Management & Directors

Ronald Allan Coombes

Ronald Allan Coombes

President & CEO & Director

Ron has been involved in mineral exploration and junior exploration company management for over 20 years and has raised significant funding in North America and internationally for various projects, including the Storie molybdenum deposit near Cassiar in northern British Columbia. Mr. Coombes has been responsible for the acquisition, exploration and development of several potentially significant VMS copper targets at the Marshall Lake and Norton Lake properties located in Ontario, Canada, and as well on numerous other exploration properties in Canada, USA and Mexico working closely with all levels of management and personnel. He is currently a director of Lincoln Mining Corp. which is developing the Ora Cruz and Pine Grove Gold bearing properties in California and Nevada.

Rodger Young

Rodger Young

Chairman, Vice President, Director

Mr. Young has extensive international financial experience.

Mr. Young has many years of experience in the Natural resources sector including past President of a Natural resource fund, based in Toronto with NAV in excess of C$4.6 billion. Founder and Director of a major Finance House based in London and specializing in principle business of raising investment finance and development thereof within the Natural Resources sector generally. Director of various other multiple entities in unrelated businesses activities. Attributes include good corporate governance , administration thereof and raising of investment finance generally.

Kim Evans

Kim Evans

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Evans, CPA, CGA has extensive experience in both the corporate securities industry and in the junior mining sector. Kim is the founder and former CEO and President of Mako Mining Corp. (formerly Golden Reign Resources Ltd.). She has 17 years of experience as a Director and/or Officer with a number of public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Brian Ray, MSc, P.Geo

Brian Ray, MSc, P.Geo

Head of Exploration, Director

Mr. Ray has over 38 years of exploration experience in North and South America, as well as in Europe. These include over 20 years as a consulting geologist working with a variety of clients and focusing on field exploration work. He also played a key role in the discovery and the advancement of several deposits including Hope Bay (12.3 million ounces) gold deposit in the Nunavut, Canada, and the Toruparu gold deposit in Western Guyana where he was responsible for preparing the first mineral resource.

Tom Kennedy

Tom Kennedy

Director

Mr. Kennedy, B.Comm., J.D., is a graduate of the University of British Columbia. After an initial career with the Federal Department of Justice, Mr. Kennedy has primarily focused as a legal, financial and business consultant to publicly traded companies. Mr. Kennedy is currently a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, the British Columbia Bar Association, and an Associate member of the American Bar Association. Mr. Kennedy is a Director and/or Officer of several TSX-V and CSE publicly traded companies.

Joseph A. Carrabba

Joseph A. Carrabba

Strategic Committee Advisor

Mr. Joseph A. Carrabba has accepted the appointment to join the committee of strategic advisers. Mr. Carrabba has recently been appointed Executive Chairman of Winston Gold Corp. He also serves as a director on the boards of Timken Steel Corporation, Aecon Group and NioCorp. He recently stepped down from the board of Newmont Gold where he served for ten years as the Chair of the Safety and Sustainability Committee. Mr. Carrabba also served as a Chairman, President and CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a publicly held international mining and natural resources company, from 2006 until his retirement in 2013. Prior to joining Cliffs, Mr. Carrabba gained broad experience in the mining industry throughout North America, Asia, Australia and Europe. He was the former General Manager of the Weipa Bauxite operations of Comalco Aluminum and served in a variety of leadership roles with Rio Tinto, most significantly as President and CEO of Rio's Diavik Diamond mine.

Lee Groat

Lee Groat

Advisor

PROFESSOR OF EARTH SCIENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Professor Groat, grew up in Kingston, where Lake Ontario meets the Canadian Shield. Graduated from Queen's University with a B.Sc. (Honors, Geology) in 1982. From there he attended the University of Manitoba, graduating with a Ph.D. degree in 1988. In 1988-89 Was a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at Cambridge University. Landing at UBC in July 1989 and in 1999 was awarded the Young Scientist Medal of the Mineralogical Association of Canada. Throughout the 1990's Professor Groat was at various times an Associate Editor for both The Canadian Mineralogist and The American Mineralogist, and from 2001 to 2006 was Editor of The American Mineralogist. In 2002 he was awarded a Killam Prize for Excellence in Teaching. In 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America. In 2009 the new mineral groatite, NaCaMn2+2(PO4)[PO3(OH)]2, was named in Professor Groats' honor. Professor Groat is a Past-President of the Mineralogical Association of Canada, and former Co-Editor (2012) and present Editor (2013-present) of The Canadian Mineralogist. In 2019 he was awarded the Leonard G. Berry Medal for distinguished service to the Mineralogical Association of Canada. Is Director of the Integrated Sciences program at UBC (see COURSES). Since 2002 Professor Groat has been an Independent Director of Strategic Metals Ltd. (V.SMD), and since 2016 I have been an Independent Director of Terra CO2 Technologies Ltd., a private company.


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