Mr. Makuch is currently President, CEO and Director of Discovery Silver where he oversees advancing the Cordero Project in Mexico back into production. Cordero stands as one of the worlds largest undeveloped silver projects in the world. Prior to Discovery Silver he enjoyed a successful five-year tenure as CEO of Kirkland Lake Gold, Mr. Makuch led the transformation of the company, with annual gold production increasing from 315,000 oz to over 1,400,000 oz, industry-leading operational performance and significant exploration success, ultimately culminated in Kirkland’s merger with Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in 2022.
Prior to joining Kirkland, Mr. Makuch was President and CEO at Lake Shore Gold Inc., from 2008 until its acquisition by Tahoe Resources Inc. in 2016, when he became the Executive Vice-President and President of Canadian Operations. From 2006 to 2008 Mr. Makuch was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for FNX Mining Company Inc.
Mr. Makuch is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours Applied Earth Sciences) from the University of Waterloo (Ontario), and both a Master of Science Degree in Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Queen´s University (Ontario) and has obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D designation from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Business.