|Robert A. Archer, P.Geo.|
Chief Executive Officer & President
As our President, Chief Executive Officer and a director, Mr. Archer is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Company and for the development of its strategic direction.
Mr. Archer has more than 30-years' experience working for mining companies throughout North America, including Newmont Exploration of Canada Ltd., Rio Algom Exploration Inc., Placer Dome Canada Ltd. and Noranda Exploration Inc. He also served as President of Consolidated Magna Ventures Ltd.
Mr. Archer also serves as Chief Executive Officer and is a director of Great Panther Silver Limited, a company publicly listed on the TSX Exchange and on the NYSE MKT. He is also a non-executive director of Altair Ventures Incorporated, a company publicly listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
|Kaare G. Foy, B.Ec.|
Director, Executive Chairman
As our Executive Chairman and a director, Mr. Foy is responsible for the financial and corporate management and supervision of the affairs and business of our Company and its subsidiaries.
Following graduation from Monash University in Australia, Mr. Foy became an Associate of the Australian Society of Accountants and a Member of the Australian Institute of Directors. In 1995, he emigrated to reside permanently in Canada. For most of his career, he has specialized in company "turnarounds," and has more than 30-years' experience serving on the boards of publicly listed companies in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, including Loscam Materials Handling Limited in Australia, and Greenchip Investments PLC in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Foy is also the President of Oceanic Management Limited and a director of Golden Prospect Precious Metals Limited, an CISX-listed company.
|Robert F. Brown, P.Eng. |
Director, Vice President Exploration
Mr. Brown is a Professional Engineer with a degree in Engineering Geology from Queen's University. His 35-years of experience in the mining industry includes 15-years with Lac Minerals in Canada, culminating in the position of Exploration Manager. For more than 13 years, he held senior management positions in the junior sector, working on projects throughout the Americas, Eastern Europe and Indonesia, primarily in gold and silver exploration.
Mr. Brown is also Vice President of Exploration of Great Panther Silver Limited, a position he has held for the last eight years.
|Ken Major, P.Eng.|
Ken Major graduated from McGill University with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1976. He brings more than 35 years of experience in the mining industry to the Company, including mine operations and management with Sherritt Gordon Mines and Newmont Mining.
In 1987, Ken joined Kilborn Engineering in Vancouver as a Senior Process Engineer and Project Manager. In 1994, Ken became an Owner/Partner in the start of Rescan Engineering Ltd., an engineering company providing feasibility study and detailed engineering services to the mining industry. Rescan Engineering was subsequently acquired by Hatch Engineers and became the global hub for the development of mining and mineral processing engineering opportunities.
In 2006, Ken left Hatch to become an independent process consultant, KWM Consulting Inc., and has continued to provide services to the mining community, including major companies such as Newmont Mining, Goldcorp and Agnico-Eagle.
|Brian MacEachen, CA|
Executive VP, Brigus Gold Corp.
Director, President and CEO, Linear Metals Corporation.
Director, Avalon Rare Metals Inc.
|Raakel S. Iskanius, CA. |
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Iskanius joined the Company in December 2007 as CFO and is responsible for all aspects of the Company's financial management, including treasury, financial reporting, analysis of operations, regulatory compliance and corporate governance.
Ms. Iskanius has more than 20 years of experience as a finance professional with the vast majority of her career spent in natural gas utility and multi-branch sectors. A Chartered Accountant, Ms. Iskanius has worked for companies across North America including Great Panther Silver Limited, Terasen Gas Inc., KPMG and The Loewen Group Inc.
Ms. Iskanius qualified as a Certified General Accountant in 1995 and received her Chartered Accountant designation in 1999.
|Ing. Francisco Ramos Sanchez|
Vice President of Operations
With more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry, Ing. Francisco Ramos Sanchez is a Mexican mining engineer and metallurgist based in Queretaro, Mexico. He obtained a Master's Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Guanajuato and has worked with senior mining companies such as Peñoles, IMMSA and Minera Autlan and for a number of junior to mid-size companies from Canada , Mexico and the United States. He is a co-founder and currently Vice President of Business Development for Great Panther Silver Limited.
Ing. Ramos serves as Vice President of Operations for Cangold. In this capacity, Ing. Ramos will seek out new business opportunities for the Company, initiate planning and permitting issues for the advancement of projects in Mexico (and elsewhere as necessary), and will continue to oversee various administrative aspects for the Company in Mexico.
|Wendy Ratcliffe, Dip. Tech. Fin. Mgt|
Ms. Ratcliffe has been our Corporate Secretary since April, 2000. Ms. Ratcliffe is responsible for making all necessary regulatory filings for our Company. She is also Corporate Secretary of Great Panther Silver Limited, a company listed on the TSX Exchange and on the NYSE Amex.