Mr. Laing is a mining executive and engineer with 40 years of experience in mining operations, mine construction projects, engineering studies, managing engineering and consulting groups, mining finance, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, turnarounds, due-diligence reviews, corporate development, and company building. He has held executive positions in both precious and base metals. While Endeavour Financial transitioned to Endeavour Mining, David acted as a key player determining and implementing the development strategy. He was also the COO at Equinox Gold Corp, True Gold Mining Inc., and Quintana Resources. Additionally, he has held senior positions at Standard Bank, technical consulting at MRDI, and various roles at Billiton and Royal Dutch Shell’s mining business. Currently, David is the Chairman of Fortuna Silver Mines and a Director of Northern Dynasty Minerals, Blackrock Silver Corp and Amarillo Gold Corp.
Mr. Laing has a BSc Mining Engineering (Honours) from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College at the University of London, England.