Board of Directors
Mr. Slater is an entrepreneur who has founded numerous companies and been involved in the mining industry for over twenty years. Previously, Mr. Slater was the Managing Partner of both Ernst & Young's Canadian and Arthur Andersen's Central Asian Mining Practices. Mr. Slater is a Chartered Accountant.
Mr. Pease has been involved with mineral exploration and mine development projects worldwide for the past four decades. Previously, Mr. Pease was the CEO of Sabina Gold & Silver. He was also the founder, CEO and a Director of Terrane Metals, which was acquired in 2010 by Thompson Creek Metals. Previously, he was employed by Placer Dome for 25 years, most recently as General Manager, Canada Exploration and Global Major Projects. He was responsible for managing all aspects of Placer Dome's Canadian exploration and overseeing the geological aspects of world-wide advanced, major exploration, and developments projects. Mr. Pease holds a B.Sc. degree in Earth Science from the University of Waterloo, a Professional Geologist (British Columbia) certification and is a Fellow of the Geologic Association of Canada. He is also a past Chairman of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia. Mr. Pease chairs the Technical and Sustainability Committee.
Mr. Sujir is a securities and natural resources lawyer who has twenty-three years of experience in advising and assisting public companies. He is a senior partner with Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP. Mr. Sujir is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, and the British Columbia Advisory Committee of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Mr. Bennett is a recently retired British Columbia Mines Minister with sixteen years experience as an MLA and Minister. There are few people in Canada who have such a strong combined knowledge of government processes, of the mining industry and of First Nations. Mr. Bennet holds a Law degree from Queen's University.