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We have a recognized team of industry-leading professionals with a wealth of experience in exploration, project development, mining operations and corporate finance.

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Bill Shand

Country Manager, Canada

Mr. Shand joined Pan American Silver in November 2020. He has more than 25 years of experience in the mining sector, working in progressively senior roles. Mr. Shand is an experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of leadership in both underground and open pit gold mining operations in North America. Prior to joining Pan American Silver, he was most recently the Manager, Operations Centre, Integrated Planning and Productivity Improvement at Rio Tinto Canada. Previously, he held senior positions with Goldcorp, including Vice President of Operations and Maintenance Strategy in Vancouver, Canada and Mine General Manager at the Wharf Mine in South Dakota, USA. Mr. Shand holds a Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (1993) and an Executive Master of Business Administration dual degree specializing in global business from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada and Cornell University in New York, USA (2016). Mr. Shand is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.