Murray John, B.Sc. Eng. MBA

Chairman & Director – Independent

  • Chairman of Discovery Metals Corp., director of Osisko Gold Royalties, Ltd and O3 Mining Inc.
  • Previously, President and CEO, Dundee Resources Limited, Managing Director and a Portfolio Manager with Goodman Investment Counsel.
  • Served as President and CEO of Corona Gold Corporation and Ryan Gold Corp., and former director of several other mineral resource focused public companies.
  • Involved with the resource investment industry since 1992 and as an investment banker, buy-side mining analyst, sell-side mining analyst and portfolio manager.
  • Graduate of Camborne School of Mines (1980), B. Sc (Hons) in mining engineering and Master of Business Administration, University of Toronto (1993).

Daniel J. Kunz, B.Sc. Eng. MBA

CEO & Director

  • Professional engineer and Master of Business Administration with over 35 years of experience in mining, constructing and financing global resource projects.
  • Former CEO of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., founder and CEO of US Geothermal Inc which sold for $250M.
  • Senior officer of  Morrison Knudson Corporation & and CEO of MK Gold Company and Director of Chesapeke Gold (located 90 kms from Los Reyes) for 17 years.

Andrew Bowering

Executive Advisor and Director

  • Venture capitalist, 30 years experience as owner operator of drilling companies and leadership in worldwide mineral exploration and development.
  • Founded/funded Millennial Lithium Corp and built teams to pursue precious, base and industrial metals from exploration to production.
  • Founder/operator of Caldera Environmental, Pinnacle Mines, ATW Gold, Cap-Ex Iron Ore, Millennial  and American Lithium Corp.

Edie Hofmeister, MA, JD

Director – Independent

  • Attorney who has counseled large and small multi-national extractive companies on legal and ESG matters for over twenty years.
  • Most recently was EVP Corporate Affairs and General Counsel of Tahoe Resources Inc. where she headed the Legal, Sustainability and Government Affairs Departments.
  • Since 2006 Edie has worked alongside rural and indigenous communities in India, Peru, Guatemala and Canada to enhance food, work and water security.
  • Serves as the Vice Chair of the International Bar Association’s Business and Human Rights Committee, a group dedicated to promoting high ESG standards in multi-national corporations.
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from UCLA, a Master of Arts degree in international peace studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco.

Kerry Sparkes, P.Geo

Director and Technical Advisor

  • Registered professional geologist and Qualified Person in British Columbia and Newfoundland.
  • Over 30 years experience in mineral exploration as an exploration geologist & mining executive.
  • Most recently, Past Vice President Geology, Franco-Nevada Corporation responsible for evaluating global mineral deposits.
  • Co-Founder & director of Orla Mining Ltd., & Director of Aurion Resources Ltd.
  • Previously, VP Exploration Rainy River Resources Ltd., VP Exploration Messina Minerals Inc., Senior Geologist for Voisey’s Bay Nickel Co. Ltd.

Paul Sweeney

Director – Independent

  • Experienced finance and mining executive with international experience.
  • Former non-executive director of OceanaGold Corporation, and Adventus Mining Corporation.
  • Served as a director of Tahoe Resources Inc. (sold to Pan American Silver Corp).
  • Former CFO of Canico Resource Corp. (acquired by Vale S.A.) and Sutton Resources Ltd (acquired by Barrick Gold) and executive for Plutonic Power Corporation.

Marc Prefontaine, P. Geo.

Director – Independent

  • Professional geologist over 30 years experience with including with Teck Resources Limited and Hunter Dickinson Inc.
  • CEO of Grayd Resources (2003-2012) discovery of La India gold deposit in Sonora, Mexico (acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited for $275 million).
  • Co-founded and served as CEO of Orla Mining Ltd. (2015-2019) on gold development in Panama and Mexico Former principal of Marshall Precious Metal Fund focused on exploration–stage junior mining investment.

Chantal Gosselin, B.Sc. Eng, MBA

Director – Independent

  • 30 years experience in mining operations and capital markets in asset management and as a sell side analyst.
  • Former Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Goodman Investment Counsel and Senior Mining Analyst at Sun Valley Gold LLP, along with Genuity Capital, Haywood Securities Inc., and Dundee Securities Corporation.
  • Held various mine-site management positions in Canada, Peru and Nicaragua, experience in underground and open pit mine development and production in diverse cultural and social environments.
  • Currently serves on the board of Lundin Gold Inc., Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. and Ero Copper Corp.
  •  Master’s of Business Administration from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering) from Laval University. Has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Director education program.

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