Greg Smith, FCPA, FCA

Greg is the president and CEO of Equinox Gold Corp in Vancouver. Under his leadership over the past six years, Equinox has grown into a multibillion-dollar gold mining giant that employs more than 7,000 people at eight mines across four countries. 

Greg’s 20+-year career in mining began at KPMG and includes C-suite roles at Minefinders Corporation, Esperanza Resources, and Equinox Gold. Thus far, he has raised well over $1 billion in debt and equity financing to develop mines across the Americas and has closed over $3 billion in mergers and acquisitions. He is also a founding executive and the current chair of Sandbox Royalties, a diversified metals royalty company. 

For his early successes, Greg received an Early Achievement Award from his legacy body and accolades from Business in Vancouver (Forty Under 40) and the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business (25 Alumni to Watch). 

Today, Greg supports the next generation as a co-founder of Young Mining Professionals, which provides thought leadership, networking, and career and investment opportunities to young professionals in the industry; since its founding in 2007, the organization has expanded globally, with more than 10,000 members in 13 chapters across eight countries.

“Greg is a mentor and advocate for women in the mining industry. He has gone above and beyond to support myself and others with advice, networking opportunities, career advancement, and references.”

– Kylie Dickson, CPA, CA, Corporate Director