André Gauthier holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and has completed the required Masters courses in Project Management from University of Quebec in Montreal. From 1994 to 1996 he was Vice-President of the public junior mining company Q.E.X. Resources Inc. (which became Adventure Gold Inc. in 2007). From 1984 to 1992, he was secretary-treasurer and CFO of Abior Exploration Inc. (which became Exploration Diabior Inc., now merged with Virginia Gold Mines Inc.). He joined Matamec in 2003 as Vice President, Administration and became President and CEO in 2005.