Mr. Neal brings over 26 years of experience as a mining executive, board member and investment banker. He currently serves as Lead Director of G Mining Ventures, which is fully-financed and developing the Tocantinzinho Project in Brazil. Mr. Neal served as Executive Vice President at Kirkland Lake Gold (2021-2022) and departed after the successful completion of the merger of equals with Agnico Eagle to create the third largest global gold producer and second largest metals and mining company in Canada by revenue and employees. He was previously President & CEO of TMAC Resources from 2018 until its sale to Agnico Eagle as the natural gold consolidator in Nunavut in 2021. Mr. Neal is a veteran mining investment banker, having joined BMO Capital Markets at the start of 1997 and working his entire banking career focused exclusively on the metals and mining industry. He was promoted to Co-Head and Managing Director of the Global Metals and Mining Group in 2010, providing leadership to a team operating in offices located in Toronto, Vancouver, London, New York, Beijing and Melbourne.