George Ogilvie, President and CEO, Rubicon Minerals Corporation
Mr. Ogilvie is a Professional Engineer with more than 29 years of management, operating, and technical experience in the mining industry. Previously, George was the CEO of Kirkland Lake Gold Inc., where he and his team improved operations at the Macassa Mine and elevated the company’s profile with the acquisition of St. Andrew Goldfields. Prior to this, Mr. Ogilvie was the CEO of Rambler Metals and Mining PLC, where he and his team guided the evolution of the company from grassroots exploration to a profitable junior producer. Mr. Ogilvie began his mining career in 1989 with AngloGold in South Africa working in the ultra-deep, high-grade, gold mines in the Witwatersand Basin. In 1997, he was the Mine Superintendent at the Ruttan Mine in Northern Manitoba for HudBay Minerals Inc. (formerly Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd.). In 2004, George joined Dynatec Corporation as their Area Manager for the Sudbury Basin and later worked at the McCreedy West Mine as Mine Manager. In 2007, George joined Rambler as Chief Operating Officer, later becoming President and CEO. Mr. Ogilvie received his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mining and Petroleum Engineering from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland and holds his Mine Managers Certificate (South Africa).
Rubicon Minerals Corporation is an advanced gold exploration-stage company that owns the Phoenix Gold Project, located in the prolific Red Lake gold district in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. Also holds a large package in Red Lake, consisting of over 285 square kilometres of prime, strategic, exploration ground in Red Lake and over 900 square kilometres of mineral property interests in the emerging Long Canyon gold district that straddles the Nevada-Utah border in the United States.
In 2016 after investing nearly C$700M in the Phoenix Gold Project in building the Mine, the Geological Structural interpretation for the deposit radically changed reducing the NI43-101 Resource Statement from 3.3M oz. Gold to only 400K oz. Gold. The Company went into “free fall” and entered into the “Companies Creditor Arrangement Act.” Mr. Ogilvie joined Rubicon to lead it through the CCAA process and will explain how the project is being technically de-risked, so that one day it can be a commercially viable Mine.
Special thanks to Rubicon Minerals for sponsoring the networking session!