Danièle Spethmann, P.Geo. – President and CEO, Director
More than 30 years experience in Canada, Latin American and Botswana including senior geologist on two projects with significant discoveries (Choco 10-Carolina Zone Venezuela; and Fruta del Norte, Ecuador). She has held Senior Geologist positions at IAMGOLD, African Copper, Aurelian Resources and Bolivar Goldfields. She is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, a committee member of the Toronto Geological Discussion Group and Women in Mining Toronto.
Salil Dhaumya CPA – CFO
Mr. Dhaumya has extensive experience providing financial services to both public and private companies in the areas of finance, administration and public accounting for exploration and private real estate development companies. Currently, he is also the CFO for Canada Rare Earth Corporation, a TSX-Venture listed company. Other companies he has worked with include Pan American Goldfields Ltd., and Aquilini Investment Group. Mr. Dhaumya earned an Honors Bachelor of Commerce from Panjab University, India and is a Canadian designated CPA.
Tom Neelands, P.Geo. – Chief Geologist
Mr. Neelands has 40 years experience as an exploration geologist in Canada and Latin America with senior mining companies Teck, Placer Dome, Noranda and IAMGOLD and as a consultant for junior exploration companies Bolivar Goldfields, Aurelian Resources, African Copper, and several others. Mr. Neelands has been the principal or senior geologist on three substantial gold discoveries including the Detour Calcite Zone (Ontario), the Carolina Zone at Choco 10 (Venezuela) and Fruta del Norte (Ecuador). Tom completed his B.Sc. at Carleton University and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists Ontario.
Betty Anne Loy – Secretary
Twenty plus years experience as a corporate secretary of various Canadian and US private and public companies, including responsibility for statutory compliance and regulatory filings. She has managed all aspects of corporate and shareholder communications.
Board of Directors
Danièle Spethmann, P.Geo.
Ms. Spethmann has more than 30 years experience in Canada, Latin American and Botswana including senior geologist on two projects with significant discoveries (Choco 10-Carolina Zone Venezuela; and Fruta del Norte, Ecuador). She has held Senior Geologist positions at IAMGOLD, African Copper, Aurelian Resources and Bolivar Goldfields. She is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, a committee member of the Toronto Geological Discussion Group and Women in Mining Toronto.
Mr. Burke has 50 years international business and financial experience in both private and public enterprises. Founder, President and CEO, Primary Ventures Corporation, a private equity company focused on early-stage companies in the natural resource, energy and technology sectors. Prior Senior Advisor and Shareholder, Royal LePage Realty. Malcolm has served as a director and executive committee member for a number of public companies listed on the TSX, NASDAQ and AMEX exchanges.
Mr. Winnell has +45 years experience in the Canadian capital markets focused on fund management and institutional sales including former Vice Chairman, Octagon Capital Corporation, a boutique investment brokerage where he led numerous transactions, with emphasis on the mining sector.
Consultants & Advisors
Dr. Tom Setterfield, P.Geo. - Independent Consulting Geologist
Thirty-five plus years experience, including 13 years with Western Mining Corporation. He is co-founder and principal of GeoVector Management Inc. and current Vice President, Exploration and Director, Avidian Gold Corp. Dr. Setterfield is well known in the industry as an expert in iron oxide copper gold, epithermal gold and volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits. He has extensive Archean greenstone belt experience, including in the Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Noranda and Chibougamau camps of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. Dr. Setterfield completed his M.Sc on synvolcanic faults in the Noranda area of Quebec, his Ph.D. in Cambridge, UK and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.
Dr. David Shaw, PhD - Advisor
David A. Shaw, PhD (Structural Geology, Carleton University) has substantial experience in the field of structural geology. Dr. Shaw has worked extensively in resource project analysis and has significant public company corporate board and committee experience. David’s working career, both as a geologist and an analyst, includes extensive involvement in both the corporate resource and investment banking sectors. He is a current director of: Cerro de Pasco Resources; First Majestic Silver Corp., from prior to its first mine coming on stream; Medallion Resources Ltd.; and a former director of Talison Lithium Limited, until its purchase by Tianqui Lithium of China; and First Mining Gold from its initial public listing.
Orix Geoscience Inc. – Consultants
Orix Geoscience partners with exploration and mining companies providing front-end geological services including field mapping and core logging, compilation, interpretation, modelling and targeting. Orix is managed by co-founders and Executive Chair Shastri Ramnath and President and CEO, Ashley Kirwan.