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.