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
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.
Independent Lead Director
Keith Peck is Chair and CEO of Lincoln Peck Financial Inc., a financial advisory firm focused on the resources sector, and a Chartered Business Valuator with over 35 years of investment banking experience, including as vice-president and director of RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Haywood Securities Inc. and vice-chair of Yorkton Securities Inc. Mr. Peck was a founder of Centenario Copper Corporation which was acquired by Quadra Mining Ltd. in 2009. Mr. Peck was more recently chair of Orezone Gold Corporation and was a director and audit committee chair of Bluestone Resources Inc.
Peter Gundy was a co-founder of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (a predecessor to Nutrien) and the founder of Neo Material Technologies Inc (“NEM”), serving as NEM’s chief executive officer and chair from 1992 to 2008. In 2012, NEM was sold to Molycorp for $1.1 billion. Mr. Gundy has served as a director with numerous publicly traded companies and currently serves on the board of Andean Precious Metals, where he is chair of both its audit committee, nomination, and corporate governance committee.
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.