Bruce McLeod, P.Eng
Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Bruce McLeod is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years of experience in all areas of the mining industry. Most recently he was the President & CEO of Mercator Minerals Ltd. Prior to that, he was the President, CEO and Director of Creston Moly Corp. as well as a founder of both Sherwood Copper Corp and Stornoway Diamond Corporation. He also served on the Board of Directors of Palmerejo Silver and Gold Corp (acquired by Coeur D'Alene Mines) and Ariane Gold (acquired by Cambior Inc.) and has been involved in numerous projects at various stages of development while with the Northair Group. Mr. McLeod was the co-recipient of AMEBC's EA Scholz Award for excellence in mine development in 2009 and primarily focuses on project development, strategic planning, and financing activities.
LeRoy E. Wilkes, PEng (Mining)
Director and Chairman
Mr. Wilkes was President of Washington Group International's mining business unit where he was responsible for the operating and financial performance of the unit's international operations in the coal, metals and industrial minerals markets. He has 37 years of mining experience in the precious metals, coal industrial metals, and base metals mining and processing. Prior to joining the Washington Group, Mr. Wilkes served as executive vice-president and chief operating officer of Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corporation of Albuquerque, New Mexico from 1988 to 1995. Mr. Wilkes also previously served as executive vice-president of Washington Corporation of Missoula, Montana, responsible for merger and acquisition activities. He earlier served as vice-president and general manager of Kennecott Ridgeway Mining Company of Ridgeway, South Carolina, and director of business development of Anaconda Minerals Co. of Denver, Colorado. He has held management and supervisory positions at surface and underground mines producing molybdenum, copper, limestone, lead silver and zinc. Mr. Wilkes has a degree in mining engineering from the Montana School of Mines.
Mr. Fennell received his law degree in 1979 from the University of Alberta and practiced in the areas of corporate and resource law until 1983, when he founded Golden Star Resources Ltd. ("Golden Star"). During his term as President and Chief Executive Officer, Golden Star became a TSX 300 company. In 1998, Mr. Fennell left Golden Star to become Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cambiex Exploration Inc., which became Hope Bay Gold Corporation ("Hope Bay"). He held this position until Hope Bay was acquired by Miramar where he continued as Executive Vice-Chairman and director until its takeover in January 2008 by Newmont Mining Corporation, a leading gold producer. He was Chairman of Ariane Gold Corp. from August 2002 until its acquisition by Cambior Inc. in November 2003, and was a director of Palmarejo Silver and Gold Corporation until it was acquired by Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation in December 2007. He was Chairman of Maximus Ventures Ltd. until its business combination with NFX Gold Inc. to form Bear Lake Gold Ltd. He holds the following positions with the following junior mining companies: Chairman and interim CEO of Bear Lake Gold Ltd.; Executive Chairman and director of Reunion Gold Corporation, Highland Copper Company Inc., Avala Resources Ltd., Dunav Resources Ltd. and Odyssey Resources Ltd.; and director of Sutter Gold Mining Inc. and Torex Gold Resources Inc. He is also a director of Major Drilling Group International Inc., a drilling services company.
Mr. Goodman has over 25 years of experience in the resource and investment industry, working as a geologist, senior analyst, portfolio manager and senior executive. Mr. Goodman is Executive Chairman and a director of Dundee Precious Metals Inc., and was previously the President and CEO of Dundee Precious Metals Inc. He joined the investment management affiliate of Dundee Capital Markets in 1990, where he was responsible for the selection of Canadian equities and played a major role in developing asset allocation strategies, before serving as its President from 1998 to 2001. He was also a founder of Goepel Shields and Partners, an investment firm. Mr. Goodman graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto. He is also a professional engineer, a Chartered Financial Analyst, and is a director of several publicly-traded resource companies.
James N. Morton, BA, LLB
Mr. Morton was the founding partner of Morton Law, LLP, Corporate and Securities Lawyers of Vancouver, BC. Now retired, he has over 30 years' experience representing resource and other venture companies in effecting initial public offerings, equity financings, acquisitions, mergers and take-over transactions. He is the President and a director of Blackcomb Capital Corporation, a private investment holding company. Mr. Morton received a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and an LLB from the University of British Columbia.
Anthony P. Walsh, CA
Mr. Walsh graduated from Queen's University (Canada) in 1973 and became a member of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1976. Mr. Walsh has over 20 years' experience in the field of exploration, mining and development. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Walsh was President & CEO and a Director of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. (he retired in 2011). From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Walsh was President and Chief Executive Officer of Miramar, from 1995 -- 1999 Mr. Walsh was Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Miramar, from 1993 to 1995 was the Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of a computer leasing company and from 1989 to 1992 was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President, Finance of International Corona Resources Ltd., a gold producer.
Mr. Segsworth has 40 years of experience in mining in Canada and overseas and has served as a senior officer of several mining companies including Westmin Resources, where he was President & CEO and Homestake Mining Company, where he was President & COO. Mr. Segsworth has served on several boards of resource companies over the past decade and is currently lead independent director of Pan American Silver. Mr. Segsworth is past Chairman of both the Mining Associations of British Columbia (BC) and Canada and was named BC's Mining Person of the year in 1996. He served as the Non-Executive Chairman of Cumberland Resources Ltd. which was developing the Meadowbank Gold deposit in Nunavut when it was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in 2007. He received his bachelor of science in mining engineering from Michigan Technology University. Mr. Segsworth is independent within the meaning of National Instrument 58-101. Mr. Segsworth's experience is a critical asset to the Board and the Company as it transitions from developer to producer.
Ms. Stylianides has 25 years of experience in the global capital markets having spent much of her career in investment banking, private equity, and corporate management and restructuring. She began her career in corporate law by joining the firm of Webber Wentzel Attorneys in 1990 after graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1992 she joined Investec Merchant Bank Limited where she specialized in risk management and gained extensive experience in the areas of corporate finance and structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, specialized finance and other banking and financial services transactions. She was also involved in designing and structuring financial products for financial institutions and corporations. Since 1997, Ms. Stylianides has been a director of and has been engaged in the financial restructuring of certain Nasdaq publicly-traded companies and has extensive knowledge of Canadian and SEC securities regulations. Ms. Stylianides continues to work extensively with private equity investors in structuring transactions in the banking, construction and mining industries. Ms. Stylianides has numerous board appointments, and currently also serves as a director of Entrée Gold Inc, and Altius Minerals Corp.