Board of Directors

A management team and Board with extensive experience in the metals and mining industry, and networks across all aspects of the industry. This ensures a deep understanding of our mining partners’ objectives, as evidenced by our rapid growth and ability to access bilateral deal flow since our inception.

Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp. Board


Dawn Whittaker

Ms. Whittaker is a seasoned capital markets lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance. She is a former member of the Board of Directors at Detour Gold, where she served as Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, and as an interim Chair of the Board, as well as a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee. Ms. Whittaker is a former director of Kirkland Lake Gold where she was the Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Ms. Whittaker was also the Chair of Kirkland Lake Gold’s Special Committee in connection with the company’s merger with Newmarket Gold. She is also currently a member of the board of The Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto (a not-for-profit) and a member of both the Governance Review Committee and the Membership Committee of the board. Ms. Whittaker recently completed the second of two 2-year terms as a director of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division. Prior to her retirement in 2018, she was a senior partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, a global law firm, where she was the national leader of the firm’s Mining and Commodities Team in Canada from 2012 to 2015 and a member of the firm’s Canadian partnership committee (board) from 2014 to 2017. Ms. Whittaker also previously served on the Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission. She received the National Association of Corporate Directors certification and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and an LL.B. from Queen’s University.


Shaun Usmar, Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mr. Usmar is an international mining executive with over 25 years of experience working around the globe in operational, financial and executive leadership roles in some of the world’s largest and fastest growing mining companies. Prior to founding Triple Flag, Mr. Usmar served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Barrick Gold Corporation, from 2014 to 2016, where he helped restructure the company. He joined Xstrata in 2002 as an early senior executive member of the management team that grew the company into one of the world’s largest diversified miners at the time of its acquisition by Glencore in 2013. His roles at Xstrata included General Manager of Business Development in London, Chief Financial Officer of Xstrata’s global Ferro-Alloys business in South Africa, and Chief Financial Officer of Xstrata’s global Nickel business in Canada. Prior to joining Xstrata, Mr. Usmar worked at BHP Billiton in Corporate Finance in London, and started his career in mining in operations in the steel and aluminum industries as a production engineer. Mr. Usmar is the Vice-Chair of Make-A-Wish Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Science Engineering in Metallurgy and Materials from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, both with distinction.


Susan Allen

Ms. Allen serves as Audit Committee Chair on the boards of Richards Packaging Income Trust and EcoSynthetix, Inc. and also serves as a director of Conavi Medical Inc. Ms. Allen has over 10 years’ experience with executive roles held in various not for profit entities, and was the first woman elected to the Global Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers where she served a 4-year term, in addition to her elected position on the Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada, for which she served an 8-year term. With both the WXN ‘Diversity 50’ Champion distinction and the ICD.D designation, Ms. Allen has also served on numerous board committees. As a former PwC assurance partner with 34 years’ experience, she has worked with clients and member firms of PwC in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia, and across many industries. She has advised companies on valuations, acquisitions, carve-outs, going public and internal control systems. As a member of PwC’s Global Steering Committee for its Global Code of Conduct, she advised on a refresh of its content, training materials and website. Ms. Allen is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with a Bachelor of Arts degree and holds both her U.S. CPA and Canadian FCPA (FCA) designations.


Tim Baker

Mr. Baker has over 30 years of global mining project development and operational experience and has held executive and board roles at some of the world’s largest gold and copper producers. He currently serves as non-Executive Chairman of Golden Star Resources Ltd. Prior to joining the Board of Golden Star Resources Ltd., he served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Kinross Gold Corporation from June 2006 to November 2010. His experience includes operating mines and projects in Chile, the United States, Africa and the Dominican Republic. Mr. Baker currently serves as an independent director of Sherritt International Corporation and MAG Silver Corp, and previously served as an independent director of Augusta Resources Corporation from September 2008 to September 2014, Eldorado Gold Corporation from May 2011 to December 2012, Pacific Rim Mining Corp. from March 2012 to November 2013, Rye Patch Gold Corp. from December 2016 to May 2018, Alio Gold Inc. from May 2019 to June 2019 and Antofagasta PLC from March 2011 to May 2020. He holds a Bachelor of Science in geology from Edinburgh University.


Mark Cicirelli

Mr. Cicirelli is a Portfolio Manager and U.S. Head of Insurance at Elliott Investment Management L.P., a NY-based investment firm, which he joined in 2005. Previously he worked at TH Lee Putnam Ventures, a private equity fund, and at J.P. Morgan & Company. Mr. Cicirelli is Director of the Prosperity Life Insurance Group and also serves on the board of Aeolus Capital Management and the New York Board of the non-profit All Stars Project. Mr. Cicirelli graduated from Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Arts in government and economics, and from Harvard with a Master of Business Administration.


Sir Michael “Mick” L. Davis

Sir Michael is one of the world’s most accomplished mining executives. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Vision Blue Resources. From 2001 until 2013, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Xstrata. Under his leadership, Xstrata grew to become one of the world’s largest diversified mining and metal companies, merging with Glencore in 2013. Prior to joining Xstrata he was Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Billiton plc. Sir Michael played a central role in the listing of Billiton on the London Stock Exchange, as well as the merger of BHP and Billiton to create the world’s largest diversified mining company. He also participated in the creation of the Ingwe Coal Corporation Ltd. in South Africa and served as the company’s Executive Chairman. He is currently Chairman of Macsteel International, a leading commodity trading company, as well as a Director and Chair of the HSE Committee of Dangote Cement Plc., Africa’s leading cement producer. Sir Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Rhodes University and an Honorary Doctorate from Bar Ilan University.


Peter O’Hagan

Mr. O’Hagan’s career spans over 30 years in commodities and natural resource investing and operations, beginning at Phibro in 1987. He worked at Goldman Sachs from 1991 to 2013, where he was a partner from 2002-2013 and most recently co-headed the commodities sales, trading and investing business. From 2016 to 2019, Mr. O’Hagan was a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm where he focused on industrial and commodity-related investments within the Equity Opportunity Fund. Immediately prior to joining Carlyle, he was an operating advisor at KKR & Co. in the Energy and Real Assets group. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. O’Hagan was a board member and Chair of the Compensation Committee of Stillwater Mining until its sale to Sibanye Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Trinity College (BA) and holds an MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He serves on the advisory board of Johns Hopkins SAIS and is a board member of World Bicycle Relief, a social enterprise operating in sub-Saharan Africa.