AuRico Gold Appoints Janice Stairs to the Board of Directors

Published: 29/09/2014

We applaud one more mining company adding a woman to their board!
AuRico Gold Inc. has two women on its executive management, we include their bios at the bottom of this blog post

TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ – AuRico Gold Inc. (TSX: AUQ) (NYSE: AUQ), (“AuRico” or the “Company”) AuRico is pleased to announce the appointment of Janice Stairs , LLB, MBA to the Board of Directors of the Company. 

Ms. Stairs has over 25 years of experience in senior management and senior advisory roles with public and private companies involved in the natural resource and other sectors.

Ms. Stairs is also a director of NovaCopper Inc. where she serves as a member of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees and is a director and Chair of Nova Scotia Business Inc. where she serves on the Investment Committee.

Previously, Ms. Stairs served as General Counsel to Endeavour Mining Corporation, was Vice President and Corporate Counsel for Etruscan Resources Inc. and prior to 2004 was a partner with the law firm of McInnes Cooper where she continues to act as counsel to the firm.

Ms. Stairs practiced law in private practice for 19 years specializing in corporate finance, securities and resource-related issues for private and public companies. Ms. Stairs graduated from Dalhousie Law School and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Queen’s University.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors we are pleased to welcome Janice to the AuRico Board. Her public company experience in the natural resource sector will further enhance the effectiveness of the Board as we draw upon her extensive knowledge in the areas of corporate law, finance and human resources. We look forward to working with Janice in the months and years to come,” stated Alan Edwards , Chairman of the Board. He continued, “The Company wishes to thank Dr. Chavez for his considerable contribution to the Board throughout his tenure as a director.”

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Charlene K. Milner – Senior Vice President, Finance

Charlene Milner joined AuRico in January 2008 as Director, Financial Reporting. Since then, she held progressively senior positions with the Company, namely Senior Director, Finance, followed by Vice President, Finance in 2011. In 2012, she was appointed Senior Vice President, Finance. Charlene is responsible for internal and external financial reporting, and the operations of the company-wide finance group. Prior to joining AuRico, she worked for eight years at Grant Thornton LLP, where she obtained her CA designation. Charlene also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University.

Anne L. Day – Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications

Anne Day is AuRico’s Vice President of Investor Relations and Communications. She brings over 15 years of experience in investor relations, primarily in the mining sector. As part of the senior executive team, Anne leads the development and implementation of AuRico’s global investor relations strategies as well as internal and external communications programs of the Company. Prior to joining AuRico, Anne held senior IR roles with Nexient Learning and Etruscan Resources. Anne holds a BComm degree (Marketing) and an MBA (Finance) from Saint Mary’s University.