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, 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.
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.
Mr. Barrett has over 26 years international experience in top-rated organizations, including Deloitte, Rio Tinto, WMC Resources and PWC. Mr. Barrett is a highly regarded former chief financial officer with extensive board-level strategic experience, combined with hands-on operational experience and deep international capital market experience. Mr. Barrett is a chartered accountant and started his career with PWC in London, United Kingdom from 2004 until 2015.
Mr. Sprott is a renowned and respected leader in the investment community and one of the world’s premiere gold and silver investors. After earning his designation as a chartered accountant, Mr. Sprott entered the investment industry as a research analyst at Merrill Lynch and Company Inc. In 1981, he founded Sprott Securities (now Cormark Securities Inc.), which today is one of Canada’s largest independently owned institutional brokerage firms. After establishing Sprott Asset Management LP. in December 2001 as a separate entity, Mr. Sprott divested his entire ownership of Sprott Securities to its employees. Mr. Sprott recently resigned from his position as the lead portfolio manager at Sprott Asset Management (a Toronto-based alternative asset manager). He is the Chair of the board of Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
Mr. Ishikawa is currently the General Manger of the Non-Ferrous Metals Business Department in Sumitomo Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, and joined Sumitomo in 1992. Mr. Ishikawa has been involved with numerous large-scale global mining projects including the Batu Hijau copper and gold project in Indonesia, the San Cristobal zinc and silver project in Bolivia, the Yanacocha gold and copper project in Peru, and the Quebrada Blanca #2 copper and the Sierra Gorda copper and molybdenum projects in Chile. Mr. Ishikawa has managed Sumitomo offices in Denver and Vancouver and brings a wealth of finance and M&A experience to the Company’s board of directors. Mr. Ishikawa was also instrumental in coordinating Sumitomo’s US$30 million farmin and joint venture arrangement with Novo over the Egina gold project in June 2017.