Patrick McGrath, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. McGrath is a CPA, CGA with over 20 years experience as a senior executive of junior resource companies including being a founder and former Vice President of Finance of Adriana Resources Inc. (Sprott Resource Holdings Inc.), a development company focused on iron ore where he assisted in raising $50 million in debt and equity. Mr. McGrath has lead corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, capital raises and joint ventures. Mr. McGrath has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University.
Varun Prasad, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Prasad is a CPA, CGA and had senior roles with development stage mining companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and is well versed in the continuous disclosure requirements. Mr. Prasad is the CFO of Western Copper and Gold and has a Bachelor of Technology in Accounting from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Jack McClintock, Director
Mr. McClintock is a Professional Engineer and is the VP Exploration of Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. Mr. McClintock was a former Exploration Manager with BHP Billiton and has a successful track record of leading and participating in a number of mineral discoveries and acquisitions, including but not limited to, Rio Algom’s discovery of the Spence porphyry copper deposit in Chile for which he was awarded the “Prospector of the Year” award by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in 1998, and the acquisition of the Antamina deposit in Peru.
Douglas Urch, Director
Mr. Urch has been the Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. since February 2008 which was acquired in 2016 for total consideration of approximately $575 million. Prior to Bankers, Mr. Urch was the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Rally Energy Corp. which was acquired for total consideration of approximately $898 million in 2007. Mr. Urch is a CPA, CMA and a graduate member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D).
Jonathan Gagné, Director
Mr. Gagné is currently a senior consulting engineer working for Greenstone Gold Mines, which aims to develop the multi-million ounce Hardrock Gold Project located in Ontario. Mr. Gagné began his career with Agnico-Eagle during the construction and commissioning of the Meadowbank gold project located in Nunavut. He then led the mining engineering department for SGS Geostat, a mining services company specializing in computer-assisted mineral resource estimation services. Mr. Gagné then followed with Glencore Zinc, which owns the Hackett River deposit in Nunavut which is adjacent to the Company’s Yava Property. At Glencore Zinc, he was involved in numerous zinc projects throughout the World. Mr. Gagné has a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal and an MBA with a specialization in Corporate Finance from Université du Québec à Montréal.
Mike Petrina, Technical Advisor
Mr. Petrina, P. Eng, played a key role in the start-up (restart) of two underground mines and was also the former COO of Probe Mines Limited and former VP Operations of MAG Silver where managed permitting and feasibility studies of advanced stage mining projects.
Lawrence O’Connor, Technical Advisor
Mr. O’Connor, Q.P., has extensive experience in permitting and mine start-ups. Mr. O’Connor was VP Operations at Western Goldfields (now owned by Equinox Gold) where he played a key role in the restart of the Mesquite mine in Southern California. Mr. O’Connor was formerly G.M. of Eldorado’ Gold’s La Colorada mine where he completed the feasibility and permitting for a major expansion of operations.