Position: President, CEO & Director
Mr. Burges has joined us from Knight Capital Group, a New Jersey based global financial services firm. Knight Capital is one of the largest securities trading institutions in North America and the largest trader of junior miners. As a Managing Director at Knight, Mr. Burges was responsible for Knight's resources capital markets activities, focusing on North American small-cap public companies. He previously worked in London and New York for thirteen years for Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch as a Director in their investment banking practices where he was responsible for advising and financing public corporations in the resource and power sector. He subsequently acted as Chairman and an Officer of Newmarket Power, a private equity backed independent power generation company, which acquired and operated approximately 450 MW of gas fired power generation in the Northeastern US. Mr. Burges has also worked with a private investment group in the Middle East, which made investments in the energy and resource sectors. Through his more than 20 year career, Mr. Burges brings substantial corporate finance, investment, and management experience. He has an Executive MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA (Hons) from Bristol University, England.
Position: Chairman of the Board & Director
John Anderson holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and is the co-founder of Aquastone Capital Advisors LP, a US based gold investment fund. With over 15 years experience in the capital markets, Mr. Anderson's specialty is identifying undervalued opportunities in the resource industry and investing capital into these situations. John Anderson has assisted in a number of successful turn-around situations, providing financing, investor relations, and corporate development services for a number of small-cap companies.
|Tim J. Termuende, B.Sc., P.Geo.|
Tim Termuende is a professional geologist with over 35 years experience in the mineral exploration industry, and has been continually active since 1976. Since earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Sciences at the University of British Columbia in 1987, Tim has worked on exploration projects throughout North, Central, and South America, and in the former Soviet Union. Mr. Termuende is a co-founder of Northern Freegold Resources and is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Plains Resources and Copper Canyon Resources (now Omineca Mining and Minerals). In addition to Northern Freegold, Mr. Termuende is a director of Kestrel Gold Inc., Aben Resources, and Blackrock Resources; all junior exploration companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Tim and his family make their home in Cranbrook, British Columbia. Tim currently arranges financings and oversees a broad range of ongoing exploration projects located throughout British Columbia, Yukon, NWT and Saskatchewan.
Greg Johnson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Yukon based Prophecy Platinum, Mr. Johnson has over twenty-five years of experience in the exploration and development of large scale projects in the mining industry and, through his global network of contacts, has been involved in raising over $650 million in project financing. A co-founder and executive at NovaGold Resources, Mr. Johnson was a key member of the executive team that led NovaGold from a $50-million market capitalization to more than $2-billion and oversaw the expansion of the company's resource base to over 30 million ounces of gold. Over his 12 years with NovaGold, Mr. Johnson played a prominent role in the acquisition and advancement of three world-class deposits, including the completion of three feasibility studies. Mr. Johnson began his career with Placer Dome Inc. (now Barrick Gold), where he held various senior roles in domestic and international exploration in projects from early discovery stage to feasibility and operations in Alaska, Canada, Africa, Australia and Russia. He holds an honors degree in Geology from Western Washington University.
|Paul Reynolds B. Sc., P. Geo|
Position: Vice President Exploration
Mr. Reynolds is a professional geoscientist with over 25 years experience working in Canada, USA, Bolivia, Argentina and Guyana. He specializes in the conception and management of mineral exploration ventures. Paul holds a B.Sc. degree from the University of British Columbia (1987) and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia (since 1992), a fellow of the Geological Association of Canada, and a member of the Society of Economic Geologists.
Mr. Reynolds has 16 years experience managing public companies as both a director and/or executive officer. Paul is President, CEO and director of Central Resources Corp. (TSXV). Mr. Reynolds is formerly Chairman of Athlone Energy Ltd., which was sold to Daylight Energy Ltd. in September 2008. He is also a director of Azincourt Resources Inc. (TSXV), Crazy Horse Resources Inc. (TSXV), Petro One Energy Corp. (TSXV) and TerraX Minerals Inc. (TSXV).
|Glen J. Diduck, B.Comm. C.A.|
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Diduck has over 30 years of experience in public accounting with a focus on accounting, audit, and taxation of small to medium sized businesses. Since leaving the public accounting sector his focus has shifted to required disclosure in financial reporting, disclosure controls, and corporate governance in the junior mining exploration industry. Mr. Diduck also holds the position of Director and Chief Financial Officer of Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. and Omineca Mining and Metals Ltd., which are both listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Prior to its acquisition by NovaGold, Mr. Diduck served as Director and Chief Financial Officer of Copper Canyon Resources Ltd. as well.
Position: Director & Founder
Bill Harris is a second generation prospector, born and raised in the Yukon. He brings a lifetime of commitment to the company and the Freegold Mountain area. Mr. Harris has been visiting and working in the area since the age of five, where he first got to know the early prospectors in the area through his father, a well know Yukon prospector. Throughout the intervening years, Bill has worked in the Freegold area as an independent prospector, as well as working with many of the individuals, junior, and senior companies active in the area.
Mr. Harris has gained extensive experience and knowledge in many parts of the exploration development and mining industry through his participation in projects throughout the Americas. His experience ranges from project generation, through acquisitions, exploration, permitting, and mining of both placer and small mine projects. Mr. Harris has conducted exploration and mining programs involving up to 350 employees as well as various contractors.
Mr. Harris grew up with many First Nations individuals. As a result, Mr. Harris has established a good working relationship with local First Nations over the years. Mr. Harris permitted, developed, and mined many placer deposits in the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation and Selkirk First Nation territories, and was involved in the successful permitting, for mining and milling, of the Caribou Creek Property. This involvement has created a positive working relationship between Mr. Harris and Yukon regulatory bodies.
Bill is presently an appointed member of the Yukon Mineral Advisory Board, which advises the Yukon Minister of Energy and Mines on mining issues, and is a past President of the Yukon Prospectors Association.
Mr. Strub was a partner of Exulta AG, a portfolio management company, from 1997 to 2003. He is currently a Principal of Sircon AG, a consulting and investment research company based in Zurich, Switzerland.