Management & Directors

Brian Lock

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Brian Lock has over 40 years of experience in the operations, feasibility, design engineering and construction of numerous precious metals and base metal mining projects around the world. In 1985 he founded Proton International Engineering Corp., a Canadian engineering and construction company devoted to the development of small- and medium-sized mining projects. He was an officer of Frontier Pacific Mining Corporation from early 2006 until its take-over in July 2008. Mr. Lock has managed and/or served as a director of several Canadian public and private companies.


Dan O'Brien, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Dan O'Brien is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant with many years of experience working with junior mineral exploration companies. He is also Chief Financial Officer for a number of publicly listed companies trading on the TSX and TSX Venture exchanges. He was previously a senior manager at a leading Canadian accounting firm where he specialized in the audit of public companies in the mining and resource sector.


Doris Meyer

Corporate Secretary

Doris Meyer gained her early experience in the mining industry as Vice President Finance of Queenstake Resources Ltd. from 1985 to 2003. Ms. Meyer launched her private company Golden Oak Corporate Services Ltd. in October 1996 with Queenstake as her first client. Since that time, Golden Oak has provided publicly traded mineral exploration companies with administrative, financial reporting and corporate compliance services.


Peter J. Hawley, BSc, BEng, PGeo

Chairman

Peter Hawley, founder of Scorpio Mining Corporation (renamed Americas Silver Corporation), served as CEO of that company from 1998 until November 2010 and is currently a director. He has over 30 years of mining industry experience that spans grassroots exploration through to development and production and has worked extensively with a large number of intermediate and senior mining companies including Teck, Noranda, Placer Dome and Barrick Gold. Mr. Hawley is also highly experienced in private and public company financing and corporate administration.


Peter Brieger

Director

Mr. Brieger, HBA, CFA, is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He has over 50 years' experience in Canadian investment business as a securities research analyst, market strategist and portfolio manager in Toronto, London, England and New York. In 1988, he co-founded GlobeInvest Capital Management Inc. and built it into a nationally recognized portfolio management firm where he is currently Chairman and Managing Director. Peter has been a regular guest on Business News Network (BNN) and an occasional guest on the CTV News Channel. Mr. Brieger has also served as a guest lecturer on international investing at Queen's University and the Richard Ivey School of Business.


Peter Tegart, BSc, PGeo

Director

Peter Tegart is a professional geologist with over 45 years of experience as a geologist and mining executive. He served as Western Manager for Serem Ltd. and Vice President Exploration for Cheni Gold Mines and was also responsible for the acquisition of Manhattan Minerals' world class Tambo Grande project located in northern Peru.


Ian Dawson, BA, MBA

Director

Ian G. Dawson BA, MBA, President Dawson Group Limited.  The Dawson Group is primarily involved in Construction (1922), Road Maintenance (1988) and Truck Sales, Service and Leasing (1991).


Bruce Dawson, AScT

Director

Bruce Dawson, AScT, Is Chair of Dawkam Holdings Ltd., a consortium of construction and real estate assets. Mr. Dawson started working for the family construction business in 1970 and developed his own successful construction firm in 1990. He is a former director of the BC Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association, the Southern Interior Construction Association and the Council of Construction Associations. 

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