CEO & Chairman
John has served as Founder, Chairman, President, CEO, CFO or Director of more than 20 listed companies in Canada and Australia. On more than one occasion his team’s efforts have been recognized for excellence by being named to the TSX Venture 50TM.
President and Director
Mr. Greig was recently CFO & Director at Crest Petroleum and is a Business Advisor with Gilden Group of mineral exploration companies. Recently at Keegan Resources Inc. (now Asanko Gold) he was part of the mine development team advancing the 5 million ounce Esaase Gold Project in West Africa. With 20 years in the resource sector, he brings comprehensive experience in exploration, development and mineral production. Selected engagements within the resource sector include the Hunter-Dickinson Group, Kennecott Canada, Breakwater Resources Ltd, McIntosh Engineering and Stantec Engineering. Mr. Greig holds an MBA from the University of Calgary and a BA Geography from Carleton University.
Mr. Mager has over twenty years of experience in management and governance of private and public enterprises. He has served as President, Vice President, Director, Advisor and/or Chief Financial Officer for several TSXV and ASX listed companies, including North Country Gold Corp, Niblack Mineral Development Inc, Brilliant Resources Inc, Graphite One Resources Inc, Kaminak Gold Corp, Indicator Minerals Inc, Corsa Coal Corp, Altiplano Minerals Ltd and Grizzly Discoveries Inc.
Mr. Dufresne received his B.Sc. in Geology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1983 and his M.Sc. in Economic Geology from the University of Alberta in 1987. He is a registered Professional Geologist (P.Geol.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) since 1989. Mr. Dufresne is the President and a principal of APEX Geoscience Ltd. He has worked as a consulting geologist for over 25 years conducting and directing exploration programs for junior and major exploration and mining companies encompassing a variety of commodities and deposit types including diamond, gold (placer and lode), base metal and industrial minerals in Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut, Quebec, the Northwest Territories (NWT) and internationally. Mr. Dufresne has authored numerous Technical Reports for public companies for early to advanced exploration stage projects including resource work for a variety of commodities and deposit types. He has additionally published extensively on the mineral potential of Alberta, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territories and was first author of “Diamond Potential of Alberta” Alberta Geological Survey Bulletin 63. Mr. Dufresne was personally involved with and part of the exploration teams responsible for the discovery of the George Lake – Goose Lake gold deposits, Nunavut, the Three Bluffs gold deposit, Nunavut, and the Perseverance gold deposit, which is currently in production, in the Coolgardie area of Western Australia.
Mr. Besserer is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (1995) and acted as a geological consultant from 1994 until 2011 and former principal and Managing Director of APEX Geoscience Ltd., a geological consulting firm with offices in Canada and Australia. His more than 20 years of experience in mineral exploration includes managing exploration campaigns and conducting property evaluations in Canada, USA, Australia, Russia, South East Asia, South and Central America and Africa for numerous major and junior mining companies for commodities including gold , base metals, graphite and diamonds. This includes managing diamond projects with annual budgets in excess of $10 million from discovery to bulk sample on behalf of De Beers, BHP Diamonds, Stornoway Diamond Corp., Shear Minerals Ltd., Indicator Minerals, Ashton Mining, Vaaldium Resources, Grizzly Diamonds, Hunter Exploration, Marum Resources, and New Blue Diamonds in Canada, US, South Africa and Australia.
Dean Besserer, P.Geol., is the Technical Advisor of the Company and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.