Peter A. Ball
President & CEO, Director
Mr. Ball brings a progressive track record of proven leadership experience covering more than thirty years in the mining and finance sectors. He has demonstrated competencies in the resource industry on an international level, and held various senior management roles with precious and base metals mining companies in mine engineering, corporate finance, securities trading, business development, corporate communications, public relations and marketing functions. Mr. Ball began his career in the late 1980s working as a mining engineer at Sherritt Gordon Mines, Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting and Echo Bay Mines. Commencing in the 1990s, he held various management and senior executive and corporate roles for numerous companies, including Eldorado Gold, RBC Dominion Securities, Adriana Resources, Century Mining, Argentex Mining, Columbus Gold, Redstar Gold, NV Gold, and most recently Noram Lithium. Mr. Ball has led and assisted in raising over $250 million in capital in the resource sector, is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines, Georgian Business College, UBC’s Canadian Securities Course and is a member of CIMM. Mr. Ball is also an independent director of Big Gold Inc. (BG:CSE).
Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Director
Alnesh Mohan is a finance executive with over 20 years of experience providing advisory services to a wide array of clients. He has been a partner at Quantum Advisory Partners LLP, a professional services firm focused on providing Chief Financial Officer and full-cycle accounting services to private and public companies, since 2005. Acting on behalf of several public companies, Alnesh has acquired considerable experience in financial reporting, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, a Master’s of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA).
Donald J. Birak
Mr. Birak has over 40 years of experience in mineral exploration and operations, including the roles of Senior Vice-President of Exploration with Coeur Mining (2004 to 2013) responsible for global Greenfields and Brownfields exploration, Vice President of Exploration for AngloGold North America (1998 to 2004), Independence Mining Company (1995 to 1998), and Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Ltd. (1992 to 1995) and Chief Geologist & Exploration Geologist for Freeport-McMoRan Gold Company (1978 to 1991).
In 2000, he received the Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year award presented by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, for several copper and zinc deposit discoveries in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake region of Manitoba, Canada. Mr. Birak has a Master of Science degree in Geology from Bowling Green State University and has authored and co-authored several professional publications on the geology and metallurgy of sediment-hosted and epithermal precious metal deposits and on the use of geostatistics in resource modeling and grade control. More recently, Don has co-authored publications and presentations on the new US SEC S-K1300 regulation and on Best Practice in mineral exploration.
Mr. Burk is an exploration geologist with over 30 years of experience in the minerals industry, primarily focused on identifying and evaluating exploration properties. He has held numerous senior roles, including Vice President Exploration at Centerra Gold Inc. and Vice President of Exploration and Chief Geologist at Silver Standard Resources Inc. (now SSR Mining), where he contributed to discoveries that resulted in the definition of a world-class silver resource at the Pitarrilla Project in Durango, Mexico and major gold resources forming the Snowfield and Brucejack deposits in northern British Columbia, Canada. Prior to joining Silver Standard in 2004, Ron had worked since 1989 as an exploration geologist for Teck Resources Ltd. and its predecessors, focused on target generation and property evaluations in the Americas.
Lawrence Roulston is a mining professional with over 35 years of diverse hands-on experience. He recently founded WestBay Capital Advisors, providing business advisory and capital markets expertise to the junior and mid-tier sectors of the mining industry. From 2014 to 2016, he was President of Quintana Resources Capital, which provided resource advisory services for US private investors, focused primarily on streaming transactions. Before Quintana, he was a mining analyst and consultant, as well as the editor of “Resource Opportunities”, an independent investment publication focused on the mining industry. Prior to this, Lawrence was an analyst or executive with various companies in the resources industry, both majors and juniors. He has graduate-level training in business and holds a B.Sc. in geology.