B.Sc., P.Geol., Chairman and Director
John has served as Founder, Chairman, President, CEO, CFO or Director of more than 20 listed companies in Canada and Australia. On more than one occasion his team’s efforts have been recognized for excellence by being named to the TSX Venture 50TM.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Alastair McIntyre has over 30 years senior management experience in the metals and mining sector including roles with leading resource banks in Toronto, New York, Sydney and Hong Kong where he was responsible for structuring and executing hundreds of multi-million-dollar deals in multiple currencies, metals, and products for metal producers and consumers globally; in addition, holding roles in private equity and advisory focusing on the capital markets. Alastair began his career in Atlantic Canada as an exploration and underground mine geologist and currently holds MAusIMM CP (Man) and P. Geo (Limited) professional accreditations.
Director of Corporate Development, Director
Mr. Yaseniuk is a highly motivated, team orientated management professional with more than 20 years of experience in business financing, restructuring, recapitalizing and assisting public companies. He has aided more than 12 public companies with going public and facilitated restructuring debt for 3, directly raised more than $25 million and assisted in raising more than $300 million as a group effort. His previous positions as Broker, CFO, Chief Compliance Officer, Director and Manager of Growth and Development have provided a significant understanding of business and the capital markets in addition to creating an extensive professional network.
Chief Financial Officer
Justin is an entrepreneur and the principal at a corporate services provider with more than fourteen years of global experience in the management, governance, and reporting of private and publicly-listed mineral exploration and mining companies operating globally.
Ph.D., P.Geo – Senior Geologist
Ewan is an exploration geologist who has worked for several public companies in North and South America, on a variety of different deposit types. Currently he manages the geology activities for the Metals Group of Companies. He holds a First-Class Honours degree in geology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, a Geoscience B.C funded PhD from the University of Calgary and is a registered professional geoscientist in British Columbia. His PhD research focused on unraveling aspects of the structure, stratigraphy, tectonics, and metamorphism of southeastern British Columbia.
B.Sc. Mining and Mineral Engineering – Chief Engineer
Ian is a mining engineer with over 20 years’ experience leading mining projects worldwide including over 10 years working and living in South America. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of AMAK Mining and Para Resources. Mr. Harris was also Senior Vice President and Country Manager of Corriente Resources through feasibility, initial engineering, and commencement of construction at the Mirador mine in Ecuador. Mr. Harris is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Andrés is a Chemical Engineer from the Santiago University of Chile, with 19 years of experience in management and business development in the mining and processing industry. His experience includes the creation of new companies, and leadership of professional management teams.
Sebastian is an Extractive Metallurgical Engineer from Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile. Has more than 7 years of experience as Operation Manager in Copper projects, including Cu ore mining, leaching, solvent extraction, EW plants and concentration plants.
Sean has a Commerce degree from the Alberta School of Business and thirty years of experience in the development, management and governance of a wide range of private and public enterprises and transactions. Since 1998, he has served as Founder, President, Vice-President, Director, Advisor, Chief Operating Officer and/or Chief Financial Officer for numerous listed companies with mining ventures in North and South America, Africa and Australia.
Mr. Farley has been involved in the capital markets for over 25 years, initially as a financial advisor and subsequently as a private businessman. He is currently a business consultant to the mining and oil and gas industries, specializing in Construction management, Health Safety and Environmental management.
Mr. Hutton currently consults for various companies in the diamond drilling industry. For six years, his role was General Manager of Foraco Canada Ltd., Western Division, a position he held since Connors Drilling Ltd. was sold to Foraco International on February 1, 2007. He oversaw the bidding, operational and administrative activities of Foraco Drilling Ltd. which conducts contract diamond drilling operations in western Canada, NWT, Nunavut and Yukon. Mr. Hutton holds a BSc degree in Geophysics from the University of British Columbia (1972) and a Diploma in Sales and Marketing from UBC (1979).
From September 1, 1993 until June 8, 1998, Mr. Hutton held the position of Contract Manager for Connors Drilling Ltd. in Canada and was appointed General Manager for the Connors Drilling group which conducted contract diamond drilling operations in Canada, Chile, Argentina, and Ecuador. In this capacity, he was responsible for the operational and administrative activities in those locations.
Dr. Andrew J. Ramcharan
Dr. Andrew J. Ramcharan has over 20 years' experience in the mining industry and international experience involving over 300 mining project evaluations, exploration, and corporate development/investor relations. Presently, Andrew serves as Executive Vice President - Corporate Development and Investor Relations for Roscan Gold Corporation and prior to this role, he was Managing Director at Sprott Resource, and Manager-Corporate Development at IAMGOLD Corporation.
Dr. Ramcharan is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Leoben and completed Harvard University's Continuing Education Program. Dr. Ramcharan is a P.Eng in Ontario, a Registered Member of The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), a Fellow of both The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM). Andrew has also lectured at University of Toronto in Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Estimation, MIN301.
President, P&E Mining Consultants
Mr. Puritch is a professional mining engineer specializing in geological modeling and mine design with over 35 years experience in engineering and operations of open-pit and underground mines. Throughout his career, Mr. Puritch has worked in Latin America in addition to many other parts of the world. His focus has been gold, silver, base metals, PGM and iron deposits ranging from small underground narrow vein structures to large open-pit multi-element properties.