Mr. Ash, an Idaho-based Mining Engineer, was a Partner from 2015 at Barrick Gold Corp and held various roles over the nine years employed there.
This included three years as General Manager of the Lumwana Copper Mine in Zambia, Technical Support Manager to Barrick’s Copper Business Unit, General Support Manager on the Cortez Mine in Nevada and Chief Engineer leading the roll-out of new Underground Mining standards in the USA and Tanzania.
Prior to his time at Barrick, Mr. Ash served as Manager of New Operations for Veris Gold Corp. (formerly, Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp.) primarily on the Jerritt Canyon Mine in Nevada, and also as an Underground Mine Supervisor with Drummond Company, Inc. He has recently completed his Masters’ Degree in Leadership and Strategy at the London Business School and has a BS in Mining Engineering from the University of Missouri Rolla.
Mr. Ash, whose father worked at Bunker Hill as a Mechanical Engineer in the 1970s, took over as CEO of Bunker Hill Mining Corporation in 2020. Since then, he has led the evolution and optimization of the restart plan, built the essential partnership with the US EPA, raised the capital and is now leading the team delivering a sustainable restart of the mine by end 2024.