Board of Directors
Quality management is a prerequisite for companies of all sizes but it's absolutely essential for small cap companies. From day one our strategy has been to build a strong, experienced, and well-balanced management team - with expertise in finance, business management and exploration.
Christopher Taylor, M.Sc. P. Geo., Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Taylor is a Professional Geologist with 15 years of experience, mainly with public mid-tier and junior mining companies listed on the Canadian exchange. Mr. Taylor has a Bachelor of Science Honours and Master’s degrees in Geology from Carleton University. Mr. Taylor currently serves on the boards and management of several publically listed mineral exploration companies
Mr. Tony Ricci, Chief Financial Officer & Director
Tony Ricci is a chartered accountant with over 20 years of practice experience, mainly with public companies listed on Canadian and U.S. stock exchanges. Mr. Ricci was formerly a director and CFO of Keegan Resources Inc. (TSX: KGN, NYSE: KGN), a director and CFO of Norsemont Mining Inc. (TSX:NOM), and CFO of both Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (TSX:PTQ) and Petaquilla Copper Ltd., companies with a combined market capitalization approaching $2 billion. He is also a former director and officer of various other listed companies and was formerly with KPMG and AMEC Engineering Inc..
Mr. Patrick McAndless, B.Sc (Honours) P.Geo, Director
Mr. McAndless has been involved in mineral exploration for four decades accumulating extensive knowledge and expertise in the evaluation of mineral prospects. He is currently Vice President of Exploration for Vancouver based Imperial Metals Corporation where he oversees the company's exploration and development programs, property evaluations, and land management. In 2006, Mr. McAndless was the recipient of the APEGBC's C.J. Westerman Memorial Award for "combining his solid professional career with outstanding service and dedication to advancing public recognition of geoscience." In 2005 he was honored by the British Columbia & Yukon Chamber of Mines and awarded the H.H. "Spud" Huestis Award for Excellence in Prospecting and Mineral Exploration, and in 2003 he received the Northern BC Prospector of the Year Award at the Northern BC Business & Industry Awards. Mr. McAndless is a Professional Geoscientist and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours Geology) from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Gilles Arseneau, Director
Dr. Gilles Arseneau has over twenty five years experience in exploration project management and has extensive knowledge of geostatistical mineral resource estimations and reserve audits. He has worked for major and junior mining companies as well as with consulting engineering groups in North and South America, China and Europe. He has also served for three years as Manager of Geology for TSX Venture Exchange in Vancouver and is currently the Manager of Geology for a senior Engineering consulting group based in Vancouver.