Dr Chris Wilson,
PhD, FAusIMM (CP), FSEG
Executive Chairman, CEO,
Chief Geologist and Director
Commercially-driven and innovative exploration geologist with over 30 years of global experience in area selection and prospect generation, target generation, and the design and management of large resource definition drilling and pre-feasibility programs.
Chris has worked in over 75 countries, on most commodities and deposit styles. He has specialist experience with vein systems – especially low to intermediate sulphidation epithermal Au-Ag-basemetal types. Chris has extensive project review and target generation experience, with ability to integrate complex multi-disciplinary datasets, and rapidly identify and test high value targets. Strong deposit model knowledge ensuring key controls on mineralization are placed within the wider context of a projects geological, structural and hydrothermal evolution. Recently Chris has been involved in resource versus production reconciliation studies, project valuation and fatal flaw analysis.
Proven ability to lead multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural, high talent teams under diverse cultural and physiographic regimes. Qualified Person for JORC and NI 43-10 compliant reporting and valuation. Formerly 10 years with Ivanhoe Mines. As Exploration Manager for Ivanhoe Mines Mongolia he was responsible for an Exploration Portfolio of over 11 million hectares.
Charles Hethey, LLB
Legal Counsel and Executive Director
Charles Hethey is a securities lawyer in British Columbia and New York with over 10 years’ experience. Mr. Hethey represents a number of U.S. and Canadian listed entities on the TSX Venture Exchange, Canadian Securities Exchange and U.S. OTC markets. Mr. Hethey’s clients are active in a broad range of industries including an emphasis on mining issuers.
Mr. Hethey has significant experience in U.S. and Canadian corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and securities compliance matters. Mr. Hethey is a Director of Fosterville South Exploration and former roles include director of New Energy Metals Corp. (TSXV: ENRG), a mineral exploration company with exploration projects in Quebec and Chile, and a director of Skyledger Tech Corp. (CSE: SKYL), a Bitcoin miner.
Independent Non-Executive Director
A driven entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience building private companies. Darren has been a successful investor in the mining and exploration space focused on the London Markets during this time.
Darren joined the board of Panther Metals Plc in March 2018 as a non-executive Director, taking the over as Chief Executive Officer of the business within 10 months, successfully leading its listing on the main London Stock Exchange in January 2020. Panther Metals is focused on precious metal opportunities.
Darren is commercially minded with a focus on value creation, with demonstrated ability to develop, deliver and execute on a growth strategy. He brings an extensive network of London-based private investors and investment houses with a focus on the resource sector.
Patrick Hickey, MBA, PE
Independent Non-Executive Director
Patrick Hickey is a registered engineer with 40 years of experience in the design and construction of mines throughout the world. He has built world class operations that have delivered significant value to shareholders in Petroleum and Power generation. His experience includes Indonesia, South and North America, Middle East, Africa and Europe. He has significant experience in Peru. He has worked for some of the world’s leading operators including Mobil in the USA and in the Middle East, Power in the Czech Republic, BHP Oil Refining in Hawaii, Newmont Gold in Indonesia and Peru. He has also worked in Madagascar where he managed operations for a Nickel/Cobalt Company.
In 2010, he joined Kinross Gold Corporation as Regional Vice President for Africa, covering all activities of the company in Mauritania, Ghana and Spain where Kinross operates mines, as well as exploration in other regions of the continent. Mr. Hickey is currently the President / Director of PHNG.
VP Corporate Development and Non-Executive Director
Donna Humphreys is a strategic communicator with a diverse background in corporate development and governance, investor and public relations, marketing and communications, and business administration. Donna previously held positions with a number of Canadian‐listed junior mining companies where she focused on shareholder communications, marketing and stakeholder relations.
Mrs. Humphreys is self-motivated and creative thinker with demonstrated excellence in conceptual planning and analytic skills. Donna brings over 20 years of experience working with start-up companies and existing businesses in the mining and finance industry.