Last $
More Stock Information

About K92

K92 Mining is a Vancouver, Canada headquartered rapidly growing gold producer, that owns the high-grade Kainantu Gold Mine in Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. Since restarting operations in October 2016, K92 has delivered six consecutive years of production growth, achieving 123 koz AuEq in 2022. A key moment was in May 2017, when a near-mine infrastructure discovery of Kora North was made. This discovery ultimately combined the Kora, Eutompi and Kora North deposits to form one large deposit, collectively called Kora. The discovery was also very high grade, and since declaring commercial production in early-2018, the mine has operated at a head grade of approximately 12 g/t AuEq, placing the mine among the highest grade operations globally.

The success has become increasingly well recognized, with one of the strongest institutional registers in the mining industry (over 70% institutionally owned) and the recipient of the prestigious 2021 Thayer Lindsley Award for Best Global Discovery from the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). We’re also proud to be recognized as a 2022 TSX 30 Company, ranking the 11th performing company on the Toronto Stock Exchange over the past three years on a dividend adjusted basis. Operations are also undertaking multiple stages of expansion, with Stage 2 Expansion run-rate achieved in late-2021, Stage 2A Expansion final commissioning completed in May 2023 to increase throughput 25% to 500,000 tpa, and in December 2022, K92 announced its largest expansions to date with the approval of the Stage 3 and 4 Expansions. The Integrated Development Plan’s Stage 3 DFS Case and Stage 4 PEA Case (as per the Jan 2022 effective date technical report)(1), outlines a World Class Tier 1 gold mine with a Stage 3 Expansion DFS run-rate production of +291koz AuEq pa (throughput of 1.2 million tpa), and a Stage 4 Expansion PEA run-rate production of +470koz AuEq pa (throughput to 1.7 million tpa). Both studies demonstrate Tier 1 production and lowest quartile all-in sustaining costs.

Exploration is self-funded and is a major focus, with up to 11 drill rigs operating on both vein and porphyry targets. In December 2023, K92 announced an updated resource for Kora and Judd totaling 2.6 moz at 10.00 g/t AuEq M&I and 4.5 moz at 8.48 g/t AuEq Inferred, representing a +13% and +70% increase in Kora and Judd combined M&I and Interfered resources, respectively. In August 2022, K92 announced at 10.8 moz AuEq Inferred resource or 4.7 blbs CuEq at its Blue Lake Porphyry. Blue Lake is a discovery by K92, with nearly every hole intersecting mineralization and at a discovery cost of <$1/oz. K92 believes that it has only delineated the tip of the iceberg within both its vein field and copper-gold porphyry targets.

Note (1): Refer to Integrated Development Plan (IDP) DFS Case and PEA Case. IDP effective date is January 1, 2022. IDP has not been updated to reflect the updated Kora and Judd resource (effective date September 12, 2023); however, the Company does not expect the design parameters and conclusions to materially change. The Company expects the potential mine life to be extended for both cases.

Corporate Governance

Audit Committee Charter

Asset 1@4x

Compensation and Benefits Committee Charter

Asset 1@4x

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter

Asset 1@4x

Health and Safety Committee Charter

Asset 1@4x

Code Of Business Conduct and Ethics

Asset 1@4x

Whistleblower Policy

Asset 1@4x

Board Diversity Policy

Asset 1@4x

Majority Voting Policy

Asset 1@4x

Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy

Asset 1@4x

Confidentiality and Insider Trading Policy

Asset 1@4x

Mandate of the Board of Directors

Asset 1@4x


Asset 1@4x

Notice of Articles

Asset 1@4x

Certificates of Incorporation and Name Change

Asset 1@4x

Sustainability Committee Charter

Asset 1@4x

Human Rights Policy

Asset 1@4x

John Lewins

CEO & Director

Mr. Lewins is a Mineral Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the mining industry. He has previously worked in Africa, Australia, Asia, North America and the former Soviet Union. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and served as Chief Operating Officer from May 2016 to August 2017. Mr. Lewins has successfully managed the development of a number of open pit and underground gold, precious and base metal mines from feasibility study through to profitable operations.

Mr. Lewins has operated extensively at the corporate level in various roles from Executive General Manager to Director and Chief Executive Officer with a number of other mining companies, including MIM Holdings, First Dynasty Mines, Platinum Australia and African Thunder Platinum.

Mr. Lewins received his National Diploma for Technicians (Extractive Metallurgy) from Technikon Witwatersrand, South Africa, a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours) in Mineral Engineering from University of Leeds, England and a Graduate Diploma in Management from University of Queensland.

John Lewins is Chair of the K92 Health and Safety Committee and a member of the Sustainability Committee.

David Medilek

President & COO

Mr. Medilek is a mining professional with over 16 years of mining capital markets, corporate strategy and technical operating experience. Mr. Medilek joined K92 in 2019, most recently holding the position of President, and prior to that was its Vice President Business Development and Investor Relations. Previously, Mr. Medilek was an equity research analyst covering precious metals companies, with Macquarie Group Limited; a mining investment banker with Cormark Securities Inc.; and a mining engineer with Barrick Gold Corporation in Western Australia. Mr. Medilek holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining Engineering with Distinction from the University of British Columbia, a Professional Engineer designation in the Province of British Columbia, and is a CFA ® charterholder*. (*CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.)

Justin Blanchet


Mr. Blanchet has acquired considerable experience in the areas of financial reporting, regulatory compliance, treasury, and audit for both Canadian and U.S. publicly listed companies. He has international experience working on projects throughout the world, and is well versed in the requirements of complex regulatory environments as well as the requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards. Mr. Blanchet is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant and a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (Washington and Illinois).

Chris Kinver

VP Projects & Engineering

Mr. Kinver is a Mining Engineer with approximately 20 years of experience in the mining industry, predominantly in senior management roles in underground operations and mine development with senior, intermediate and junior mining companies in Australia, Papua New Guinea, South America, Africa and the United Kingdom. Mr. Kinver joined K92 in 2019, and most recently held the position as the Company’s Project Director, Kora Expansion. Prior to that, Mr. Kinver held the positions of K92’s Mining Manager and also Evaluation and Studies Manager. Before joining K92, Mr. Kinver was with OceanaGold Corporation as the Project Manager for the Didipio Underground Mine for approximately 3 years, successfully transitioning the operation from an open pit to a 1.6 mtpa long hole stoping underground operation. Other senior management roles include: Underground Mine Manager with BHP Billiton at the Perseverance Nickel Mine, one of the largest underground operations in Western Australia; Underground Mine Manager with Barrick Gold Corporation at the Plutonic Gold Mine in Western Australia; and Principal Engineer at mining consulting firm Wardell Armstrong LLP. Mr. Kinver holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining and Mineral Engineering with Honours from Camborne School of Mines and a First Class Western Australian Mine Managers’ Certificate. He holds registrations with the Institute of Engineers Australia, The Engineering Institution of Zambia, and Registered Engineers of Tanzania.

Chris Muller

Executive VP Exploration

Chris Muller is a geologist with over 20 years of experience in open pit and underground mine, near mine, brownfields and greenfields exploration, in Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, China, Ghana, Indonesia and Thailand. He served as the Company’s Vice President Exploration for over 5 years and has been with K92 since 2016. Mr. Muller has worked on a range of mineral deposit styles, including porphyry Cu/Au, epithermal and skarn precious and base metal, carbonate – base metal and Archean gold deposits. He has been directly involved in several important mineral finds during his career, including the discovery of additional porphyry deposits that led to the world class status of the Wafi/Golpu project in Papua New Guinea. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (majoring in geology and geophysics), a degree with first class honours in economic geology and a PhD in plate tectonics in conjunction with molecular dating.

Philip Samar

VP Government & Community Affairs

Mr. Samar is a Mining Engineer, who spent 20 years working for the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) of Papua New Guinea, the government body responsible for regulating the exploration and mineral sector. In his last six years as Managing Director, Mr. Samar had a significant leadership role within the country and has regularly interacted with multiple mining industry stakeholders including: government, international organizations, landowners and foreign investors.

Nancy La Couvée

Corporate Secretary

Ms. La Couvée brings over 20 years of experience as a Corporate Secretary, providing governance and compliance services for international publicly listed companies in the resource sector. Ms. La Couvée ensures effective board and shareholder communications, compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements in numerous jurisdictions, establishment of corporate governance policies, corporate finance administration, and corporate records management. She is a member of the Governance Professionals of Canada.

Daisy Taylor

Papua New Guinea Govt. & Community Affairs Advisor, Png Director

Ms. Taylor, born in the Eastern Highlands area where the project is located, has more than 30 years of business leadership experience in Papua New Guinea. Ms. Taylor is currently a Director of two separate real estate companies in Papua New Guinea and previously served as the General Manager of Nokondi Investments, the property development business arm of the Eastern Highlands Provincial Government. Ms. Taylor was also involved in the Electoral Commission Papua New Guinea project, an Australian Government project managed by CARDNO ACIL and was the Project Manager for The Electoral Reform Project, a European Union (EU) funded initiative operated by Transparency International (PNG) which was aimed at promoting democracy and advocacy for electoral reform. Additionally, Ms. Taylor has worked with government, donor countries, and non government organizations at all levels in a variety of roles in project management, budgetary account management, human resource development, training and educational support and development issues. Ms. Taylor has an extensive background in the media industry in both Papua New Guinea and Australia and in the real estate industry.

Mark Schubert

General Manager, External Affairs and Sustainable Development

Mr. Schubert is an anthropologist with over 30 years of experience in Papua New Guinea and other parts of the Pacific. He has conducted social mapping and landholder identification as well as social and economic impact studies for natural resource, construction, and other projects throughout Papua New Guinea. His extensive expertise in Papua New Guinea is also highlighted by over a decade of advising and managing community government relations along with sustainable development issues. 

In addition to his anthropology background, he has experience as an editor and media manager for a public policy think tank and has intermittently, over the last thirty-five years, taught at six of Australia’s universities. 

Mr. Schubert holds a masters in demography from La Trobe University and PhD in anthropology from The University of Queensland. 

Anne Giardini


Ms. Anne Giardini, KC, has over 35 years’ experience as a director, senior executive, lawyer, journalist and author.  She has extensive expertise in the areas of strategy, governance, public reporting, financings, mergers and acquisitions, aboriginal affairs, safety, environment, government relations, litigation, and employment and labour matters.      

A long-time leader within Canada’s resource industry, Ms. Giardini had a 20+-year career with Weyerhaeuser, including as General Counsel and subsequently President of Weyerhaeuser’s Canadian subsidiary. She also brings extensive board experience, currently serving on the boards of Capstone Copper Corp. and Stella-Jones Inc. Previously, she was Chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and Chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, and served on numerous other boards including: Pembina Institute; Weyerhaeuser Company Limited; Nevsun Resources Ltd.; Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc; HydroOne; TransLink; and Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

In 2016, Ms. Giardini was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and in 2018 she was admitted to the Order of British Columbia. She is an active community volunteer, author and public speaker, recognized for expertise on natural resource development, public and government relations, safety, risk and brand management, and manufacturing.

Ms. Giardini holds an L.L.M. from Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, an L.L.B. from the University of British Columbia, and a B.A. (Economics) from Simon Fraser University.

Anne Giardini is Chair of the K92 Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, member of the Sustainability Committee, and member of the Compensation and Benefits Committee.

John Lewins

CEO & Director

Mr. Lewins is a Mineral Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the mining industry. He has previously worked in Africa, Australia, Asia, North America and the former Soviet Union. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and served as Chief Operating Officer from May 2016 to August 2017. Mr. Lewins has successfully managed the development of a number of open pit and underground gold, precious and base metal mines from feasibility study through to profitable operations.

Mr. Lewins has operated extensively at the corporate level in various roles from Executive General Manager to Director and Chief Executive Officer with a number of other mining companies, including MIM Holdings, First Dynasty Mines, Platinum Australia and African Thunder Platinum.

Mr. Lewins received his National Diploma for Technicians (Extractive Metallurgy) from Technikon Witwatersrand, South Africa, a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours) in Mineral Engineering from University of Leeds, England and a Graduate Diploma in Management from University of Queensland.

John Lewins is Chair of the K92 Health and Safety Committee and a member of the ESG Committee.

Mark Eaton


Mr. Eaton is an independent business consultant who has worked as an investment professional in equity capital markets specializing in the resource sector for over 20 years. He is currently the Executive Chairman and is the former Chief Executive Officer of Belo Sun Mining Corp. Prior to becoming an independent business consultant, Mr. Eaton held the position of Managing Director of Global Mining Sales, a division of CIBC World Markets of Toronto and Manager of US Equity Sales for CIBC World Markets. Mr. Eaton is also a former Partner and Director of Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon Ltd., a Toronto-based investment dealer. In addition to his leadership in institutional mine finance and investment banking, Mr. Eaton has served in management and on the Boards of several public mining companies.

Mr. Eaton graduated from Hull University, England with Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours).

Mark Eaton is Chair of the K92 Compensation and Benefits Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and member of the Special Committee.

Saurabh Handa


Mr. Handa is a mining professional with over fifteen years of diverse senior experience that includes finance, mergers and acquisitions, and multi-jurisdictional public company disclosures. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd., a Director of Carbon Streaming Corporation, and principal of Handa Financial Consulting Inc. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer of Titan Mining Corp., Vice President, Finance of Imperial Metals Corp., Chief Financial Officer of Meryllion Resources Corp., Chief Financial Officer of Yellowhead Mining Inc. and Controller for SouthGobi Resources Ltd. Mr. Handa also worked at Deloitte Vancouver in its audit and valuation practices, primarily with international mining clients. 

Mr. Handa is a Chartered Accountant and graduated with Honours from the University of British Columbia with a diploma in Accounting. Prior to joining the accounting profession, Mr. Handa obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from the University of British Columbia and a diploma in Computer Systems from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Saurabh Handa is Chair of K92’s Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation, Benefits Committee, and a member of the Special Committee.

Cyndi Laval


Ms. Laval is a partner at the law firm of Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP in Vancouver, B.C. She specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities and mining law. Ms. Laval is the former Leader of Gowling WLG’s National Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity Practice Group, the former Co-Leader of its Canadian Mining Group and former Leader of the Firm’s Vancouver Business Law Group. Ms. Laval served as the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s 2017 and 2015 Canadian Public Target M&A Deal Point Studies and is the Chapter President of the Vancouver M&A Club, a national network of mergers and acquisitions professionals. Ms. Laval was a member of the TSX Venture Exchange’s Local Advisory Committee from 2006 to 2013 and an instructor of the TSXV Rules and Tools Corporate Governance Workshop from 2004 to 2010. Ms. Laval is recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities and mining law in various national and international publications and was named Vancouver "Lawyer of the Year – Mining" by the Best Lawyers in Canada in 2017.

Ms. Laval holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) degree from the University of British Columbia, a Certificate of Mining Law from Osgoode Law School and has completed the Canadian Securities Course of the Canadian Securities Institute.

Graham Wheelock


Mr. Wheelock is a geologist and mining professional with 40 years of experience working for international mining companies. In 2005, He co-founded Gem Diamonds Limited (“Gem Diamonds”). He helped manage Gem Diamonds’ initial public offering in 2007, when the company listed on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of £600 million. After leaving Gem Diamonds, Mr. Wheelock was the Project Manager and is currently the Managing Director of Polynatura Corp., the company developing the Ochoa Fertilizer project in New Mexico, USA. From 1981 to 1999, Mr. Wheelock worked with Anglo American plc and De Beers as a gold and diamonds geologist and mid-level manager. From 2000 to 2003, he was Acting General Manager for De Beers Namaqualand Mines in South Africa, responsible for 2,300 employees and annual production of 4.5 million tons.

Mr. Wheelock obtained a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours) in Geology from the University of Natal, South Africa.

Graham Wheelock is a member of the K92 Audit Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Health and Safety Committee and Special Committee.

Nan Lee


Ms. Nan Lee is a professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience as a mining and geo-environmental engineer, project manager, senior executive, and advisor in the mining industry for a range of jurisdictions in Canada. Her experience and expertise include mine operations in both underground and open pits, project management, economic studies, environmental assessments, strategic planning, and engagement and consultation with indigenous communities and regulatory agencies.

Ms. Lee’s experience in the mining industry is highlighted by her comprehensive work in the uranium sector, including 15 years as an independent consultant leading the preparation of environmental assessment and approval processes for several uranium projects, and managing preliminary feasibility studies for tailings management facilities and a greenfield mine development proposal in Nunavut. More recently, Ms. Lee was with UEX Corporation as VP of Project Development, providing strategic direction for development of projects and project evaluations for potential acquisitions, in addition to managing economics studies.

Ms. Lee has an extensive governance experience with boards in the non-profit sector and is an active community volunteer.

Ms. Lee holds a P.Eng. designation in the province of Saskatchewan, an M.Sc. in Geo-environmental Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, and a B.Eng. in Mining from McGill University.

Nan Lee is Chair of the K92 Sustainability Committee, a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and a member of the Health and Safety Committee.

Stuart (Tookie) Angus

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

K92 regretfully announces with profound sadness the passing of our Chairman, fellow director and friend, R. Stuart “Tookie” Angus, who served as Board Chair since its inception and the acquisition of the Kainantu Project in 2014, until his passing on March 24, 2023.

Tookie was a deeply respected business advisor to the mining industry, and an admired leader and mentor to many.

Considered a giant of our industry, for over 40 years, Tookie brought a tremendous passion with a focus on structuring, financing and advising many significant business ventures. During his extensive legal and mining career, he was formerly the Head of the Global Mining Group for Fasken Martineau and Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Endeavour Financial. Mr. Angus was also previously Chairman of the Board of BC Sugar Refinery Limited, director of First Quantum Minerals Ltd., director of Canico Resource Corp. until its takeover by Brazil’s CVRD in 2005, director of Bema Gold Corp. until its takeover by Kinross Gold Corporation in 2007, director of Ventana Gold Corp. until its takeover by AUX Canada Acquisition Inc. in 2011, and director of Plutonic Power Corporation until its merger with Magma Energy Corp. in 2011. He resigned in 2017 as Chair of Nevsun Resources Ltd. following its acquisition of Reservoir Minerals in 2017. In addition to being the Chair of K92, Tookie was also Chair of Sun Summit Minerals Corp. and Kenadyr Mining Corp.

Tookie also had a strong passion for philanthropy and helping others. His contributions to the mining industry were far-reaching as a valued director, advisor, investor, and enthusiastic supporter.

Tookie was a man of great integrity and honour, and was an integral part of the success of K92. Within the Company, Tookie was known for being a commensurate team player with deeply respected business acumen, creativity and strategic thinking skills, and also for his excellent sense of humour and charm.

We mourn his loss and extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers to his family.  He will be missed and long remembered by us all.

Sign Up For Updates

GOLD $0.00