Mr. John P. A. Budreski
Mr. Budreski has over 30 years of extensive capital markets and executive management experience. Mr. Budreski has a professional history of advancing and accelerating businesses, as well as tangible engineering experience. He was formerly a Vice Chairman of Cormark Securities Inc. from 2009 to 2012 and President and CEO of Orion Securities Inc. from 2005 to 2007, prior to its successful sale to Macquarie Bank. He has filled the roles of a Managing Director of Equity Capital Markets and Head of Investment Banking for Scotia Capital Inc. from March 1998 to February 2005 after starting out as a Managing Director of US Institutional Equity Group for Scotia Capital. He also held senior roles in investment banking and equity sales and trading for RBC Dominion Securities. Mr. Budreski is currently a Director of Sandstorm Gold Ltd., Alaris Royalty Corporation and Input Capital. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Morien Resources Corporation.
Mr. T. Gregory Hawkins
Greg has been involved in the Mining Exploration and Investment industry since 1969. He has been variously responsible for the identification and/or delineation of 10 mineral deposits in Canada, USA, Chile, Ghana, Mali and Zaire (DRC). He has lived in Canada, Nigeria and Ghana while pursuing a career in mining exploration and mining investment. In acting as Founding Project Consultant and/or Founding Director of seven public and private Exploration/Development ventures (Brohm Mining, Dayton Mining, Nevsun Resources, Banro Resource Corp, Tagish Lake Gold Corp, African Gold Group, Yellowhead Mining) he has been responsible for the definition of a resource/reserve in every case with five cases that have resulted in production in the USA, Chile, Ghana, Mali and DRC.
Mr. R. Stuart (Tookie) Angus
Mr. Angus is an independent business advisor to the mining industry and is presently Chairman of K92 Mining Inc. and Chairman of Nevsun Resources Ltd. He was formerly Head of the Global Mining Group for Fasken Martineau. For the past 30 years, Mr. Angus has focused on structuring and financing significant international exploration, development and mining ventures. More recently, he was managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for Endeavour Financial and was responsible for merger and acquisition mandates. Mr. Angus is the former Chairman of the Board of BC Sugar Refinery Limited, he was a Director of First Quantum Minerals until June 2005, a Director of Canico Resources Corporation until its takeover by Brazil’s CVRD in 2005, a Director of Bema Gold Corp. until its takeover by Kinross Gold Corporation in 2007, a Director of Ventana Gold Corp. until its takeover by AUX Canada Acquisition Inc. in 2011 and a Director of Plutonic Power Corporation until its merger with Magma Energy Corp. in 2011.