Randy Smallwood is the President and CEO of Wheaton Precious Metals and serves on its Board of Directors.
Before being named President in 2010 and then CEO in 2011, he was Wheaton’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, primarily focused on growing the Company through the evaluation and acquisition of streaming opportunities.
Prior to his involvement in the founding of what is now Wheaton Precious Metals, Mr. Smallwood was with mining company Wheaton River Minerals Ltd, most recently as Director of Project Development, his role through its 2005 merger with Goldcorp. He was an instrumental part of the team that built the merged entity into one of the largest, and more importantly, most profitable gold companies in the world (Goldcorp has since merged with Newmont to create the world’s largest gold producer). Prior to this role, he held various positions at Homestake Mining Company, Teck Corp and Westmin Resources.
Beyond Wheaton Precious Metals, Mr. Smallwood is chair of the World Gold Council, chairman of the board for Special Olympics BC, and a member of the boards of MineralsEd BC and Mining4Life, and previously on the board of the BC Cancer Foundation. He has also served on the boards of several mining companies.
Mr. Smallwood has served on the board of Defiance Silver Corp. since 2005. Mr. Smallwood formerly served on the board of Ventana Gold, Castle Peak Resources and Tigray Resources Inc.
Mr. Smallwood earned a geological engineering degree from the University of British Columbia, and a mine engineering diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2015, and in 2019, he received Business in Vancouver’s BC CEO of the Year Award in the enterprise category.