President & CEO, Chairman
Mr. Ovsenek was President and CEO of Pretium Resources Inc. where he led the advance of the high-grade gold Brucejack Mine which has been operating profitably since commercial start-up in 2017. Mr. Ovsenek began his nine-year tenure at Pretium in 2011 as Chief Development Officer and led the financing of the company from exploration stage to operations and was subsequently appointed President in 2015 and President and CEO in 2017. Prior to Pretium he served for 15 years in senior management roles for Silver Standard Resources Inc., lastly as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development responsible for the sale of the Brucejack and Snowfield assets to the newly created Pretium Resources Inc. Mr. Ovsenek holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto. Mr. Ovsenek is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
Mr. Yip most recently served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Pretium Resources. He began his tenure at Pretium in 2011 as a Director and joined the management team in 2015 as financing and construction of the Brucejack Mine commenced, and was responsible for establishing the systems and financial reporting as Pretium evolved from an explorer to a profitable intermediate gold producer. Additionally, he led the refinancing of the Company’s construction financing package for Brucejack. With over 30 years in the mining industry, prior to Pretium, Mr. Yip served as CFO of several miners and explorers, including Silver Standard Resources, International Tower Hill Mines and Echo Bay Mines. Mr. Yip is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Business Administration from the University of Alberta. He has also completed the Institute of Corporate Directors course, Directors Education Program (ICD.D).