Ms. Fries has over 30 years of experience in the natural resources and mining sectors managing the preparation and completion of environmental and social impact assessments, EHS (Environmental. Health and Safety) systems, community relations and resettlement programs and other programs central to the mining permitting process. Ms. Fries has held a number of senior roles at major, mid-tier and junior mining companies, including Compania Minera Antamina, Falconbridge, Marcobre (Chariot Resources), Norsemont Peru and Rio Tinto. She formerly served as Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd.,Vice President of Environment and Community Relations at Norsemont Peru until its acquisition by HudBay in 2011, Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Community Relations at Chariot Resources, as well as Manager of Environment, Health, Safety Security and Community Relations for Marcobre S.A.C.. Ms. Fries formerly served on the Board of Directors for Chariot Resources. Ms. Fries holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Minor in Geology, from the University of Waterloo.