Board of Directors


Michael Kenyon

B.Sc., M.Sc., Geology - Chairman, Director

Mr. Kenyon is a seasoned mining executive, with more than 40 years experience in the international mining industry, holding degrees from the University of Alberta. He was a founding director of Cumberland Resources, acquired by Agnico-Eagle in 2007 (C$725M transaction).  In 2002, Mr. Kenyon co-founded Canico Resource, became President and CEO, and acquired the Onca Puma nickel laterite deposit in Brazil, and the company was acquired by CVRD in 2005 ($950M transaction). He was a founding director of Sutton Resources and President and CEO from 1983 up to its acquisition by Barrick Gold in 1999 (C$525M transaction).

Most recently Mr. Kenyon was Chairman and Interim CEO of Detour Gold (later acquired by Kirkland Lake for C$4.9B) and Senior Independent Director of Acacia Mining.  In 2005 he received the Developer of the Year award from the PDAC in recognition of excellence in mining developments.

Chris Taylor

M.Sc., P.Geo. - Director; President and CEO

Mr. Taylor is a structural and economic geologist and mining entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience with both producers and exploration companies. He is President and Director of Great Bear Resources Ltd since December 2010. He is currently Chairman of TSX.V listed Kodiak Copper Corp. and formerly a geologist with Imperial Metals, Inc., a TSXV company from 2004 to 2009. Mr. Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Science honors degree in Earth Sciences in 2000, and a Master of Science degree in Structural Geology from Carleton University in 2003.

David Terry

Ph.D., P.Geo. - Director

Dr. Terry is a professional economic geologist, senior executive and corporate director with more than 30 years’ of international experience in the mineral resources sector. Dr. Terry has held executive positions with a number of mineral resource companies; he currently serves as a director of Golden Arrow Resources Corporation. He has also worked with a number of senior mining companies including Boliden Limited, Westmin Resources Limited, Hemlo Gold Mines Inc., Cominco Limited and Gold Fields Mining Corporation.

Doug Ramshaw

B.Sc. (A.R.S.M.) - Director

For more than two decades Mr. Ramshaw has been a senior executive (including President, CEO and Vice-President, Business Development) and a director of several exploration companies headquartered in Vancouver but with mining properties around the world. Earlier in his career, he was a mining analyst for an independent brokerage firm in London, U.K. Despite his executive roles in exploration and mineral development, he is still active in the art and science of geological exploration, most recently spending time on field programs in both the Yukon, Canada and Mexico.

Gil Lawson

B.Eng. - Director

Mr. Lawson has over 34 years of experience in large scale mine design / build / operations in Canada/Ontario as well as in technical studies, health and safety, government, community and First Nations relations, and permitting / environment.  He holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering Degree from McGill University.

He has served as Chief Engineer, Mine Manager at Placer Dome’s Musselwhite Mine, as well as Mining Manager and Business Development Manager at Placer Dome’s Campbell Mine.  He has also held the position of Mine General Manager at DeBeers’ Snap Lake Mine and then returned to Goldcorp Inc.’s Musselwhite Mine as General Manager.  Most recently, Mr. Lawson was VP Operational Support, then VP Geology and Mine Planning for Goldcorp Inc., and then went on to hold the position of COO at TMAC Resources Inc.

Paula Rogers

CPA, CA - Director

Ms. Rogers has over 20 years of experience working for Canadian-based international public companies in the areas of the corporate governance, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting and tax.  She has significant experience in the mining industry ranging from greenfields exploration to senior gold producer in both director and officer roles.  Mrs. Rogers has served as an officer of several public companies including CFO of Castle Peak Mining Ltd., VP, Treasurer of Goldcorp Inc., Treasurer of Wheaton River Minerals Ltd. and Treasurer of Silver Wheaton Corp.  Previous to that, she held various senior management roles at Finning International Inc. over a period of nine years.  Ms. Rogers is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.  She is currently a Director of Argonaut Gold Inc. and Copper Mountain Mining Corporation.

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