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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 over 30 years of experience in the mining industry including mineral exploration, resource assessment, business development, strategy and government relations. He spent twenty-four of those 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 Prism Resources, Indico Resources and Xiana Mining.  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. 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. Downey has been a director of Pan Global Resources Inc. since January 2008.  He brings over 25 years of international experience in the resource industry. Mr. Downey was appointed President and CEO of Elgin Mining Inc in July 2011, his past positions include President, CEO and Director of Aura Minerals Inc and Viceroy Exploration Ltd. before its acquisition by Yamana Gold Inc. in 2006 for $600 million. He also served as President of Consolidated Trillion Resources Ltd and Oliver Gold Corporation, where he negotiated their successful merger to form Canico Resource Corp, which was purchased by CVRD in 2006 for over $800 million. In addition, Mr. Downey has held numerous senior engineering positions at large-scale gold mining operations as well as operating positions at several mining projects for Anglo American Corporation in South Africa. Mr. Downey holds a BSc (Honours) degree in Engineering from Queens University in Belfast, Ireland.

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 Kennady Diamonds Inc, 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).

Mr. Baxter brings over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, principally in Latin America. From May 2000 to September 2000, Mr. Baxter held the position of Business Development Coordinator Americas for North Limited, a senior Australian mining company acquired by Rio Tinto PLC in October 2000. At North Limited Mr. Baxter also held the positions of Regional Geologist, Americas, from June 1999 to May 2000 and Regional Manager, Chile/Argentina, from November 1996 to June 1999. Previously, Mr. Baxter was a Director of Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. and was also a director of Chariot Resources Ltd., which was sold to China Sci Tech, a Hong Kong listed company. Mr. Baxter was the Chairman of the Board of Marcobre S.A.C., a 100% fully owned subsidiary of China Sci Tech, until September 2010. He was President, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Norsemont Mining Inc. until March 2011 when the company was acquired by Hudbay Minerals. He is currently the General Manager of Baxter Consultants Engineering, a consulting company located in Peru and a Director of Pan Global Resources Inc.

Mr. Baxter has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) degree from the University of New South Wales and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM).

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