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.