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Board of Directors

Our directors have extensive experience in the exploration and mining sector, demonstrating strength and diversity.

David Hall
Non-Executive ChairmanBA (Hons), MSc, Fellow SEG, P.Geo.
Mr Hall is a graduate in geology from Trinity College Dublin and holds a Master’s Degree in Mineral Exploration from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. He has over 30 years of experience in the exploration and mining sector and has worked on and assessed exploration projects and mines in over 40 countries. From 1992, Mr Hall was Chief Geologist for Minorco, responsible for Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. He moved to South America in 1997 as a Consultant geologist for Minorco South America and subsequently became exploration manager for AngloGold South America in 1999. In April 2002, Mr Hall became an executive director of Minmet and operations director in September 2002. Mr Hall led the divestment of Minmet’s exploration assets in the Dominican Republic into GoldQuest Mining Corporation, which is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr Hall is also founder of Thani Stratex, an AIM traded company with exploration assets in Turkey and in which Teck is an equity shareholder. Mr Hall is a fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and EuroGeol.

Jeremy Martin
Director and Chief Executive OfficerMSc, ASCM.
Mr Martin holds a degree in Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines, and a Master’s Degree in mineral exploration from the University of Leicester. He has worked in South America, Central America and Europe, where he was responsible for grassroots regional metalliferous exploration programs through to resources definition and mine development. Mr Martin has established a number of JV partnerships with major mining companies and has been involved in the formation of four AIM and TSX traded companies. He has served on a number of public company boards and is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists and the Institute of Mining Analysts.

Owen Bavinton
Non-Executive DirectorBSc (Hons), MSc, DIC, PhD.
Dr Bavinton graduated from the University of Queensland in Geology in 1969, holds a Master's Degree in Mineral Exploration from Imperial College, London and a PhD in Economic Geology from ANU, Canberra, Australia. He has over 40 years of varied international experience in the minerals exploration and mining sector in several commodities. From 1974 to 1985 he had several positions with Western Mining Corporation, finally as director of WMC’s activities in Brazil. From 1986 to 1992 he was Chief Executive Officer of Aredor Guinea SA. In 1992 he joined Anglo American where Dr Bavinton remained until his retirement in 2010. Dr Bavinton was responsible for Anglo American’s exploration and project evaluation activities in the FSU, Central Europe and the Middle East. He moved to London in 1998, initially as Head of Exploration for Minorco, and later Group Head of Exploration and Geology for Anglo American. In those roles, he was responsible for worldwide exploration and geosciences covering a range of exploration projects, through all stages of development, including advanced projects and feasibility studies. He is a fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, the Association of Applied Geochemists and the Institute of Materials, Mining and Metallurgy.

Allan Walker
Non-Executive DirectorMA.
Mr Walker has over 30 years of experience in investment banking and funds management, primarily focussed on energy sector project finance and private equity, particularly in emerging markets. He has extensive experience in the renewable energy sector, as well as experience with governments, multilateral agencies and banks. Mr Walker is currently a consultant with UK Trade and Investment, where he is Head of Project Finance on the Institutional Investment and Infrastructure team, focusing on attracting foreign direct investment into UK energy and infrastructure projects. Previously he was with Masdar Capital in Abu Dhabi, as Executive Director, responsible for managing the third party private equity funds management business for Masdar. Prior to that, Mr Walker held leadership positions with Black River Asset Management (UK) Limited, Standard Bank Plc, Credit Suisse First Boston in London and CSFB Garantia in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1998 to 2001) He also spent three years in the energy group of ING Barings in New York. Mr Walker graduated with an MA in Economic Geography from Cambridge University in 1982 and commenced his career with JP Morgan in New York in 1983.

Sepanta Dorri
Non-Executive DirectorBA, MAcc, MBA, CPA.
Ms Dorri is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Master of Accountancy, both from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Business Administration from the London Business School. In her capacity as Vice President, Corporate Development of Teck Resources since late 2018, Ms Dorri is responsible for the identification and pursuit of external growth opportunities and providing support for internal growth initiatives. In earlier roles, Ms Dorri was Vice President, Corporate and Stakeholder Development at Teranga Gold, General Manager, Corporate Development at Xstrata Nickel, and Vice President, Investment Banking, Metals and Mining Group at Merrill Lynch Canada. She brings to the role 15 years of experience in mining and metals in the areas of corporate development, financial and investment banking.

William Fisher
Non-Executive DirectorBSc (Hons), PGeo.
Mr Fisher graduated as a geologist in 1979 and has extensive industry experience which has included a number of residential posts in Africa, Australia, Europe and Canada in both exploration and mining positions. Under his leadership, Karmin Exploration discovered the Aripuanã base metal sulphide deposits in Brazil. From 1997 to 2001 Mr Fisher was Vice President, Exploration for Boliden AB, a major European mining and smelting company where he was responsible for thirty five projects in nine countries. From 2001 to 2008, Bill led GlobeStar Mining Corp. from an exploration company to an emerging base metal producer in the Dominican Republic which developed and operated the Cerro de Maimon mine until it was sold to Perilya for USD 186 million. Mr Fisher was also Chairman of Aurelian Resources which was acquired by Kinross in 2008 for USD 1.2 Billion after the discovery of the Fruta del Norte gold deposit in Ecuador. Mr Fisher currently serves as Executive Chairman of Goldquest Mining Corp. (TSX: GCQ), independent director of Treasury Metals Inc. (TSX: TML) and Chairman of Rame Energy (AIM: RAME).