About

Management

Mark Jarvis

Mark Jarvis

CEO & Chairman of the Board

Mr. Jarvis has more than 30 years of experience in exploration and development of mineral resources, both in oil and gas and metals. After a career in financing exploration projects as a stockbroker, Mr. Jarvis moved to the corporate side of the business in 1996. He joined the Board of Ultra Petroleum, which at the time was a small oil and gas exploration and development company with a large, unconventional gas deposit. As Director responsible for Corporate Finance, he raised the equity capital necessary to prove the concept and to establish enough production to finance further growth with debt. Ultra Petroleum grew from an exploration play to 3 TCF of proven gas reserves.

Mr. Jarvis became CEO of Giga Metals Corporation's predecessor company in January 2004. During his tenure, the company has drilled off a giant nickel/cobalt deposit, worked out a reliable metallurgical circuit, and published a Preliminary Economic Assessment.

Martin Vydra

Martin Vydra

President & Director

Martin Vydra joined Giga Metals after a 31 year career with Sherritt International Corporation, a leader in the mining, processing and refining of lateritic nickel and cobalt with operations in Canada, Cuba and Madagascar.  Martin is widely recognized as an expert in nickel and cobalt extraction, processing and refining including the development and application of advanced technologies to maximize the recovery of valuable metals such as nickel and cobalt from a variety of feeds.  While at Sherritt, Martin’s technical accomplishments spanned four continents and over 20 operations including postings in Australia where he was integrated in Murrin Murrin’s refinery start up; Finland for the design of Harjavalta’s nickel reduction circuit; and, in Chile where he oversaw the design, construction and commissioning of a major pressure oxidation operation. 

Most recently, Martin served as Sherritt's Senior Vice President, Commercial and Technologies, where he had oversight for the sales and marketing of nickel and cobalt, and marketing and commercialization of Sherritt's proprietary technologies.

Matt Anderson, CPA, CA

Matt Anderson, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Anderson completed his bachelors of commerce degree at McGill University in Montreal. He earned his CPA, CA accreditation in 2008 after which he began providing accounting and CFO services to junior public companies primarily involved in the natural resource sector. He has extensive experience in financial and accounting related functions based on his experience working with companies such as Claren Energy Corp., I-Minerals Inc. and Callinex Mines Inc., among others.

Leslie Young

Leslie Young

Corporate Secretary

Ms. Young's 25-year background in the junior capital markets started with CM Oliver & Company where she served as Executive Secretary to senior management and board members. Ms. Young joined Giga Metals' predecessor company in February 2004 as the Corporate Secretary and Office Administrator. She is responsible for corporate filings, assisting and reporting to the President, secretary to the Board Meetings, to act as liaison with corporate council and respective corporate matters, and to act as Manager to administrative employees and the general operations.

Lyle Trytten

Lyle Trytten

Manager of Development

Mr. Trytten has more than 25 years' experience in the nickel industry, and was previously General Manager, Sustainability with Sherritt International Corporation at their Alberta nickel refinery. His experience at Sherritt also includes research and development, engineering for brownfield and greenfield projects, and major project feasibility studies. Lyle has been personally involved with metallurgical operations on five continents, including a 1-year secondment to the Murrin Murrin nickel refinery in Australia (now owned by Glencore), the feasibility study for the Ambatovy mine and process plant in Madagascar, and design and commissioning of metallurgical processing facilities in the US and Indonesia.

Greg Ross, P.Geo.

Greg Ross, P.Geo.

Project Manager

Mr. Ross has over 15 years of experience in the mineral exploration and resource development industries. He has served in Project and Senior Geologist roles for junior mining companies operating in Western Canada, including almost 10 years in the Ni-Cu-Co-PGE space. Mr. Ross is a Professional Geoscientist with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (formerly APEGBC) and is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

Holly Millar

Holly Millar

Director of Corporate Communications & Marketing

Ms. Millar has over 11 years of experience in communications and marketing. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in Montreal. Ms. Millar has experience working in a wide variety of industries in both Vancouver and Europe. She was drawn to the mining industry and the Turnagain project because of the opportunity to play a role in building a sustainable battery supply chain. Holly believes that Giga Metals is going to be a leader in responsible mining and set industry standards by building among the lower carbon intensity projects in the world. She is working to shift perspectives on mining and communicate the importance of decarbonizing metals and minerals.

James Edward Beswick, P Eng. FCIM

James Edward Beswick, P Eng. FCIM

Director of Government Relations

Mr. Beswick is a registered professional mining engineer with over 30 years of experience in environment, permitting and community relations. Ed was previously Director of Environment and Permitting for Hillsborough Resources Limited and has worked with numerous coal, base and precious metal companies. He is the current past President for the Canadian Institute of Mining Foundation.

David Tupper, P.Geo.

David Tupper, P.Geo.

Manager of Exploration

David has over 32 years of mineral exploration experience, which includes managing the identification, acquisition and execution of numerous high quality, early stage to large-scale drill exploration projects. He has experience exploring for uranium, gold, base metals and coal in a wide variety of geological settings in North, Central and South America, as well as Asia. He also has experience in surficial geological mapping associated with slope stability and contaminated sites environmental work. David is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

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