Mr. Gregory Clarkes
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Clarkes is a financier with over 30 years experience in raising capital for private and public companies in the resource, industrial, entertainment and technology sectors. He has been a major shareholder, as well as an officer and director, of many companies and has been instrumental in helping them formulate business plans and strategies resulting in successful utilization of their financial resources. He was the founder, director, and significant shareholder of Skye Resources Inc., which was sold to HudBayMinerals Inc. in 2008 for $460 million.
Mr. Larry Van Hatten
Mr. Van Hatten was a partner of Ernst & Young LLP, from May 2005 to June 2010, leading its Vancouver assurance practice until announcing his retirement in June 2010. Prior to May 2005, Mr. Van Hatten was the managing partner of Ellis Foster, Chartered Accountants, a Vancouver-based firm that merged into Ernst & Young LLP in May 2005. Mr. Van Hatten’s focus was on advising independently owned financial services firms, including Canaccord Genuity from 1980 until retirement. Mr. Van Hatten also served on the board of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, which he chaired from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Van Hatten received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1975 and his Fellow Chartered Accountant designation in 2009. In 2010, he completed the academic requirements for the Directors Education Program.
Mr. John Detmold
Mr. Detmold has over 30 years of experience in corporate finance, banking, leasing and manufacturing. He is the founder and CEO of Invecture Group, S.A. de C.V., the holding company for Frontera Copper Corporation. He is the Chairman of Communicacion Xersa, S.A. de C.V., an FM radio broadcaster based in Mexico serving the San Diego market, and a Director of Black Iron Inc. Mr. Detmold graduated with honors from McGill University with a Bachelor degree in Economics.
Mr. Bryan Nethery
Mr. Nethery is a metallurgical engineer and Professional Engineer (BC) with over 30 years of domestic and international senior management and metallurgical engineering experience. He has extensive experience in all aspects of mining project development including scoping studies, pre-feasibility studies, “bankable” feasibility studies, metallurgical studies, valuations, due diligence studies, plant design, construction, commissioning and launching start-ups. He was previously Vice President of AMEC from 1994 to 2005Since 2005, Mr. Nethery has been active in mining project development and management as a director and/or officer of various mining and resource related companies and has been president of a private mining company. In 2009, Mr. Nethery assisted Invecture S.A. in the acquisition of Frontera Copper Corporation and subsequently became CEO of Frontera, leading the re-start of this difficult mine, successfully re-evaluating, redesigning, and modifying the operation to achieve its target 70M lb year Copper production Piedras Verdes (PV) Mine in Mexico. The PV operation has recently expanded its LOM to 2 billion lbs of Cu and with the new flotation plant will produce 120 million lbs Copper/year.
Mr. Paul DiPasquale
Mr. Di Pasquale has been involved in the securities industry since 1969 and has held various executive positions with responsibility for sales and trading operations for a number of retail firms in his career, including, Brink, Hudson & LeFever Ltd., Yorkton Securities Inc., Haywood Securities Inc., Gardiner Watson Ltd., and Walwyn Stodgell. Latterly he was an Executive Vice President and Branch Manager at Canaccord Genuity Corp. Mr. DiPasquale was on the Board of Governors of the Vancouver Stock Exchange from 1984 to 1990, and served on its Executive Committee and as Chairman of its Audit and Automated Trading Committees.