Board of Directors
Christopher Taylor, M.Sc. P. Geo, President & Director
Mr. Taylor, an economic geologist and explorationist, has extensive experience with porphyry copper gold, epithermal gold, VMS and rare earth element exploration projects. He has been professionally active with both mid-tier producing and junior mining companies. A professional geologist registered in the Province of British Columbia, Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Earth Science and a Master of Science degree in Structural Geology from Carleton University.
Tony M. Ricci, Chief Financial Officer & Director
Tony Ricci is a chartered accountant with over 20 years of practice experience, mainly with public companies listed on Canadian and U.S. stock exchanges. Mr. Ricci was formerly a director and CFO of Keegan Resources Inc. (TSX: KGN, NYSE: KGN), a director and CFO of Norsemont Mining Inc. (TSX:NOM), and CFO of both Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (TSX:PTQ) and Petaquilla Copper Ltd., companies with a combined market capitalization approaching $2 billion. He is also a former director and officer of various other listed companies and was formerly with KPMG and AMEC Engineering Inc..
Frederick W. R. Leigh, Director
Mr. Leigh has been involved in the junior resource sector for more than 27 years and has had a significant role as founder, director, and investor in many public companies. He is also the founder and President of SiwashHoldings Ltd., a privately held company which, for over 17 years has invested in early stage opportunities in the resource sector.
Patrick McAndless, B.Sc.(Geology), P. Geo, Director
Mr. McAndless has been involved in mineral exploration for four decades accumulating extensive knowledge and expertise in the evaluation of mineral prospects. He is currently Vice President of Exploration for Vancouver based Imperial Metals Corporation where he oversees the company's exploration and development programs, property evaluations, and land management.Mr. McAndless is the recipient of the prestigious BC and Yukon Chamber of Mines H. H. “Spud” HuestisAward for excellence in prospecting and mineral exploration.
Michael J. Walker, Director
Mr. Walker is an experienced mergers, aquisitions and corporate finance professional in which field he has worked since selling his beverage bottling company to Pepsico Canada Inc. in 1990. He also holds a “CF” designation awarded to him in 2009 by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants recognizing his experience in the field of corporate finance.