Derek Cathcart, Director
Mr. Cathcart holds a CMA, B.A. & MBA from the University of Western Ontario and is Managing Partner of First Canadian Property Investments Ltd. and Principal of Cathcart & Associates. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Cathcart was a Partner of Capital Canada Limited, a recognized leader in providing investment banking services to predominantly mid-market companies. Derek specialized in resource finance for 15 years as a successful investment banker at Toronto Dominion and ABN AMRO, with responsibility for project finance and relationship management. Before becoming an investment banker, Derek held a number of senior financial management and planning positions at Abitibi-Price Inc. and Reed Paper Limited. Mr. Cathcart currently serves on the University Health Network Research Ethics Board as well as the Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board - Governance Committee.
Tom Healy, COO
Mr. Healy, a mining engineer, is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and holds a postgraduate degree from the Royal School of Mines. He has over 40 years of experience in open pit and underground mine design and operations, and management of base and precious metal, coal, oil sands, diamonds and industrial mineral projects. Mr. Healy is also President of Kamcot International Ltd., an independent company providing management and engineering services to the international mining community.
Continuing with the business combination in an Advisory Board position:
Mr. Rogers is a registered Professional Geoscientist (Ontario) with over 30 years' experience in the Canadian mining industry. Until recently, Mr. Rogers was a Director, President and CEO of Mega Precious Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MGP) and prior to that, he was the Regional Exploration Manager for Goldcorp Inc. (TSX: G) located in Ontario's Red Lake Gold Camp. He was awarded the CIM Professional Proficiency metal in 1988 when he was Chief Mine Geologist at Dickenson Mine, predecessor to the current Red Lake Gold Mines. The first exploration drill holes into what ultimately became Goldcorp's High Grade Gold Zone were drilled on Mr. Rogers's watch. While at Eskay Creek Mine as Chief Geologist, he was part of the team that received the E.A. Schultz Award for Mine Development.
Ms. Bloom has 30 years of leadership experience in the mining industry, which includes responsibility for project generation, financing and regulatory compliance. After earning an M.Sc. at Queen's University in Geological Sciences, she gained experience as an exploration geochemist planning and interpreting geochemical surveys across Canada, and in many South American and African countries. She is recognized as a world expert on assay methods and has travelled extensively worldwide to review sampling and analytical procedures. Over the past 20 years, she has also acted as a consultant to some of the largest exploration and mining companies in the world including Barrick, Falconbridge, AngloAmerican and Cameco. She is a Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and recently completed her term as Chair of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy - Toronto branch. She also serves on several government advisory boards.
Since May 1991, Mr. Demare has been the president of Chase Management Ltd., a private company which provides administrative, management and financial services to private and public companies engaged in mineral exploration and development, gold and silver production, oil and gas exploration and production, and venture capital. He also currently serves as an officer and director of other public reporting companies, including Batero Gold Corp., Mirasol Resources Ltd., Tasman Metals Ltd. and East West Petroleum Corp. Mr. Demare holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member in good standing of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.
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