Mr. Mayo has recently held senior management positions, President and CEO, at two TSX Venture Exchange listed mineral exploration companies. He also brings extensive consulting and corporate development experience. He began his career as an exploration geologist for Rio Tinto in South America and northern and eastern Europe. Subsequently, Mr. Mayo has worked in a number of senior consulting roles, including the Investment and Business Planning group at Hatch in London and as senior technical advisor for Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. on the development of the Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia. He also has experience in the technology and software industry, where he provided services to the resource sector. Mr. Mayo has financial, commercial, technical, project management, IR and legal skills, with experience completing techno-economic and transaction-related studies of mining and metals projects across the globe.
Mr. Bottomer is a professional geologist with over 42 years of experience in global mineral exploration and development, including the Snip, Eskay Creek and Goldstream projects in BC, the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia and the Ann Mason copper project in Nevada. He has served as an officer and/or director for over 20 listed exploration companies, including Richfield Resources, until it was taken over by New Gold, and most recently, as VP of Business Development for Entrée Gold. Mr. Bottomer holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in geology from the University of Queensland and a Masters of Applied Science from McGill University. He is a Past President of the BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines (now AMEBC) and also served for six years as an elected councillor on the board of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (now EGBC).
Ms. Shastri Ramnath is a Professional Geoscientist with over 19 years of global experience within the exploration and mining industry. She started her career at Falconbridge in Winnipeg in 1999 and then moved to Sudbury to join FNX Mining in 2002. She was a key member of the exploration and resource group at FNX and was part of the team that discovered the Victoria Deposit. In 2010, Shastri joined Bridgeport Ventures Inc. as President and CEO where she raised over 17 million in the capital markets and then merged the company with Premier Royalty. Most recently, she co-founded Orix Geoscience Inc., a consulting firm that partners with exploration and mining companies to provide front end geological support. The success of Orix in its inaugural 3 years resulted in Shastri being nominated for the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year for Canada and was one of 3 finalists for the Momentum Award. Shastri received a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Manitoba, a M.Sc. in Exploration Geology from Rhodes University (South Africa), and an Executive MBA from Athabasca University.
Mr. Driver is a chartered accountant with over 30 years of experience financially reporting and auditing publicly traded companies. Mr. Driver has also served as a director and held senior management positions with various publicly listed companies. He is currently a director and/or officer of Nevada Exploration Inc., Orko Silver Corp. and Aldrin Resources Corp., among other companies, all listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Mr. Anderson has been providing management and consulting services to publicly traded companies for over 30 years, with an emphasis on junior resource companies. During his career, he served as president and director of a number of junior public companies, including L.G.R. Resources Ltd., Consolidated Agarwal Resources Ltd., and Pacific Talc Ltd., a junior resource company involved in the exploration of talc. Since June 2000, Mr. Anderson has been semiretired, providing management and consulting services to private and public companies on a part-time basis only.
Dr. Fedikow has over 40 years of experience as an exploration geochemist and mineral deposits geologist working in both private and public sectors. He is a fellow at the Association of Applied Geochemists, where he’s previously worked as a councillor. Dr. Fedikow has also served on a number of industry-related committees. Since 2002, he has been the president of Mount Morgan Resources Ltd, a mining exploration company. Dr. Fedikow pioneered the application of regional multimedia geochemical and mineralogical surveys in support of base and precious metal and diamond exploration in Manitoba.
Ms. Welyki has nearly two decades of experience in business development, corporate communication and capital raising for both public and private companies. She has experience in a wide range of industries and in particular, she has broad knowledge of the mining industry and has worked in Peru, the United States and Canada. Ms. Welyki currently holds a position on the board of directors and advisors of Ben.co.
Ms. Pike has more than 20 years’ experience in administration and corporate governance. She is an experienced governance professional and has served as corporate secretary to a number of companies in the last 10 years. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in management and leadership, and certificates as a corporate paralegal as well as in general/personnel management and records management. Her experience includes leadership positions in both the profit and not-for-profit sector and she is actively involved in the local food movement.