Our directors provide valuable expertise across a variety of fields within the industry.
Mark H. Bailey
Mr. Bailey holds a Master of Science degree in geology from Oregon State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Washington, is a registered professional geologist with over 39 years’ experience, most recently in the role of President, CEO and Director of TSX-listed Minefinders Corporation Ltd. from 1995 to its sale in 2012. While with Minefinders, he was responsible for the discovery and development of resources totaling more than three million ounces of gold and 165 million ounces of silver as well as the eventual sale of the company to Pan American Silver Corp. in 2012. Prior to his tenure with Minefinders, Mr. Bailey held senior positions with Equinox Resources Inc. and Exxon Minerals. He is presently a director of Mason Resources Corp., Entrée Resources Ltd., Dynasty Metals & Mining and Northern Lion Gold Corp. and owner of Mark H. Bailey & Associates LLC, a consulting Geologist company.
Anne Labelle has been the vice-president legal and sustainability of Midas Gold Corp. since 2011. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the legal, sustainability and regulatory affairs, including responsibility for oversight of legal affairs, and management and direction of the environmental, permitting and regulatory aspects of the Stibnite Gold Project. Ms. Labelle is a geologist and a lawyer, working in mineral exploration and development since the mid-1990s. She was called to the bar in 2006 in British Columbia, and practised securities law at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP before returning to the mining industry in 2008. Ms. Labelle is a graduate of Carleton University, with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Geology, obtained her law degree at the University of British Columbia, and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.
Mr. Tallman, PGeo, is an experienced mining entrepreneur and professional geologist. He has 35 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Tallman has worked in Canada, Chile, Mexico and Australia. His career has included the grassroots discovery and delineation of three mineral deposits, two of which have been mined diversely, including one gold, one antimony and one zinc deposit. He is currently president and CEO of Klondike Gold Corp., which is exploring for gold in the Yukon. Mr. Tallman has held either founder, director and/or senior management positions at a number of publicly listed Canadian mining companies continuously over the past 20 years.
Matt Manson has 20 years’ experience in diamond exploration, development and production. Matt was appointed President of Stornoway in March 2007 following the acquisition of Ashton Mining of Canada and Contact Diamond Corporation, and subsequently President and CEO in January 2009. Between 1999 and 2005, Matt was employed by Aber Diamond Corporation (now Dominion Diamond Corporation) as Vice-President, Marketing, and thereafter Vice-President, Technical Services and Control, during which time he participated in the US$230m project financing for the Diavik Diamond Project, as well as overseeing Aber’s technical and marketing operations. Matt is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (B.Sc. Geophysics, 1987) and the University of Toronto (Ph.D. Geology, 1996).
CEO & Director
Mr. Warman is a professional geologist with over 25 years of experience in all phases of mineral exploration, from grassroots exploration to feasibility and development. He has held board or senior leadership roles with some of the most successful exploration and development companies of the past decade, which have together discovered over 30 million ounces of gold. Mr. Warman is a director of Continental Gold Inc. (since 2010), a leading Colombia-focused explorer which is developing the large-scale and high-grade Buritica project. He was president of Dalradian Resources, which is developing the Curraghinalt gold project in Northern Ireland, from 2012 to 2015. At Dalradian, Mr. Warman was responsible for all operational aspects of the company’s exploration, permitting and development activities. Previously, Mr. Warman was Vice-President, Corporate Development, of Aurelian Resources Inc., where he supported the exploration team in Ecuador, initiated and managed early-stage development studies, marketed Aurelian to international investors, and played a significant role in successfully negotiating the $1.2-billion acquisition of Aurelian by Kinross Gold Corp. Prior to Aurelian, Mr. Warman held senior positions in a number of mining and exploration companies in North America, Africa and Europe. Mr. Warman is a graduate of the University of Manitoba (MSc) and McMaster University (BSc), and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.
Kenneth A. Brunk
COO & Director
Over his 40-year plus career, Mr. Brunk has established a proven track record in the areas of mine development, project development, mine operations, technology development, as well as all aspects of mine related management from the corporate level to the mine level. He has successfully lead major multinational mining companies as well as junior mining companies, in various mineral commodity sectors, to accomplish their business goals. Ken’s professional experience includes all levels of management from shift boss to CEO. He has held executive and management positions at Midway Gold, Romarco, Harrison Western, Bateman Engineering, Newmont Mining Corporation, Unimin, and Owens-Illinois. He is also an active member in several professional organizations, and has received several awards for his technical and social contributions throughout his career. Mr. Brunk is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering, Mineral Processing option.
Peter T. Hemstead
Directors (Chair of the Audit Committee)
Mr. Hemstead is a Chartered Professional Accountant with an Honours Economics degree from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Hemstead is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Bluestone Resources Inc. and has over 20 years of finance experience, including a senior financial executive role at Capstone Mining Corp. where he led the finance team through the successful expansion from a development stage mining company to an intermediate producer. He has a proven track record of providing financial leadership and his extensive experience in financial management, corporate finance, project finance, treasury, commercial banking, marketing/sales, financial risk management, insurance and international tax planning.