|Ian C. Peres, CPA, CA|
Position: President and Co-CEO
Mr. Ian Peres is President and Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. He holds a CPA, CA designation, articled with Deloitte & Touche LLP, and has been running the Corporation since 2008, bringing the total NI 43-101 gold resource inventory from 140,000 to 4.3 million ounces (all categories). Mr. Peres brings extensive capital markets experience in his role as a former Toronto merchant banker in the resource sector and has been involved as CFO or Director of several successful TSX and TSXV listed exploration companies. One of his accomplishments include being founder and former CFO and Director of Energy Fuels (TSX: EFR), a now mid-tier uranium producer.
|Gary O'Connor, B.Sc., MAusIMM|
Position: Co-CEO and Chief Geologist
Gary O'Connor, B.Sc., MAusIMM, is currently Co-Chief Executive Office and Chief Geologist and Director of the Company. He has over 30 years of experience in international mineral exploration and development. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM), a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geology, and holds a graduate degree in geology, geophysics and environmental studies from the University of Auckland.
Mr. O'Connor was Vice-President of Dundee Resources from 2007 to 2017 where he guided investment decisions with his technical due diligence on 200+ resource projects across all continents and covering gold, diamonds, base metals, bulk commodities and uranium.
From 2000 to 2007, Mr. O'Connor was Vice-President, Exploration of Gabriel Resources Ltd. where he directed the drill out and feasibility of the 16+Moz Rosia Montana gold resource, the discovery and scoping of the Rodu-Frasin gold deposit (~2Moz), as well as the drill out and scoping studies of the large (500+MMt) Tarnita and Rosia Poieni Cu-Au porphyry deposits. Mr. O'Connor was Vice-President, Exploration of European Goldfields from 2000 to 2003 where he was responsible for the discovery, drill out and scoping studies of a number of deposits in the belt including the Certej gold deposit (3Moz), the Teascu (0.5Moz) gold deposit, and Hanes gold deposits (0.6Moz).
From 1990 to 2000 he worked as District Exploration Manager for Freeport-McMoRan ("Freeport") in Indonesia where he was responsible for exploration of the Papuan Belt. His successes include the discovery, drill out, resource estimation and scoping study of the Wabu Gold skarn deposit (12+Moz), the drill out of two large (500+MMt) Duwagu and Komopa Cu-Au porphyry deposits, the discovery of the Etna Bay Cu-Au porphyry deposit for which he received the Freeport President's Award for exploration success, the discovery of the Mamoa Au-Cu porphyry system, as well as a number of epithermal gold, skarn and porphyry copper-gold projects including the Siduarsi Ni-Co laterite deposit (100+MMt @ 1.1% Ni, 0.12% Co). During his term at Freeport, Mr. O'Connor also worked on the due diligence which led to the revelation of the major fraud committed by Bre-X Minerals with its Busang gold "deposit" in Kalimantan, Indonesia.
|Richard Boulay, B.Sc.(Geology)|
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Boulay, B.Sc.(Geology), is the Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Company. He is a geologist with over 40 years of experience in the exploration and mining industries in Canada and internationally, including15 years of mining and infrastructure financing experience gained with Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Tokyo. He has extensive experience in the management and financing of public companies in Canada and the United States. Mr. Boulay was until recently a Director of San Gold Corp. and served as San Gold's first chief financial officer for two years as that company financed the reactivation of the Rice Lake gold mine and discovered the Hinge type of high grade gold mines near Rice Lake, Manitoba.
|Ken D. Tylee, P.Geo|
Position: Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Tylee has over 30 years of experience in the world class Timmins Gold Camp in Ontario with Kinross/Placer Dome/Goldcorp, Noranda and Canamax. His extensive experience includes intimate knowledge across most geological settings from the Quebec border, through Timmins, to the western limits of the Destor Porcupine Fault Zone.
Mr. Tylee was most recently a Senior Exploration Geologist at Goldcorp Inc. where he spent 19 years responsible for surface exploration in northeastern Ontario and underground exploration at Hoyle Pond, currently the highest grade gold mine in the Timmins Camp. Mr. Tylee was also responsible for project generation and led site visits and the assessment of numerous property submittals within the Timmins area.
Mr. Tylee played a lead role on several exploration teams, with an exceptional track record of 4 discoveries moving into gold production, including the Hollinger Pit and Holloway Mine within the current Holt McDermott complex.