Mr. Allan is a mining engineer with over 35 years of experience in underground and open pit mining operations. Before retiring in 2013 he held the position of Vice President (Mali Operations) with Endeavour Mining/Avion Gold, based at the Tabakoto mining operation in Mali. Prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer for Brigus Gold where he was responsible for all operational, development and related capital activities, including overseeing operations at the Black Fox Mine and Mill in the Timmins Gold District and the advancement of the Goldfields Project in Saskatchewan.
Mr. Allan was a Senior Director of Mining for Barrick Gold, with responsibility for operations support, technical governance, project development and mining research for Barrick's global operations.
His extensive experience includes past positions of increasing responsibility in mine development and operations, technical services and mine engineering. This experience also includes mine management, permitting, and Community/First Nations activities.
Mr. Allan received his bachelor's degree in mining with honours from Queen's University, Ontario.