Board of Directors
|Patrick J. Burns|
Position: President, Chief Executive Officer and 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.
Mr. Davis is a principal of Ellardee Group Capital Inc., a firm he founded in 1999 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, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta. Mr. Davis is the Chairman and a director of Hard Creek Nickel Corporation, and a director of Lock + Load Retaining Walls Ltd.
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.|
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.