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.
Directors and Officers
Director, CEO & Chairman
Director, President & Audit Committee Member
Jim holds an MBA from the University of Calgary, a BA Geography from Carleton University and 20 years of experience in the resource sector, including advancement of the 5 million ounce Esaase Gold Project in West Africa as a member of mine development team at Keegan Resources Inc. (now Asanko Gold). Other resource sector engagements include the Hunter-Dickinson Group, Kennecott Canada, Breakwater Resources Ltd, McIntosh Engineering and Stantec Engineering.
Director and CFO
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.
Independent Director & Audit Committee Member
Mr. Pierce holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Business and a BSc in Earth Sciences from the University of Victoria. He is currently the CEO at Tag Oil Inc. and was previously a Partner and Senior Analyst with GMP Securities (London, U.K.). Prior to GMP, he served as Director of Institutional Research at Tristone Capital (London, U.K.). His previous technical engagements include well-site geology across the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and mineral exploration across North and Latin America.
Michael Dufresne, P.Geol., P.Geo.
Independent Director, Qualified Person & Audit Committee Member
Mr. Dufresne is the President and a principal of APEX Geoscience Ltd. He holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (1983) and an M.Sc. in Economic Geology from the University of Alberta (1987). He is a Professional Geologist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), British Columbia (APEGBC) and the Northwest and Nunavut Territories (NAPEG). He has worked as a consulting geologist for over thirty years, conducting and directing exploration programs worldwide for junior and major exploration and mining companies encompassing a variety of commodities and deposit types including diamond, gold (placer and lode), base metal and industrial minerals. Mr. Dufresne has authored numerous Technical Reports for public companies on early to advanced exploration stage projects including resource work for a variety of commodities and deposit types. He has been integral to numerous large discoveries in Canada and Australia and has published extensively on the regional mineral potential of Alberta.