Board of Directors

Ian Slater | Executive Chairman

Mr. Slater is a serial entrepreneur who has founded numerous companies and been involved in the Mining industry for 25 years. Previously, Mr. Slater was the Managing Partner of both Ernst & Young's Canadian and Arthur Andersen's Central Asian Mining Practices. Mr. Slater is a Chartered Accountant.

Bill Bennett | Director

Mr. Bennett is a recently retired British Columbia Mines Minister with sixteen years’ experience as an MLA and Minister. There are few people in Canada who have such a strong combined knowledge of government processes, of the mining industry and of First Nations. Mr. Bennet holds a Law degree from Queen's University.

Ernest Mast | Director

Ernest Mast has over 30 years’ experience in various technical and executive roles in the mining industry, across a wide range of commodities, geographies and development stages. Mr. Mast is on the Board of Scottie Resources. Corp. He previously held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer at Primero Mining Corp., Vice President of Corporate Development at Copper Mountain Mining Corporation, Vice President of Operations at New Gold Inc. and President and CEO of Minera Panama S.A., Inmet Mining Corporation’s subsidiary, developing the $6B Cobre Panama project. Mr. Mast began his career with Noranda Inc. and its affiliates, where he took on roles of increasing responsibility over a 20-year timeframe. He is a member of l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and holds a Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees in metallurgical engineering from McGill University. Mr. Mast also received post-secondary business training at Henley College in the UK and at the Universidad Catolica in Chile.

Robert Pease | Director

Mr. Pease has been involved with mineral exploration and mine development projects worldwide for the past four decades. He was the CEO of Sabina Gold & Silver and the Founder, CEO, and Director of Terrane Metals, which was acquired by Thompson Creek Metals in 2010. Previously, Mr. Pease was employed by Placer Dome for 25 years, most recently as General Manager, Canada Exploration and Global Major Projects. He was responsible for managing all aspects of Placer Dome's Canadian exploration and overseeing the geological aspects of worldwide advanced, major exploration, and developments projects. Mr. Pease holds a B.Sc. degree in Earth Science from the University of Waterloo, a Professional Geologist (British Columbia) certification and is a Fellow of the Geologic Association of Canada. He is also a past Chairman of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia. Mr. Pease chairs the Technical and Sustainability Committee.

Bradley Rourke | Director

Mr. Rourke is a Corporate Finance Executive with over 30 years’ experience in Mining, Energy, and Real Estate. He holds a proven track record with successful start-up companies. His leadership experience and entrepreneurial approach have given new direction and scale to the Scottie Resources efforts in the Golden Triangle where he currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rourke sits on the board of AUX Resources.

Michael Sununu | Director

Michael Sununu was nominated on behalf of Anglo Asian Mining Plc under a private placement subscription agreement. Mr. Sununu currently serves as a Director of Anglo Asian Mining Plc. He has a B.Sc. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from The Kellogg School at Northwestern University majoring in finance and accounting. Michael has worked for JP Morgan's Oil and Mining group and his experience there included debt restructuring and the Initial Public Offering for Consol Energy. Michael was a founder and Director at Optima Bank and Trust for 10 years before its acquisition by Cambridge Trust in 2019. Currently, Michael is a founder and manager of Sununu Enterprises LLC and Sununu Holdings LLC, which specialise in planning and project development for major corporations and medium-sized firms, as well as providing strategic advisory services.

Jay Sujir | Director

Mr. Sujir is a securities and natural resources lawyer with 25 years’ experience in advising and assisting public companies. He is a senior partner with Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP. Mr. Sujir is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, and the British Columbia Advisory Committee of the TSX Venture Exchange.