Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> December 9, 2016

Interview with the President and CEO: Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. (NYSE:KL)

Makuch, Anthony
Anthony Makuch is President and CEO of Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree — honors applied earth sciences — from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and both a Master of Science degree in engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University in Ontario. He is a professional engineer — Ontario — with over 35 years of management, operations and technical experience in the mining industry, having managed numerous projects in Canada and the United States from advanced exploration through production. Prior to joining Kirkland Lake Gold, Mr. Makuch was President and CEO at Lake Shore Gold Inc. from 2008 until its acquisition by Tahoe Resources on April 1, 2016, where he became the Executive Vice President and President of Canadian Operations. Between January 2006 and March 1, 2008, Mr. Makuch was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for FNX Mining Company Inc. From 1998 to December 2005, he held progressively senior positions with Dynatec Corporation, including VP, Operations. From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Makuch worked with Kinross Gold Corporation at a number of their North American operations, which included his role as General Manager of the Kirkland Lake Operations at the Macassa Mine and Timmins Operations — Hoyle Pond Mine. Profile
TWST: You took the helm at Kirkland in the summer of 2016. Tell us about your business philosophy and what prepared you for your role as CEO.

Mr. Makuch: I was