Russell Ball is an international mining executive with 30 years of experience.

He was the Chief Executive Officer of Calibre Mining Corp. from October 2019 to February 2021 and Chair of the Board beginning in 2018. From May 2013 to December 2017, Russell held executive positions with Goldcorp Inc. including Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer from March 2016 to November 2017. Prior to that, he held positions with Newmont Mining Corporation from 1994 to 2013 and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to May 2013.

Russell is Non-Executive Chair of the Board of Faraday Copper Corp and is a director of Trevali Mining Corporation and Southern Silver Exploration Corp. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa and as a Certified Public Accountant in the United States. He holds a Masters in Accounting and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Natal, South Africa.

Russell has always enjoyed the outdoors and was introduced to Pacific Salmon when visiting Haida Gwaii for the first time in 1999. After moving to Vancouver in 2013, Russell became involved in the conservation of wild Pacific Salmon after the approval of farm-raised salmon in BC waters.  Russell is passionate about leaving a legacy for future generations that includes a strong and healthy population of wild Pacific Salmon.

Russell resides in North Vancouver.