Board of Directors


Sean Roosen


Mr. Roosen has been Chairman of the Board and CEO of Osisko Gold Royalties since June 2014. Prior to this, he was President and CEO of Osisko Mining Corporation, which he co-founded. He was a guiding force in transforming Osisko Mining from a junior exploration company to a leading intermediate gold producer. Over that period, he was responsible for developing the permitting and financing strategy to bring the $1 billion Canadian Malartic Mine into production. Mr. Roosen's other directorships include Condor Petroleum Inc., Dalradian Resources Inc. and NioGold Mining Corporation. A graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines, Mr. Roosen has held numerous roles in the mining industry both domestically and internationally.

Trent Mell (B.C.L., LL.B., LL.M., MBA)

President and Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mr. Trent Mell has worked with both small and large companies at all stages of the mining lifecycle, from exploration through to feasibility stage, permitting, development and production. He has significant international transactional experience, gained from over 100 transactions ranging in size from a few million to over ten billion dollars. Mr. Mell worked for one of Canada's most reputable law firms doing M&A and corporate finance work before joining Barrick Gold. He has also worked with AuRico Gold, North American Palladium and Sherritt International.

RenÚ Marion (P.Eng.)

Lead Director

René Marion is a business executive and mining engineer with approximately 30 years of industry experience. He was President and CEO of AuRico Gold from 2007 through 2012, where he oversaw the friendly takeover of Northgate Minerals and the subsequent development of the Young-Davidson mine in Kirkland Lake. From 1995 to 2007, Mr. Marion held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility at Barrick Gold.

Jim Davidson (B.Comm & C.A.)

Chief Financial Officer, Director

Over 30 years experience starting with Deloitte and Touche. Mr. Davidson is a co-founder of Falco Resources. He is former CFO of Athabasca Potash which was acquired by BHP Billiton. He also held a number of senior project accounting positions with Weyerhaeuser Company in the U.S and Canada.

Claude Ferron (P. Eng.)


Claude Ferron has over 30 years of experience in mining and mineral processing. From 2006 to 2012, he was COO for Xstrata Copper Canada (now part of Glencore Canada Corporation), with responsibility for mining, smelting, refining and recycling operations. Mr. Ferron began his career as a metallurgist at the Horne operations and later assumed a number of technical and managerial roles with increasing responsibility at Noranda, Falconbridge and Xstrata.

Paul-Henri Girard (BASc., Mining Eng.)


Mr. Girard was most recently Vice-President of Canadian Operations for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited. During his 25 years at Agnico, Mr. Girard was instrumental in the development of its flagship LaRonde mine and in the advancement of the Goldex and Lapa mines in Quebec. Mr. Girard was an integral part of a successful senior management team that oversaw the growth of Agnico from 400 employees to over 4,000 at the time of his retirement. Mr. Girard's directive includes the review and analysis of all technical information and infrastructure requirements and helping develop a next step strategy for the Horne 5 Deposit.

Luc Lessard


Luc Lessard is a mining engineer with 25 years of experience designing, building and operating mines. He is currently COO of Canadian Malartic Partnership and was previously COO of Osisko Mining. He was responsible for the design and construction of the Canadian Malartic gold mine. Prior to this, has was VP Engineering and Construction for IAMGOLD and General Manager, Projects for Cambior Inc.