Directors & Management

Randy C. Turner, B.Sc., P.Geo

President & CEO, Director

Mr. Turner is a professional geologist with over 40 years of experience in Canadian and International mineral exploration, business and finance. Mr. Turner spent 20 years with Esso Minerals Canada and AGIP Mining Ltd. exploring for uranium, gold and base metals. As President of Trimin Resources Ltd. he was involved in the development and sale of the McIlvenna Bay copper/zinc deposit in Saskatchewan. Mr. Turner's notable career achievements include guiding Winspear Diamonds Inc. from the discovery of the Snap Lake diamond deposit in northern Canada through to its sale to De Beers Mining for $305 million. In 2011, as President of Silver Quest Resources Ltd., Mr. Turner was involved in the acquisition by New Gold Inc. of the Capoose and Blackwater Projects for $180 million.

John McDonald, Ph.D., P.Geo


Dr. McDonald is a Professional Geologist with over 45 years of mineral exploration and research experience, including 20 years providing technical advice to junior companies and 13 years as a professor at the University of Saskatchewan and the Australian National University. Dr. McDonald was Vice President, Exploration of Winspear Diamonds Inc., where he and his technical team were directly responsible for the discovery and development of the Snap Lake diamond deposit. Dr. McDonald was the first Director and co-founder of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU) at the University of British Columbia. In 2000 Dr. McDonald received the H.H. "Spud" Huestis award for excellence in prospecting and mineral exploration from the BC and Yukon Chamber of Mines. In 2008 he received the Hugo Dummett Diamond Award for Excellence in Diamond Exploration and Development.

Louis Montpellier


Mr. Montpellier is a lawyer with over 30 years experience in mining, corporate finance and M&A work who currently acts as an independent director and committee member for a number of mineral exploration and development companies.

Michael R. McPhie, M.Sc., B.Sc.


Mr. McPhie is a senior mining executive with more than 20 years of operational, financial and project development experience in the Canadian and international mineral exploration and mining industry. He is currently Managing Director of JDS Gold and JDS Copper Ltd., two private mining companies that are part of the JDS Energy and Mining group. Prior to this Mr. McPhie was the President & CEO of Curis Resources Ltd. a company he led till its acquisition by Taseko Mines in 2014. He also served as Executive Vice President of Exeter Resource Corporation, President & CEO of the Mining Association of BC and as a senior policy director with Natural Resources Canada. Mr. McPhie is the immediate past Chair of the Board of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC (AMEBC) and the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT).

Robert McLeod, M.Sc., B.Sc., P.Geo


Mr. McLeod is a highly technical, creative and innovative exploration geologist. Mr. McLeod has over 20 years of post-graduate experience in mining and mineral exploration, working for a variety of major and junior mining companies. As an exploration geologist and project manager at Miramar's Hope Bay project, Mr. McLeod was part of the team that discovered the Naartok deposit, as well as expanding and delineating the Boston and Doris deposits. As Vice-President Exploration for Underworld Resources, his team acquired, discovered and delineated the Golden Saddle and Arc Deposits at the White Gold Property, Yukon. Mr. McLeod is currently President and CEO of IDM Mining Ltd. and Copperbank Resource Corp.

Susan Neale, CGA


Ms. Neale is a chartered accountant with over 20 years experience in corporate transactions, public markets and in-depth accounting and auditing, working with mineral exploration, development and operating companies in Canada and throughout the world.

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