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Judy Baker

CEO, Director

Judy Baker is the founder and CEO of Argo Gold and currently serves on the board of directors of Argo Gold and Blue Star Gold Corp. Ms. Baker has over 25 years of experience in the mining and mineral exploration sector. Capital markets experience including research, equity analysis, IPO’s, valuation, restructuring, sales and fund management. Over the last 15 years, Ms. Baker has founded multiple mineral exploration companies and raised over $25 million for exploration and development. Ms. Baker holds an Honours B.Sc. Geological Engineering in Mineral Resources Exploration from Queen’s University (1990) and an M.B.A. from Ivey Business School (1995).


David McDonald, CPA, CA


Mr. McDonald currently serves as the CFO of McLaren Resources Inc. and CFO and director of Talisker Gold Corp., having over 13 years’ experience in the gold mining industry. Mr. McDonald spent several years working in public accounting until joining a junior mining team in 2006. Since that time Mr. McDonald has been CFO of a number of public and private junior mining companies. Mr. McDonald received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Laurentian University in 1982 and earned his CA in 1991 with Ernst & Young.

Vivian Austin

Corporate Controller

Ms. Austin has twenty-five years experience in progressive accounting positions with a publicly traded mining company on both the TSE and NYSE exchanges, with revenues to $USD50 MM/yr. This company also had significant international (Zambian and Mongolian) assets, and as such, Ms. Austin is familiar with all cross-border tax and accounting issues, such as ASPE, IFRS, SOX, and VAT.

Independent Directors

George Langdon, B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD (Geology)


George S. Langdon is a petroleum geologist with over 30 years experience in the old and gas industry. He holds a doctorate in Earth Sciences from Memorial University of Newfoundland. In the last 20 years he has been involved as a technical consultant and investor in building several junior public resource exploration companies, and was co-founder and President of Shoal Point Energy Ltd. from 2007 to 2013, as well as a director of Gulf Shores Resources from 2000 to 2016, and Contact Exploration from 2001 to 2008.  He currently is also a Director of Relay Medical Corp., a medical diagnostics development company.

Chris Wardrop


Chris Wardrop is a lawyer in Northern Ontario with a practice that focuses on Real Estate, Estate Planning & Estate Administration and Corporate & Commercial Law.
Over the past 25 years, he has been involved in several companies owning interests in a number of diverse business activities including the food and beverage industry, real estate, junior resourcesector, and private money lending.

Jonathan Armes


Mr. Armes currently serves as Managing Director of Enviromine Inc., a private mineral exploration and development company based in Toronto, Ontario.  He previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Ophir Gold (MinKap Resources Inc.) from 2016 until 2021 and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of ALX Uranium Corp. (formerly, Lakeland Resources Inc.) from 2010 to 2016.  Jon has provided corporate development, project management and investor relations services to both public and private mining exploration companies for over 20 years. Jon graduated from the University of Guelph in 1993 with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree.

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