Board of Directors


Board of Directors

Richard Quesnel, Executive Chairman of the Board
Mr. Richard Quesnel served for over 5 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines of Montreal. He has over 32 years of senior mine management and engineering experience at large gold, copper, nickel and iron ore mining properties in Canada and Western U.S.A. He has successfully developed, commissioned, operated and expanded mining operations, both open pit and underground. Since 1979, he has also worked as a mine manager or mining engineer of several mining companies including Ledcor CMI Limited, JS Redpath Limited, Les Mines McWatters, Barrick Goldstrike, Quebec Cartier Mining and Placer-Dome. He is currently also a board member of Sama Resources Inc.

Paul Yeou
Mr. Yeou is the Managing Director of Worldlink (Canada) Resources Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Worldlink (Canada) Resources Ltd. is a member company of the Worldlink Group, which is a private integrated trading group, engaged in import and export of iron ore, coal and other dry bulk commodities. Established in 1992, the Worldlink Group has built solid marketing channels, relationships and synergies with major steel mills, power plants and commodity end-users throughout China and other Far East Asian countries. Since 2007, the Group has made multi-million dollar investments in iron ore and coal companies in the Americas and is considered to be the largest privately held integrated trading company of iron ore and coal from the Americas to China by volume in the industry. Mr. Yeou is currently also a board member of Adriana Resources Inc. (TSXV.ADI)

James Ladner
Mr. Ladner is a financial consultant in Zurich, Switzerland and a professional company director. He graduated in economics and business administration, majoring in auditing, from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. He served as a member of Swiss Admissions Commission - Listing on Swiss Stock Exchanges and as a member of the Swiss Capital Market Commission of the Swiss National Bank . Mr.Ladner was a co-founder and managing director of RP&C International, London , and served as the non-executive chairman of Bank Austria (Switzerland) Ltd..Previously Mr. Ladner was an Executive Vice President of Coutts Bank (Switzerland) Ltd. and has served on the board of several other companies, funds and banks in Switzerland and abroad including The Royal Bank of Scotland AG, Interallianz Bank AG, Asahi Bank AG, F.Van Lanschot Bankiers (Switzerland) Ltd., Energy Capital Investment Co plc, Equator Exploration Ltd.,StrataGold Corporation, Nevoro Inc., Colombia Gold plc, Porto Energy Corp. and Coastport Capital Inc.. He is presently a director of the following public companies: Oracle Energy Corp.(OEC.V), Red Rock Resources plc (RRR.L) and Guerrero Exploration Inc. (GEX,V).

J. Wayne Murton  
Mr. Murton is a geological and mining consultant and the President of J.W.Murton and Associates, based in Kelowna, B.C. He is a registered Geological Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Mr. Murton has been active in the mining industry for over 40 years with junior companies as well as major mining companies. He has managed and directed exploration programs for base metals, uranium and precious metals and has managed and directed underground mine development and production from gold, silver and copper mines as well as placer gold operations. He has been involved in a variety of projects ranging from preliminary exploration to mine management throughout North America and South America as well as West Africa. He has authored numerous property reports, qualifying and NI 43-101 reports as a QP (Qualified Person). Mr. Murton is a director of Golden Virtue Resources Inc. and Sunrise Resources Ltd. and a member of both of their Audit Committees.

Nikolas Perrault
Mr. Nikolas Perrault is a Chartered Financial Analyst who has spent the first 15 years of his career working with some of Canada’s largest financial institutions, including National Bank, Merrill-Lynch, CIBC and Scotia Capital. He is President, CEO and Director of Colt Resources Inc., a Canadian exploration and development company focused on advanced-stage high-grade gold and tungsten deposits in Portugal. His focus throughout his career has been on small cap resource companies worldwide which has allowed him to develop an extensive international network. In May 2007, he founded a management consulting company providing strategic advice to early stage energy and resource companies. Mr. Perrault is also an independent director of TSX listed Calvalley Petroleum as well as NEX listed Bitumen Capital Mr. Perrault holds a Bachelor of Commerce and obtained his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997.

Declan Costelloe

Declan Costelloe, Director, is a chartered engineer (UK Engineering Council) and a mining geologist with over 25 years of experience. With Colt, he holds the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He also serves as President of Celtic Mining Ltd., and independent mining consulting firm. In 2007, he served as a portfolio manager with the Goldfish Fund, a Colorado-based investment fund with a diversified portfolio primarily directed at the mining and natural resources exploration and development field. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Costelloe served as an investment manager with Veneroso Associates Gold Advisors, an investment company focused on the gold industry, prior to which he served as research director from 2000 to 2003. He also currently serves as a director of Homestake Resources Corp., a Canadian exploration company. During his mining career he held positions with several resource focussed companies including BHP Gold, SRK (UK), Monarch Resources and Golden Star Resources. Mr. Costelloe holds a B.Sc. in Geology from University College, Galway and a B.Sc. in Mining Geology from the University of Wales College Cardiff.



Audit Committee

James Ladner (Chairman), J. Wayne Murton, Paul Yeou

Compensation Committee

Paul Yeou (Chairman), James Ladner, J. Wayne Murton 

Nominating Committee

Richard Quesnel (Chairman), Nikolas Perrault, Paul Yeou

Corporate Governance Committee

 J. Wayne Murton (Chairman), James Ladner


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