MANAGEMENT

Ian Slater

Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Slater has been involved in the mining industry for over twenty years. He is also the Chairman of Black Eagle Mining, a private company developing the Blackstone metallurgical coal deposit in Alberta. Previously, Mr. Slater was the Managing Partner of both Ernst & Young's Canadian and Arthur Andersen's Central Asian Mining Practices. Mr. Slater is a Chartered Accountant.  

Robert Bell

Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Bell has worked internationally in the mining industry for over forty years. Earlier in his career he was employed as a Mine Manager and Mine Superintendent on numerous projects. Mr. Bell was one of the founding partners of Minproc Engineers' Mining Division and was responsible for a large number of bankable feasibility studies. Most recently, he was General Manager of the Chelopech Mine in Bulgaria. Mr. Bell has accumulated a wealth of experience in the construction of numerous mines around the world. Mr. Bell is a graduate Mining Engineer from the Western Australian School of Mines.

Chui Wong

Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Wong is a Chartered Accountant and was most recently General Manager, Finance at Luna Gold Corporation.  Previously, Mr. Wong held various progressively senior management positions at Methanex Corporation and was Vice President, SEC External and Financial Reporting at Bear Stearns.

Jeff Toohey

Vice President Exploration. Mr. Toohey has over thirty-eight years of experience in mineral exploration and development including over twenty years in South America.  Mr. Toohey was a Senior Geologist for twelve years with Teck Resources Limited in Chile, Argentina and Peru.  Most recently, Mr. Toohey was Vice President Exploration for Peregrine Metals Ltd. which was purchased by the Stillwater Mining Company in 2011.  Mr. Toohey was responsible for the acquisition, exploration, drilling delineation and PEA of Peregrine's flagship Altar copper and gold project in Argentina.  Mr. Toohey is a graduate Geological Engineer from Coloradao School of Mines and received his Master of Science, Geology (MINEX) degree from Queen's University in 1986.

Mark Humphery

Project Manager. Mr. Humphery is a Mechanical Engineer with over twenty years hands on experience, working predominantly in Africa and Central Asia both on the EPCM and owners teams. Throughout his career, Mr. Humphery has concluded a number of bankable feasibility studies, with an acute focus on process plants. Furthermore, as Project Manager and Engineer, Mr. Humphery has delivered several large scale gold and base mineral projects in Africa and Asia. Most recently, Mr. Humphery was Vice-President Business Assurance and Group Engineering at African Consolidated Resources.