Directors

Ivan Bebek

Executive Chairman and Director


Mr. Bebek is Executive Chairman and Director to the Company. Mr. Bebek has over 20 years of experience in mineral project acquisition, financing and exit strategies. Mr. Bebek was formerly the President, CEO and co-founder of Cayden Resources, which was sold to Agnico Eagle Mines for $205 million in November 2014, and a co-founder of Keegan Resources (now Galliano Gold). Mr. Bebek is a cofounder, Co-Chairman and Director of Torq Resources (formerly, Stratton Resources).

Shawn Wallace

President, CEO and Director


Mr. Wallace is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director to the Company. Mr. Wallace has been involved in all aspects of the mining industry, from mineral exploration and project management, to financing, mergers & acquisitions and corporate development. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Wallace has been instrumental in building numerous high-quality mineral exploration, development and production companies, including co-founding Cayden Resources, which was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines for $205 million. Mr. Wallace is also a co-founder and Director of Asanko Gold (now Galliano Gold) and a co-founder, Co-Chairman and Director of Torq Resources.

Michael Kosowan

Director

Mr. Kosowan holds a Master’s of Applied Science degree, is a Mining Engineer (P.Eng.) and a former Investment Advisor of Sprott Private Wealth (Canada) and Sprott Global Resources Inc (USA). Mr. Kosowan is also an industry expert with over 20 years experience in the junior mining sector. For the past 17 years, he has been leading mining investment and financings in the USA and Canada through his work with Sprott and other premier brokerage houses. Previously, Mr. Kosowan worked for a number of top-tier Canadian mining companies such as Placer Dome Inc., Falconbridge Ltd. and Inco Limited, as a project Engineer, and for Atapa Minerals Ltd. in Indonesia and Peru, as an Exploration Manager.

Steve Cook

Director


Mr. Cook is a practicing tax partner at the law firm of Thorsteinssons LLP in Vancouver. He received his B. Comm. and LL.B. degrees from the University of British Columbia and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1982. Mr. Cook is a specialist in corporate and international tax planning, offshore structures, representation and civil and criminal tax litigation. He has served on the board of Brett Resources, prior to it being acquired by Osisko Mining, and Cayden Resources, prior to it being acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines. Mr. Cook currently serves as a Director of Torq Resources and Lasalle Exploration.

Gordon Fretwell

Director


Mr. Fretwell holds a B.Comm. degree and graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979 with his Bachelor of Law degree. Formerly a partner in a large Vancouver law firm, Mr. Fretwell has, since 1991, been a self-employed solicitor (Gordon J. Fretwell Law Corporation) in Vancouver, practicing primarily in the areas of corporate and securities law. He currently serves on the board of several public companies engaged in mineral exploration including: Asanko Gold Inc. and Canada Rare Earth Corp.

Antonio Arribas

Director


Mr. Arribas holds a BA and MSc in Geology from the Universidad de Salamanca and a PhD from the University of Michigan. He is a world-renowned expert on Au-Cu-Ag deposits with over 20 years experience in the mineral exploration industry across multiple companies and geographic regions. Mr. Arribas has held a variety of positions including Vice President Geoscience at BHP Billiton Minerals Exploration in Singapore (2013), Senior Manager Geosciences at Newmont Mining Corp. (2012) in Denver, Colorado, and Exploration Manager South America at Placer Dome Exploration in Reno, Nevada (2006). Mr. Arribas is currently a Professor in Economic Geology and holder of the Kenneth F. and Patricia Clark Distinguished Chair at the University of Texas at El Paso. In 2013, Mr. Arribas served as President of The Society of Economic Geologists Inc. (SEG), where he continues to be a member.

Jeffrey Mason

Director

Mr. Mason is a CPA and holds an ICD.D. He has extensive experience in the exploration, development, construction and operation of precious and base metals projects in the Americas, Asia and Africa, including 15 years as a Principal, Board Director and Chief Financial Officer for the Hunter Dickinson group of companies. He began his career with Deloitte LLP as a CPA, followed by six years at Barrick Gold Corporation. Overall, Mr. Mason has served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Board Director for over 20 public companies listed on the TSX, TSXV, NYSE American and NASDAQ. Most recently, he was the Chair of the board and interim CEO of Great Panther Mining. Mr. Mason currently serves as an Independent Director of Torq Resources.

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