People: Yamana Gold Inc (YRI.TO)
27 Nov 2014
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 Inc., a predecessor to Yamana, beginning in August 2001. He benefits from over 30 years of experience in the investment industry and has had extensive 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 Inc. (Chairman), Carpathian Gold Inc. and Sage Gold Inc. (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.
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