Board of Directors

Gary O'Connor, B.Sc., MAusIMM
CEO and Chief Geologist and Director

Mr. Gary O'Connor is currently CEO 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.

Warren Bates, P.Geo

Mr. Bates currently serves as Senior Vice President, Exploration of Pelangio Exploration Inc. ("Pelangio") and is responsible for all of Pelangio's exploration activities in Canada and Ghana, including new project generation. Until recently, Pelangio held a 44.6% equity interest in Detour Gold (TSX: DGC), representing majority control of the Detour Lake advanced exploration project.

Mr. Bates holds two Bachelor of Science degrees (Hons. Geology and Chemisty) from the University of Manitoba and has over 22 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry. He previously held the position of Vice President, Exploration for St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (St. Andrew). Prior to his tenure at St. Andrew, he worked over 20 years for Granges Inc. and its successor company, Vista Gold Inc., in various roles from District Geologist to International Exploration Manager. Mr. Bates has operated and managed exploration programs in North and South America which resulted in a number of gold discoveries, completed evaluations on corporate acquisitions, conducted pre-feasibility and feasibility studies in a range of mine operations.

Alex Henry, CPA, CA
Independent Director

Mr. Henry is the managing partner of Hampton-Metrix Capital Partners Inc. which primarily organizes financings and structures for: the acquisition, enhancement, development and disposition of various real estate opportunities in domestic and international markets. Since 1981, Mr. Henry has held various positions in the investment banking industry. He managed various tax-assisted and other private placements, public equity financings and alternative investment products both in Canada and internationally. Throughout his career Mr. Henry has established a reputation for developing innovative real estate and capital market offerings. Mr. Henry currently is an active member on the boards of several public and private corporations. Mr. Henry qualified as a Chartered Accountant while with Deloitte & Touche LLP in Toronto, Ontario. While in public practice Alex lectured and was published in his focused areas of taxation, real estate and corporate finance.

Patricia Sheahan, B.Sc.
Independent Director

Mrs. Sheahan holds a B.Sc. in Geology and was the principal of an international research consulting company focused in the mineral exploration sector for over 35 years prior to donating the company and its extensive research database to the Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU) of the University of British Columbia. She has served as an independent geoscientist for 45 years and is the author and editor of numerous publications in the mineral exploration field. An active director on several public company boards, she currently consults for the MDRU of the University of British Columbia and has served on various organizational boards including PDAC (16 years) and geological societies such as GAC, MAC, SEG.

Mark Wayne, LL.B., CFA
Independent Director

Mr. Wayne was Chairman of the board of directors of Alamos Gold Inc. until 2014 and currently serves as a director of Castle Mountain Mining Co. Ltd. and other public companies. Mr. Wayne was a co-founder, CFO and director of Antares Minerals Inc. from July 2004 to December 2010 when the company was sold to First Quantum Minerals Ltd. in a transaction valued at over $600 million. He was also a co-founder, CFO and director of QGX Ltd. from August 2002 to September 2008, when the company was sold to Kerry Holdings Ltd. for $250 million.

He is currently a Vice President of IA Securities Inc. (formerly MGI Securities Inc. "MGI"), a registered investment dealer. Prior to joining MGI in January of 2005, Mark spent four years as CEO, a director and a co-founding shareholder of Lightyear Capital Inc., a Calgary-based investment dealer. Mr. Wayne began his career practicing corporate and securities law for seven years with Bennett Jones LLP and has been directly involved in the investment industry since 1987. Mark founded and was President of AltaFund Investment Corp., a public investment company with over $100 million in assets, from 1987 to 1991. He then joined Altamira, a no-load mutual fund manager, as Vice President, Western Canada, for seven years from 1991 to 1998. Mr. Wayne holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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