Directors and Senior Management
James Varanese – Chairman & Director
Over 20 years experience in natural resources M&A, predominantly in frontier markets. Founder of several resources companies, both private and quoted. Graduate of Harvard University.
Jonathan Challis – CEO & Director
Mining engineer with over 30 years experience. Director of several TSX-V companies. Degree in Mineral Exploitation from University College, Cardiff. MBA from Cranfield University.
Marc T. Bamber – Director
Senior natural resources investment specialist. Core member of the $2.5B RAB Capital Special Situations Fund for 7 years, vetting and executing investments in over 900 resource companies.
Vick Dusik – CFO & Director
Chartered Accountant. Senior positions with Ernst & Young. Director and CFO of several listed companies in the energy and resources sector. MBA, Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University.
Philipp Koether – Director
Founder of the Cabot Group, a private equity house in Hamburg and Hong Kong. 10+ years experience in international investments. Graduate of Humboldt University (BA), and University of Hong Kong (LLM).
Harry Ackerman – Director
Extensive experience in West Africa in the acquisition of mining and resource projects. Managed exploration programs in West Africa and Middle East for several public resource companies.
Robb McNaughton – Director
Highly experienced director of natural resources companies listed on the TSX-V. Partner in corporate and capital markets group at law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
Andrew Dacey – Technical Advisor
Geologist with over 20 years experience. Partner at Momentum Advisors and co-founder of Lydian International (TSX). Degree in Geology, Victoria University, New Zealand. Masters Economic Geology, CODES, Australia.