Management

Eric Friedland

Eric Friedland

Executive Chairman of the Board of Peregrine Diamonds Ltd.

Mr. Friedland has over 30 years of exploration, mine development and financing experience and was the founder of Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. in 2003. He was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Peregrine Metals Ltd., a public copper exploration company that was a "spin-out" from Peregrine Diamonds. Peregrine Metals went public in 2010 and was sold to Stillwater Mining Company in a transaction valued at US$487 million in July, 2011. Mr. Friedland was President and a Director of Fairbanks Gold Ltd. and played a primary role in the development and financing of the Fort Knox gold discovery in Alaska and the subsequent sale of Fairbanks Gold to Amax Gold Corp. for $86 million in 1992. The Fort Knox deposit is now a major producing gold mine owned by Kinross Gold Corporation. He was formerly CEO and Director of Carson Gold Corp., which explored and developed gold mining assets in Venezuela, and while he was CEO, DiamondWorks Ltd. developed two producing diamond mines in Angola and re-opened the Koidu Diamond Mine in Sierra Leone. Mr. Friedland was also a Director of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. from Ivanhoe's inception to its major Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold discovery in Mongolia, currently one of the world's largest copper-gold mines. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Geophysics with a minor in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines.


Tom Peregoodoff

Tom Peregoodoff

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Peregoodoff has over 25 years of mining and petroleum industry experience, including 18 years with BHP Billiton where from 2008 to 2011 he was Vice President, Early Stage Exploration and was accountable for global early-stage exploration activities across all commodities. He was a member of the Minerals Exploration Executive Committee that set long term strategy and direction for BHP Billiton's Mineral Exploration division. Prior to this he held several senior roles in BHP Billiton's exploration division in commercial, operational and technical capacities, including Commercial Manager, Diamonds. He was a Director of a number of BHP Billiton owned entities and has extensive global exploration, operations and business development experience. Mr. Peregoodoff obtained a BSc. in Geophysics from the University of Calgary.


Greg Shenton

Greg Shenton

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Shenton, CPA, CGA, worked with the Ivanhoe Group of companies from November, 1989 until joining Peregrine in 2006. At Ivanhoe he served as Chief Financial Officer for three companies including Ivanhoe Nickel & Platinum Ltd., Jinshan Gold Mines Inc. and Asia Gold Corp. Mr. Shenton also held the position of Controller with Diamond Fields Resources Ltd., DiamondWorks Ltd. and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.


Herman Grütter

Herman Grütter

Vice President, Technical Services

Dr. Grütter (Ph.D., P. Geo.) has 25 years of experience in the diamond industry and is a recognized expert in assessing the economic and development potential of kimberlite provinces. After 12 early-career years with De Beers in South Africa and Canada, he spent 4 years with Mineral Services Canada as Principal Consultant and worked on diamond projects from around the globe. From 2005 to 2012 he was Commodity Specialist (Diamonds) and assessed opportunities to grow BHP Billiton's diamond business by exploration or acquisition. In his role with BHP Billiton, Dr. Grütter was the technical representative on the Chidliak Joint Venture Management Committee from 2007 to 2012. He received a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geology from the University of Cape Town in 1986 and a Ph. D. in Geology from the University of Cambridge in 1993. Dr. Grütter is the first author of several industry-leading publications that relate kimberlitic indicator minerals to diamonds.


Jennifer Pell

Jennifer Pell

Chief Geoscientist

Dr. Pell (Ph.D., P.Geo.) has a B.Sc. Honours in Geology from the University of Ottawa and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Calgary and has over 20 years of experience in kimberlite research and diamond exploration. Dr. Pell has held various positions in government, private industry and universities, including completing post-doctoral research on kimberlites and related rocks at the University of British Columbia. She was employed by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in Yellowknife, NWT, from 1992 to 1997 as a district geologist in charge of monitoring developments in exploration for diamond deposits in the Slave province and Arctic Islands and doing research on these deposits, where she was responsible for one kimberlite discovery on Somerset Island. From 1997 until 2002, she ran diamond exploration projects in Brazil, Tanzania and West Africa where she was responsible for the discovery of a number of diamondiferous kimberlites, one of which warranted bulk sampling. Prior to its merger with Peregrine, Dr. Pell was employed as Vice President, Exploration for Dunsmuir Ventures Ltd., who explored for diamonds in Manitoba, the NWT and Nunavut.


Alan O'Connor

Alan O'Connor

Program Manager, Chidliak Resource Evaluation

Mr. O'Connor (B.Sc., P.Geo.) has over 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry including 15 years in diamond exploration. He is currently responsible for planning and implementing the company's bulk sampling programs. Prior to joining Peregrine in 2011, Mr. O'Connor held the position of Project Manager at Stornoway Diamond Corporation where he was responsible for exploration and resource level drilling of the Renard kimberlite cluster. From 2001 to 2007 he worked for Ashton Mining of Canada with his last position there being Project Manager. At Ashton he was a member of the team that discovered the Renard economic kimberlite deposits and was involved with the company's early stage exploration programs throughout Canada. Between 1985 and 2001, Mr. O'Connor worked for several junior companies as a Geologist and was involved with gold and base metal exploration in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Argentina and Venezuela and diamond exploration in the Northwest Territories and Alberta. Mr. O'Connor received a B. Sc. in Geology in 1985 from the University of Western Ontario and is a registered Professional Geologist in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.