Keith Minty, P.Eng, MBA
Mr. Minty obtained a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario, Canada in 1978. He has over 26 years of open pit and underground mine operational and project development experience in North America, Central America and in Africa. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Minty was the Chief Operating Officer at Thani Dubai Mining (“Thani”) where he was responsible for all project exploration and operation activities in Yemen and Egypt as well as new business development activities. Prior to joining Thani, he was the South African country manager for Hunter Dickinson. Mr. Minty has also served on the board of directors of Asanko Gold and Oremex Silver and served as COO at Aurvista Gold. He currently serves on the boards of Auryn Resources, and Callinex Mines.
Louis Covello, P.Geo
Lou Covello is an independent consulting geologist to the exploration industry. His professional experience spans more than 4 decades, and includes serving as President and a Director for Aurora Geosciences and its' predecessor, Covello, Bryan and Associates. He has worked as a professional geologist throughout Canada, in Australia, the United States, Southeast Asia and Russia. He is a member and past President of the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines as well a member of the NWT and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and the Geological Association of Canada.
An accomplished and agile Senior Executive in both private industry, as a banker, financial and public policy/government affairs advisor, as well as the public sector, for the BC and NWT Governments. Experienced negotiator with First Nations groups and a strategic Board member for a number of business and community associations. Senior Policy Advisor-Government of the Northwest Territories (1978-1981). Advised BC Hydro on the establishment of its Aboriginal Affairs Group in 1990. Served on the Board of Directors of various companies including: Grandfield Pacific (Explorer Hotel, YK, NT), First Class Systems, Arimex Resources, Sea Breeze Power, Silvermex Resources, Metron Capital, Chair of Pacific Cascade Minerals, and Director of Timmins Gold a TSE and NYSE listed company (2005- 2014). Currently a Director and Audit Chair of Pebble Labs Inc., Maxtech Ventures Inc. and Red Fund Capital Corp. Also currently CFO for Fabled Copper & Gold, and Trait Biosciences.
Mr. Tharani has held top executive positions for Western and Russian conglomerates generating income of US$250 million to US$2.5 billion; has also raised over US$1.3 billion through project financing, debt financing, private equity, venture capital and synthetic instruments; successfully integrated and executed over 88 M&A and LBO transactions with an aggregate value over US$800 million. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Simon Fraser University.
Judson Culter, CPA, CA, CPA(WA)
Mr. Culter has over ten years of international accounting, finance, audit, and capital markets experience. He has helped to raise over $20MM in private and public financings for start-ups and growth orientated companies in the Pacific Northwest, Asia Pacific, and South America. He has taken several mineral resource companies public, most recently the Dolly Varden Silver project (TSXV: DV), whereby he also managed the exploration drill program (pre-Hecla Mining investment).