The HGM Mining Team is one of the most highly skilled in the industry – they have a combined 300 years of successfully building and reclaiming approximately 100 mines in various parts of the world.
Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer
Mark Cadzow is a metallurgist with more than 35 years’ experience. Mr. Cadzow joined the OceanaGold Corp. in 1991 and has been instrumental in the development of numerous projects in New Zealand, Australia and now the U.S. Mr. Cadzow currently is responsible for overseeing technical studies, expansions, new developments including those of the Haile Gold Mine, Didipio Project and Didipio Underground.
Vice President and Country Director
David Thomas oversees community relations, civic, county and state initiatives, and land purchase negotiations for the Haile Operation. Mr. Thomas is a Board Member of the Lancaster County Economic Development Corporation, and was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award by the Mining Association of South Carolina. Mr. Thomas has been an integral part of the planning and operations of Haile for nine years.
Terry Strong is a mining engineer with 25 years of experience in operational and management roles in the mining industry. Mr. Strong has broad operational experience in underground and open pit nickel, copper, lead, zinc and diamond mines. Before joining OceanaGold, Mr. Strong was previously the Chief Operating Officer for Panoramic Resources and has held Senior Management and Operational roles for Rio Tinto, Western Metals and Mount Isa Mines.
Mike Dodd is responsible for the mining operations at Haile Gold Mine. Mr. Dodd has more than 25 years of experience in mine operations and has been with OceanaGold since 1991. Mr. Dodd is the Open Pit Mine Manager at Oceanagold’s operation at Macraes Flat in New Zealand and brings this valuable mining experience to the operations at Haile.
Quenton Johnston holds a double major degree in Metallurgy and a Masters in Energy Management. Prior to his work at Haile, Mr. Johnston acted as the Process Manager of OceanaGold’s Reefton Operations and then the Macraes operation, where he became General Manager. Mr. Johnston is passionate about using good science as a foundation to effective business ensuring sustainable lifestyles, and competing and participating in many sports.
Director of Exploration
John Jory has 30 years of mining and exploration experience in the U.S., Canada and Australia in gold, silver, copper and uranium. Mr. Jory is responsible for the exploration, feasibility studies and project evaluations pertaining to the ore deposits at Haile. Mr. Jory holds a B.S. in Geology and a Master’s degree in Mineral Exploration.
Scott McDaniel manages the environmental activities and commitments of Haile Gold Mine. Mr. McDaniel has more than 38 years of mine and metallurgical experience. He holds a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and Lean/Six Sigma Management. He has actively worked in all aspects of mine operations, from exploration, underground mining, and process, to laboratory, environment, safety and engineering. Mr. McDaniel has been with Haile since 2012.
Amy McMaster, Esq.
Vice President, Legal and General Counsel
Amy McMaster is responsible for legal affairs, compliance and corporate governance at Haile. Prior to joining the Haile Operation, she was an Environmental Partner with a private law firm in Washington, D.C., where she assisted Haile for more than three years with its permitting efforts, culminating in the successful obtainment of all required State and Federal permits.
Manager of Human Resources
Glenda Parkman is responsible for all phases of our HGM recruiting strategies, as well as employee relations, training, employee benefits, coaching, compliance with laws, and the administration of employee policies and procedures. Ms. Parkman joined Haile in 2010 after an impressive 29+ year career with the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.
Manager of Health & Safety
Lara Sims is an accomplished health and safety professional with over 20 years of surface and underground mining experience. Most recently Ms. Sims served as the Senior Health and Safety Specialist for Eagle Mine LLC. Her career includes positions with Rio Tinto at the Jacobs Ranch Coal Mine in Wyoming, the Colowyo Coal Mine in Colorado, and the Boron Operations in Southern California. Lara's dedication to Health and Safety have kept many workers out of harm's way, and operations profitable.
Stuart Tracy oversees the financial management and record keeping at Haile Gold Mine. Mr. Tracy has an MBA in Finance. and has worked in the mining industry for 12 yrs. Mr. Tracy most recently worked at Coeur Alaska, Kensington Gold Mine and then came to Haile Gold Mine in July of 2015.