President & CEO, Director
Mr. Haywood has over 25 years of mining industry experience and holds degrees in both Mining Engineering and Law. Mr. Haywood has held progressive career positions with Anglo Gold Ashanti, Goldfields, IAMGold, Ivanhoe, BHP and Placer Pacific at various open-pit and underground mining operations around the world, including leadership positions of Chief Mining Engineer, Mine Manager, and General Manager. He has also been a consultant mining engineer on the successful feasibility of the large Century Zinc Mine (Zn/Pb/Ag) in Australia. Mr. Haywood has held President & CEO and directorship positions with a number of public (TSX and TSX.V) and private Canadian corporations since 2008.
Interim Chief Financial Officer & Director
Mr. Hopkins has broad junior resource experience in the areas of corporate finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, financial and management reporting. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, and a Chartered Accountant designation and MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Relay Medical Corp. and as Chief Financial Officer of Central Timmins Exploration Corp. Mr. Hopkins is also the former President & CEO Takara Resources Inc. and the former Chief Financial Officer US Silver Corporation.
Mr. Candrea has 15 years of experience in the Mining Sector. Prior to joining EDM, he worked in the investment banking groups of Jennings Capital Inc. and AltaCorp Capital Inc., in the wealth management group of RBC Dominion Securities and the lending and cash management group of ABN Amro Bank. During his time in investment banking, Mr. Candrea advised senior management teams on numerous mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. He was responsible for originating, structuring, and executing buy and sell side M&A mandates as well as equity capital markets transactions. He has worked closely with various Natural Resources focused institutional investors, private equity firms, hedge funds and also family offices actively investing in the mining space. Mr. Candrea holds a BSc in Management.