Chairman of the Board
Morris1,2 has more than 40 years of engineering background in all aspects of mine development including metallurgical development and feasibility studies. He previously served as COO and CEO of Spanish Mountain, CEO of International Molybdenum Plc, Director of various public mining companies including Galahad Gold Plc and Northern Dynasty Minerals as well as in 2008 as Vice President - Project Evaluation with Quadra Mining Ltd.
Mr. Coxe has forty years of institutional investment experience in North America and has maintained a highly visible presence in major business communities as an advisor to corporate boards and speaker for business conferences and industry events worldwide. He has been a strategic consultant to several major gold mining companies over the last decade. Mr. Coxe publishes The Coxe Strategy Journal for institutional investors. He also heads up the Global Commodity Strategy investment management team - a collaboration of Coxe Advisors and BMO Global Asset Management. He is advisor to the Coxe Commodity Strategy Fund and the Coxe Global Agribusiness Income Fund in Canada, and the Virtus Global Commodity Stock fund in the United States. Mr. Coxe has consistently been named as a top portfolio strategist by Brendan Wood International and was awarded a lifetime achievement award in 2011. He was ranked number one in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 surveys.
Dale graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, in 1961 and attained Professional Engineer status in Ontario in 1972. He has 30 years experience as a senior corporate officer of publicly listed companies in Canada and the United States. He has extensive expertise in mineral and geothermal exploration and development, property evaluation and acquisition, project financing, and corporate management. From 1995 to 2006, Dale was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Western Silver Corporation. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Western Copper and Gold Corporation.
Christopher1 is a mining engineer and was President of Micon International Limited, mineral industry consultants from its founding in 1988 to mid-2005. He has been active in the consulting area since 1967 when he joined David S. Robertson & Associates, Micon's predecessor firm. Prior to joining Robertson & Associates, he was in charge of mine design and operation for Canada's first oil sands operation. He has directed or participated in the preparation of feasibility studies for mineral deposits in Canada, the United States, Africa, Europe and Asia. These projects have involved base metals, precious metals and potash, and initial capital expenditures of up to about $500 million. Christopher recently served as Chairman and lead director of Meridian Gold Corp. prior to that company's merger with Yamana Resources Inc.
James1,2 is a lawyer at Bennett Jones LLP in Toronto specializing in Mining, Corporate Securities, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Clare has worked at the Ontario Securities Commission in the Corporate Finance Branch and on numerous transactions in the resource sector. He has significant experience in Canadian and international public and private corporate finance transactions, representing both issuers and underwriters. He has also advised public issuers on general corporate and securities law matters including stock exchange listings, continuous disclosure obligations and other regulatory compliance issues. James also serves as a director of Riverside Resources Inc.
W. Terry MacLean
Terry MacLean is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (B.A. Sc.) with more than 30 years of experience in all phases of mining from project development through start-ups and full operation. Mr. MacLean has held a number of senior positions worldwide with Lundin Mining, Amax of Canada and Utah International as well as Amax Gold / Kinross Gold Corp as General Manager for the Kubaka Gold Mine. In his various capacities he helped establish productive relationships with government officials, bankers, environmentalists, First Nations groups and board members.
Ms. Heston is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Columbia Business School. She is an independent director of the Denver Gold Group and for the past 18 years has been active as an analyst with several hedge funds and including for the past six years as Vice President of Investments with ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited, a NYSE‐listed investment firm focused on the precious metals and mining industry.
(1) Member Of The Audit Committee, (2) Member Of The Compensation Committee