President & CEO
Mr. Slusarchuk is the former President of rapidly growing gold producer K92 Mining Inc., a company he co-founded and where he was a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee from inception through to cash flow positive mining operations and the declaration of commercial production. K92 has approximately 1,000 employees and contractors and is based in Papua New Guinea. The company has recently been added for inclusion in the S&P/TSX Composite Index, is a 2020 Best 50 on the OTCQX and a 2020 TSX Venture 50, based on outstanding performance for shareholders over the past year.
Mr. Slusarchuk has structured, financed and operated several private and publicly traded mining and exploration companies and has also advised multiple governments and mining industry advocacy groups on formation of mining and investment policy. An early mover in understanding themes related to electrification and the corresponding impact on metals markets, he is a past TEDX and Carbon War Room speaker.
Neil (Rex) Motton
B.App.Sc (Geol) Hons., MAusIMM(CP), MSEG
COO & Director
Rex Motton has over 30 years in the mining industry working as a professional geologist. He holds an Honours Degree in Applied Science majoring in Geology from the University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Rex has signiﬁcant experience and success in exploration, mining and economic evaluation. Experience with several mining companies included Barrick Gold, Dominion Mining and Plutonic Resources. He was the key geologist for six economic deposits at Higginsville for Samantha Gold (later Resolute) in Western Australia. He obtained early development experience at the Darlot and Mt Fisher gold deposits for Sundowner Minerals NL acquired by Plutonic & in turn by Barrick Gold. In more recent years he has been a key consultant for a number of gold exploration & development projects as well as operating mines.
Mr. Richards brings a decade of resource-focused accounting and finance experience. He has accumulated extensive experience with Toronto Stock Exchange and venture-listed companies throughout the world, including Australia. His professional experience has included officer and director positions on the TSX and TSXV; experience in various debt and equity financings; implementation of ERP systems to manage mining operations; managing domestic and international tax planning strategies; and implementation of corporate governance and internal control policies. Mr. Richards is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia as well as Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Richards is also a director and CFO of Zacatecas Silver Corp., and Leviathan Gold Ltd., and is CFO of Turmalina Metals Corp.
Mr. John D. Lewins is a Mineral Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the mining industry, who has worked in Africa, Australia, Asia, North America and the former Soviet Union. Mr. Lewins has successfully managed the development of a number of open pit and underground gold, precious and base metal mines from feasibility study through to profitable operations.
Mr. Lewins has operated extensively at the corporate level in various roles from Executive General Manager to Director and Chief Executive Officer with a number of mining companies, including MIM Holdings, First Dynasty Mines, Platinum Australia and African Thunder Platinum.
Mr. Lewins is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of K92 Mining Inc., a rapidly growing and high grade gold producer located in Papua New Guinea.
Robert G. McMorran
Robert McMorran obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1981 and has over 35 years experience working in the mining industry. He founded Malaspina Consultants Inc. in July 1997, a private company providing accounting and administrative services to junior public companies.
He has held numerous board and senior management positions with a number of public companies since 1991 including Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd, Terra Ventures Inc, Roxgold Gold Inc, and the Canada Dominion Resources Group.
Charles C. Hethey
Charles Hethey is a securities lawyer in British Columbia and New York with over 10 years’ experience. Mr. Hethey represents a number of U.S. and Canadian listed entities on the TSX Venture Exchange, Canadian Securities Exchange and U.S. OTC markets. In particular, Mr. Hethey’s clients are active in a broad range of industries including mineral resources, oil and gas, industrial, green energy and technology.
Mr. Hethey has significant experience in U.S. and Canadian corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and securities compliance matters. Mr. Hethey was a director of New Energy Metals Corp. (TSXV: ENRG), a mineral exploration company with exploration projects in Quebec and Chile, and a director of Skyledger Tech Corp. (CSE: SKYL), a Bitcoin miner.
Ms. Gazis is a mining industry consultant with over 30 years of experience with specific expertise in GIS and tenement management. Among other significant corporate assignments with organizations such as Pasminco, Gold Mines of Australia, Geological Survey of Victoria, Ballarat Goldfields, and Victorian Mines Department, Ms. Gazis has had a long-standing involvement with the Fosterville Mine since its start up in 1989-1990.
Douglas J. Kirwin
MSc (Applied Geology), FSEG, FAUSIMM, FAIG, MSGA
Doug Kirwin is an independent geologist with 45 years of international exploration experience. Doug has held senior positions with Anglo American and Amax during the 1970’s and was managing director of a successful international geological consulting firm during the 1980’s and early 1990’s.
In 1995 he accepted a role as Vice President, Exploration for Indochina Goldfields and subsequently became the Executive Vice President for Ivanhoe Mines Limited until 2012, after which Ivanhoe was acquired by Rio Tinto. Doug was also a director of South Gobi Energy, Jinshan Gold and a founding non-executive director of Ivanhoe Australia Ltd.
As a member of the joint discovery team for the Hugo Dummett deposit at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia, Doug was a co-recipient of the PDAC inaugural Thayer Lindsley medal awarded for the most significant international mineral