Matthew Hornor

President & CEO of Maple Gold Mines

Mr. Hornor is a seasoned executive leader with a proven track record of success in the mining industry for over 17 years. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director of Maple Gold Mines, where he brings his expertise in legal, financial, and business development arenas.Prior to joining Maple Gold Mines, Mr. Hornor spent over a decade working as a senior executive with Ivanhoe Capital and the Ivanhoe Mines group of companies, where he worked directly with mining industry leader, Robert Friedland and was Executive Vice President of Ivanhoe Mines.Throughout his tenure at Ivanhoe Capital and Ivanhoe Mines, Mr. Hornor gained extensive expertise in structuring and negotiating complex strategic partnerships and raising capital. He successfully negotiated project financings for development projects with international banking syndicates, structured strategic alliances, and directly negotiated equity capital raises totaling more than $450 million.One of Mr. Hornor’s most notable achievements is his role in arranging a $290 million strategic financing from a Japanese consortium (led by Itochu Corporation) to fund the Platreef project’s early exploration and development. As a result of this successful funding, Mr. Hornor sat as Chairman for Ivanplats Holding SARL (owner of the Platreef project) for over four years guiding is operations and financing needs.