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Alex Davidson
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Davidson is currently a corporate director and was formerly Executive Vice President, Exploration and Corporate Development at Barrick, with responsibility for Barrick's international exploration programs and corporate development activities. Mr. Davidson joined Barrick in 1993 as Vice President Exploration with responsibility for Barrick's expanding exploration program. He initiated Barrick's expansion out of North America and into Latin America and beyond. Prior to joining Barrick, Mr. Davidson was Vice President, Exploration for Metal Mining Corporation. Mr. Davidson has over 25 years' experience in designing, implementing and managing gold and base metal exploration and acquisition programs throughout the world. In 2005, Mr. Davidson was presented the A.O. Dufresne Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and
Petroleum to recognize exceptional achievement and distinguished contributions to mining exploration in Canada. In 2003, Mr. Davidson was named the Prospector of the Year by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in recognition of his team's discovery of the Lagunas Norte Project in the Alto Chicama District in Peru. Mr. Davidson is also a director of Capital Drilling Limited, Amara Mining plc, Orca Gold Inc. and Yamana Gold Inc.
Darren Blasutti
Mr. Blasutti was the President and CEO of US Silver & Gold prior to its merger with Americas Silver Corporation (formerly Scorpio Mining Corporation). He was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of RX Gold & Silver Inc. and prior to that Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Barrick Gold Corporation ("Barrick"). He reported to the Chief Executive Officer and played a lead role in the strategic development of Barrick for 13 years between 1998 and early 2011, during which time he executed over 25 gold mining transactions including the acquisitions of Homestake Mining Company and Placer Dome Inc. and the consolidation of the world class Cortez property from Rio Tinto. Mr. Blasutti also led the creation of Barrick Energy Inc. to hedge Barrick's exposure to energy prices and the initial public offering of African Barrick Gold. During his tenure at Barrick, Mr. Blasutti was integrally involved in numerous equity and financing transactions and also led the Investor Relations function. Mr. Blasutti was previously at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he planned, supervised and managed audits for a variety of clients. Mr. Blasutti is also a director of Noront Resources Ltd.
Alan Edwards
Mr. Edwards serves on the board of directors and is President of AE Consulting Corp. He also serves on the board of directors for Entrée Gold Inc., Oracle Mining Corporation (Chairman), and AQM Copper Inc. (Chairman). From September 2012 to July 2013, he was CEO of Oracle Mining; from 2009 to May 2011, he was President and CEO of Copper One Inc.; and from 2007 to 2009, he was President and CEO of Frontera Copper Corporation. Mr. Edwards holds an MBA from the University of Arizona and a B.S. in Mining Engineering also from the University of Arizona.
Peter Hawley
Peter Hawley has over 30 years' experience in the exploration and mining industry. He has worked as a consulting geologist to a large number of intermediate and senior mining companies including Teck Corp, Noranda Inc, Placer Dome Inc and Barrick Gold Corp. Mr. Hawley was the founder of Scorpio Mining Corporation and is the current President & CEO of Scorpio Gold Corporation.
Bradley R. Kipp
Mr. Kipp has over 18 years' experience in the mining sector specializing in operations, corporate finance and public company reporting. In 1997 he joined a mining development company as Vice-President, Finance and has been involved in the financing and development of emerging and start-up mineral projects focused primarily in southern Africa, Mexico and Myanmar. As part of these activities he is, or has been, Chief Financial Officer and/or Director of several public companies listed on both the Toronto and London AIM stock exchanges.
Gordon Pridham
Mr. Pridham is Principal of Edgewater Capital and sits on the public company board of Newalta Corporation (Chairman, Compensation). He is on the advisory board for Enertech Capital a Clean Tech Venture Fund. Recent activities include the merger of US Silver with RX Gold as Chairman, the sale of Norock Realty to Partners REIT as Chairman of the Special Committee, and the sale of Western Prospector to CNNC as Chairman of the Special Committee. Mr. Pridham has over 25 years of experience in investment banking, capital markets and corporate banking. He has worked in New York, Calgary, Toronto and Hong Kong for global financial institutions and has financed and advised companies in public and private markets across a broad range of industry sectors. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Institute of Corporate Directors program.
Lorie Waisberg
Mr. Waisberg is a corporate director currently serving as a director of Chantrell Ventures Corp., Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund, Metalex Ventures Ltd. and Tembec Inc. Prior to retirement, Mr. Waisberg served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration of Co-Steel Inc., a steel manufacturer. Prior to this, he practiced law with a major Canadian law firm. Mr. Waisberg is accredited as ICD.D by the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Manuel Rivera
Mr. Rivera is currently the President & CEO of Grupo Expansión with over 20 years of experience in a variety of industries including media, digital, and consumer goods. Mr. Rivera began his career at Procter & Gamble (Mexico) before joining Grupo Expansión as the head of sales & marketing, moving up to COO, then to President and co-owner after a management-led buyout. Since joining Grupo Expansión, Mr. Rivera has taken the company from a minor magazine player to one of the largest digital publishers in Mexico and Latin America. Mr. Rivera is also the current Co-chair of the Global Future Council for Media and Information of the World Economic Forum and also Chairman of the board for Make-A-Wish Mexico.