Norm Yurik Non-Executive Director Read profile

Mr. Yurik is a CPA and former tax partner at Deloitte LLP. He led the Merger and Acquisition Group of Deloitte in British Columbia, responsible for tax planning and structure and client services. Mr Yurik is a director of Russell Breweries Inc.

Duncan Blount Executive Director Read profile

Duncan Blount is Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is an executive with over 10 years of experience focused on the natural resources sector - including base, precious, bulk, and specialty metals/mining.

 

Duncan was previously Head of Emerging & Frontier Market Commodities at RWC Partners, where he was responsible for developing their commodity and natural resources portfolio strategy. Throughout his career, he has been involved in public and private investments in mature producers, as well as exploration-level juniors. Additionally, Duncan has experience in physical mineral trading and structuring off-take agreements.

 

Duncan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Language & World Trade from Samford University and a Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Chris Castle Chairman Read profile

Chris Castle is a chartered accountant with more than 38 year’s experience in the investment and corporate finance sectors.

 

His mining and mineral exploration background includes projects with Amoil NZ, Kanieri Gold Dredging and Australian Anglo-American. His investment sector experience includes Brierley Investments and Regina Confections/Charter Corporation Group.

 

Chris is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of both Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited and associated company Aorere Resources Limited. Both are NZX listed.  He is also a Director of ASX listed King Solomon Mines and Fiji based oil and gas explorer Akura Limited

Alain Le Bis Non-executive director Read profile

Mr Le Bis worked for nearly two decades as a geophysicist and exploration manager with British Petroleum and has been an independent technical consultant to oil & gas companies throughout the world. He has worked both domestically and internationally, with experience in India for Canoro Resources Limited, Gabon for Ocelot Energy Inc, Nigeria for Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Co Ltd., West Africa for Abacan Resources Corp. and Equator Exploration Ltd. and in Western Canada for Apache Corporation.  He has been a director of AC Energy Inc, Destiny Resources and Eagle Energy, all active in the oil and gas industry.

Norm Yurik Non-Executive Director Read profile

Mr. Yurik is a CPA and former tax partner at Deloitte LLP. He led the Merger and Acquisition Group of Deloitte in British Columbia, responsible for tax planning and structure and client services. Mr Yurik is a director of Russell Breweries Inc.

Chris Castle Chairman Read profile

Chris Castle is a chartered accountant with more than 38 year’s experience in the investment and corporate finance sectors.

 

His mining and mineral exploration background includes projects with Amoil NZ, Kanieri Gold Dredging and Australian Anglo-American. His investment sector experience includes Brierley Investments and Regina Confections/Charter Corporation Group.

 

Chris is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of both Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited and associated company Aorere Resources Limited. Both are NZX listed.  He is also a Director of ASX listed King Solomon Mines and Fiji based oil and gas explorer Akura Limited

Duncan Blount Executive Director Read profile

Duncan Blount is Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is an executive with over 10 years of experience focused on the natural resources sector - including base, precious, bulk, and specialty metals/mining.

 

Duncan was previously Head of Emerging & Frontier Market Commodities at RWC Partners, where he was responsible for developing their commodity and natural resources portfolio strategy. Throughout his career, he has been involved in public and private investments in mature producers, as well as exploration-level juniors. Additionally, Duncan has experience in physical mineral trading and structuring off-take agreements.

 

Duncan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Language & World Trade from Samford University and a Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Alain Le Bis Non-executive director Read profile

Mr Le Bis worked for nearly two decades as a geophysicist and exploration manager with British Petroleum and has been an independent technical consultant to oil & gas companies throughout the world. He has worked both domestically and internationally, with experience in India for Canoro Resources Limited, Gabon for Ocelot Energy Inc, Nigeria for Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Co Ltd., West Africa for Abacan Resources Corp. and Equator Exploration Ltd. and in Western Canada for Apache Corporation.  He has been a director of AC Energy Inc, Destiny Resources and Eagle Energy, all active in the oil and gas industry.