Dr. Quinton Hennigh, President - CEO & Director, is an economic geologist with more than 20 years of exploration experience with major gold mining firms including Homestake Mining, Newcrest Mining and Newmont Mining. Dr. Hennigh was the former director and Chief Geologist of Evolving Gold Corp. where he helped assemble a world class portfolio of gold projects and led successful explorations resulting in three significant discoveries including the Rattlesnake Hills deposit, Wyoming. Currently, Dr. Hennigh is a director and Technical Advisor to Gold Canyon Resources., where he helped refocus exploration at the company's Springpole Gold Project in Red Lake, Ontario. Dr. Hennigh is also currently the Chief Geologist of EurOmax Resources, the Technical Advisor and a director to Prosperity Goldfields Corp. and a director to NV Gold Corp. Dr. Hennigh obtained a Ph.D. in Geology/Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines.
Herrick Lau, MA, CFA - CFO & Director, Mr. Lau has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and public company management. He is currently Managing Director of Baron Group Canada. Mr. Lau previously was Vice President, Corporate Finance in Global Maxfin Capital Inc. and Graydon Elliott Capital Corp. He 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, TSXV and CSE. Mr. Lau obtained his bachelor and master degrees in Business and Economics from Simon Fraser University. Mr. Lau is also a charter holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Luca Bechis - Director, 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.
Akiko Levinson - Director, who 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. 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. Ms. Levinson has also served as a Director of Kaizen Discovery since 2013.