Mr. Cope's management strengths in strategic planning, program development and project execution have resulted in a successful track record of discovery over his 30+ year career in mineral exploration.
Ed joined Barrick in 1996 and was appointed Vice President Exploration - North America in 2007, the position he held until retiring at the end of 2016. Ed brings 21 years' experience managing Barrick's exploration programs principally focused on the 'elephant sized' gold deposits of the Carlin and Cortez gold trends of Nevada. Mr. Cope's ability to recognize, attract and develop/mentor geological talent created the discovery driven exploration team responsible for the significant growth in Barrick's Nevada reserves and resources. The team discovered substantial additional ounces of gold at existing mines, and discovered the huge standalone gold deposits at Goldrush and South Arturo.
In 2014, Ed, along with his team members, were co-recipients of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada's "Thayer Lindsley International Mineral Discovery of the Year" award for the discovery of the 10+ million ounce Goldrush deposit. He holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Windsor and a M.S. in Economic Geology from Colorado State University.