Board Of Directors
Mr. Slater has been involved in the mining industry for over twenty years. He is also the Chairman of Minera Cobre, a private company holding a significant land position within the Andean porphyry copper belt in Colombia. 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.
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 Dundee's 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.
Mr. Dixon is a civil engineer with in excess of twenty five years' experience in the international mining and construction industry, the past sixteen of which have been in senior roles in South America. During this period, Mr. Dixon has been involved with the development and operation of several mines throughout the region. Mr. Dixon is the co-founder of STRACON Group and is currently Chief Executive Officer and Director of STRACON GyM S.A., a leading provider of mining and construction services throughout Latin America.
Mr. Mason was previously a partner and the CFO of Hunter Dickinson. Prior to joining Hunter Dickinson, he was at the international accounting firm of Deloitte and held comptrollership positions at Homestake Mining. Mr. Mason is a Chartered Accountant and Chair of the Company's Audit Committee.
Mr. Pease has been involved with mineral exploration and mine development projects worldwide for the past four decades. Previously, Mr. Pease was the CEO of Sabina Gold & Silver. He was also the founder, CEO and a Director of Terrane Metals, which was acquired in 2010 by Thompson Creek Metals. Previously, he was employed by Placer Dome for 25 years, most recently as General Manager, Canada Exploration and Global Major Projects. He was responsible for managing all aspects of Placer Dome's Canadian exploration and overseeing the geological aspects of world-wide advanced, major exploration, and developments projects. Mr. Pease holds a B.Sc. degree in Earth Science from the University of Waterloo, a Professional Geologist (British Columbia) certification and is a Fellow of the Geologic Association of Canada. He is also a past Chairman of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia. Mr. Pease chairs the Technical and Sustainability Committee.
Mr. Petterson worked for fifteen years in both Mining Consultancy and Investment Banking in London. He has held several senior positions including Head of Global Mining Research at HSBC and more latterly ABN AMRO, before becoming ABN AMRO's Head of Pan European Equity Research. Mr. Petterson is currently CEO of Black Eagle Mining Corporation and is a graduate Mining Engineer.
Mr. Sujir is a securities and natural resources lawyer who has twenty-three years of experience in advising and assisting public companies. He is a senior partner with Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP. Mr. Sujir is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, and the British Columbia Advisory Committee of the TSX Venture Exchange.