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MANAGEMENT & BOARD

Management

Harold (Hardy) Forzley   |   Chief Executive Officer & Director

Harold Forzley is a founding director of the company and the CEO. He has over 30 years’ experience in the management and financing of public and private companies. He has been involved in numerous public companies at various stages of exploration and development with several that have resulted in sale and development into major mines. Hardy’s primary focus is on project management, strategic planning and financing activities. Mr. Forzley has a B Comm. degree from Simon Fraser University and a CPA.CA designation.

 

Lorne Warner, P.Geo.   |   President

Lorne Warner is a registered professional geologist in B.C, NWT and Nunavut with over 30 years’ experience in underground and open pit mining mineral exploration. His experience includes working for senior mining companies, Noranda Exploration and Placer Dome Inc. as well as Vice President of several junior mining companies. Lorne’s team were the first to conduct exploration at Detour Lake after closure by Placer Dome and discovered the western extension of the Detour Lake Gold Deposit, now in production in Ontario. As well, the Falea North Zone – Uranium, Silver, Copper Deposit and the Fatou Main Gold Deposit both in Mali, West Africa. His career started in British Columbia but has now worked throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. Lorne is currently a director, President and CEO of Tarachi Gold Corp. in Mexico and a director of Indigo Exploration Inc. working in West Africa. Lorne McLeod Warner graduated from the University of Alberta in 1986 with a BSc. in Geology.

David McAdam   |   Chief Financial Officer

David McAdam is a Senior Executive with over 30 years of finance and operations experience in large and small capitalization companies, David has extensive expertise in fund raising (over $350 million in equity and debt), financial operations and planning, mergers and acquisitions (buy and sell side), due diligence, investor relations (TSX.V and JSE), systems strategy and implementation, risk management and regulatory compliance. David has been the Chief Financial Officer of several public and private companies across various industry sectors including a number of public and private mining companies These roles required reporting to public company Audit, Safety and Risk Committees along with full Board presentations for a Fortune 150 Company. He is currently on the Board of Interra Copper Corp, where he chairs the Audit Committee. David has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

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Board of Directors

Harold (Hardy) Forzley   |   Chief Executive Officer & Director

 

Harold Forzley is a founding director of the company and the CEO He has over 30 years’ experience in the management and financing of public and private companies. He has been involved in numerous companies at various stages of exploration and development with several that have resulted in sale and development into major mines. Hardy’s primary focus is on project management, strategic planning and financing activities. Mr. Forzley has a B Comm. degree from Simon Fraser University and a CPA. CA designation.

 

Greg Bronson, P.Geo.  |   Director

Greg Bronson is a Professional Geologist with 30 years exploration and development experience in mining exploration and the oil and gas industry and brings excellent skills to manage the complex technical issues of mineral exploration. He has worked in Canada for a major mining company Noranda Exploration (now Xstrata) and multiple junior resource companies including Rockgate Capital Corp (now Denison Mines), Sentinel Resources Corp, among others. Mr. Bronson is President of Benjamin Hill Mining, a junior mining company with interests and active projects in Sonora, Mexico. Mr. Bronson sits on the board of Sentinel Resources Corp. and oil and gas junior Avanti Energy Inc.

Stephen Millen   |   Director

 

Stephen Millen's four decades business career has covered corporate communications, marketing, sales and general management in the resource exploration and electronic security business. Stephen’s experience ranges from entrepreneurial start-ups to senior management with a multinational corporation. He has served as an Officer and Director of several public companies focusing on corporate communications and business development.

Advisory Board

Dr. Guowei Zhang, PhD., P Geo.

Dr. Zhang has over 30 years’ experience as a consulting geologist, well recognized for his specialized work in Structural Geology. He received his Ph.D. from McGill University in 1994 and since then has worked extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Asia and Africa. Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.

 

Ken Hallat 

Ken Hallat acquired Savolite Soap company in 1967 and through acquisitions built it into one of the largest privately owned cleaning chemical manufacturers in North America. He cofounded PlanetClean   and expanded it into a 15 chain distribution group that was sold to Bunzl, a UK based public company. He is a past director of SunRype Products, founding director and shareholder of Sleeman Breweries and his family company, Novas Capital Corp. has invested in a wide range of business assets. Mr. Hallat has served on the boards of many public, private and not-for-profit companies and foundations over the years and has an extensive working knowledge of corporate and philanthropic board governance. He received his MBA (Hons.) from the University of British Columbia.

Peter R. B. Armstrong

 

Peter Armstrong is the Founder of the Armstrong Group. The Armstrong Group of companies include:  the globally recognized Rocky Mountaineer luxury tourism train company founded by Mr. Armstrong in 1989; Alder Bay Equity Partners, which holds private equity positions in steel fabricating, 3rd party logistics, specialized glass distribution and agricultural equipment businesses; and Invictus Properties, a real estate holding company with a wide range of assets. Mr. Armstrong has held numerous Board positions in public, private and not-for-profit entities, and has extensive knowledge of corporate and philanthropic board governance.  Mr. Armstrong received his Executive MBA from Harvard Business School.

Auditor

Smythe LLP, CPA
Suite 1700

475 Howe Street

Vancouver, BC  V6C 2B3

CANADA

Legal

Max Pinsky Personal Law Corporation
Suite 700

1199 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC  V6E 3T5

CANADA

Transfer Agent

Endeavor Trust Corporation

Suite 702

777 Hornby Street

Vancouver BC  V6Z 1S4

CANADA