About Peter Barnes
Mr. Peter Barnes, a Chartered Accountant with over twenty years of senior management experience, co-founded Silver Wheaton in 2004.
From 2003 until early 2006, Peter was the Chief Financial Officer of Wheaton River Minerals, and subsequently Goldcorp Inc., after the companies merged in 2005. During this time, Wheaton River/Goldcorp was transformed from a junior gold producer to one of the world’s leading low-cost emerging senior gold producers. In early 2006, Peter was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Silver Wheaton. Under his leadership, Silver Wheaton, with its unique silver streaming model, has become one of the largest silver companies in the world.
Peter was recently honored with the national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Special Citation Award for Innovative Global Strategies, along with the Pacific region award for Mining and Metals. He is a member of the Silver Institute’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Hull, England.