Patrick Evans is a senior mining executive having previously served as CEO of Dominion Diamond Mines, Mountain Province Diamonds, Kennady Diamonds, Norsemont Mining (acquired by Hudbay Minerals), Weda Bay Minerals (acquired by Eramet S.A.), Southern Platinum (acquired by Lonmin PLC), Messina Platinum and SouthernEra Resources. Mr. Evans was also Vice President of Placer Dome Inc. and currently serves as chairman of Pan Global Resources and Mirasol Resources. Mr. Evans is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and served as Consul-General of South Africa to Canada (1994-1998).
Mr. Moody has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry including mineral exploration, resource assessment, business development, strategy and government relations. He spent 24 years with Rio Tinto, where he held the posts of Exploration Director (2005-2010) and Vice President and Director of Business Development (2010-2015). He currently holds directorships on the boards of Mirasol Resources, Prism Resources, and Indico Resources. Mr. Moody has a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Geophysics(Honours) from the University of New England. He is a graduate of the Senior Leadership Program from the London Business School, a graduate of the Business Leadership Development Program from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.
Mr. Downey has been a director of Pan Global Resources Inc. since January 2008. He has over 30 years of international experience in the resource industry. Mr. Downey held the position of President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Elgin Mining Inc., Aura Minerals Inc. and previously Viceroy Exploration Ltd. before its acquisition by Yamana Gold Inc. in 2006. He has held numerous senior engineering positions at several large-scale global gold mining operations and has also held operating positions at several mining projects for Anglo American Corporation in South Africa. Mr. Downey was a member of the boards of Claude Resources and Dalradian Resources before their recent successful acquisitions and he is a member of the board of a number of active resource companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hon.) degree in Engineering from Queen’s University.
Mr. Kerzner has over 23 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur in the retail and real estate industries. He is the founder and President of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Canada Inc which operates retail stores through-out Canada. He has also established several private companies that have completed extensive residential and commercial developments in Phoenix, Toronto, Vancouver and Whistler. Mr. Kerzner has been broadly involved in providing seed capital for many successful public and private companies in the resource, environmental and technology sectors. He was a Director of Norsemont Mining Inc until its acquisition by Hudbay Minerals in 2011 and is currently on the Board of Directors of Prism Resources Inc and Indico Resources. Mr. Kerzner is a graduate of the University of Toronto Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program. He is a member of the BC Children’s Hospital Circle of Care and is actively involved in many other charitable organizations.
Mr. Parsons is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and retired PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) partner where his career spanned 34 years heading up the firm’s global mining practice. As an independent consultant Mr. Parsons has advised more than twenty governments around the world on mineral policy matters and has served on the board of directors of nine listed mineral exploration companies. He is currently a director of Indico Resources Ltd, Prism Resources Inc and Pan Global Resources Inc. He has served on the boards of the PDAC (1985-2003), the Indonesian Mining Association, the Canada Indonesia Chamber of Commerce, the World Mines Ministries Forum, the Canadian Minerals Industry Federation, the Advisory Council of the Centre for Resource Studies at Queens University, and the Professional Advisory Board of the Government of Canada’s Petroleum Monitoring Agency. In 2005, the PDAC presented Mr. Parsons with their Distinguished Services Award, and in 2013 the Government of Canada awarded him the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Canada’s mining industry. Mr. Parsons is a graduate of McGill University (B.Com, 1968).
Corinne Smit has almost two decades of experience working in managerial positions for publicly listed mining companies and in public accounting practice. She has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial mining operations including development of strategy, export logistics and supply chain management, marketing/sales, budgeting and forecasting, risk management, and hedging. She currently serves Newmont Corporation as Senior Director, Concentrates and Dore Sales and Marketing. Her previous roles include Director, Marketing and Logistics for Nevada Copper, Senior Marketing Manager for Nevsun Resources, and Concentrate Marketing Manager for Capstone Mining Corp. Ms. Smit is a Certified Public Accountant and began her career in Audit and Assurance for PwC in Vancouver and Hong Kong.