Position: President, CEO & Director
Mr. Wagner is a Professional Geologist with 25 years of exploration and corporate development experience. Mr. Wagner spent the first 10 years of his career with two of Canada's largest and most successful exploration and mining companies (Noranda (now Glencore) and Cominco (now Teck)) as a project geologist and manager in North and South America.
In 1999 Mr. Wagner became Vice-President, Exploration for New Millennium Metals Corp. which was successfully merged with Platinum Group Metals Ltd. in 2002. Mr. Wagner served as Exploration Manager for TSX listed Platinum Group Metals through the acquisition, discovery and initial delineation of the multi-million ounce West Bushveld PGE deposit in South Africa.
Mr. Wagner became President of Sydney Resource Corp., in September 2005 and helped engineer the successful merger between Sydney and Band Ore Resources to form West Timmins Mining Inc. in 2006. He then served as a President, CEO, Director and Qualified Person for West Timmins Mining through the discovery of the high-grade Thunder Creek Gold Zone in Timmins, Ontario and the acquisition of West Timmins by Lake Shore Gold in an all share deal valued at $424 million which was completed in November of 2009.
Mr. Wagner and the Balmoral team have been twice recognized as the Explorers of the Year in Quebec for Balmoral's Martiniere and Grasset discoveries. Mr. Wagner and the team at Platinum Group Metals were awarded the NWOPA Explorer of the Year Award in 2004 for the Seagull Pt-Pd discovery near Thunder Bay, Ontario. In addition to his duties with Balmoral Mr. Wagner currently serves on the Board of Directors of Castle Mountain Mining and is co-founder Falco Resources.
|Lawrence W. Talbot|
Mr. Talbot is a mining lawyer with over 23 years experience representing a wide range of clients in the mining industry, from individual prospectors and junior and mid-size explorers and producers through to major mining companies, in both the hard-rock and industrial mineral fields. He has extensive experience acting for public natural resource companies and providing advice on all aspects of their businesses, including corporate finance, securities and regulatory matters, corporate governance and shareholder issues, and all aspects of corporate acquisitions, takeovers, divestitures and reorganizations.
He is a director and/or officer of a number of public natural resource companies, including Cardero Resources Corp., International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. and, Wealth Minerals Ltd., Pedro Resources Ltd. and Remstar Resources Ltd. Prior to July 1, 2006, he was a partner in one of Canada's largest law firms, and now acts as general counsel to a select group of public companies.
Mr. Currie most recently served as Director, Investment Banking at Canaccord Genuity Limited where he concentrated specifically on the junior mining sector. He retired from Canaccord in August 2012. Prior to his role in investment banking Mr. Currie was with Canaccord as a Senior Mining Analyst for over 22 years, focusing specifically on the junior mining sector. Mr. Currie brings to the Board over three decades of experience evaluating junior exploration and development companies worldwide and extensive knowledge of the capital markets as they relate to the mineral exploration and development industry.
He is a Director of one other public natural resource company as Mr. Currie currently serves as Chairman of Board of Pure Gold Mining.
Mr. MacInnis recently retired as the President and CEO of TSX-listed MAG Silver Corp. During his tenure at MAG, he directed the financing of over $140 million dollars, and led one of the silver sector's most successful explorers through the discovery of the high-grade Juanicipio/Valdecanas silver veins and the Upper Manto and Pegaso silver, lead and zinc mantos at Cinco de Mayo in Mexico. Mr. MacInnis has forty years' experience in mineral exploration worldwide. He has managed and directed multi-million dollar exploration programs for MAG Silver, Noranda Exploration, Battle Mountain Gold/Hemlo Gold, and Sargold Resources. Mr. MacInnis has extensive global experience in property acquisitions and joint venture, management and operation. A significant number of mineral discoveries have been made under his guidance, including gold and base metal deposits in the US, Canada and Mexico. Mr. MacInnis is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo) and is a graduate of Saint Francis Xavier University with a BSc. in Geology. Mr. MacInnis has served as an advisor to the Company since its inception.