|Peter Secker, B.Sc. Mining|
Position: Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Secker has worked in the mining and resources industry for the past 30 years. He has built and operated mines in Australia, South Africa, Fiji and China. Most recently he was Chief Executive Officer of Michelago Ltd. which built a 150,000 oz gold bacterial gold project in Shandong province, China. Prior to that, Mr. Secker was also Vice-President, Operations for Sino Gold, during the period it developed the Jianchaling Gold Mine, the first western built gold mine in China. His career also includes periods as General Manager Operations for the TIWEST titanium project in Western Australia, Mine Manager of Emperor Mines Ltd. in Fiji, Operations Manager of the Youanmi Gold Mine in Australia, and Mine Captain for Rand Mines in South Africa.
|Charles Taschereau, M.Sc., MBA|
Position: President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Taschereau has nearly two decades of mining experience in operations and project development, most recently as vice president and general manager of the development and construction of IAMGOLD's US$450-million Essakane Project in Burkina Faso. Essakane is an open-pit mining operation, processing nine million tonnes of ore per annum and now in commercial production. Mr. Taschereau was also Assistant Project Manager in 2004 overseeing a bankable feasibility study for a US$600 million mining project for Gold Fields Ltd. in Finland.
Mr. Taschereau holds an M.Sc., Mining Engineering, from Laval University. He is a professional Engineer of Quebec, holds an MBA from Curtin University, Australia, is a graduate of the Harvard General Management Program, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Chartered Director (C.Dir.).
Position: Vice President, Finance, CFO
Halina McGregor was formerly VP, Finance, and CFO of Goldcorp and, prior to that, Senior VP, Finance, and CFO of Sherritt International Corp. Ms. McGregor also served as CFO of Calyx Transportation, a 1,000-employee logistics and transportation firm that operates a network across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. A McGill University graduate, Ms. McGregor is fluently bilingual.
|Shaun McCurdy, B.Sc., MBA|
Position: Vice President, Marketing
Mr. McCurdy has more than 20 years of global marketing experience. Most recently he was Product Manager, Cobalt and Copper, for Switzerland-based Eurasian Natural Resoruces Corp. He has also held senior marketing positions with Nikanor, Katanga Mining and Sherritt International.
|Mitchell Lavery, P. Geo|
Position: Vice President Exploration and Director
Mr. Lavery, a registered professional Geologist in the Province of Quebec, is a self-employed consultant and President of Patriot Exploration Inc. With 30 years experience in all aspects of mining exploration and production he has represented clients across North America, South America, west Africa and western Europe.
Position: Director, Investor Relations
Mr. Svela recently was Vice President, Investor Relations, for Blue Pearl Mining, which acquired private molybdenum producer Thompson Creek Metals in 2007, and for Glencairn Gold. As a Toronto-based IR consultant, he has represented mining and oil and gas clients with assets in such diverse regions as Kazakhstan, Uganda, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Brazil and, of course, Canada and the U.S. Mr. Svela was formerly the Editor of The Northern Miner and The Northern Miner Magazine.