Mr. Ward is a Professional Engineer (Ontario) and metallurgist with extensive experience in the processing of gold and base metal ores, industrial minerals, and with grinding systems and effluent treatment. From 2010 to 2015 he was Senior Advisor and VP of Metallurgy and Processing for Kinross Gold Corporation, and prior thereto Senior VP, Project Development for Mustang Minerals Corp. and previously President and Principal Metallurgist with Micon International Limited.
Ian has practical plant operating experience, extensive engineering experience, and has been intimately involved in a variety of feasibility studies, audits, operations support and project evaluations. During 12 years with Micon he was involved with many new mine developments, both in assignments as Independent Engineer on behalf of lending agencies, in project evaluations, and as manager of feasibility studies conducted by Micon. He is a Qualified Person and co-author for a number of NI 43-101 compliant Technical Reports.