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Corporate Directory
Directors and Officers
Exploration and Administration Teams



Directors and Officers

Gino Roger, P.Eng., President, CEO, Director

Gino Roger has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 1, 2006. Mr. Roger has graduated as a geological engineer from Laval University in 1990. From May 1990 to October 2006, Mr. Roger was Projet Geologist, Senior Geologist and Regional Geologist for Xstrata, Falconbridge and Noranda. During those years he was actively involved in the generation, acquisition and negociation of many significant projects and discovery of mineral deposits. He worked in Québec, Ontario, B.C., Yukon and Sweden on a wide variety of projects involving gold, VMS, SEDEX, MVT, and IOCG ore deposits. Mr. Roger and his team received the AEMQ's prestigious Prospector of the Year Award in 2005, for the discovery of the West Ansil deposit. He is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. He is a director of the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association.


Jean-Pierre Janson, Chairman of the board

Jean-Pierre Janson joined Richardson GMP in January 2005 as Managing Director, National Wealth Management. As such, he oversees the development of branches nationwide, and seeks new opportunities to bring some of the industry’s Top Investment Advisors to the firm. In addition, Mr. Janson also serves on the Richardson GMP’s executive committee and in that capacity works closely with the Executive Management Team on the firm’s strategic direction.

Mr. Janson was previously Managing Director of CIBC Wood Gundy Financial Services (Eastern Canada Region) and held senior management positions with both Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. and Midland Walwyn Inc. Having built a reputation of trust and respect during more than 30 years in the financial services industry, Mr. Janson continues to demonstrate his involvement through Richardson GMP Limited. He also serves as trustee of BTB Real Estate Investment Trust and as member on the board of Tri-Origin Exploration Limited.



René Branchaud, Secretary and Director

René Branchaud holds an LLB from Université Laval obtained in 1982. He has been a lawyer since 1983 and is a partner of the law firm Lavery, de Billy L.L.P. He has a vast experience as secretary and director of mining corporations.


Ingrid Martin, Chief Financial Officer

Ingrid Martin holds a Bachelor in Business Management from the École des hautes études commerciales (HEC), in Montréal, Québec. She is a member of the Order of Chartered professional accountants of Quebec since 1990 and possesses a vast experience as consultant for public companies. She acts as Chief Financial Officer of AEX Gold Inc. and Sphinx Resources Ltd. Mrs. Martin is devoting 25% of her time to the Company.


Robert I. Valliant, Director

Robert I. Valliant obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo and a PhD in Economic Geology in 1981 from the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario. Dr. Valliant is President and Secretary of Tri Origin Exploration Ltd., an issuer listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and a director of its affiliate TriAusMin Ltd. listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in January 2004 and the Toronto Stock Exchange in January 2010. Prior to co-founding Tri Origin Exploration Ltd and founding TriAusMin Ltd., Dr. Valliant was Vice-President Exploration, LAC Minerals Ltd. He is a fellow of the Geological Association of Canada and a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Society of Economic Geologist and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. He is also a director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.


Germain Carrière, Director

Germain Carrière holds a law degree from the Université de Sherbrooke and a Masters Degree in Business Management from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Carrière has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1975 and is a member of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. Mr. Carrière joined the Corporate Finance division of Lévesque Beaubien Geoffrion in 1979 and held various executive positions until 2005. Mr. Carrière was until the end of September 2009 President and Chief Operating Officer of Desjardins Securities Inc. He is a director of several public and private companies and is Chairman of the Board of TSO3 Inc.


Paul Archer, Director

Mr. Paul Archer has a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering and a Master’s degree in Earth Science. He has more than 35 years of experience in the mining industry, particularly in exploration for gold and base metals in Archean terrains. He developed his expertise working with various companies, including Shell Minerals, Noranda Exploration, Northgate Explorations, Westminer Canada and SOQUEM, where he was Regional Manager for Northern Quebec. On May 1, 1996, Mr. Archer joined Virginia Mines as Vice-President of Exploration and Acquisitions and Director. Mr. Archer was actively involved in the discovery and development of the Eleonore project, from the preliminary field campaign through to the sale of the deposit to Goldcorp. In November 2014, he joined Osisko’s management team following the Osisko/Virginia merger. He was elected President of the Quebec Prospectors Association in 1996 and 1997. Over the years, Mr. Archer has received, on behalf of Virginia, several prestigious prizes, including the Bill Dennis Award from the PDAC in 2006 for the discovery of the Eleonore deposit.


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