President, CEO and Director
Mr. Greig was recently CFO & Director at Crest Petroleum and is a Business Advisor with Gilden Group of mineral exploration companies. Recently at Keegan Resources Inc. (now Asanko Gold) he was part of the mine development team advancing the 5 million ounce Esaase Gold Project in West Africa. With 20 years in the resource sector, he brings comprehensive experience in exploration, development and mineral production. Selected engagements within the resource sector include the Hunter-Dickinson Group, Kennecott Canada, Breakwater Resources Ltd, McIntosh Engineering and Stantec Engineering. Mr. Greig holds an MBA from the University of Calgary and a BA Geography from Carleton University.
Mr. Jackson is a Principal of BridgeMark Financial
Corp., which provides corporate compliance, financial advisory, and financial
reporting activities to public and private companies. Mr. Jackson also founded
Jackson & Company, Chartered Accountants assisting private and public
companies in a variety of industries with full service accounting, and tax
services. Prior to his time at BridgeMark, Mr. Jackson spent a number of years
working at Ernst & Young LLP and obtaining his CA designation before moving
onto work as a senior analyst at a boutique investment banking firm. Mr.
Jackson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (B.B.A) from Simon
Fraser University and the professional designation of Chartered Accountant
(CA), where he is a member of the B.C. and Canadian Institute of Chartered
Accountants. Most recently, Mr. Jackson has had extensive experience as a
Director and CFO of numerous publicly traded corporations in the metals and
Mr. Besserer is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (1995) and acted as a geological consultant from 1994 until 2011 and former principal and Managing Director of APEX Geoscience Ltd., a geological consulting firm with offices in Canada and Australia. His more than 20 years of experience in mineral exploration includes managing exploration campaigns and conducting property evaluations in Canada, USA, Australia, Russia, South East Asia, South and Central America and Africa for numerous major and junior mining companies for commodities including gold , base metals, graphite and diamonds. This includes managing diamond projects with annual budgets in excess of $10 million from discovery to bulk sample on behalf of De Beers, BHP Diamonds, Stornoway Diamond Corp., Shear Minerals Ltd., Indicator Minerals, Ashton Mining, Vaaldium Resources, Grizzly Diamonds, Hunter Exploration, Marum Resources, and New Blue Diamonds in Canada, US, South Africa and Australia.
Dean Besserer, P.Geol., is the Technical Advisor of the Company and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
Michael Dufresne & Apex Geoscience Ltd.
Mr. Dufresne received his B.Sc. in Geology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1983 and his M.Sc. in Economic Geology from the University of Alberta in 1987. He is a registered Professional Geologist (P.Geol.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) since 1989. Mr. Dufresne is the President and a principal of APEX Geoscience Ltd. He has worked as a consulting geologist for over 25 years conducting and directing exploration programs for junior and major exploration and mining companies encompassing a variety of commodities and deposit types including diamond, gold (placer and lode), base metal and industrial minerals in Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut, Quebec, the Northwest Territories (NWT) and internationally. Mr. Dufresne has authored numerous Technical Reports for public companies for early to advanced exploration stage projects including resource work for a variety of commodities and deposit types. He has additionally published extensively on the mineral potential of Alberta, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territories and was first author of “Diamond Potential of Alberta” Alberta Geological Survey Bulletin 63. Mr. Dufresne was personally involved with and part of the exploration teams responsible for the discovery of the George Lake – Goose Lake gold deposits, Nunavut, the Three Bluffs gold deposit, Nunavut, and the Perseverance gold deposit, which is currently in production, in the Coolgardie area of Western Australia.
Apex Geoscience has extensive diamond experience from grass roots, early exploration to production scenarios. The combined wealth of experience from senior team members spans over 100 years’ operating in Canada’s north. Apex’s team of geoscientists have worked with the best diamond companies in the world and includes an extensive list of diamond bearing kimberlite discoveries and projects that have gone into production.
Mr. Wallace has been involved in
all aspects of the mining industry from mineral exploration and project
management to financing, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate development.
He began his career at Hunter Dickinson Inc. and over the past 25 years has
been instrumental in building numerous high-quality mineral exploration,
development and production stage companies. Selected engagements includes;
i)co-founding Cayden Resources Inc., which was acquired
by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited for $205 million in 2014;
ii)co-founder and former CEO of Keegan Resources Inc.,
which under his leadership raised more than $200 million and transacted to form
Asanko Gold Inc., which recently completed Ghana’s newest major mine
development with projected production of 190,000 ounces of gold per year; and
iii)as CEO of Auryn Resources Inc. the acquisition of North
Country Gold during 2015 and its high grade gold “Three Bluff’s Project” in
Mr. Wallace is a current director
of Asanko Gold Inc. and the President, CEO and a director of Auryn Resources
Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Advisor
Mr Burns has extensive international
experience having worked recently in West Africa, Central America, South
America, and North America. This includes successful permitting process with
three gold mines (encompassing tough water and illegal artisanal & small
scale mining issues) that have gone or are going into production. Shawn is
educated at Cornell, Queens and Western Universities and is one of a few
“green” CPA’s in Canada. He is a
specialist in resource company sustainability reporting, and precious gems/metals
chain-of-custody reporting, and green mine plans for energy transportation and
design. He is a topic expert for the
Responsible Jewelry Council and an Adjunct Professor in sustainability
reporting and strategy at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for the past
7 years. Finally he has a strong
background in the social aspects of exploration mining with a particular
interest in cooperative First Nations business agreements.