Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Keith Neumeyer


Mr. Neumeyer has worked in the investment community since 1984. He began his career at a number of Canadian national brokerage firms. Mr. Neumeyer moved on to work with several publicly traded companies in the resource and high technology sectors. His roles have included senior management positions and directorships responsible in areas of finance, business development, strategic planning and corporate restructuring. Mr. Keith Neumeyer who has an unparalleled track record which includes creating two world-class mining companies: First Quantum Minerals Ltd. which has now grown into one of the world's largest copper producers, and First Majestic Silver Corp. which is one of the largest silver producers in the world. Mr. Neumeyer has also listed a number of companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange and as such has extensive experience dealing with the financial, regulatory, legal and accounting issues that are relevant in the investment community.

“A perfect storm occurred creating ridiculous valuations that prevented many juniors from financing and continuing on their own. The companies that we ended up merging with chose First Mining due to our team and our focus to develop First Mining into a much larger company. We are now fortunate to own likely the largest portfolio of gold development projects in the world and it’s our commitment at First Mining to continue to develop each of our Canadian projects into operating mines in the coming years.” - K. Neumeyer

Dan Wilton

CEO and Director

Dan Wilton has 25 years of experience in M&A, corporate finance and principal investing in the mining sector, having executed as principal or advised on more than $10 billion of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and more than $1 billion of financings. Dan was most recently a Partner at Pacific Road Capital Management, a mining-focused private equity investment firm with approximately $800 million under management. Prior to joining Pacific Road, Dan’s previous roles included Managing Director and Head of the Global Mining and Metals Group at National Bank Financial Inc., Managing Director in Business Development at General Electric based in London, England, and other corporate finance and M&A roles at global financial institutions based in Toronto and New York. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and is Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee for Providence Health Care in Vancouver, Canada. Dan holds a B.Comm (First Class Honours) from Queen's University and an MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD in France.

Michel Bouchard


Michel F. Bouchard has been involved in the exploration, development and production aspects of the mining sector for over 30 years. Mr. Bouchard has been a director and senior officer of several public companies in the mining sector. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geology, as well as an MBA. He is credited with the co-discovery of the Bouchard-Hebert Mine in North Western Quebec. He has held Senior Executive positions at Aiguebelle Resources Inc., Audrey Resources Inc., Lyon Lake Mines Ltd., SOQUEM, McWatters Mines Inc., Cadiscor Resources Inc., North American Palladium and most recently held the position of President and CEO of Clifton Star Resources Inc.

“The most exciting aspect of First Mining’s portfolio is the combination of advanced gold projects with excellent data base, with a majority having major infrastructure nearby, mostly located in development friendly Ontario and Québec and acquired at the bottom of the gold cycle and therefore highly leveraged to market upturn.” - M. Bouchard

Raymond Polman


Mr. Polman has more than 30 years of public accounting and corporate finance experience in the Canadian and US financial markets and has served as Chief Financial Officer for First Majestic Silver Corp. since February 2007. Prior to his current role, Mr. Polman had been a Chief Financial Officer for six years with a number of publicly traded high technology companies, prior to which he served several years as the Director of Finance for Rescan Environmental, a large privately owned company serving the global mining community. Mr. Polman has a Bachelor of Science (Economics) Degree from the University of Victoria and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. Mr. Polman also brings eight years of prior public accounting experience with Deloitte, LLP.

“I saw First Mining assembling a portfolio of awesome assets at a time the market for exploration properties was very depressed. I saw this as an opportunity to give back to First Mining as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee, taking advantage of my many years as a CA and the CFO of First Majestic.” - R. Polman

Chris Osterman

Technical Advisor & Director

Dr. Osterman has forty years of experience in both metal production and exploration in North and South America, Africa, and Asia. His interest lies in new project reconnaissance and exploration strategy. 

David Shaw


Since completing his doctorate in 1980, Mr. Shaw has worked both in the technical and financial communities within the resource industry. Seven years were spent with Chevron Resources in Calgary and Vancouver, employed initially as an in-house structural consultant on both metal and hydrocarbon exploration programs and then as a member of a hydrocarbon project financial evaluation team. Upon leaving Chevron, he initiated and developed the Resource Research Group at Charlton Securities Ltd., Calgary before assuming the position of Senior Mining Analyst, Corporate Finance, at Yorkton Securities Inc. in Vancouver. Throughout Mr. Shaw’s career, he has built strong relationships with European financial institutions and the global mining community.

“I joined First Mining because the timing was opportune to acquire technically robust projects at distressed prices. The technical and management teams were both experienced and very capable with impressive track records - all in all a very good combination” - D. Shaw

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