Board of Directors
Nick Appleyard, President & CEO, Director
Mr. Appleyard has been the CEO of Chaparral Gold (CHL), VP Corporate Development for International Minerals (IMZ) and has had 25+ years managing precious metals exploration, development and production JVs in North and South America.
Mark E. Jones III, Chairman of the Board
Quinton Hennigh, Director
Dr. Quinton Hennigh is an economic geologist with 25 years of exploration experience with major mining firms such as Homestake Mining, Newcrest Mining and Newmont Mining, where he last served as senior research geologist in 2007. He has since made a number of significant gold discoveries for Canadian exploration companies such as the 5 million oz. Springpole alkaline gold deposit near Red Lake, Ontario, for Gold Canyon Resources, and the Rattlesnake Hills gold project for Evolving Gold. He is currently Chairman and President of Novo Resources Corporation who are developing a number of gold projects in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Brian C. Irwin, Director
Rod McKeen, Director
Mr McKeen retired as of January, 2018, and has over 35 years of legal experience acting for Canadian public companies with an international focus, primarily in the natural resources sector. His practice included all types of corporate equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions and mining agreements and transactions. A number of his clients progressed from private start-up companies to publicly-listed emerging companies with established businesses trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange and U.S. and European stock exchanges. He also gained significant experience in the complex issues that cross-border transactions create. The broad geographic scope in which my mining clients operated included 14 countries on five continents.
A number of my resource clients successfully developed mines to production, and significant exposure to project debt and equity financing and related mine development issues was a recent focus area, along with mergers and acquisitions. Other focus areas include corporate governance and corporate disclosure.