MANAGEMENT AND DIRECTORS
Daniel Noone (B.Sc. Geology, MBA) – Chairman
Mr. Noone has more than 20 years of international mineral exploration and development experience ranging from implementing grass roots programs through to feasibility studies. He is currently the VP, Explorations at Guyana Goldfields, as well as a director and interim CEO of Sandy Lake Gold Inc. Prior to this he was the VP of Peruvian Operations for Aquiline Resources Inc., which was acquired by Pan American Silver Corp. in January 2010. Mr. Noone has held various senior geologist roles managing projects in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Peru, Ecuador and Argentina. He holds a degree in geology from Ballarat University and an MBA from Melbourne University.
Peter Mullens (B.SC, Geology) – CEO
Mr. Mullens is a Geologist with a full range of 30 years’ experience in the mining industry; from grass roots exploration, capital markets and project development. He has been involved with major companies, having worked for Rio Tinto and Mt Isa Mines at the Broken Hill and Mt Isa Ag, Pb, Zn mines located in Australia.
Mr. Mullens has been active with junior exploration companies over the past 15 years. He was instrumental in acquiring the Aquiline Resources Navidad project in Argentina, later sold to Pan American Silver for $630 million in 2009.
He was a Director and Chief Geologist for Laramide Resources; and was directly responsible for acquisition and permitting their primary Uranium assets located in Australia. Mr. Mullens was a co-founder of Lydian Resources which discovered the 4 million-ounce Amulsar Gold Deposit in Armenia and worked with the company from pre-listing to completion of feasibility study in 2013.
More recently Mr. Mullens was CEO of Tethyan Resources, a UK based junior exploration company currently listed on the Toronto Venture exchange. During his time with Tethyan, he was instrumental in acquiring their main Cu, Au and Base Metal assets located in Serbia and oversaw the relocation of Tethyan from The AIM board on the London stock exchange to The TSX Venture exchange.
Paul J. Murphy (B.Comm, CA) – CFO
Mr. Murphy has significant industry experience gained as a Partner in the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Mining Leader in Canada as well as the Western Hemisphere Mining Centre for Excellence. He is currently Executive VP, Finance and CFO of Guyana Goldfields Inc. Mr. Murphy has over 40+years of financial experience and has worked almost exclusively in the resource industries for the past 30 years. He has been a leader in industry-specific areas of financial reporting and controls, governance, operational effectiveness, SEC reporting issues, financing, valuation and taxation. He has worked with an extensive number of foreign companies seeking listings in Toronto to raise financing for foreign operations.
Harry Burgess (P.Eng) – Director
Mr. Burgess is a mining engineer and a co-founder of Micon International Limited. He now serves as an Associate Consultant, on a part time basis to Micon. Mr. Burgess has B. Sc. degrees in both Mechanical and Mining Engineering. Mr. Burgess has been engaged in consulting since 1980. His prior operating experience includes senior positions in the copper industry of Zambia and gold mining in South Africa. In Zambia, Mr. Burgess held management positions with both technical and production responsibility. In South Africa, he was responsible for the introduction of mechanized mining systems to the gold mines of Anglo-American Corporation in the Orange Free State. Mr. Burgess has particular experience in the monitoring to completion of mining projects for banks and financial institutions. He is a member of public company boards and also technical advisory committees.
Alan Ferry (P.Geo, CFA) – Director
Mr. Ferry is an independent businessman who has worked in the investment industry for over 28 years as a mining analyst and a mining corporate finance specialist. Prior to that, he worked as a geologist.
Bruce E. Rosenberg ( LL.B) – Director
Mr. Rosenberg has been practicing law in Ontario since 1980. He has extensive experience as a corporate lawyer and commercial litigator. Mr. Rosenberg has acted as legal counsel for several TSX listed junior mining companies and serves on the Board of Directors of three Canadian charitable foundations.
Greg Duncan (B.Sc. Geology ) – Business Development Australia
Mr. Duncan specializes in exploration management and stakeholder relations.
He is a geologist with 20 years of exploration experience for base metals, gold, diamonds, industrial minerals and uranium. Mr. Duncan has managed exploration programs in Arnhem Land and Northern Australia for the last decade. He commenced his career as a mine geologist at Mt. Isa Mines.
Mr. Duncan has successfully negotiated Indigenous Access agreements with Traditional Land Owners (TLO’s) in the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Commencing in 2002 with a zinc exploration program at Bulman in central Arnhem, Mr. Duncan developed a deep interest in Aboriginal Culture and a working knowledge of a local language.
Mr. Duncan has listed two public companies in Australia, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company directors.
Mr. Duncan is currently based in Brisbane, Australia, and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.