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. Rob Humphryson
Mr. Rob Humphryson, a Mining Engineer, graduated from the Western Australian School of Mines in 1990. Mr. Humphryson has over 25 years of experience within ASX-listed companies in the Australian mining industry, gaining broad exposure to underground and open pit mining operations from both a contractor and miner’s perspective. A 17-year career at Macmahon Underground (formerly National Mine Management) culminated in executive operational and business development leadership roles within the group. He has more recently held senior roles at Swick Mining Services (Business Development Manager) and Silver Lake Resources (Chief Operating Officer), where he gained significant exposure to precious metals project construction, operation and acquisitions. Mr. Humphryson is a member of the AusIMM.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Sabo-Walsh has over 5 years’ experience in corporate finance. He has been employed by V Baron Global Financial Canada Ltd., a full-service merchant bank providing ongoing financial and back-office support to public companies, since 2011 and currently holds the title of Assistant Manager, Corporate Finance. Mr. Sabo-Walsh is also the Chief Financial Officer of a mineral exploration company listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange. Mr. Sabo-Walsh has extensive experience with public listings, merger transactions, and public company management, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.
Chief Operating Officer GAICD, MAusIMM
Mr. Pooley is a geologist with over 30 years of broad international experience encompassing roles in the corporate, mine development, operations, and exploration areas. He has held senior industry positions that have demonstrated leadership and management of base and precious metal exploration and mining operations, development of project assessment types including definitive/bankable feasibility studies and their conversion into mining operations and managed teams undertaking exploration evaluations and valuations. He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His career includes work for Dominion Mining, Ashton Mining and Rio Tinto covering commodities as diverse as gold, base metals, diamonds and industrial minerals. He has helped lead a number of mining operation start-ups from exploration through to construction and production.
Mr. Karabelas is the founder and president of Focus Communications, a Toronto based investor relations, corporate communications and advisory firm.
Over 12 years of experience working with private and public companies in various sectors with a focus on natural resources.
He bridges the gap between companies and the investment community, developing IR strategies that help clients raise visibility in the capital markets and improve liquidity.
Leo has managed countless analyst and investor days and executed hundreds of road shows resulting in over 100m dollars raised for his clients.
In addition to his role at Focus communications he is a director of Everfront Ventures Corp.
Mr. Karabelas has a bachelor of commerce degree in management and enterprise development from Ryerson University.
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.