Directors

DAVID ADAMSON, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Executive Chairman & Director


Mr. Adamson has over 25 years of experience in the mineral deposit industry mainly in Canada and the USA. He has a proven record of creating shareholder value by identifying opportunities, making discoveries and advancing them through the exploration stage to development. Mr. Adamson has provided leadership in public companies at both management and board levels. In 2010 he received the AME BC Colin Spence award for Excellence in Global Mineral Exploration. He has played a key role in five mineral deposits, most recently at Newcastle Gold where he unlocked significant shareholder value when he oversaw the development of the geological model.  This lead to its eventual sale and basis of a 3 million oz proven and probable gold mine plan. Mr. Adamson is fully conversant with complex corporate agreements and negotiations including corporate re-organizations, option and joint venture agreements, stakeholder agreements and all aspects of public financings, having raised well over $500 million to date. Mr. Adamson has been a member of senior management and board member of several publicly traded companies, prior to which he was senior geologist with Lac Minerals, a major gold producing company which was acquired by Barrick Gold in 1995. Mr. Adamson holds both an MSc and PhD in economic geology.

MARTIN TUNNEY, P. Eng.

President & Director


Mr. Tunney’s 15 years of experience in the mineral industry are very well-rounded. He began as a mining engineer working for Inco and then Newmont in Canada and the Southwestern USA. He started his capital markets experience with Raymond James Investment Banking and later joined CIBC in their Global Mining Team.  He has worked on transactions of all sizes including some of the largest gold and base metals transactions of the last decade.  He is experienced in all aspects of M&A, financing, streaming, royalties and has played a key role in financings exceeding $1.5 billion.  He spent 4 years at NewCastle Gold as Vice President of Technical Service and Vice President of Corporate Development where he was instrumental in the dramatic increase in shareholder value.  His work led to the eventual development of a multimillion ounce resource and sale of the company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bishop’s University and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mineral Engineering) from the University of Toronto.

MICHAEL G. LESKOVEC, CPA, CA

Director


Mr. Leskovec is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over sixteen years of financial experience with publicly listed companies and capital markets. He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Nighthawk Gold Corp. (TSX listed resource company) and as the Vice-President, Financial Reporting of Northfield Capital Corporation (TSXV listed investment holding company).  Mr. Leskovec holds an Honours BAcc from Brock University in Ontario, Canada. Until its sale in 2008, Mr. Leskovec served as an Officer of Gold Eagle Mines Ltd., which was involved in the development of the Bruce Channel deposit in Red Lake, Ontario, and was sold to Goldcorp Inc. for $1.5 billion. Prior to this, he served as an Audit and Assurance Manager at Smith Nixon LLP, where he managed audit engagements of publicly listed corporations traded on the TSX and TSXV. 

CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR, M. Sc., P.Geo

Senior Consultant & Director


Economic geologist and explorationist with 15 years of industry and research experience with both mid-tier producer and junior exploration companies. Mr. Taylor is a Director of a number of TSXV listed resource companies and the CEO of Great Bear Resources and Dunnedin Ventures Inc.

CHAD ULANSKY, B.Sc., P. Geo

Director


Mr. Ulansky is a professional geologist and is currently President and CEO of Metalex Ventures Ltd. and Cantex Mine Development Corp., as well as serving as director of several public and private mineral exploration companies. Mr. Ulansky has diamond exploration experience that includes the original Ekati diamond discovery and has since spanned fifteen countries on four continents.

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