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).