Steven Dean | Executive Chairman and Director
Steven Dean is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia. He has extensive experience internationally in mining, including as President of Teck Cominco Limited (now Teck Resources Ltd.). Teck is Canada's largest diversified resource company, is the largest producer of metallurgical coal in North America and a major producer of copper, zinc, and energy from 13 mines in Canada, United States, Chile and Peru.

Prior to joining Teck, Mr. Dean was a founding member of management of the Normandy Poseidon Group, (which became Normandy Mining) which was the largest Australian gold producer and a significant producer of base metals and industrial minerals until its acquisition by Newmont Mining in 2002, as well as co-founder of PacMin Mining Corporation which became a subsidiary of Teck Corporation in 1999. He was also a co-founder and former chairman of Amerigo Resources Ltd.

Mr. Dean is the former Chairman and a director of Sierra Metals Inc.. (TSX:SMT), and Chairman of Oceanic Iron Ore Corp. (TSX-V:FEO).

Gordon Keep | Director
Mr. Keep has extensive business experience in investment banking and creating public natural resource companies. Mr. Keep currently is Executive Vice-President of Fiore Financial Corporation, a private boutique merchant banking firm. He also serves as an officer and/or director for several natural resource companies.

From January 2001 to July 2007, Mr. Keep was Managing Director of Corporate Finance at Endeavour Financial Corporation, September 1997 until March 2004, he was Senior Vice President and a director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., and from April 1987 until October 1997, he was Vice President, Corporate Finance in the Natural Resource group of Yorkton Securities Inc. He obtained his B.Sc. in Geological Science from Queen's University in 1979 and his Master's of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia in 1983 and is a Professional Geologist in the province of British Columbia.

The Hon. John Reynolds, P.C. | Director
Mr. Reynolds' career includes substantial experience in venture capital development, resource sector development and elected political office, both federal and provincial. Mr. Reynolds served as a Member of Parliament of Canada, 1972 - 1977 and 1997 - 2006 and also as leader of Her Majesty's official opposition.

His career in the private sector has included directorships on the boards of numerous public companies, including Calibre Mining Corp. (TSX-V:CXB), Oriel Resources Plc (formerly TSX listed), Rusoro Mining Ltd. (TSX-V:RML), and Terrane Metals Corp. (TSX-V:TRX).

Cathy Chan | Director
Ms. Cathy Chan has a wealth of experience in the investment of the global resources industry. Ms. Chan has participated in a number of the private equity investments in public mining companies listed at Toronto Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in the past few years.

Her career has included the International Business Unit of Bank of China, Hong Kong New World Development Group and the Sino-Canada Natural Resources Fund. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in international finance from Chinese Central University of Finance and Economics and her Master's of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Thomas Lau | Director
Thomas Lau, currently serves as the Executive Director of CapitalAsia, Asia Pacific Region and the Chairman of a Canadian listed company. He is also the Partner of a joint venture fund with a Chinese financial SOE. Mr. Lau has extensive experience in asset management and special asset investment, and has successfully participated in and implemented a number of domestic and overseas investments and exited the invested projects.

His professional career has included serving as a senior officer for the Asian Pacific Division of Apple, and Vice President of Dell China. Mr. Lau has an Executive MBA from the University of Minnesota and a BS from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.