Board of Directors

 
Patrick J. Burns
Position: Director

Mr. Burns is a Canadian exploration geologist who has resided for more than 30 years in Latin America, working in a wide range of countries including Chile, Argentina, Brasil, Peru, Nicaragua, Cuba, Haiti and the Domincan Republic. During his 17 years in Chile, he was directly involved in the grass roots discovery of La Escondida, the world's largest copper mine, as well as the Escondida Norte and Zaldivar porphyry copper deposits and was the first Project Manager of all three. He is also credited with the discovery of the +1M ounce San Cristobal gold deposit in northern Chile and was a part of the Sustut copper deposit discovery team while with Falconbridge in northern B.C.
Mr. Burns has significant experience in managing junior resource companies in Latin America, maintains an extensive South American contact base and speaks Spanish fluently. Mr. Burns has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Honours Geology from the University of British Columbia, and is a member of the Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas de Chile (Institute of Chilean Mining Engineers).

 
Graham H. Scott
Position: Corporate Secretary and Director

Mr. Scott is the principal of VECTOR Corporate Finance Lawyers and practices corporate and commercial law, with emphasis on securities law and mining law. He represents many Canadian public companies which are listed on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchanges, in addition to clients in the corporate finance business. Called to the bar in 1981, Mr. Scott is listed as "consistently recommended" in the area of Mining in LEXPERT.CA, a directory of Canadian lawyers based on a survey of the legal community. In addition, he is listed in The International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers published by London-based Law Business Research Ltd.

 
Lyle Davis
Position: CEO & Director

Mr. Davis is the principal of Ellardee Group Capital Inc., a firm he founded in to provide corporate finance, advisory, and management services to public companies. He previously worked in the corporate finance divisions of Ernst & Young and C.M. Oliver and Company, both in Vancouver, and prior thereto, with the Vancouver Stock Exchange. He has a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from Queen's University and an MBA from the University of British Columbia, and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. Mr. Davis is the Chairman and a director of Hard Creek Nickel Corporation, a director of Terra Nova Energy Ltd., and a director of Lock + Load Retaining Walls Ltd.

 
Paul Larkin
Position: Director

Mr. Larkin is President of the New Dawn Group, an investment and financial consulting firm located in Vancouver, British Columbia. New Dawn is primarily involved in corporate finance, merchant banking and administrative management of public companies. Mr. Larkin held various accounting and banking positions for over a decade before founding New Dawn in 1983. He is currently President of Tyner Resources Ltd. (TSX-V) and serves on the boards of US Geothermal Inc., LNG Energy Ltd. and Kenai Resources Ltd.

 
Robert T. Boyd, P. Geo.
Position: Director

Mr. Boyd is an independent director of the Company, and a senior mining executive with over 30 years experience in exploration, executive-level management, corporate finance and corporate governance. Mr. Boyd was President and CEO of Athabasca Potash Inc., and was President, CEO and a director of Ashton Mining of Canada Inc. prior to its acquisition in 2007. Before joining Ashton, Mr. Boyd was a founding principal and major shareholder of a financial and strategic advisory firm to the mining and mineral exploration industry and was also formerly V.P. Exploration for Homestake Canada Limited. Mr. Boyd is a widely respected geologist and gemmologist. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C., the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Society of Economic Geologists, and a Fellow of the Gemmological Associations of Great Britain and Canada. Mr. Boyd continues to serve on several corporate boards, and also serves as a director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, and the Association for Mineral Exploration B.C.

 
Francisco de Undurraga
Position: Director

Mr. De Undurraga is a resident of Santiago, Chile, and a significant shareholder of the Company.

Mr. de Undurraga is a member of the board of Sundance Investment LLC, a company controlled by Citigroup Venture Capital International (CVCI), operating in oil exploration in the Peruvian Amazonia since 2006. He is also the founder and Chairman of FIP Ariston Cima, a private investment fund based in Santiago, Chile, since 2004, and managed by BTG Pactal, one of the most important South American investment banks. Ariston Cima manages diversified investments in the forestry, real estate, oil and mining exploration and financial sectors.

Mr. de Undurraga has had an extensive corporate executive career, holding positions as senior executive and CEO in several Chilean based companies that include Enersis and Laboratorio Chile, both with wide international operations in South America and listed on the Santiago Stock Exchange and NYSE as well.

Mr. de Undurraga originally graduated as Civil-Industrial Engineer from the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, and subsequently graduated in Nuclear Engineering from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Madrid, Spain. He also graduated from the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University in California.