Board of Directors

  • Patrick Burns

    Director

    Mr. Burns is a Canadian geologist with over 40 years of experience throughout the Caribbean, Central/South America and is a prominent figure in the South American mining sector. He is a professional geologist with over 40 years of experience, 35 of which specifically focused on Chile, including the direct involvement in the discovery of the Escondida porphyry – the world’s largest copper producer. 

  • David Smith

    Director

    Mr. Smith is a leader and entrepreneur that is immersed in the mining industry. He has been working in Corporate Development and Finance for the last 8 years. Previously, he co-founded a multi-faceted Real Estate Development and Sales company now in operations for 35 years as well as two successful environment-related companies listed on the TSX. Both companies sold independently and showed shareholders a significant profit.

  • Gordon Ellis

    Director

    Mr. Ellis is a professional engineer, entrepreneur and has over 50 years of involvement in the mining industry and resource development.He has held multiple senior management and director roles in public mining companies and a multi-billion dollar ETF fund. He holds an MBA in International Finance as well as a Chartered Directors designation.

  • Scott Dunbar

    Director

    Mr. Dunbar is a Professor & Department Head of Mineral Extraction and Mining Innovation at UBC as well as the Head of UBC Department of Mining Engineering. He holds a PhD in Geophysics & Civil Engineering from Stanford University. In the past, Mr. Dunbar has been involved in projects around the world in regards to mining exploration, geotechnical engineering and mine design.