Mr. Walchuck (BSc., PEng) is a mining professional with over 37 years of national and international experience in the minerals industry, including work in North America, Slovakia, the UK, Ghana, and Tanzania. Mr. Walchuck was the Manager Mining for Barrick at the Bulyanhulu Gold Mine in Tanzania from 1999 to 2002. There he oversaw the building of a multi-million-ounce, high-grade underground mine in 24 months and achieved over 2 million man-hours without a lost-time accident. Prior to his 6-year involvement with Bulyanhulu (first as Sr. Project Manager with Sutton Resources then as Manager Mining for Barrick), Mr. Walchuck was Manager of Mining and then Manager - Corporate Operations for Royal Oak Mines. This was preceded by a 5-year term as Chief Mining Engineer for Tarkwa Goldfields in Ghana. A member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario for 28 years, Mr. Walchuck holds Bachelor Degrees in both Science and Engineering.
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Dr. Williams is an economic geologist with extensive experience in South America. He is a former Chief Executive Officer, director and President of Orvana Minerals Corp. and since leaving that company in 2013, he has been a consultant to the mining industry. Prior to joining Orvana Minerals, he was a Vice President for Phelps Dodge Exploration. He holds a PhD, Economic Geology from the University of Arizona.
Mr. Crowe is a professional geologist with more than 35 years of exploration, business and entrepreneurial experience throughout North America, Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia. Since August 2016, Mr. Crowe has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and director of Silver One Resources Inc., a mineral exploration company with silver projects in Mexico. Previously, Mr. Crowe served as a director, Chief Executive Officer and President of Entrée Gold Inc., a mining company listed on the TSX, from May 2003 to November 2015. Mr. Crowe was also co-founder and President of Azimuth Geological Inc., a private consulting company specializing in exploration and management services for junior and major mining companies such as Rio Algom Ltd., the Prime Group and Westmin Resources Limited.
Mr. Girling has been active in various aspects of mineral exploration since 1977. He couples his geological understanding with a B.Com. Finance degree (U.B.C. 1990) to provide consulting services to a number of TSX Venture Exchange companies. Since August 2016, Mr. Girling has served as a director of Silver One Resources Inc., a mineral exploration company with silver projects in Mexico. He has strong capital markets experience gained as a founder and director of Foundation Resources Inc. and Search Minerals Inc. Mr. Girling was also a director of Roxgold Inc. from August 2006 through September 2102 and completed the re-organization of Roxgold Inc. as well as the acquisition of its Burkina Faso gold property. Aside from BRS, Mr. Girling was President and CEO of Birch Hill Gold Corporation from November 2012 until it amalgamated with Canoe Mining Ventures in June of 2014. He continues as a director of I-Minerals Inc. and Kiska Metals Corporation.
Mr. Roehlig has more than 15 years of experience in the financial and investment industry. In particular, Mr. Roehlig has experience in restructuring, managing and financing junior public companies. Most recently, Mr. Roehlig served as the president of Terra Ventures Inc., which held a 10% stake in the high grade Roughrider uranium discovery owned by Hathor Exploration. In May 2011, Terra Ventures was acquired by Hathor Exploration – Hathor was then subsequently acquired by one of the world’s largest mining companies Rio Tinto in late 2011.
Ms. Tsai is a Chartered Professional Accountant with Malaspina Consultants Inc. Prior thereto, she was a senior accountant with Grant Thornton LLP. She has acted as CFO and/or controller of a number of listed companies, including Hello Pal International Inc., ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd. and PPX Mining Corp, and has corporate finance and listed company experience in a number of sectors. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree.