CEO and Director
Mr. McGrath is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) in Canada and a former Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) in the United States of America. He has spent more than 20 years providing financial management and consulting services to publicly traded companies, with primary emphasis in the natural resources sector. He has been responsible for corporate strategy, in all aspects of accounting and finance, planning and forecasting, treasury, and internal and external reporting, internal controls and tax. Mr. McGrath has held senior executive positions with numerous publicly traded companies throughout his career, and he is currently a Director/Officer of several publicly traded companies listed on the TSXV and the CSE.
Mr. Brophy is president of Ram River Coal Corp., a private Canadian company with a development stage metallurgical coal project located in Alberta, Canada. Mr. Brophy's career comprises over 20 years of experience in the mining and energy sectors, with the last 10 years focused primarily on advancing and de-risking development-stage projects. Mr. Brophy is an experienced executive with a successful record of building and leading teams through strategic planning and regulatory approvals, and has proven strengths in negotiations, as well as government, indigenous and stakeholder relations.
J. Lewis Dillman
Mr. Dillman is a seasoned management executive with more than 25 years of experience in the public and private capital markets industry. He is currently an independent and executive director of TSX listed companies which have advanced venture projects. He is a graduate of Columbia University School of International Affairs in New York State with a Master’s degree in International Affairs with a specialization in International Banking and Finance. Mr. Dillman worked on Wall Street for Shearson Lehman Brothers before joining private industry.
Mr. March has over 25 years of progressive exploration and management experience, focused mainly on the design, implementation and supervision of advanced exploration programs. He is currently Vice President, Exploration for Foran Mining Corporation, where he has been part of a team for the last nine years that has been responsible for significant resource growth and the completion of prefeasibility level studies for the McIlvenna Bay VMS deposit located in the Flin Flon Greenstone Belt in Saskatchewan. Previously, Mr. March spent 11 years with Cumberland Resources Ltd. where he was part of the team responsible for the completion of prefeasibility and feasibility level studies for the Meadow.
Dr. Kent E. Ausburn, PhD, PG
Senior Technical Advisor
Dr. Ausburn is a senior exploration geologist and mining-entrepreneur with over 31 years of worldwide experience in the exploration/mining industry. Throughout his career Dr. Ausburn has been directly and peripherally involved in several significant ore deposit discoveries and development, including the Castle Mountain Au Mine, Bullfrog Au Mine, and Morning Star Au Mine. Previously, he was the co-founder and VP Exploration of Tournigan Gold Corporation, where he was responsible for the identification, generation, and acquisition of a high-quality portfolio of gold projects in Northern Ireland (Curraghinalt Au deposit) and Slovakia (Kremnica Au deposit), and uranium projects in Slovakia (Kuriskova U deposit) and western USA (Wyoming, Arizona, South Dakota). Currently, he is focused on recognizing, acquiring, financing, and exploring/developing quality mineral deposits throughout the world. He is associated with an international network of technical and financing-oriented mining professionals.