• Our Leadership

Our leaders are guiding the company into a new era of growth and value creation for our stakeholders. Endeavour’s leadership team embraces our ICARE values to drive our success. Together, and as individuals, they take ownership and strive to continuously improve and do what is best for the company.

  • Board of Directors

    Our Board of Directors is responsible for the stewardship of the company. The Board provides guidance to management to assist in meeting corporate objectives and maximizing shareholder value, while ensuring appropriate governance mechanisms are in place. 
     

    Bradford Cooke
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    Bradford Cooke Executive Chairman of the Board
    Dan Dickson
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    Dan Dickson Chief Executive Officer; Director
    Rex McLennan
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    Rex McLennan Lead Independent Director; Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Chair
    Margaret Beck
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    Margaret Beck Independent Director; Audit Committee Chair
    Ricardo Campoy
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    Ricardo Campoy Independent Director; Compensation Committee Chair
    Amy Jacobsen
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    Amy Jacobsen Independent Director
    Ken Pickering
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    Ken Pickering Independent Director; Sustainability Committee Chair
    Mario Szotlender
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    Mario Szotlender Independent Director
  • Senior Management

    Dan Dickson
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    Dan Dickson Chief Executive Officer; Director
    Donald Gray
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    Donald Gray Chief Operating Officer
    Christine West
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    Christine West Chief Financial Officer
    Nicholas Shakesby
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    Nicholas Shakesby Vice President, Operations
    Luis R Castro Valdez
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    Luis R Castro Valdez Vice President, Exploration
    Dale Mah
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    Dale Mah Vice President, Corporate Development
    Galina Meleger
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    Galina Meleger Vice President, Investor Relations
    Trish Moran
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    Trish Moran Interim Head, Investor Relations

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Bradford Cooke
Bradford Cooke Executive Chairman of the Board

Bradford Cooke is a professional geologist and entrepreneur with 43 years of experience in the mining industry. He has specialized in the formation, management and financing of exploration and mining companies and the acquisition, exploration, development and mining of mineral properties. Mr. Cooke founded Endeavour Silver Corp. in 2003 for the purpose of acquiring high-grade silver-gold projects in Mexico. Since that time, the Company has acquired, rebuilt and expanded four silver-gold mines in Mexico, and made a new discovery with the potential to become Endeavour’s fifth mine.

Mr. Cooke began his career as project geologist in 1976 managing mineral exploration programs for uranium, base metals and precious metals across Canada with Noranda Mines, Shell Minerals and Chevron Minerals. He later owned and operated Cooke Geological Consultants Ltd., discovering several high grade gold vein deposits for clients in British Columbia from 1983 to 1987. In 1988, Mr. Cooke launched Canarc Resource Corp., a junior gold exploration and mining company focused on exploring and developing prospective gold properties in the Americas. Canarc successfully delineated a 1.15 million oz gold resource at its core asset, the New Polaris gold mine project in British Columbia.

Mr. Cooke received a B.Sc. Geology degree (Honours) from Queens University in 1976 and a M.Sc. Geology degree from the University of British Columbia in 1984. He is a member in good standing of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the Association of Mineral Exploration in BC, and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.

Dan Dickson
Dan Dickson Chief Executive Officer; Director

Dan was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in May 2021 and is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, vision, growth and performance, with a focus on creating shareholder value.

In Dan’s previous role as the Chief Financial Office of Endeavour Silver, he was responsible for financial reporting, leading financing solutions, steering M&A, and overseeing the IT, legal and administration functions. He also has a solid track record in supporting and guiding the company’s executive board. Dan has been instrumental in building Endeavour’s financial infrastructure as the company grew over the past 15 years from four employees to a team of more than 2,000.

Prior to joining Endeavour Silver, Dan worked with KPMG LLP in the assurance group where he focused on publicly traded precious metals companies.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Accounting from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants (CPA, CA).

Rex McLennan
Rex McLennan Lead Independent Director; Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Chair

Rex McLennan is an independent corporate director with over 30 years of leadership experience as a financial executive in large, complex, multinational resource-based companies where his responsibilities have included financial planning, administration and reporting, treasury operations, enterprise risk management, investor relations, internal audit, IT systems and taxation functions.

Mr. McLennan began his career with Imperial Oil Limited, a subsidiary of Exxon-Mobil, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in economics, planning, treasury and capital market operations. In 1991 he Joined Placer Dome Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2005, following positions as Vice President and Treasurer and an operations assignment as Mine General Manager at the Golden Sunlight mine in Montana. He also served as a director of the World Gold Council.

From 2005 to 2007 Mr. McLennan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Organizing Committee. From 2008 to 2012 Mr. McLennan served as the Chief Financial Officer of Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT), a global agri-business company until its acquisition by Glencore PLC in December 2012.

Mr. McLennan holds a Master of Business Administration from McGill in Finance/Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Economics from the University of British Columbia. He is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada) holding an ICD.D designation. In addition to Endeavour, Mr. McLennan is a director and chair of the audit committee of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX:PL) and a director of the First Circle Financial Group. He joined the Endeavour board in 2007.

Margaret Beck
Margaret Beck Independent Director; Audit Committee Chair

Margaret Beck is a highly regarded Executive Committee member and Finance Senior Executive with over thirty years in the mining business. Primarily, Margaret ascended the ranks with global conglomerate BHP, at different levels of the organization including executive, regional and operational levels across four countries. Margaret started her career at BHP as a graduate in San Francisco working in the finance team and moved her way up to various VP Finance roles, leading the finance teams in Base Metals, Exploration, Iron Ore and most recently for the Minerals Australia Division. She held the VP roles in Chile, Singapore and Australia. During her time at BHP, she consistently delivered financial excellence influencing key decisions regarding investments for the business, including major capital project approvals, business-wide strategy and the end-to-end planning framework. She also maintained relationships with key stakeholders including financial institutions, joint venture partners and governments, and oversaw the reporting processes. Margaret led the team that won the CFO Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting in BHP Billiton in 2009 and again in 2011. She also acted as President of the global minerals exploration business for BHP Billiton in 2013.

Margaret holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting from the University of Arizona, Tucson and speaks intermediate Spanish. During her spare time, Margaret mentors men and woman interested in Finance and leadership. 

Ricardo Campoy
Ricardo Campoy Independent Director; Compensation Committee Chair

Ricardo Campoy is a mining engineer with a decades-long career in mining, merchant and investment banking, and financial advisory roles for resource companies, financial institutions and investment funds. Mr. Campoy is the Managing Director of the Minerals Capital and Advisory practice for Capstone Headwaters MB, a merchant bank. Previously, since mid-2006, he was in private practice as a financial advisor. From 2004 to 2006 he was Managing Director and Head of the Mining and Metals Group for WestLB in New York. Prior to 2004, Mr. Campoy held senior management positions with McFarland Dewey & Co. LLC, ING Capital, Swiss Bank, Elders Resources Finance Inc., European Banking Company and Continental Illinois Bank.

Before his banking career, Mr. Campoy worked in various engineering and supervisory production positions with Inspiration Copper Inc., Dravo Corporation, BCL Bamangwato Concessions Ltd. and AMAX Inc.

Mr. Campoy holds a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Masters of International Management (Finance) from the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona. In addition to Endeavour, Mr. Campoy has served on a number of mining company boards and is currently interim chairman of the board for General Moly, Inc. He joined the Endeavour board in 2010.

Amy Jacobsen
Amy Jacobsen Independent Director

Ms. Jacobsen has over 30 years of diverse global experience and was recognized among the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2020. Her experience includes industrial minerals and fertilizers, base metals including copper, cobalt, zinc, and nickel, precious metals, and energy fuels such as coal, lignite and uranium.

Ms. Jacobsen started her career at Homestake and Hazen Research before moving to Stone and Webster Management Consultants. Most recently, she spent 14 years in various management positions at Behre Dolbear Group, including 3 years as chair of the board of directors from 2016 to 2019.  Ms. Jacobsen is currently the President of Windward Consulting as well as Adjunct Professor in the Professional Masters – Mining Engineering and Management degree program at the Colorado School of Mines.

Ms. Jacobsen graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in metallurgical engineering as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Executive MBA program at the University of Denver. She is a Qualified Professional in metallurgy through the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America, a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado and an Associate Member of the International Institute of Mineral Appraisers. Ms. Jacobsen is the past president of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America and past director of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.

Ken Pickering
Ken Pickering Independent Director; Sustainability Committee Chair

Mr. Pickering is a professional engineer and mining executive with more than 45 years of experience working in the natural resource sector building and operating major mining operations in Canada, Chile, Australia, Peru and the US. Over his 40 year career with BHPBilliton, Mr. Pickering held positions of President of BHPB Copper, Vice President of BHP South America, President of Minera Escondida and General Manager of BHP Iron Ore (Australia).

Mr. Pickering was intimately involved in the planning, development and initial operation of the greenfields Escondida copper project and through several subsequent expansion phases that placed Escondida as the single largest copper mine in the world, producing 1.4 million tonnes of copper per year.

In addition to Endeavour, Mr. Pickering is a non-executive Director of Teck Resources Limited, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., Taseko Mines and Chairman of Jetti Resources. He joined the Endeavour board in 2012.

Mario Szotlender
Mario Szotlender Independent Director

Mario Szotlender is a financier and businessman with a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He has successfully directed Latin American affairs for numerous private and public companies for over 25 years, specializing in developing new business opportunities and establishing relationships with the investment community. He has been involved in various mineral exploration and development joint ventures (precious metals and diamonds) in Central and South America, including heading several mineral operations in Venezuela, such as Las Cristinas in the 1980s. He was also President of Mena Resources Inc. until it was purchased by Rusoro Mining Ltd., of which he was also President.

In addition to Endeavour, Mr. Szotlender is a director of Atico Mining Corporation, CROPS Inc, Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. and Radius Gold Inc. He joined the Endeavour board in 2002.

Dan Dickson
Dan Dickson Chief Executive Officer; Director

Dan was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in May 2021 and is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, vision, growth and performance, with a focus on creating shareholder value.

In Dan’s previous role as the Chief Financial Office of Endeavour Silver, he was responsible for financial reporting, leading financing solutions, steering M&A, and overseeing the IT, legal and administration functions. He also has a solid track record in supporting and guiding the company’s executive board. Dan has been instrumental in building Endeavour’s financial infrastructure as the company grew over the past 15 years from four employees to a team of more than 2,000.

Prior to joining Endeavour Silver, Dan worked with KPMG LLP in the assurance group where he focused on publicly traded precious metals companies.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Accounting from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants (CPA, CA).

Donald Gray
Donald Gray Chief Operating Officer

Donald (Don) Gray is a mining engineer with 40 years of experience in all aspects of mine engineering and operations, including strategic planning and budget oversight, economic evaluations and corporate development. He has been responsible for designing, financing, constructing and operating large precious metal mines along with all related sustainability programs including health, safety, environmental, community, security and labour, and corporate responsibilities with stakeholders. Mr. Gray worked for senior mining companies such as Exxon, Hecla, Newmont, Coeur throughout much of Latin America, as well as Spain and the United States. Most recently, as COO of Continental Gold Inc., he steered the successful completion of mine development and mill construction at their Buritica gold mine in Colombia, culminating in the company being purchased by Zijin Mining Group earlier this year. Prior to that, Mr. Gray was with Tahoe Resources, initially as General Manager/Vice President and then as President/Country Manager, where he oversaw the successful design, construction and startup of the Escobal silver mine in Guatemala.

Mr. Gray holds a B.Sc. degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Idaho, an MSE Civil Engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Auburn University.

Christine West
Christine West Chief Financial Officer

Christine joined Endeavour Silver in March 2008 and has 30 years’ of experience in the resource sector. With more than 13 years of service at Endeavour Silver, she brings extensive skill, experience and perspective to the management team.

Appointed as Endeavour’s Chief Financial Officer effective May 2021, Christine is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of all finance and accounting functions of the organization including regulatory and compliance oversight. In her previous role as the Vice President, Corporate Controller, she was responsible for financial reporting and the day-to-day management of the finance and accounting functions for the corporate head office and operations.

Prior to joining Endeavour Silver, Christine was the Chief Financial Officer of Portal Resources Corp., the Corporate Controller for Nevada Pacific Gold, and Manager, Client Services, with Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd., a private financial consulting services company, where she was responsible for the financial reporting, cash management and control for public and private clients in a variety of industries, including the resource sector. Christine is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

Nicholas Shakesby
Nicholas Shakesby Vice President, Operations

Nicholas Shakesby is a senior mining executive with over 30 years’ hands-on experience in mining operations, mine planning and project development as well as related executive, technical and administrative expertise. Over the span of his career, Mr. Shakesby has worked with different commodities such as precious metals, base metals, iron and coal, in a variety of locations including the United States, Latin America,Central America, Philippines and South Africa.  His work experience encompasses mining and construction with both large companies and small, including Newcrest Mining, Gold Fields South Africa, Ausdrill Pty and others. Most recently, Nicholas was the Director of Operations for Compania Minera Cerro Negro in Peru where he oversaw the development and operation of an underground coal mine. Prior to that, he was the Operations Manager at MMEX Mining Corp, where he oversaw five mines at different stages of operations including start up.

Mr Shakesby graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lubin School of Business, Pace University, New York, USA.

Luis R Castro Valdez
Luis R Castro Valdez Vice President, Exploration

Luis Castro is a Mexican geological engineer with 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration and mining sector. He has been involved in numerous new mineral discoveries in Mexico. From 1990 to 1998 he worked as a geological engineer, project manager, and department head of the mining and energy areas of the Mexican government, including the Mexican Geological Survey (SGM) and National commission of Saving Energy (CONAE). From 1998 to 2003 he worked as an exploration manager for several private Mexican mining companies including Minera Zocalo and Minera Fuerte Mayo, and conducted mine exploration and planning for Minera Real de Panuco. Mr. Castro joined Endeavour as a Project Geologist in 2004 and was promoted to Exploration Manager in 2008. He has been directly involved in guiding Endeavour's exploration programs since that time, including all of the Company's numerous new mineral discoveries in the districts of Guanacevi and Guanajuato. Mr. Castro assumed the role of Vice President, Exploration in 2012.

Mr. Castro received his Geological Engineering degree from the Instituto Politecnico Nacional in Mexico City. He is an active member of several professional societies including AIMMGAC, SEG, SME and PDAC.

Dale Mah
Dale Mah Vice President, Corporate Development

Dale Mah is a professional geologist with 25 years of experience in the mining industry. He has held senior positions in mineral exploration, investment research and project evaluation throughout his career, with particular emphasis in capital markets, investment banking, equity research, precious and base metals project management and valuation, financial modeling, mine economics, and reserve and resource estimation.

Mr. Mah's early career between 1996 and 2009 focused on the exploration for and discovery of mineral deposits in Canada for Cominco, BHP Billiton and other companies. He moved into more senior technical and management roles from 2006 to 2010 with Tahera Diamond Corp and Olivut Resources, then worked as a mining analyst with Mackie Research Capital and Dundee Capital Markets for three years, before joining a private equity group, Quintana Resources Capital, as VP Geology in 2014.

Mr. Mah holds a B.Sc. Geology from the University of Alberta. He is a member of Engineers & Geoscientists BC, PDAC and AMEBC.

Galina Meleger
Galina Meleger Vice President, Investor Relations

Galina Meleger has been working in the resource sector for publicly traded companies since 2006 with a focus on investor relations and corporate communications. Galina had extensive experience with successful and highly regarded companies, with international listings, including Newmarket Gold and then subsequently Kirkland Lake Gold, KGHM (a Polish conglomerate), and Copper Mountain Mining Corporation. Galina has led various marketing initiatives with company Management teams to increase shareholder value, secure coverage from the investment community, and implemented effective communication to stakeholders including publishing GRI & SASB level, sustainability reports.

Ms Meleger studied at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), completing a Business Diploma in Financial Management, is a licensed Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioner and holds a Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation.

Trish Moran
Trish Moran Interim Head, Investor Relations

For more than 25 years, Trish Moran has been advising senior executives on communicating with investors, analysts, media and employees. Trish’s strategic counsel and ability to simplify complex messaging served to enhance shareholder value for many well-recognized TSX-listed companies, including Teranga Gold, EnerCare, CT REIT, Aimia, TD Bank, Bank of Montreal and Zemex Minerals.

Trish has led companies through the IPO process and M&A activities, developed in-depth IR strategy documents and other special board level reports, provided executive support and coaching, orchestrated large investor events, conducted IR perception audits, developed an international network of institutional investors and analysts and managed the development and execution of large-scale IR programs.

Trish holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Accounting & Finance) from Ryerson University and earned a degree in Public Policy Administration from York University.