Board of Directors

Mark Eaton
Executive Chairman

Mr. Eaton is an investment professional with over 20 years of experience in equity capital markets specializing in the resource sector, as well as +10 years serving as management and/or board member to several public mining companies. He was formerly a Managing Director of Global Mining Sales, a division of CIBC World Markets of Toronto and Manager of US Equity Sales for CIBC World Markets. He also  formerly acted as a Partner and Director of Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon Ltd., a Toronto-based investment dealer, which he held from January 2007 until he joined the Board of UEX Corporation in March, 2008. Most recently, he acted as President and CEO of Belo Sun Mining (formerly Verena Minerals), from 2010 until 2014. Mr. Eaton is a graduate from Hull University, in England.

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Peter Tagliamonte, P.Eng., MBA
President & CEO; Director

Mr. Tagliamonte is a professional mining engineer with over 25 years of progressive managerial experience building and operating mines. He was formerly the CEO and a Director of Sulliden Gold Corp. (acquired by Rio Alto Mining), President and CEO of Central Sun Mining Inc. (acquired by B2Gold) and Chief Operating Officer of Desert Sun Mining Corp. (acquired by Yamana) where he was responsible for the development of the Jacobina Mine in Brazil into a 4,200-tonne-per-day mining operation. In 2005, Mr. Tagliamonte received the Mining Journal's "Mine Manager of the Year" award in recognition for his work in the mining sector. Mr. Tagliamonte obtained his Mining Engineering degree at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario; he also holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

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Carol Fries
Director

Ms. Fries has over 30 years of experience in the natural resources and mining sectors managing the preparation and completion of environmental and social impact assessments, EHS (Environmental. Health and Safety) systems, community relations and resettlement programs and other programs central to the mining permitting process. Ms. Fries has held a number of senior roles at major, mid-tier and junior mining companies, including Compania Minera Antamina, Falconbridge, Marcobre (Chariot Resources), Norsemont Peru and Rio Tinto. She formerly served as Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd.,Vice President of Environment and Community Relations at Norsemont Peru until its acquisition by HudBay in 2011, Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Community Relations at Chariot Resources, as well as Manager of Environment, Health, Safety Security and Community Relations for Marcobre S.A.C.. Ms. Fries formerly served on the Board of Directors for Chariot Resources. Ms. Fries holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Minor in Geology, from the University of Waterloo.

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Bruce Humphrey
Director

Mr. Humphrey is a mining engineer with over 35 years experience working in senior management roles with both junior and senior mining companies. From 2007 to 2009 he served as Chairman of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Desert Sun Mining Corp. from October 2004 to April 2006. From May 1998 to May 2004, Mr. Humphrey served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Goldcorp Inc. Mr. Humphrey is a former director of B2Gold Corp., Alderon Resources Corp., Crocodile Gold Corp., Avion Gold and Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

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Hon. Sergio Marchi, ICD.D
Director

Most recently, Mr. Marchi served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), the national body and voice for Canada’s major electricity utilities. Prior to this, he held a number of other positions in the private sector, both domestically and internationally, including heading up the Canada-China Business Council and serving as a Senior Advisor for the law firm of Lang Michener. As it relates to his public service, Mr. Marchi was elected as a Toronto City Councillor in 1982 and was subsequently elected as the Member of Parliament representing the Toronto riding of York West in 1984. During his time in the federal government, he served as Cabinet Minister in three critical portfolios: International Trade; Environment; and Citizenship and Immigration. After voluntarily leaving the political arena in 1999, Mr. Marchi was appointed Canadian Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations (UN) Agencies in Geneva, where he served for five years.

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