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Board of Directors & Advisors

Richard Osmond, MSc.

Director

Mr. Osmond has over 25 years of experience in the mining sector including experience with INCO (VBNC), Falconbridge and Anglo American. He was involved in exploration discoveries at Vale's Voisey's Bay deposit and Glencore's Raglan mine. Currently he is the President of GlobeTrotters Resources Group, a private copper exploration company in Peru.

Patrick Elliott, MSc. MBA

President & CEO, and Director

Mr. Elliott has over 17 years experience in mineral exploration and resource sector finance and marketing experience.  He is an accomplished economic geologist with a BSc. in Geology from the University of Western Ontario, a MSc. in Mineral Economics and an MBA in Finance from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. 

Stephanie Ashton, MA.

Independent Director

Ms. Ashton has over 24 years in the area of natural resources, specifically, exploration and development of mining projects in Latin America, and more recently in Turkey and Utah.  

Doug Turnbull, P.Geo., H.B.Sc.

Independent Director

Mr. Turnbull is a Professional Geoscientist with over 30 years’ experience in diamond, precious and base metal exploration. He received a B.Sc. (Honours in Geology) from Lakehead University in 1988, and is a Qualified Professional Geoscientist recognized by the EGBC

Advisors

Ricardo Labó, PhD.

Mineral Economist Advisor

Mr. Labó is a Peruvian mineral economist with +22 years industry experience in Peru, Latin America, and Africa, both in the public and private sectors. He currently shares his time as Country Manager of Element 29 Resources Inc. (TSXV: ECU), principal mining consultant for LQG Energy and Mining Consulting and Board member of Kaizen Discovery Inc. (TSXV: KZD).

He has held several high-level positions in the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru including Vice Minister of Mines, Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Mines as well as Director of Mining Promotion and Development, where he successfully promoted responsible mining exploration and development investment in the country. He was Chairman of Activos Mineros SAC, Peruvian state-owned company in charge of remediation of mining environmental legacies, and Board member of Distriluz, the largest state-owned utility company in Peru.

Peter Espig, PhD.

Financial Advisor

Since November 2013, Mr. Espig has been the President and CEO of Nicola Mining (TSXV:NIM). He is experienced in the analysis of investment opportunities, raising capital, deal sourcing, financial structuring, and corporate turnaround. Mr. Espig has structured over US$2.0 billion in private equity and pre-IPO investment transactions from the principal side and is a pioneer of SPACs, having completed over $1.0 BN in transactions.

Mr. Espig has been active in the turnaround of mining projects and has functioned in management and director roles for numerous mining companies.

Paul Johnston, PhD.

Technical Advisor

Mr. Johnston is a professional geologist with 30 years experience in the mining industry. His career as a mine geologist began at the Hemlo Gold deposit with Noranda. In 1996, he joined the exploration group at Teck Resources Limited (TSX-V: TECK) and amassed extensive international experience in early to advanced stage exploration through a variety of technical and management roles in Southeast Asia, Australia, North America, and South America, including Regional Chief Geoscientist for South America. 

Thomas Henricksen, PhD.

Geologist Sr. Advisor

Dr. Henricksen is a highly regarded economic field geologist with over five decades of exploration experience. He holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in Economic Geology from Oregon State University.