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Artemis is a well-financed, growth oriented gold development company aimed at creating shareholder value through the identification, acquisition and development of gold properties in mining friendly jurisdictions.

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Board & Management

Steven Dean

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Steven Dean has extensive experience internationally in mining, including as President of Teck Cominco Limited (now Teck Resources Ltd.). Prior to joining Teck, Mr. Dean was a founding member of management of the Normandy Poseidon Group, (which became Normandy Mining) a co-founder of PacMin Mining Corporation which became a subsidiary of Teck Corporation in 1999. He was also a co-founder and former chairman of Amerigo Resources Ltd. More recently, Mr. Dean was Chairman, CEO and founder of Atlantic Gold Corporation, focused on gold exploration, development and production in Nova Scotia, which was sold to St. Barbara Limited in 2019 for $802 million after building its Moose River Consolidated Mine on time and on budget and operating at the lowest decile cost profile in the gold sector.

Mr. Dean is the former Chairman and a director of Sierra Metals Inc. (TSX:SMT), Chairman of Oceanic Iron Ore Corp. (TSX-V:FEO) and a director of St Barbara Limited (ASX:SBM)

Ryan Beedie


Ryan Beedie is the President of Beedie Development Group, a leader in industrial and residential real estate development in British Columbia. Ryan also supports multiple philanthropic causes, including, with his father Keith, establishing the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Ryan is the recipient of a variety of awards and acknowledgements including the 2004 Business in Vancouver's '40 under 40', the Ernst & Young 2009 BC Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 and Simon Fraser University's Corporate Impact Award in 2015. He completed his undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University, followed by an MBA at University of British Columbia.

Robert G. Atkinson


Mr. Atkinson has been in the investment industry for over 30 years. He is former President and CEO of Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon & Co Ltd., a Canadian investment dealer. Mr. Atkinson also serves as a Director of Quest Capital Corp, a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company. Mr. Atkinson also serves as a director of Flinders Resources Ltd., Tasman Metals Ltd. and Hansa Resources Ltd., and served as the Vice Chairman of Atlantic Gold Corporation up to 2019. Mr. Atkinson received a B.Comm. degree from the University of British Columbia in 1963.

David Black


Mr. Black is a retired corporate and securities lawyer and former partner and associate counsel with DuMoulin Black, a law firm established in 1966 specializing in the provision of corporate, securities and finance legal services to natural resource and commercial/industrial companies.

William Armstrong, P.ENG.


Mr. Armstrong earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia and has more than 45 years’ experience in the mining industry. He recently retired from Teck Cominco Ltd., where he was General Manager, Resource Evaluations, and responsible for evaluation of potential acquisitions and divestitures. He was also responsible for the company's mineral reserves and resources. During his career with Cominco Ltd., and Teck Cominco Ltd., Mr. Armstrong has been involved in feasibility studies, construction and operation of a large number of mines, including coal deposits, underground and open pit base metal mines and precious metal mines. Mr. Armstrong is fluent in English and Spanish.

Chris Batalha

Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Batalha is a Certified Professional Accountant with over seven years’ experience in accounting, finance, corporate governance and M&A with a number of mining exploration and development companies in the gold and iron ore space. Over the past several years, Mr. Batalha has been the CFO of Atlantic Gold Corporation, managing financial planning, financial risk and financial reporting until its sale to St. Barbara Limited in 2019. Mr. Batalha also spent five years with PwC in the audit and assurance group and holds his CPA and CA designations.

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