Mike Hoffman is an experienced mining executive with over 30 years of practice in the mining industry including engineering, mine operations, corporate development, contracting, consulting, projects and construction. He has direct experience in a number of commodities including coal, precious metals, base metals and potash. In his past duties as CEO, he was directly involved in numerous financings. Mr. Hoffman started his career in the Canadian mining industry, working his way through engineering and mine operating roles for a number of mines across Canada, including the Arctic. In the late 1990’s, he moved to Toronto with Rio Algom and worked on both the Antamina and Spence projects in Peru and Chile, respectively. He worked for Goldcorp as Vice President, Projects and oversaw both feasibility and construction of the #3 shaft mining complex, and was responsible for the due diligence and integration of Goldcorp with Wheaton River Minerals. He worked as Vice President, Projects for Desert Sun Mining on the expansion of the Jacobina Mine in Brazil and stayed with Yamana as an executive after the merger with Desert Sun Mining. After Yamana, Mr. Hoffman then became President and CEO of Kria Resources, which acquired a number of base metal projects in Canada and later merged with Trevali Resources. He was one of the founders and CEO of Crocodile Gold, which acquired a number of gold assets in Australia and subsequently, after he left, merged with Newmarket Gold. Since his time with Crocodile Gold, Mr. Hoffman has been active as Principal of M Hoffman Consulting Ltd. which provides advisory services to the mining industry. He has assisted on a number of projects including Belo Sun Mining, Brazil Potash and African Thunder Platinum.
Mr. Hoffman’s northern Canadian experience includes operating roles, contracting experience and construction experience in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, northern Manitoba and northern Ontario. In addition to being a director of 1911 Gold, he is also a director of Eastmain Resources. He has experience serving on audit committees, sustainability committees and compensation committees. Mr. Hoffman holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and is a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario. He has also completed the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management Director Course and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.