Steven Dean - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Steven Dean is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia. He has extensive experience internationally in mining, including as President of Teck Cominco Limited (now Teck Resources Ltd.). Teck is Canada's largest diversified resource company, is the largest producer of metallurgical coal in North America and a major producer of copper, zinc, and energy from 13 mines in Canada, United States, Chile and Peru.

Prior to joining Teck, Mr. Dean was a founding member of management of the Normandy Poseidon Group, (which became Normandy Mining) which was the largest Australian gold producer and a significant producer of base metals and industrial minerals until its acquisition by Newmont Mining in 2002, as well as co-founder of PacMin Mining Corporation which became a subsidiary of Teck Corporation in 1999. He was also a co-founder and former chairman of Amerigo Resources Ltd.

Mr. Dean is the former Chairman and a director of Sierra Metals Inc.. (TSX:SMT), and Chairman of Oceanic Iron Ore Corp. (TSX-V:FEO).

Robert G. Atkinson - Vice Chairman & Director

Mr. Atkinson has been in the investment industry for over 30 years. He is former President and CEO of Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon & Co Ltd., a Canadian investment dealer. Mr. Atkinson also serves as a Director of Quest Capital Corp, a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company. Mr. Atkinson also serves as a director of Flinders Resources Ltd., Tasman Metals Ltd. and Hansa Resources Ltd. Mr. Atkinson received a B.Comm. degree from the University of British Columbia in 1963.

John R. Morgan - Director

Mr. Morgan, is a geologist with a 35 year career as a mining executive who joined the Company in April 2012. He has been involved in all phases of mine exploration, planning and development, primarily in gold and coal in a variety of jurisdictions including Central and South America and Canada.  He has participated in a diverse range of corporate activities, including technical reports and feasibility studies, corporate mergers and acquisitions and major corporate financings.  Mr. Morgan is also a fluent Spanish speaker.

David Black - Director

Mr. Black is a retired corporate and securities lawyer and former partner and associate counsel with DuMoulin Black, a law firm established in 1966 specializing in the provision of corporate, securities and finance legal services to natural resource and commercial/industrial companies.

Donald Siemens - Director

Mr. Siemens brings over 30 years of experience to the board as a Chartered Accountant, including 8 years in public practice as a partner with major accounting firms, 8 years in senior executive positions in industry and 18 years as a self- employed Financial Services executive. Currently, as an independent financial advisor, Mr. Siemens specializes in Corporate Finance, cross-border transactions and Mergers & Acquisitions. He currently serves as a Director and Audit Committee Chair for Arizona Mining Inc., Skeena Resources Limited, Eros Resources Corp, Hansa Resources Ltd. and Epicore BioNetworks Inc. Previously, Mr. Siemens was Partner-in-Charge of Thorne Ernst & Whinney's (now KPMG) Vancouver office Financial Advisory Services group. Mr. Siemens obtained  a B.A. from the University of British Columbia followed by a Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant) designation.

William Armstrong, P.ENG. - Director

Mr. Armstrong earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia and has more than 45 years experience in the mining industry. He recently retired from Teck Cominco Ltd., where he was General Manager, Resource Evaluations, and responsible for evaluation of potential acquisitions and divestitures. He was also responsible for the company's mineral reserves and resources. During his career with Cominco Ltd., and Teck Cominco Ltd., Mr. Armstrong has been involved in feasibility studies, construction and operation of a large number of mines, including coal deposits, underground and open pit base metal mines and precious metal mines. Mr. Armstrong is fluent in English and Spanish.

Wally Bucknell - Director

Wally Bucknell is a geologist with over 40 years' experience in mineral exploration in Canada and Australia, most recently as Managing Director of Atlantic Gold NL engaged in the development of the Touquoy and Cochrane Hill gold deposits in Nova Scotia. Previously he was General Manager Exploration for Plutonic Resources during which time his exploration team discovered over 10 million ounces of gold, mostly in Western Australia. He was awarded The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies' (AMEC's) Prospector of the Year in 1999 for the blind discovery of the 2 million ounce Centenary gold deposit at Darlot in Western Australia. His earlier Canadian experience included a decade with Rio Algom. Wally graduated from the Australian National University and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and of the Geological Association of Canada.

Ryan Beedie - Director

Ryan Beedie is the President of Beedie Development Group, a leader in industrial and residential real estate development in British Columbia. Ryan also supports multiple philanthropic causes, including, with his father Keith, establishing the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Ryan is the recipient of a variety of awards and acknowledgements including the 2004 Business in Vancouver's '40 under 40', the Ernst & Young 2009 BC Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 and Simon Fraser University's Corporate Impact Award in 2015. He completed his undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University, followed by an MBA at University of British Columbia.