Technical Advisory Board



Stuart “Tookie” Angus

Mr. Angus is an independent business advisor to the mining industry. For the past 30 years, Mr. Angus has focused on structuring and financing significant international exploration, development and mining ventures. Mr. Angus is the former chairman of the board of B.C. Sugar Refinery Ltd.; he was a director of First Quantum Minerals until June, 2005, a director of Canico Resources Corp. until its takeover by CVRD in 2005, and a director of Bema Gold until its takeover by Kinross Gold in 2007. More recently, he was managing director of mergers and acquisitions for Endeavour Financial, a director of Ventana Gold until its takeover by AUX Canada Acquisition in 2011, and a director of Plutonic Power until its merger with Magma Energy in 2011. He was chairman of Nevsun Resources Ltd. until its take-over by Zijin Mining in March of 2019.


John Budreski

Mr. Budreski is the Executive Chairman of both EnWave Corp and Morien Resources Corp. He was formerly a Vice Chairman of Cormark Securities Inc. and prior to that, President and CEO of Orion Securities Inc. He has over 25 years of experience in the resource and resource financing industries. Mr. Budreski is also a Director of Sandstorm Gold Ltd., Imput Capital, and NuLegacy Gold Corp. John holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Dalhousie / TUNS University and an MBA from the University of Calgary.


Greg Hawkins

Greg Hawkins has been involved in the mining exploration and investment industry since 1969. Mr. Hawkins had various responsibilities in the identification and delineation of 10 mineral deposits (Gilt Edge, Andacolla, Kubi Village, Tabakoto, Twangiza, Namoya, Skukum Creek, Goddell Gulley, Kobada and Harper Creek) in Canada, USA, Chile, Ghana, Mali and Zaire (DRC). As a founder of seven public and private exploration and development ventures (Brohm Mining Inc., Dayton Mining Inc., Nevsun Resources Ltd., Banro Resource Corp., Tagish Lake Gold Corp., African Gold Group Inc. and Yellowhead Mining Inc.) he has been responsible for the definition of at least one reserve in every case with four cases that have resulted in production in the USA, Chile, Ghana and Mali. He has lived in Canada, Nigeria and Ghana while pursuing his career. In 2004 Mr. Hawkins was awarded the Frank Woodside Past Presidents Award by the British Columbia and Yukon Chamber of Mines in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the mining industry. Mr. Hawkins holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Alberta and an MSc in Mineral Economics from McGill University.
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