MANAGEMENT AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ph.D., P.Geo., CEO, Chairman, and Director
Jon North has 35 years experience in mineral exploration worldwide. In the early part of his career he completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in geology leading to a Ph.D. awarded in 1993 at the University of Western Ontario. He then worked with major mining companies including Western Mining and BHP until 1997. Since 1997, he has been the founding director of numerous junior mining companies including North Atlantic Resources that discovered the FT gold deposit in Mali, and most recently, Northquest Ltd., that was taken over by Nordgold N.V. in 2016 subsequent to the discovery of the Pistol Bay gold deposit in Nunavut, Canada.
Daryl Hodges has been involved in the mining industry for 40 years, starting in 1977 as a geophysical operator north of Kidd Creek in Timmins, Ontario. Daryl has explored for gold across Canada and completed his M.Sc. thesis on the geology and geochemistry of a gold deposit in Val d’Or, Quebec. He has been involved in discoveries of gold (Hoyle Pond, Hammond Reef), Tin-Tungsten (Sisson Brook, New Brunswick), copper-zinc (Snow Lake, Manitoba), nickel-copper (Manitoba), and worked internationally in Russia (Noril’sk), Finland (Keivitsa), Philippines, and China in project generation and development. After leaving Falconbridge in 1996, he worked as a mining analyst and investment banker at HSBC and Jennings Capital. As a co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of Jennings Capital, Daryl was instrumental in its growth into a substantial boutique investment dealer. He is currently President of Ladykirk Capital Advisors Inc., and a Director of HPQ Silicon Resources. and CEO of a private company Ancient Strains Limited.
PHILIP G. MACDONNELL
PHILIP G. MACDONNELL
CA, CPA, Director, Chair of the Audit Committee
Philip MacDonnell started in the mining business working underground at Noranda Mines, then diamond drilling in northern Quebec. After a business degree and CPA degree, he participated in the start up of an international investment dealer that expanded to offices across Canada and Europe. Following that he joined the venture capital business raising capital and acting as an advisor. He sits on many boards including a gold mining company in Africa and a large drilling company in South America. On most boards he chairs the Audit Committee.
B.A. Economics, Director
Oscar Louzada has over 20 years experience in the financial services sector working for Beeson Gregory (Investec) and Canaccord Genuity, the leading Canadian independent natural resources Investment Bank. As part of the equity sales team he has helped finance numerous exploration and development companies in the natural resources space with a particular focus on South America. After leaving investment banking Mr. Louzada has been involved with the setup of three natural resources companies ranging from pure gold exploration (Sumin Resources Limited in Suriname) to production of fertilizer (Uzbekistan) and an 8,000 t/pa Copper cathode production company in the US (Phoenix Copper, PXL.LN). He was part of the Executive Team and Board at Phoenix Copper, responsible for Business Development and Investor Relations.
CA, CPA, CGA, ACIS, Chief Financial Officer
Carmelo Marrelli is the principal of Marrelli Support Services Inc., a firm that has delivered accounting and regulatory compliance services to listed companies on various exchanges for over twenty years. In addition, Mr. Marrelli also controls DSA Corporate Services Inc., a firm providing corporate secretarial and regulatory filing services. Mr. Marrelli is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA, CGA), and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a professional body that certifies corporate secretaries. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
B.Sc., MBA, Corporate Development Americas
Alka Singh has more than 15 years of business analyst experience in capital markets and the mining industry, providing project valuation and investment analysis with a focus on mining assets. She has held senior positions as a mining equity research analyst with leading brokerage firms in both Toronto and New York City. Alka is a member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. She holds an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business at York University and earned a B.Sc. from Benaras Hindu University in India.