Senior Management

Kevin Bullock
President and CEO, Director
Mr. Bullock is a registered Professional Mining Engineer in the province of Ontario. Mr. Bullock was Volta Resources Inc.’s President and CEO and was the founding President and CEO of Goldcrest (a Volta predecessor company) since its inception in 2002. Mr. Bullock was instrumental in the growth of Volta from a shell company through to the ultimate sale of the company to B2Gold at the end of 2013. Mr. Bullock has over 30 years of experience, at senior levels, in mining exploration, mine development, mine operations and capital markets. Throughout his career, Mr. Bullock has been involved in projects from inception through exploration to development and production. Mr. Bullock was most recently the CEO of Mako Mining Corp. and is currently a director of B2Gold.  Mr. Bullock has also worked for Kirkland Lake Gold and Iamgold Corporation.
Robert Dufour
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Dufour brings an extensive background in the mining sector with a depth of experience in capital markets and finance, including debt structuring, royalty arrangements and corporate transactions, as well as strong experience with financial management and reporting, corporate governance and risk management. Most recently Mr. Dufour was Chief Financial Officer of Newmarket Gold, a TSX-listed mid-tier Australian gold producer which produced over 220,000 ounces of gold annually. Mr. Dufour was part of the team that executed the transformational merger between Newmarket Gold and Kirkland Lake Gold, creating a new 500,000+ ounce gold producer in 2017. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer at Newmarket Gold in 2015, Mr. Dufour was Chief Financial Officer of Crocodile Gold. In 2015, Mr. Dufour also led the merger between Newmarket Gold and Crocodile Gold. Mr. Dufour joined Crocodile Gold in June 2012 as Director of Finance, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in April 2013. Mr. Dufour previously worked with Northgate Minerals Corporation as Corporate Controller, and subsequently was promoted to Group Financial Controller for Northgate’s Australian subsidiaries, until its acquisition by AuRico Gold.
Paul McNeill
Vice President, Exploration
Mr. McNeill joined Signal Gold in 2014. Formerly, he served as Principal Geologist with Paladin Energy Ltd. of Perth, Australia and Vice President – Exploration for Aurora Energy Resources Ltd. based in St John’s NL, where he was focused on the development of the Michelin Project in Labrador, as well as working on uranium projects in Australia and a gold project in Nevada. Mr. McNeill has developed expertise in structural controls on mineralization, project development and grass roots exploration. Mr. McNeill is a Professional Geologist registered in the Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia.  He currently serves on the board of Mining NL and is the Past President of the CIM NL branch.
Amanda Abballe
Vice President, Human Resources
Ms. Abballe has over 14 years of progressive human resources experience. Since joining Signal Gold in 2019, she has had executive responsibility for driving the Company’s people and talent strategy globally, including employee experience, leadership, compliance and culture. Ms. Abballe previously held a variety of senior positions in different Industries including Mining. Her functional experience spans global mobility, M&A integration, employee engagement, internal investigations, work-force planning, succession planning, leadership development and digital transformation. Amanda holds a number of industry designations and is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association. Ms. Abballe holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Labour Relations and Human Resources Management from York University.
Deidre Puddister
VP, Sustainability
Ms. Puddister has 20 years working in the environmental industry.In her previous positions, Ms. Puddister worked on projects for the mining, oil and gas, renewable energy, and heavy civil construction sectors across Canada and internationally. As a result, Ms. Puddister acquired extensive experience providing practical advice and guidance to ensure adherence to legislation across multiple jurisdictions. Since joining the Signal Gold team in 2020, Ms. Puddister has been responsible for environmental compliance, as well as obtaining all necessary authorizations related to existing and new mine sites. Ms. Puddister also oversees Indigenous and community engagement, ensuring Rightsholder and stakeholder concerns are a part of the decision-making process. Ms. Puddister holds an M.Sc. (Environmental Science) from Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well certifications in sustainability,engagement, leadership, indigenous and cultural awareness, and business management. Ms. Puddister is currently a director of econext (formerly Newfoundland Environmental Industry Association), Nature Conservancy of Canada, Fort Amherst Properties, and the Jacob Puddister Memorial Foundation.