Directors

Ivan Bebek

Executive Chairman and Director


Mr. Bebek is Executive Chairman and Director to the Company. Mr. Bebek has over 20 years experience in financing, foreign negotiations, and acquisitions in the mineral exploration industry. His understanding of the capital markets and ability to position, structure and finance companies that he has been associated with has been instrumental in their successes. Mr. Bebek was formerly the President, CEO and cofounder of Cayden Resources Inc., which was sold to Agnico Eagle Mines Limited for $205 million in November 2014, and a co-founder of Keegan Resources Inc. (now Asanko Gold Inc.). Mr. Bebek is a cofounder, Co-Chairman and Director of Torq Resources Inc. (formerly, Stratton Resources Inc.).

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 25 years, Mr. Wallace has been instrumental in building numerous high-quality mineral exploration, development, and production stage companies including co-founding Cayden Resources Inc., which was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited for $205 million in November 2014. Mr. Wallace is also a co-founder and Director of Asanko Gold Inc. and a co-founder, Co-Chairman and Director of Torq Resources Inc.

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, Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Cook received his B.Comm. and LL.B. degrees from the University of British Columbia and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1982 and the Ontario Bar in 1992. Mr. Cook is a specialist in corporate and international tax planning, offshore structures, representation, and civil and criminal tax litigation. Mr. Cook has served on the board of Brett Resources Ltd. prior to it being acquired by Osisko Mining Corp. and Cayden Resources Inc. prior to it being acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited. Mr. Cook currently serves as a director of Stratton Resources Inc.

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 in his field with over 20 years experience in the resources industry across multiple companies, commodities 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 at the Graduate School of Mineral Resource Sciences of Akita University, Japan. He is an experienced lecturer and has contributed to over 40 publications. In 2013, Mr. Arribas was elected President of The Society of Economic Geologists, Inc., (SEG) where he continues to be a member.

Jeffrey Mason

Director

Mr. Mason is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds an Institute of Corporate Directors designation. 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 (1994 - 2008) as a Principal, Board Director and Chief Financial Officer for the Hunter Dickinson Inc. group of companies. Overall, Mr. Mason has served as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Board Director for 20 public companies listed on the TSX, TSXV, NYSE American and NASDAQ. Mr. Mason currently serves as an Independent Director of Great Panther Mining Limited and Torq Resources Inc.

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