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 (developing the Blackstone metallurgical coal deposit in Alberta) and Slater Mining (developing the West Khazret gold project in Kazakhstan). 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.
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.
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.
Project Director. Mr. Baker has over thirty-five years of experience in design and construction of gold projects including surface and underground mining and process plants. Earlier in his career, Mr. Baker was Senior Manager - Projects for AngloGold Ashanti in Ghana and was most recently with Eldorado Gold Corp. Mr. Baker is responsible for the design, permitting and construction of the San Ramon gold deposit.
Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Howson has over twelve years of accounting and auditing experience with Ernst & Young's Mining Practice. Mr. Howson is a Chartered Accountant.