Board of Directors
Dr. Quinton Hennigh
Chairman & President
Dr. Hennigh is an economic geologist with 25 years of exploration experience, mainly gold related. Early in his career, he explored for major mining firms including Homestake Mining Company, Newcrest Mining Ltd and Newmont Mining Corporation. Dr. Hennigh joined the junior mining sector in 2007 and has been involved with a number of Canadian listed gold companies including Gold Canyon Resources where he led exploration at the Springpole alkaline gold project near Red Lake Ontario, a 5 million ounce gold asset that was recently sold. In 2010, Dr. Hennigh helped start Novo Resources and began assembling its Australian exploration portfolio. Dr. Hennigh obtained a Ph.D. in Geology/Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines.
Mr. Bechis is a former partner of Egerton Capital, a major UK hedge fund. In 2004, he founded Richmond Partners Ltd. to which he remains an advisor and largest investor. Over the last few years, Mr. Bechis has focused on restructuring several junior resource companies and recently privatized the majority of the assets of Noventa, a UK listed company, and Gulf Industrials, an ASX listed company. In addition to his duties as a director of the Company, Mr. Bechis is splitting his time between South Africa, where his family is based, and mining operations in Mozambique and Uganda. Mr. Bechis obtained a master's in business administration with honours from Bocconi University in Italy and has over 25 years of experience in international capital markets.
Ms. Levinson brings over 20 years of experience to the market, has extensive experience in mining finance and end-to-end rare earth mineral investment. Ms. Levinson is currently the President & CEO and Director of Irving Resources Inc. which holds gold projects in Japan and joint venture projects with JOGMEC in Africa. Previously, Ms. Levinson served as the President of Gold Canyon Resources Inc., a TSX-Venture listed mineral company with North American operations, for more than 10 years.
MA, CFA – CFO & Director
Mr. Lau has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and public company management. He is currently Managing Director of V Baron Group Canada. Mr. Lau has extensive experience in advising financial and corporate matters to listed companies in Canada and is currently acting as Chief Financial Officer and Director for several public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange. Mr. Lau obtained his bachelor and master degrees in Business and Economics from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, and is also a charter holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.