Management & Directors

Wendell Zerb

Chairman
BSc, P.Geo.
  • 30 years of combined experience in capital markets, mining, and mineral exploration / development.
  • Previously served as Director, Research Analyst, Metals and Mining (Canaccord Genuity Corp.), Vice President of Research and Institutional Sales, and President and CEO of a wholly owned US subsidiary (PI Financial).
  • Most recently, was President and CEO of Exeter Resource Corp. which controlled the Caspiche Au – Cu deposit in Chile. Exeter was successfully purchased by Goldcorp in June 2017.

Alistair Waddell

President, CEO & Director
BSc (Hons), MAusIMM
  • Geologist with over 25 years of diverse mineral exploration, development and capital market experience.
  • A founder, and former CEO of GoldQuest Mining Corp., focused on exploration in the Dominican Republic.
  • Previously VP – Greenfields Exploration for Kinross Gold  with global mandate to develop new exploration ideas.
  • Founder & Chairman of Headwater Gold focused on exploration in Nevada, Idaho & Oregon.
  • Lived and worked in Australia, Canada, Bolivia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Chile and the Dominican Republic.

Carl Swensson

Vice President, Exploration
BSc, FAusIMM
  • Geologist with over 30 years of extensive global experience in mineral exploration and resource assessment.
  • Former Chief Geologist of Exploration for Normandy Mining from 1989 to 2002, when Company grew from $100 Million to a $4.9 Billion market capitalisation.
  • Wide-ranging, global field experience in most commodities and deposit styles for gold, base metals, lithium, uranium, diamonds, coal and graphite.

John Wenger

Chief Financial Officer
CPA, CA
  • Chartered Professional Accountant with the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia since 2006.
  • From 2011 to 2017 served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Liberty Gold (Pilot Gold); previously with Ernst & Young LLP from 2001 to 2011.
  • Most recently, was Director of Osprey Gold Development Ltd., which was successfully purchased by CSE-listed MegumaGold Corp. in September 2020; and currently also serves as Chief Financial Officer and corporate secretary of TSXV-listed Contact Gold Corp.

Tero Kosonen

Non-Exec. Director
MSc (Econ.)
  • Co-Founder of Ore Capital Partners, a private equity/venture capital group investing in mineral exploration opportunities globally.
  • Over 25 years of experience in regional management roles, entrepreneurial ventures, and investments in natural resources.
  • Currently serves as a Director for Headwater Gold.

Dr. Stuart Smith

Non-Exec. Director
BSc, PhD
  • Geologist with 30 years global experience from project generation through to mine geology.
  • Former Technical Director – Strategy & New Projects as well as Specialist – Global Copper for Teck Resources Ltd.
  • Previously Chief Geologist for the Oxiana-OZ Minerals-MMG group of companies.
  • From 1995-2001 worked in the heart of the Macquarie Arc including time spent working at Northparkes Mines.
  • Has a detailed understanding of the geology and exploration of Macquarie Arc porphyry systems.

Cecil R. Bond

Non-Exec. Director
CPA, CA
  • Chartered Professional Account (CA) with over 20 years of global experience in the junior resource and mining industry serving as a director or senior executive of companies listed on the TSX, TSX-V, ASX, AIM and NYSE markets.
  • Former CFO of Exeter Resource Corp, until it was acquired by Goldcorp in June 2017 and VP Finance of Extorre Gold Mines Ltd until it was acquired by Yamana Gold.
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