Management and Board

Ian Graham – President, CEO and COO

Mr. Graham is a mining professional with over 20 years of experience in the development and exploration of mineral deposits, mostly gained with the major mining companies Rio Tinto and Anglo American. Since entering the junior sector, Ian has been involved with project feasibility (Western Potash Corp.) and startups (Discovery Harbour Resources, Wabasi VMS camp discovered) and Montan Mining Corp. (high grade gold milling, Peru). Formerly chief geologist with the Project Generation Group at Rio Tinto located in Vancouver, B.C., Mr. Graham has been involved with evaluation and predevelopment work on several projects in Canada and abroad, including the Diavik diamond mine (Northwest Territories, Canada), Resolution copper (Arizona), Eagle nickel (Michigan), Lakeview nickel (Minnesota) and Bunder diamonds (India). Prior to his work with Rio Tinto, Mr. Graham held exploration geologist roles with Anglo American. Mr. Graham graduated from the University of Natal (now Kwa-Zulu Natal) in Durban, South Africa, with a BSc in geology and applied geology (1984) and BSc (honours) in geology (1985).

Michael Scholz, B.Com., LL.B. – Chairman, CFO and Director

Michael Scholz received both a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) and a Bachelor (LL.B.) of Law from the University of British Columbia. From 1978 to 2001 he was Solicitor and Senior Partner of the law firm Alexander Holburn. He retired from the practice of law to work full time as Vice- Chair and director of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation achieving in excess of 1 billion dollar market capitalization before exiting. Michael is very active in real estate and development throughout Canada and the U.S.  Is former director and Chairman of Avcorp Industries Inc., a director of Uniserve Communication, from 2001 to 2004 was President.

John Bossio – Director

John Bossio is a Registered Psychologist having received a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from City University, Belleveue, Washington in 2002, and Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, in 1991, and Member of both the Psychologists Association of Alberta and College of Alberta Psychologists. Mr. Bossio currently runs a private practise through Bossio Psychological Services Incorporated, a non-reporting issuer, of which he is a director.

Robert Wheeler – Director

Businessman; Retired Vice-President of Future Electronics, a worldwide leader electronic components distributor, from 1979 to November, 2012.

Carl Von Einsiedel – Director

Independent Consulting Geologist and registered member of the BC Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists since 1992; CEO and Director of Sierra Madre Developments Inc., CEO and Director of Actus Minerals Corp., CEO and Director of Brades Resource Corp. and Director of Morro Bay Resources Ltd., all reporting issuers; Director of Ram Explorations Ltd., a private geological services company since 1993

Azim Virani – Director

Azim Virani holds an MBA in Finance from Bentley University where he also earned a Bachelor of Science in Management and Law. Azim started his career in the real estate sector and more specifically within the hospitality industry. With various international business experience, Azim has since expanded his focus to providing funding for various high growth private and public companies while taking an active role on their boards to further drive their success.

Gerry Lenoski – Director

Gerry Lenoski is a senior corporate relations consultant and government affairs expert with an extensive, diverse background in both Canadian public affairs and international public relations. His professional history spans three decades as a veteran communications counsel mainly in relation to the corporate business operations of publicly-listed enterprises. He has an experience portfolio ranging from aerospace to telecommunications and technology, with major emphases on energy/oil & gas, resources and mining projects (including officer tenure with the Lundin Group and Transglobe Energy Corporation).

Gerry’s post-graduate university education was in the policy sciences at Carleton University, Ottawa, with further concentration on organizational development under a Royal Society of Canada scholarship in the Government Department at Essex University, U.K. where his academic specialty was the ‘machinery of government’. He spent seven years on Parliament Hill (Ottawa) in an advisory capacity alongside four federal Cabinet Members, including Energy, Mines & Resources and Indian Affairs & Northern Development. He has been an officer and Board director inside both private and public companies, as well as an external counselor and management consultant to a variety of business organizations – specializing in stakeholder/financial communications and investor relations strategies, corporate governance as well as the corporate-government relations function. “

Audit Committee

Michael C. Scholz, Azim Virani and John Bossio.