA Charterholder.

Clinton Swemmer, P.Eng., PMP

Vice President, Projects

Mr. Swemmer brings more than 20 years of Project Delivery experience in mining to Treasury. Most recently he was the Vice President of Project Delivery for Ausenco. Previously, he served as Director of Mining and Mineral Projects for AmecFosterWeeler and Vice President Projects for DRA Americas. Mr. Swemmer holds a First Class Honours Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Hertfordshire, is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, and is a PMP holder.

Rachel Pineault, CHRE

Vice President, Human Resources and Community Engagement

Ms. Pineault brings more than 25 years of progressive senior management experience to Treasury Metals.  Most recently, she was the Vice President of Human Resources at Battle North Gold. Previously, she was Director of Human Resources - Canadian Operations, for Kirkland Lake Gold, Vice President, Human Resources and Aboriginal Affairs at Detour Gold, and Head of Human Resources and Aboriginal Affairs for De Beers Canada - Victor Mine. Ms. Pineault holds a Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) designation.

Steven Woolfenden

Vice President, Environment and Regulatory Affairs

Mr. Woolfenden has over 25 years of progressive management experience in navigating complex environmental approvals and implementing environmental management systems for large-scale projects, both in Canada and abroad. Previously, he was VP Environment and Community Affairs for McEwen Mining and was IAMGOLD’s corporate Environment Director, where he was responsible for oversight of environmental matters and worked to build effective relationships with regulatory authorities, Indigenous and local communities. Mr. Woolfenden has also worked for more than 10 years in the public sector, with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) and with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. 

Eben Visser, PMP

Director, Projects

Mr. Visser brings to the Company more than 15 years of project management and construction experience in the mining and energy sectors. He began his career in operations with Anglo Platinum before joining DRA Global, where over the past 13 years, Eben has lead teams from concept phase to construction and commissioning, managing both EPC and EPCM projects across four continents on behalf of DRA Projects, DRA India and most recently, DRA Americas. Mr. Visser holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a registered Project Management Professional (PMP).

Mark Wheeler P.Eng., MBA

Director, Indigenous Affairs

Mr. Wheeler, a Professional Mining Engineer, joins Treasury Metals from Teck Resources Limited’s Quebrada Blanca open-pit mine where he held a number of roles with increasingly greater responsibility, most recently as projects engineer. His experience also covered large-scale gold projects including the Willams underground mine, located in Ontario, Canada, where he was underground production supervisor. Mr. Wheeler has a mining engineering degree from Queen’s University in Canada and a M.B.A. from the Rotman School of Business in Canada.

Maura Kolb, M.Sc., P.Geo

Director, Exploration

Maura Kolb is a professional geologist with over 10 years of experience in Gold mining and exploration in Northwestern Ontario. She has a diverse experience from grassroots exploration to bringing projects into commercial production. Maura spent eight years in the Red Lake Camp with Goldcorp, Newmont, Evolution and Battle North Gold leading exploration at mine site and regionally. Maura completed a Master’s Thesis at Lakehead University, focused on structural controls for gold mineralization at Musselwhite Mine and Hammond Reef deposit.

Mackenzie Denyes, PhD,P.Geo.,QPRA

Manager, Regulatory Affairs

With over 10 years of professional consulting experience related to mine permitting and approvals, environmental assessment, Indigenous consultation and human health risk assessment, Dr. Denyes joins Treasury Metals as Manager of Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining Treasury Metals, she worked at Wood Environment & Infrastructure. In addition to her role at Treasury Metals, Dr. Denyes is appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mining at Queen’s University.

Adam Larsen, P.Geo

Exploration Manager

Adam is an experienced Geologist working at a variety of projects in Canada including more than eight years at the Goliath Gold Project either participating or leading Treasury’s mineral exploration programs to the resource development stage. Mr. Larsen has underground experience at Goldcorp Inc.’s Musselwhite Mine and holds a degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Saskatchewan.