Board of Directors
Joseph A. Kizis, Jr., P.Geo., B.S., and M.S.President & Director
Mr. Kizis is a Certified Professional Geologist with a B.S. in Geology from Kent State University and an M.S. in Geology from the University of Colorado. He has 40 years of experience in exploration for gold, silver, copper, molybdenum, lead, zinc, and uranium in the U.S., Canada and abroad. He is the President and a director of Bravada Gold Corporation, as well as Equity Metals Corporation, director of Valterra Resource Corporation, and previously of Homestake Resource Corporation as well as Fortune River Resource Corp. (which amalgamated with Bravada Gold Corporation in 2011). Mr. Kizis has held previous executive positions and directorships with Fairmile GoldTech, Sierra Geothermal, the Geological Society of Nevada, and the GSN Foundation.
Lawrence Page, K.C.Chairman & Director
Lawrence Page obtained his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1964 and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1965 where he has practiced in the areas of natural resource law and corporate and securities law to the present date. Through his experience with natural resource companies and, in particular, precious metals development, Mr. Page has established a unique relationship with financiers, geologists and consultants and has been counsel for public Companies which have discovered and developed producing mines in North America. Specifically, he has been a Director and Officer of Companies which have discovered and brought into production the David Bell and Page Williams mines in Ontario, the Snip, Calpine/Eskay Creek and Mascot Gold Mines in British Columbia, as well as the discovery of the Penasquito Mine in Mexico.
Mr. Page is the principal of the Manex Resource Group of Vancouver which provides administrative, financial, corporate, corporate finance and geological services to a number of public companies in the mineral resource sector. He currently serves as a director of four public companies, including Bravada Gold Corporation, Equity Metals Corporation, Southern Silver Exploration Corp. and Valterra Resource Corporation.
Nigel Bunting is based in London and an active participant in a number of resource ventures, both public and private. He is a Director of Bravada Gold Corporation, Southern Silver Exploration Corp. & Valterra Resource Corporation, all 3 companies are quoted on the TSX Venture stock exchange. Nigel identifies early stage opportunities in the resource sector and arranges financings to advance projects to the public market. He is a Director of Anglia Registrars, trading as Inform Direct, which is one of the UK’s leading cloud based technology companies relating to company formation, administration and secretarial services. He is also a Director of MFB Corporate Member Ltd, an insurance underwriter at Lloyds of London.
G. Ross McDonald, CPA, CADirector
Mr. McDonald received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1964 and subsequently received his designation as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia in October 1968. From 1968 until 1973, Mr. McDonald practiced with Price Waterhouse in Canada and in Australia. From 1974 until 1984, Mr. McDonald worked in private partnerships except for a two year period from 1980 to 1982 when he was a senior officer in a junior resource company. For the past 15 years, Mr. McDonald has been in public practice with his own firm and then joined Smythe Ratcliffe Chartered Accountants in 2005, and has since retired. Working principally with clients related to mining and mineral exploration, he is also involved as director of several junior resource companies.
John Kerr, P.Eng.Director
Mr. Kerr holds bachelor degrees in applied science and geological engineering from the University of British Columbia. Over the course of a 30+ year career he has been continuously engaged in mineral exploration and has extensive field experience throughout North America. Mr. Kerr has been a geological consulting engineer since 1970 and has held senior positions with a number of public companies, both as an officer and director. He has been involved with the discovery of a number of significant mineral deposits, including two producing mines and two additional projects currently awaiting production decisions.
Michael Rowley, P.Bio.Director
Mr. Rowley obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia in 1990 and has eighteen years executive experience in the mining and mineral testing industries. He was the President and director of Duncastle Gold Corp.’s predecessor company Dundee Mines Ltd. and led its organization and acquisition of mineral properties up to its qualifying transaction in 2007. As VP Operations and later President of Duncastle Gold Corp., the resulting TSX Venture listed mineral exploration company, his responsibilities include property acquisitions, exploration management, and community engagement including First Nations relations. Prior to his role with Duncastle he was President and director of Blue Sky Mines Ltd. where he led the development of a recycling technology based on mining industry techniques through to full-scale operation. Currently he is also a director of Bravada Gold Corporation, and an officer of Sierra Mountain Minerals Inc. He is the co-author of numerous technical papers and obtained two patents on mine water treatment. Other roles in mining technology development and corporate management include long-term roles as President of NTBC Research Corp. and Vice-President of Biomet Mining Corp.