Richard D. Williams, M.Sc., P.Geo
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Richard Williams is a Professional Geologist with a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Geology from Portsmouth University, and a Masters degree in Mineral Exploration from Queen’s University, Ontario. He also serves as CEO of Strongbow Exploration (TSX-V:SBW), an associated company of Osisko focused on the South Crofty tin project in Cornwall UK. He has over 30 years of experience in the mining and mineral exploration sector principally in southern Africa, and south and Central America. Richard has spent the last 16 years in public company corporate management, and has developed a wide network of business and financial contacts.
Dr. Mark V. Sander
President and Director
Dr. Sander holds a PhD in Ore Deposits and Exploration from Stanford University (USA) and has been active in the mineral resource industry for the last 25 years in operations, strategy and exploration, with a focus on Copper, Gold, and Nickel and Platinum projects. Dr. Sander was formerly the VP of Strategy and Planning for BHP Copper, COO and then President & CEO of Mandalay Resources. Dr. Sander is a principal of Plinian Capital and actively involved in management of its portfolio companies through Board and consulting positions.
Chief Financial Officer
Krysta Chapman’s passion for growing companies has earned her a reputation for transforming start-ups into billion-dollar market capitalizations. A top performer, she formerly led private venture capital firm, Pathway Capital Ltd., as the Chief Financial Officer, managing several private and public mining companies and was the Corporate Treasurer at Sandstorm Gold Ltd. Krysta is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) and Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder. She holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and a Masters of Accounting from the University of Waterloo.
Chairman and Director
Mr. Leahy is a businessman who has participated actively in the formation, growth and financings of numerous mining and oil & gas companies in Canada and internationally. Since 1981 Mr. Leahy has served as President, Chairman, CEO or Director of numerous private and publicly traded companies with listings on the TSX Venture Exchange and TSX including Startech Energy, Wellco Energy Services and First Silver Reserve.
After having been Chairman & CEO of North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. for more than 20 years, Mr. Leahy recently moved on to providing advisory services through his own company Westpac.
Mr. Andrew Thomson
Mr. Thomson is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Soltoro Ltd. which was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines in June of 2015. Mr. Thomson is an entrepreneur who has actively been exploring in Latin America since 1993. Mr. Thomson is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish and currently acts as the President of Palamina Corp.
Mr. Waddell is a geologist with over 25 years of diverse resource industry experience, including senior roles with both junior and senior mining companies providing a broad knowledge of the industry. He was a founder and former President and CEO of TSX-V listed GoldQuest Mining Corp. principally focused on exploration in the Dominican Republic. More recently, he was Vice President - Greenfields Exploration for Kinross Gold Corp. responsible for global greenfields exploration, which included working across Latin America, including Peru, where he lived and worked for over three years.
Bernardo Alvarez Calderon
Mr. Bernardo Alvarez Calderon is founder and CEO of Analytica Mineral Services which operates 3 underground gold mines currently operating in Peru. Mr. Alvarez Calderon holds a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and has taken the Owners / President Management Program at the Harvard Business School.