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Management

Dan Dickson, Chief Executive Officer

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Since joining Endeavour Silver in March 2007, Dan has become an admired member of the team for his tenacity and results driven demeanor. With 20 years’ experience in the mining industry, Dan has been instrumental in building Endeavour’s financial infrastructure as the company grew over the past 15 years from four employees to over 2,000 staff.

As the Chief Executive Officer, Dan will lead Endeavour Silver and is responsible for the organization’s strategic direction, vision, growth and performance, with a focus on creating shareholder value. In Dan’s previous role as the Chief Financial Officer, he was responsible for financial reporting, leading financing solutions, including for debt and equity raises, IT functions, legal and administration oversight, and helping steer M&A decisions. To date, Dan has assisted inraising more than $300 million for Endeavour Silver.

Prior to joining Endeavour Silver, Dan worked with KPMG LLP in the assurance group from 2001 to 2007, where he focused on precious metals companies listed on North American stock exchanges. As a chartered professional accountant, he gained proficiency in a number of financial areas and building highly efficient teams and reporting systems. He also has a solid track record in supporting and guiding the company’s Executive Board. Dan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Accounting from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants.

About: Dan brings an impressive resume as he became Endeavour’s CFO at the young age of 27. Even as a fresh face, he was polished, measured and tough – anyone who met him, could see he was poised for success. Today, he is a proud family man with three sons, all born and raised in Vancouver. When Dan is not leading Endeavour Silver, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and playing sports with his three boys.

Donald Gray, Chief Operating Officer

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Donald (Don) Gray is a mining engineer with 40 years of experience in all aspects of mine engineering and operations, including strategic planning and budget oversight, economic evaluations and corporate development. He has been responsible for designing, financing, constructing and operating large precious metal mines along with all related sustainability programs including health, safety, environmental, community, security and labour, and corporate responsibilities with stakeholders. Mr. Gray worked for senior mining companies such as Exxon, Hecla, Newmont, Coeur throughout much of Latin America, as well as Spain and the United States. Most recently, as COO of Continental Gold Inc., he steered the successful completion of mine development and mill construction at their Buritica gold mine in Colombia, culminating in the company being purchased by Zijin Mining Group earlier this year. Prior to that, Mr. Gray was with Tahoe Resources, initially as General Manager/Vice President and then as President/Country Manager, where he oversaw the successful design, construction and startup of the Escobal silver mine in Guatemala.

Mr. Gray holds a B.Sc. degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Idaho, an MSE Civil Engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Auburn University.

Christine West, Chief Financial Officer

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Christine joined Endeavour Silver in March 2008 and has 30 years’ of experience in the resource sector. With more than 13 years of service at Endeavour Silver, she brings extensive skill, experience and perspective to the management team.

Appointed as Endeavour’s Chief Financial Officer effective May 2021, Christine is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of all finance and accounting functions of the organization including regulatory and compliance oversight. In her previous role as the Vice President, Corporate Controller, she was responsible for financial reporting and the day-to-day management of the finance and accounting functions for the corporate head office and operations.

Prior to joining Endeavour Silver, Christine was the Chief Financial Officer of Portal Resources Corp., the Corporate Controller for Nevada Pacific Gold, and Manager, Client Services, with Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd., a private financial consulting services company, where she was responsible for the financial reporting, cash management and control for public and private clients in a variety of industries, including the resource sector. Christine is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

About: Christine has a very positive attitude and a crystal-clear vision on every aspect of the business. When Christine is not overseeing the finance team, she enjoys relaxing by the lake with her family and pets.

Nicholas Shakesby, Vice President, Operations

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Nicholas Shakesby is a senior mining executive with over 30 years’ hands-on experience in mining operations, mine planning and project development as well as related executive, technical and administrative expertise. Over the span of his career, Mr. Shakesby has worked with different commodities such as precious metals, base metals, iron and coal, in a variety of locations including the United States, Latin America,Central America, Philippines and South Africa.  His work experience encompasses mining and construction with both large companies and small, including Newcrest Mining, Gold Fields South Africa, Ausdrill Pty and others. Most recently, Nicholas was the Director of Operations for Compania Minera Cerro Negro in Peru where he oversaw the development and operation of an underground coal mine. Prior to that, he was the Operations Manager at MMEX Mining Corp, where he oversaw five mines at different stages of operations including start up.

Mr Shakesby graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lubin School of Business, Pace University, New York, USA.

Luis R Castro Valdez, Vice President, Exploration

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Luis Castro is a Mexican geological engineer with 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration and mining sector. He has been involved in numerous new mineral discoveries in Mexico. From 1990 to 1998 he worked as a geological engineer, project manager, and department head of the mining and energy areas of the Mexican government, including the Mexican Geological Survey (SGM) and National commission of Saving Energy (CONAE). From 1998 to 2003 he worked as an exploration manager for several private Mexican mining companies including Minera Zocalo and Minera Fuerte Mayo, and conducted mine exploration and planning for Minera Real de Panuco. Mr. Castro joined Endeavour as a Project Geologist in 2004 and was promoted to Exploration Manager in 2008. He has been directly involved in guiding Endeavour's exploration programs since that time, including all of the Company's numerous new mineral discoveries in the districts of Guanacevi and Guanajuato. Mr. Castro assumed the role of Vice President, Exploration in 2012.

Mr. Castro received his Geological Engineering degree from the Instituto Politecnico Nacional in Mexico City. He is an active member of several professional societies including AIMMGAC, SEG, SME and PDAC.

Dale Mah, Vice President, Corporate Development

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Dale Mah is a professional geologist with 25 years of experience in the mining industry. He has held senior positions in mineral exploration, investment research and project evaluation throughout his career, with particular emphasis in capital markets, investment banking, equity research, precious and base metals project management and valuation, financial modeling, mine economics, and reserve and resource estimation.

Mr. Mah's early career between 1996 and 2009 focused on the exploration for and discovery of mineral deposits in Canada for Cominco, BHP Billiton and other companies. He moved into more senior technical and management roles from 2006 to 2010 with Tahera Diamond Corp and Olivut Resources, then worked as a mining analyst with Mackie Research Capital and Dundee Capital Markets for three years, before joining a private equity group, Quintana Resources Capital, as VP Geology in 2014.

Mr. Mah holds a B.Sc. Geology from the University of Alberta. He is a member of Engineers & Geoscientists BC, PDAC and AMEBC.

Galina Meleger, Vice President, Investor Relations

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Galina Meleger has been working in the resource sector for publicly traded companies since 2006 with a focus on investor relations and corporate communications. Galina had extensive experience with successful and highly regarded companies, with international listings, including Newmarket Gold and then subsequently Kirkland Lake Gold, KGHM (a Polish conglomerate), and Copper Mountain Mining Corporation. Galina has led various marketing initiatives with company Management teams to increase shareholder value, secure coverage from the investment community, and implemented effective communication to stakeholders including publishing GRI & SASB level, sustainability reports.

Ms Meleger studied at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), completing a Business Diploma in Financial Management, is a licensed Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioner and holds a Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation.