|David J. Copeland - Chairman and Director|
Mr. Copeland is a professional engineer and mining executive with over 35 years' experience in advancing mineral projects through feasibility, permitting, engineering design and initial development phases. Mr. Copeland is a Director of Hunter Dickinson Inc. and as such he has been a key contributor to projects providing expertise and leadership on many projects such as: the Mt. Milligan Copper Gold Project in B.C.; the South Kemess mine in B.C.; the Hollister development project in Nevada, USA; the Burnstone mine in South Africa; and the Xietongmen project in Tibet, China. He is also a Director of several public companies.
|J.R.H. (Dick) Whittington - President and CEO, and Director|
Mr. Whittington's career spans over 40 years with mining companies in Canada, Mexico, Panama, Papua New Guinea and Australia. His experience encompasses senior executive and mine management roles that include numerous feasibility studies, mine evaluations, mine development, production, mergers and acquisitions and raising over $1.3 billion of major corporate financings. As former President and CEO of Farallon Mining, Mr. Whittington took Farallon from the discovery stage through to commercial production in less than four years, guiding Farallon through its impressive transition from a junior exploration company to a successful mid-tier zinc producer, and later facilitating the successful sale of the company to Nyrstar for $409 million in January 2011. He has been recognized for his efforts to build strong working relationships with business leaders and government in the countries, his commitment to social responsibility and his successful entrepreneurial approach in mining.
|Robert Konski - Director and President & CEO, Rathdowney Polska|
Mr. Konski has over 25 years' experience as an executive and a strategic advisor to management of public and private companies and government in Poland. He has overseen energy and infrastructure projects as well as diverse financial services, including restructuring activities. In the five years prior to joining Rathdowney, he was Management Board Advisor to several key firms in Poland including Polska Grupa Energetyczna, Poland's largest public utility, and Kulczyk Holding, one of the largest privately held holding companies in Central Europe with assets in economic sectors such as energy, brewing, oil and gas exploration, transport and logistics and real estate. Mr Konski holds a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University, and an M.P.A. from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. Based in Poland, he leads the team for Rathdowney's flagship Olza project.
|Andrew Ing - Chief Financial Officer|
Mr. Ing holds Chartered Professional Accountant and Corporate Finance designations, as well as specialized designations in corporate governance, internal audit and the strategic management of information technology. He has more than 15 years of experience in the natural resources sector, focusing on corporate development activities with an emphasis on capital finance, business agreement negotiations and risk management. He previously held positions with professional services firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, providing advisory services to mining companies in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
|Trevor R. Thomas - Secretary|
Mr. Thomas is corporate secretary of Hunter Dickinson Inc. and many of its affiliated companies. He has practiced in the areas of corporate commercial, corporate finance, securities and mining law since 1995, both in private practice environment as well as in-house positions and is currently in-house legal counsel for HDSI Prior to joining HDSI, he served as in-house legal counsel with Placer Dome Inc.
|Michael H. Nolan - Director|
Mr. Nolan is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in the junior resource sector, in various capacities, for 17 years. He has gained industry knowledge through founding, investment in and serving on the boards of a number of public exploration and mining companies, including Minmet plc, Tiger Resource Finance plc, Lapp Plats plc, MeDaVinci plc and GoldQuest Mining Corp. In 2009 he was involved in the formation of Cove Energy plc (Cove) which trades on AIM in London. Cove is an oil and gas exploration and production company with interests in East Africa. He currently serves as Finance Director of Cove.
|Rene G. Carrier - Director|
Mr. Carrier is a past Vice-President of Pacific International Securities Inc. where he worked for ten years until 1991. Since that time he has been President of Euro-American Capital Corporation, a private company which specializes in restructuring, administration, and raising venture capital funds for junior mining companies.
|Barry Coughlan - Director|
Mr. Coughlan is a self-employed businessman and financier who has been involved in the financing of publicly traded companies for over 25 years. His principal occupation is President and Director of TBC Ventures Ltd., a private investment company.
|Lena Brommeland - Director|
Ms. Brommeland has a BSc in geology and more than 20 years of experience in mineral project evaluation and on-site management of large-scale mineral projects, including the Pebble and Niblack projects both located in Alaska and the Prosperity project in BC. Ms. Brommeland is Executive Vice President of Project Services with HDI where she manages on-site drill programs, co-ordinates environmental planning and permitting, and develops community relations activities for exploration and feasibility-level projects associated the HDI group of companies. A longstanding member with the Association for Mineral Exploration BC, Ms. Brommeland dedicates a substantial amount of time to industry outreach and development and is a past Chair of the organization.
|George R. Ireland - Director|
Mr. Ireland has over 30 years of experience in the resource sectors in positions ranging from field geologist to banking and venture capital. He founded Geologic Resource Partners (GRP) in 2004 and serves as Chief Investment Officer and CEO. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Ireland was General Partner of Ring Partners, LP, an investment partnership which has been merged into GRP. Mr. Ireland also serves on the boards of Amerigo Resources Ltd., Kiska Metals Corporation, Taseko Mines Limited and Merrill & Ring Inc., a private timber company in the US. He is a graduate of the Phillips Academy and the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan (BS degree).