David Blann, P.Eng.
David Blann, P.Eng. Mr. Blann has been engaged in precious and base metal exploration, development and production stage projects for over 28 years. He has worked predominantly within Canada and the U.S.A., as well as in Mexico, Chile and West Africa. Within central British Columbia, Canada, Mr. Blann has been involved in the discovery of a number of epithermal gold-silver and porphyry copper systems. Mr. Blann has been a director or vice president of several junior mining companies and designed the strategy and assembled the projects as founder of Happy Creek Minerals Ltd. He received a diploma in Mining Engineering Technology from BCIT in 1984 and a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering from Montana Tech, Butte, Montana in 1987.
Walter Segsworth, P.Eng.
Walter Segsworth has over 40 years of experience in mining throughout Canada and overseas and has served as a senior officer of several mining companies including Westmin Resources, where he was President and CEO, and Homestake Mining Company, where he was President and COO. Mr. Segsworth is currently lead independent director of Pan American Silver and a director of Sabina Gold & Silver Corporation. Mr. Segsworth is past Chairman of the Mining Association of British Columbia and the Mining Association of Canada and was named B.C.’ s Mining Person of the year in 1996.
Mr. Gray has over 20 years of experience as a stockbroker and officer of an IDA member firm. Mr. Gray is currently with Altus Securities in Toronto, and was until recently, the president and chief executive officer of Toll Cross Securities Inc., a Toronto-based, full-service broker dealer specializing in the junior resource sector. Mr. Gray has previously acted as a director and vice-president investment banking, institutional equities, with First Associates Investments Inc. and prior thereto as president of St. James Securities Inc. Mr. Gray is a graduate of Laurentian University.
Michael Cathro, M.Sc.
Mike Cathro’s career includes work as an exploration geologist with major and junior mining companies in Canada and overseas, and 17 years with the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources in technical and management roles. Prior to leaving government in early 2008, Mike led the team that successfully completed the aboriginal consultation, environmental review and permitting of the New Afton copper-gold project, now one of the largest underground metal mines in Canada. Mr. Cathro has served as vice president for several Jr resource companies and as Chair of Geoscience B.C. Over the years he has volunteered in various capacities with industry associations including the Kamloops Exploration Group (KEG) and the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC). Mr Cathro holds a B.Sc. (Honours, Geological Sciences) from Queen’s University and a M.Sc. (Geology) from the Colorado School of Mines.
Sarah Weber, P.Geo.
Ms. Weber is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of C3 Alliance Corp., a private consulting company that works closely with Indigenous peoples, the resource sector, governments and communities. Ms. Weber provides leadership in building positive relationships between industry, Chambers of Commerce, municipal governments, Provincial governments, Indigenous communities and NGOs. Ms. Weber holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia and an Executive MBA from the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University.
Peter Hughes, B.Sc.
Mr. Hughes has 35 years’ business experience including senior-level executive and director positions in both private and public companies specializing in pharmaceuticals, alternative energy, transportation, mining, aquaculture and sports technology. Areas of experience include corporate structuring, private and public equity financings and public company management. Mr. Hughes is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors’ degree in Science, Canadian Securities Course and Director’s and Officer’s Course. Mr. Hughes currently serves as a Director of a number of publicly traded companies.