Craig Lindsay, MBA, CFA
President and CEO
Mr. Lindsay has in excess of 20 years experience in corporate finance, investment banking and business development in both North America and Asia. Mr. Lindsay was President and CEO of Magnum Uranium Corp. until its sale to Energy Fuels Inc. (TSX: EFR) in July 2009, and prior thereto was a Vice President in the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Lindsay was a founding Director of Malasapina Capital Ltd. and led its merger with Miranda Mining Development Corp (a Mexico-based gold producer that was subsequently acquired by Wheaton River Minerals in 2003). He was a Founder of OneAsia.com (Holdings) Ltd. and helped develop the business from inception to the establishment of offices in Hong Kong, Taipei, Mumbai and Vancouver, and was instrumental in the sale of the business to Hutchison Whampoa Limited in 2001. He is currently a Director of VR Resources Ltd. (TSX-V), Alianza Minerals Ltd. (TSX-V) and Philippine Metals Inc. (TSX-V).
Mr. Lindsay has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from UBC (1989), an MBA (Finance and International Business) from Dalhousie University (1993) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is a Past Chairman of the Family Services of Greater Vancouver (the largest social service agency in British Columbia) and is Chairman of the Hong Kong – Canada Business Association (HKCBA) and a Past President of the Vancouver Section of the HKCBA. Additionally, he served on the Western Leadership Council of Dalhousie University’s successful $250 million “Bold Ambitions” capital campaign.
Dr. Roger Norwich
Dr. Norwich was a founding Director of formerly TSX-V listed Mexican Silver Mines Ltd, which completed a merger with Rio Alto Mining Limited (“Rio Alto”) in 2009. He remained an Independent Director of Rio Alto (which has since been acquired by Tahoe Resources Inc.) through to June of 2014, a period during which Rio Alto grew from a development asset through to a mid-tier gold producer. Dr. Norwich was previously a Director of Otis from 2012 to 2014.
Currently, Dr. Norwich is non-Executive Chairman of Mexico-based Grupo Minero Panuco S.A. de C.V, a private company which has producing copper and gold assets in Mexico. Additionally, he has wide-ranging board experience with both publicly-listed and private enterprises. Most recently, he joined the Board of Directors of Inkron Limited, a private company based in Hong Kong which is involved in nanometal (nanocopper and nanosilver) production for the electronics industry.
Dr. Norwich has a BA in Geology and Archaeology (1974) from Manchester University England. He also holds Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from Manchester University. Early in his career, he worked as an oil exploration geologist for Texaco and gained experience in the North Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Permian Basin.
Don Poirier, B.Sc.
Mr. Poirier was previously the Vice President of Corporate Development at Hecla Mining Company and was an integral part of the team responsible for Hecla’s acquisition of Aurizon Mines Ltd. in 2013. Prior to that, he enjoyed a 20 year career as a sell-side mining analyst at several Canadian investment firms and also has experience as a field geologist. He recently completed the Directors Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Mr. Poirier has a geology degree from the University of Toronto.
Donald E. Ranta, Ph.D. P.Geo
Dr. Ranta is an exploration and development mining executive experienced in planning, implementing and directing successful exploration and acquisitions throughout North and South America and internationally. He is a former president and board member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) and former Vice President, Finance and board member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME).
He has successfully directed and led innovative exploration efforts resulting in the discovery, evaluation and/or acquisition of several major deposits including Montana’s McDonald and Mexico’s Santa Gertrudis gold ore bodies. He has also participated in the acquisition or discovery of Baja California’s Paradones Amarillos, Idaho’s Kilgore, Montana’s Seven-Up Pete, Mexico’s Dolores gold-silver, Burkina Faso’s Youga gold and Russia’s Kuranakh gold deposits. In addition, has been a Vice President of Exploration for Echo Bay Mines and Manager/Vice President for North American Exploration at Phelps Dodge Mining Company. Dr. Ranta was formerly the Chairman, President and CEO and Director of Rare Element Resources and a Director of Animas Resources Ltd.
Dr. Tim Miller
Dr. Miller has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in progressively senior roles with Standard Life Assurance Company, Wang UK Limited, Glaxo Wellcome plc and, most recently, with Standard Chartered Bank plc. During his tenure with Standard Chartered Bank plc, his roles included Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank Korea and Director level roles in the areas of corporate governance and human resources. As Director, Property, Research and Assurance, he was a Member of the Group Management Committee and had functional responsibility for over 3,000 employees in a role that reported to the Group Chief Executive. The position included responsibility for the Human Resources, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Secretariat, Legal, Compliance and Assurance (including Regulatory Risk), Internal Audit and Economist/Global Research Group-wide functions.
Dr. Miller has a DBA from the Nottingham University Business School, an MBA from the Scottish Business School and an M.Litt and BA from the University of Stirling. In 2009 he was awarded a Companion of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ("CIPD") designation.
Mr. Mitchell has 16 years experience in business, with a specific focus on corporate financing and investment banking activities.