Western Gold Exploration

Management & Board

board members

Harry Dobson
Chairman & Founder

Harry has over 30 years’ international experience as a Mining Executive in Canada, Ireland, the UK and Australia. He has been involved in the development of multiple open pit and underground mines globally including Kirkland Lake Gold Inc, Rupert Resources and Mountain Province.

Ross McLellan
Chief Executive Officer

Ross has been Managing Director of Western Gold Exploration Ltd. since inception. He was previously involved in establishing Scotgold Resources Ltd, where he was a Board Director from 2006 to 2016. Ross has over 30 years’ experience in financial services and lives in Scotland.

Jim O’Neill
Chief Financial Officer

Jim has over 30 years’ experience as a finance executive with multi-national businesses operating in Canada, USA, the UK, Turkey and Kenya. Jim’s extensive public company financial management and governance experience includes junior mining exploration, development and operations, in addition to project management, manufacturing and distribution businesses. Jim lives in Ontario, Canada.

Willie McLucas
Director

Willie is a Mining Financier with extensive global experience in exploration, development and production of gold and base metals, coal, iron ore and speciality metals such as Tungsten and Molybdenum. He was previously Chief Executive of Waverley Mining Finance PLC. and Thistle Mining Inc; and served on the Board of Directors for Amur Minerals Plc, Longview Capital Partners, Republic Gold Ltd and Oriental Minerals. Willie lives in Scotland.

Stuart Olley
Director

Stuart is a Senior Partner at Gowling WLG. He is co-leader of Gowling’s Natural Resources Group and an Executive Committee member for several regional initiatives, including Latin America and Cuba. Stuart has extensive legal experience in the natural resources sector, bringing in-depth knowledge to WGE from executing international financing and merger transactions in this sector. Stuart lives in Canada.

advisers to the board

Patrick (Paddy) Waters
Consultant

Paddy is a Geologist with 40 years’ experience in mining including Normandy Mining and Anglo American. He contributed directly to the discovery of porphyry copper deposits at Boyongan and Bayugo (Philippines) and gold deposits at Martabe and Aisasjur (Indonesia), Evander South (South  Africa), Ovacik, Gicik and Mastira (Turkey).

Chris Sangster
Consultant

Chris is an experienced Mining Engineer with extensive production and technical knowledge. He has been involved at senior levels in both junior and multi-national companies in gold, diamonds and base metals across Africa, Canada and the UK. Chris lives in Scotland.