Directors & Management

  • John M. Darch, Chairman & Director (Photo Left)

    Over the past 35 years, John has identified and secured funding for the exploration, development and operations of many diverse mining and energy related projects worldwide, in private and public companies.  He has been actively involved in all aspects from concept, creation, structure and financing, to development and operations. Such ventures include; gold (Canada, Greenland & Africa), diamonds (Botswana & South Africa), geothermal (Canada), oil & gas (USA), coal, antimony, nickel, and copper (Africa, Zambia & Philippines) and tin (England), as well as the Asia Pacific Resources discovery and development to the pre-feasibility stage of one of the world’s most significant high-grade potash deposits located in Northern Thailand. He has successfully secured over USD 300-million in private and public funds from North America, UK and Europe, through listings on the Stock Exchanges in Canada, USA, UK, Germany, Norway and South Africa.

  • Kenneth MacLeod, President; CEO; Director (Photo Centre)

    Ken has 35 years experience as an entrepreneur, financier and executive officer in the resource and energy sectors, having served as President, CEO and director of various public and private companies operating in the Americas, Asia and Africa. Recent activities include the launching and subsequent sale of a private Renewable Energy company operating in the Philippines. Ken was President & CEO of Western GeoPower Corp. from 2001 until its acquisition by Ram Power Corp. in 2009. In the mining sector, he was President & CEO of Kakanda Development Corp. from 1994 until 2001.

  • Melvin Herdrick, Vice-President, Exploration (Photo Right)

    Mel is a professional geologist with over 35 years experience in exploration in the United States and Mexico, including 9 years as Chief Geologist for Phelps Dodge in Mexico from 1994 to 2003 and 5 years as Vice President of Exploration for Pediment Gold Corp. until its takeover by Argonaut Gold Inc. in 2011.

  • Jorge Diaz, Operations Manager, Mexico

    Jorge is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines and a mining engineer with over 25 years experience working on projects throughout Mexico, including development and construction of the Mulatos Mine and La Colorado Mine, both of which are in the northern state of Sonora.

  • Stephen Kenwood P. Geo., Director; Qualified Person

    Steve has a BSc. (Geology) from the University of British Columbia and 20 years world-wide experience in the mining sector and 12 years managing junior exploration companies. He was formerly a geologist with Cominco on the Snip gold mine and project geologist at Eskay Creek polymetallic massive sulphide deposit, both of which are located in northern B.C.  Steve also worked as a project geologist at the Petaquilla copper-gold porphyry deposit in Panama.

  • Scott Kelly, Director; Chief Financial Officer

    Scott has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Royal Roads University.   He has been involved as an officer and consultant to junior exploration companies since 2004 and was the VP Finance of Pediment Gold Corp. until it was taken over by Argonaut Gold Inc. in 2011.  Scott is currently the CFO of Ely Gold & Minerals Inc.

  • Neil Maedel, Executive Director, Corporate Finance

    Neil is a Southeast Asia based venture Capitalist with an extensive background in the analysis and finance of small cap companies beginning with The Minicap Analyst in 1988, and later Protrader Finanz AG which were based in Switzerland and which are associated with numerous highly successful start-ups in North America.  Neil was Director, Business Development at Switzerland-based Manas Petroleum, when it assembled a 5-country portfolio of large light oil prospects, ranging from high risk exploration to discovery appraisal.  He was also Chairman of Pan American Goldfields, directing the executive team which turned around the troubled company, doubling its interest in its principal asset to 80%, while more than doubling the size of the resource from 800,000 to 2,000,000 AuEq ounces, as defined in a NI 43-101 compliant Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA).  Pilot gold production was also initiated ultimately reaching over 2,000 AuEq ounces per month, with a goal of funding the deposit’s development.  In 2014 Neil co-founded, as a director, Kenadyr Resources, which is currently drilling to define high-grade gold zones now demonstrated to extend from ZiJin Mining’s TBL mine in the Kyrgyz Republic. 

  • Katharine Regan, Corporate Secretary

    Katharine has over 25 years’ experience in generating Business Development Programs across multiple industries in both the private and public sectors. Her particular expertise is in project development, administrative operations and corporate communications. As an independent consultant, Katharine also assists companies implement and maintain corporate governance, regulatory compliance and corporate social responsibility.

Gold: $1,339.58 USD/OZ
Silver: $16.06 USD/OZ

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