Mr. Kristof joins Klondex on April 15, 2014, with over 33 years of mining experience in technical, operations, maintenance, and leadership roles in underground and open pit mines. Brent has spent the last 13 years in senior roles for both Newmont and Barrick serving as Mine Manager and General Manager with Newmont Mining Corporation in Ontario and Nevada, and Barrick Gold Corporation in Nevada, Australia, and Papua New Guinea. Most recently, Mr. Kristof has been General Manager at the Porgera Gold Mine in Papua New Guinea, a complex, 500,000 ounces per year producer with 2,700 employees and several hundred contractors.
Brent has a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from the University of Manitoba, a Business Diploma from the University of Toronto, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. He has also served as Chairman of the Minister’s National Advisory to CANMET, the Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology (Mining Section).