Colin Bird, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Colin Bird has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company and a member of the board of directors. Mr. Bird is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and is a certified mine manager both in the UK and South Africa. He has been involved in the management of mining nickel, copper, gold, coal and other diverse mineral operations. Mr. Bird has founded and floated several public companies in the resource sector and served on resource company boards in the UK, Canada and South Africa. In the exploration arena he founded, financed and was Chairman of Kiwara PLC, an AIM listed company, which discovered, and sold for $270 million, a large open pit copper project in Zambia.
Adam Rochacewich, CA, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Rochacewich was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company on June 1, 2008. Mr. Rochacewich is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years experience in the area of financial accounting and reporting. Subsequent to obtaining his designation at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Rochacewich held financial positions with Noranda/Falconbridge/Xstrata Plc and LionOre Mining International. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University.
Martin Gallon, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Exploration
Martin Gallon was appointed Chief Operating Officer in May 2011 and subsequently was appointed VP Exploration in March 2012. Mr. Gallon is a corporate development and operational executive with over 40 years experience including grassroots and brownfield exploration, underground and surface mining, project feasibility, process plant design, business development and project financing. He has extensive background building and operating projects in developing countries. Mr. Gallon has worked on projects, on five continents, covering a range of commodities including: gold, copper, cobalt, nickel, lithium and coal. Mr. Gallon obtained an Honours degree in geology from London University.