Management

Candace MacGibbon
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. MacGibbon is a CPA, CA with over 25 years’ experience in the mining sector and capital markets, as a result of her previous employment as a global mining institutional salesperson with RBC Capital Markets and in base metals research as a mining associate with BMO Capital Markets. Ms. MacGibbon’s experience in accounting matters includes her previous roles as a Manager at Deloitte LLP and as a cost analyst with Inco Limited. Ms. MacGibbon joined INV Metals in March 2008. Ms. MacGibbon is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Sir Wilfred Laurier University.

 

Kevin Canario
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Canario is a CPA, CA with over 10 years of experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining INV Metals in 2011, Mr. Canario worked as a senior associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he provided audit services to mining and manufacturing clients. Kevin holds a B. Com. (Hons) from McMaster University.

 

Dawson Proudfoot
Project Manager, Loma Larga
(Mr. Proudfoot is on secondment to INV Metals from Torex Gold.)
Mr. Proudfoot, P. Eng, is a highly skilled mining engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the hard rock mining industry. Mr. Proudfoot has expertise in mine design (concept through to operation), mine infrastructure, and leadership. Mr. Proudfoot joined Torex Gold in March of 2010 and is currently Vice-President, Engineering. During his tenure with Torex he was responsible for the preparation of the Feasibility Study for the El Limon Guajes Project, as well as completing a PEA for the Media Luna deposit. Prior to Torex, Mr. Proudfoot spent 22 years with Falconbridge/Xstrata Nickel, Sudbury Operations. During his tenure there, he held various positions of increasing authority; his final role was Engineering Superintendent for Sudbury Operations.

 

Gabriel Vinas
Corporate Controller
Mr. Vinas joined INV Metals in December 2007. He has extensive experience in auditing and financial reporting. Prior to joining INV Metals, Mr. Vinas was with Kleiman Consulting Group Ltd. Canada, KPMG Mexico S.C., SANLUIS Corporacion SA, and Grupo Horus SA, Mexico. Mr. Vinas holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City).

 

Jorge Barreno
General Manager Ecuador
Mr. Barreno is a Mining Engineer with 25 years of experience in the development of exploration and mining programs, he has discovered the Low Sulphidation Deposit – Río Blanco – with Rio Tinto Ecuador (RTZ) and the Epithermal Deposit of High Sulphidation – Quimsacocha – with IAMGOLD Ecuador S.A., currently Loma Larga. He has wide experience in issues related to the management of community relations, the environment, and the negotiation of mining agreements. He has held positions as Chief Project Officer of Rio Blanco, Chief Technical Administrative Officer at RTZ Ecuador; Administrative Manager, President and General Manager of IAMGOLD ECUADOR S.A., and additionally he was Vice-President of the Mining Chamber of Ecuador for several years; and founder and Vice-president of the Responsible Mining Council in Ecuador. Jorge Barreno obtained his university degree at the Central University of Ecuador.

 

Fernando Carrión
Social Responsibility Manager – Corporate Director of Ecuador
Mr. Carrión is a Sociologist specialized in Politics and Social Sciences, with more than 20 years of experience in mining in the Social Responsibility component. Creator of cooperation models and systems for social risk analysis upon the mining sector, awarded in several opportunities as Best in Class programs. His experience has allowed him to develop as Manager of Social Responsibility for Ecuador in different companies such as Rio Tinto RTZ, International Minerals IMC, IAMGOLD, INV Minerales Ecuador S.A:, and as international consultant for IMG.  In addition, he has been a national consultant for the WFP-UN World Food Programs, member of the Regional Human Rights Advisory Institute and a consultant for several national government programs on mining, oil, social development and conflict resolution.