Lukas H. Lundin Chairman, & Director
Mr. Lundin is known for recognizing value and superior global investment opportunities in the natural resource sector. His uninhibited pursuit of highly prospective properties around the world has resulted in numerous resource discoveries, including the multi-million ounce Veladero gold discovery. Mr. Lundin has also led several companies through highly profitable business acquisitions and mergers such as Lundin Mining's $3.3 billion merger with EuroZinc Mining, the $2 billion sale of Tanganyika Oil Company Ltd. and most recently the $9.2 billion sale of Red Back Mining Inc. Mr. Lundin is a graduate of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He currently sits on the Board of a number of publicly traded companies.
William Lamb President, CEO & Director
Mr. Lamb has over 16 years experience in the mining operations and project development industry. Having obtained a NHD in Extraction Metallurgy for the Technicon of the Witwatersrand, he worked for Rand Mines, gaining production experience in the gold, platinum, chrome and coal sectors. In 1994 Mr. Lamb joined De Beers working as a research officer in the Johannesburg based research laboratories. Three years later he joined Kvaerner Metals as their lead process design engineer, responsible for all metallurgical design aspects of the non-ferrous division. After focusing on heavy mineral concentration design, Mr. Lamb returned to De Beers as their Dense Medium Service Specialist. Mr. Lamb transferred to De Beers Canada Inc in 2002 as their Metallurgical Superintendent, responsible for process design and certain project management aspects of the Canadian projects. In 2005 Mr. Lamb took up the role of Process Manager for the Victor mine in Northern Ontario. After completing an MBA through the Edinburgh Business School, Mr. Lamb joined the Lundin Group in May 2008 as the General Manager for Lucara Diamond Corp.
Paul Day Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Day is a mining engineer with over 22 years of operational experience in the sub-Saharan African mining industry. Mr. Day holds a B.Eng (Hons) from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. He has held increasingly senior production and operational management positions within JCI, AnglogoldAshanti and Areva BG Mines. During this time he has gained diverse experience in both underground and open pit mining and has operated in South Africa, Ghana, Mali and Namibia. Latterly Mr. Day has been responsible for several large scale open pit operations, including eight years with AnglogoldAshanti's highly successful Morila, Sadiola, and Yatela Mines. Over the course of his many years in the industry, Mr. Day has built an impressive track record for himself, achieving production targets and improved mining and cost efficiencies at each operation. As well as the successful running of steady state mines Mr. Day has also been involved in major greenfield mine start ups, where he has been responsible for establishing the framework to which the mines will operate; workforce recruitment and development; project design, commissioning and ramp up; and all mining safety and production deliverables, cost drivers and systems control. From his diverse operational background Mr. Day has gained a deep understanding of the sensitivities regarding the construction and operation of mines in a developing country type environment. Immediately prior to joining Lucara Mr. Day held the position of Operations Director for Areva Resources Namibia.
Anthony George Senior Vice President
Mr. George is a mining engineer with over 27 years of experience in operations, design and construction. He commenced his career with De Beers in South Africa and later transferred to Namibia where he was mine manager of the open-pit Auchas mine prior to moving to Canada to take up a senior position with Iron Ore Company of Canada in Labrador. He then moved into consulting where he was project manager for several international projects with Rescan Engineering and MRDI (AMEC). Mr. George rejoined De Beers in 2003 where he was mine general manager on the team that brought the Victor open pit diamond project through feasibility, engineering and construction. Most recently Tony has been the COO for Aura Minerals, a company focused on the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of gold and base metal projects in the Americas.
Dr. John Armstrong Vice President, Mineral Resources
Dr. Armstrong has over 25 years of combined experience in mineral exploration, mining and government. Dr. Armstrong has been involved in the planning and execution of successful diamond exploration and sampling programs ranging from generative to delineation and valuation. Dr. Armstrong has strong capabilities in the assessment and analysis of diamond size distributions, content modeling, and value distributions.
Glenn Kondo Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kondo is a highly qualified finance professional with extensive senior executive and corporate board experience in the mining industry, including many years with Anglo American. He has been directly responsible for delivering significant commercial growth internationally by leading mergers and acquisitions, raising capital finance and achieving business transformation through operational performance and project management. Mr. Kondo is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
Jennifer Lecour Corporate Secretary
Ms. Lecour joined Lucara in 2011. She is a lawyer and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Before joining Lucara she held the position of Vice-President, Law for 15 years with Telesat Canada. She has been a member of The Ottawa Hospital and The Ontario Hospital Association boards and was actively involved in corporate governance activities in both organizations. Ms. Lecour holds a law degree and degree in psychology from Queen's University. Ms. Lecour is also a graduate of the Queen's Executive Leadership Program and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.