Directors

Tim McCutcheon

CEO and Director

Mr. McCutcheon is a capital markets professional and mining corporate manager with over 20 years of international business experience. He worked in multiple financial institutions such as Bear Stearns, Aton Capital and Pioneer Investments as an award-winning metals and mining sector analyst and as an investment banker. In 2006 he was a founder of DBM Capital Partners, a boutique mining resource merchant bank with AUM of $130M and $100M completed M&A before being sold to a UK-based hedge fund in 2009. Since 2009, Mr. McCutcheon has been a director/CEO of several public Emerging Markets mining resource companies with assets in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Slovakia and Ghana. Mr. McCutcheon in 2012 – 2013 served as CEO of Abzu Gold, a Kinross earn-in partner in Ghana, and successfully turned the company around with a refinancing package, new investor base and corporate restructuring. Mr. McCutcheon attended Columbia University, where he received his BA and MBA.


Michael Turko

Director

Mr. Turko is a geologist and earned a Bachelor of Science (Geology) degree in 1981 from the University of British Columbia. He has managed several public and private companies participating in petroleum exploration and development projects in Texas, Kansas, California, Louisiana, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland, Colombia, and the UK North Sea.


Grant Sinitsin

Director
Mr. Sinitsin serves as the Head of the Moscow Natural Resource Advisory Group for Garber, Hannam & Partners (formerly Fleming Family & Partners (Russia) Limited). Mr. Sinitsin has 25 years of experience in the resource and investment banking industries, including 20 years based in Moscow. Over his career, he has been a Senior Equity Analyst for Fleming UCB where he covered the Russian metals and mining sector. He serves as a Non-Executive Director of Lubel Coal Company Ltd. Mr. Sinitsin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Jonathan Henry

Director

Mr. Henry (50) has been President and Chief Executive Officer of TSX-listed Gabriel Resources Ltd. since June 2010. Between 1994 and 2010 he worked with Avocet Mining PLC (“Avocet”), a UK based and listed gold producer and now a West African gold mining and exploration company operating the Inata Gold Mine in Burkina Faso. At Avocet he worked in a variety of senior management capacities including Finance Director and Chief Executive Officer from 2006-2010. During his tenure at Avocet he oversaw successful exploration, feasibility study, mine development and capital funding activities, plus a number of acquisitions and disposals of mine assets in Portugal, Peru, USA, Tajikistan, Burkina Faso, Malaysia and Indonesia. Avocet’s activities during Mr. Henry’s tenure as CEO included the company’s revised focus on gold mining and exploration in West Africa. Mr. Henry has an honours degree in Natural Sciences from Trinity College, Dublin. He is based in London, UK.

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