Dr. Mark Cruise
Director, Compensation Committee
Mark’s career in mineral exploration and mine development spans 25 years. He is currently President & CEO at Trevali Mining (TSX: TV) ($1B market capitalization), a zinc-miner with operations in Peru, Canada, Namibia and Burkino Faso. Mark co-founded the company in 2007 and managed development projects in Peru and Canada through discovery, resource definition, mine design, finance, and mine construction. Most recently (2017), Trevali announced definitive agreements with Glencore PLC whereby Trevali would acquire a portfolio of zinc assets in Namibia and Burkino Faso for an aggregate purchase price of approximately US$400-million. During his career, Mark has worked with Anglo American, Pasminco and junior TSX-listed companies. He was formerly part of Anglo’s feasibility team for the Lisheen Zinc-Lead Mine in Ireland before taking up the role of Exploration Manager North America for Anglo American. He was later VP Business Development for Cardero Resource Corp and was co-founder at International Tower Hill Mines which peaked at $800M market capitalization (2010).