People: Yamana Gold Inc (YRI.TO)
10 Dec 2013
Mr. Patrick J. Mars is Lead Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Mars is a company director specializing in mine finance and analysis. He was a director of Yamana Resources, a predecessor to Yamana, beginning in August 2001. He benefits from over 30 years of experience in the investment industry and has had involvement in mining research, financing and advisory work. For the majority of his career he was with Alfred Bunting & Co/Bunting Warburg, a Canadian investment dealer and stockbroker where he was President and CEO from 1981 to 1994. During this time he served three-year terms both as a Governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and Director of the Investment Dealers Association. From 1999 to 2001 he was Chairman and a Director of First Marathon Securities (UK)/NBC Financial (UK) Limited. Presently, Mr. Mars is a director of Aura Minerals (Chairman), Carpathian Gold and Sage Gold (Chairman) as well as being President of P.J. Mars Investments Limited, a private company. He is also a director of the Renascent Foundation, a charitable organization. He is Director of Aura Minerals Inc., (since January 2006); Carpathian Gold Inc., (since January 2003); SAGE Gold Inc., (since October 2002); Selwyn Resources Ltd., (from August 2005 to May 2012); Endeavor Mining Corporation (from December 2003 to November 2009); Central Sun Mining Inc., (from September 2002 to March 2009).
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