Mr. Cameron King
Mr. King brings over 25 years experience in investment banking strategy, mergers and acquisitions and building corporate development relationships. Mr. King was a member of the Corporate Banking team with the Bank of Nova Scotia specializing in M&A and Senior VP Mid-Market Finance with Jendens Financial, London UK. Throughout Mr. King`s career, he has held director positions with Petro Novus AG, Endeavor Energy, Quest Oil and Holloman Energy Corporation. Mr. King founded the mining engineering firm Camline Mining Wear Technologies Ltd. in 1994, specializing in mineral processing, operations and efficiencies. Mr. King obtained his MBA in 1991 from Lake Superior State University, Michigan and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University.
Mr. Hernan Dorado
Mr. Hernan Dorado Smith is a 5th generation mining engineer and possesses 15 years of underground and open pit mining experience. He has in-depth and local knowledge of the El Pinguico mine and the surrounding geological formation. Hernan has worked with several world class producers on major projects, such as, New Gold at Peak Mine, Australia and Rainy River, Canada; Panamerican Silver at Navidad, Argentina and La Preciosa, Mexico. His experience at the various stages of mining, pre-feasibilty, feasibility, construction and operations bring considerable value to Vangold. Hernan graduated as a Mining Engineer from Universidad de Guanajuato in 2003, received an Executive MBA from Escuela Europea de Negocios, Salamanca in 2013, and is a member of the Mining of the Mineral and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA).
Mr. Mark Ashley
Mr. Ashley, who is joining the board as a non-executive director, is a successful resource executive with over 30-years’ experience in asset selection, mine development and corporate and strategic optimizations. Vangold will be relying on Mr. Ashley to bring his in-depth knowledge of the technical, commercial, and financial aspects to the development of the El Pinguico Mine. As CEO of LionOre Mining International based in Australia, Mr. Ashley led the successful growth of the company culminating in its takeover by Norilsk Nickel in 2007 for US$7 Billion. He has held senior executive roles with several internationally listed entities including Normandy Mining, Cluff Resources, Kagara Zinc and Apex Minerals. Mr. Ashley was also a director of the Australian Gold Council, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Australia) and a Council Member for Curtin University (in West Australian). He has significant international corporate finance experience in the mining and resource sector and has worked for extensive periods in China, Turkey, UK and Australia. Mr. Ashley is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Mr. Dal S. Brynelsen
He is on the Board of Directors at Griffin Mining Ltd. (LSE:GFM). Mr. Brynelsen was previously employed as Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer by Vanoil Energy Ltd., an Independent Director by IBC Advanced Alloys Corp., Non-Executive Chairman by Coppermoly Ltd., and Director & Vice President by Ikona Gear International, Inc. He also served on the board at International Beryllium Corp., Green Park Capital Corp. and Janina Resources Ltd. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Michael Cooney
Michael is Chariman and CEO of NEMI (Northern Energy and Mining Inc.), was a market maker on Chicago Board of Options for 20 years and currently operates a private investment fund. Mr. Cooney obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan in 1984 and BA in Physics from Kalamazoo College, Michigan in 1983.