Steve Dunn has over 30 years of experience in the investment industry having worked with a large Canadian insurance company, a Canadian Schedule A bank, and two Canadian investment dealers. He has extensive experience in capital markets and has been a director of numerous resource companies. Mr. Dunn earned his BA and his MBA from the University of Western Ontario.
Francois AuclairChief Executive Officer, President and Director
Francois Auclair is a professional geologist with more than 30 years of experience, including 20 years in Africa, in both mineral exploration and the development of mining projects. He has worked across three continents and successfully led mining exploration programs for several companies including Ashanti Goldfields, Axmin, Sierra Metals, Rio Narcea Gold Mines, Noranda, and Aur Resources. Prior to joining the Company, Francois held the position of CEO with Nimini Gold and Algold Resources, where he was responsible for leading teams in the discovery and development of significant gold deposits in Sierra Leone and Mauritania, respectively. Francois holds a Master, Geology and Geochemistry degree and Bachelor Science Honors, Geology, degree from the University of Montréal, and is a member of the Quebec Order of Geologists, a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada, and a member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
Rex Loesby is a Registered Professional Mining Engineer with over 45 years of experience in mining and finance. He received his Mining Engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington. His career has been dominated by efforts to bring both large and small mining projects around the world into profitable production. He has worked in mining engineering, mineral exploration, strategic planning, financial planning, and project management for large multi-national mining companies and junior mineral exploration companies.
James Fairbairn has more than 30 years of experience with publicly traded companies. He is a Chartered Accountant, having obtained his CA designation in 1987 and is an Institute certified Director. Mr. Fairbairn holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario. His valued experience includes corporate governance and financial reporting with respect to junior mining exploration companies. He is a director of several junior mining companies.