B. MATTHEW HORNOR
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Hornor is an executive leader with a proven track record in the legal, financial and business development arenas. He has extensive expertise in structuring and negotiating complex strategic partnerships and raising capital having worked within the Ivanhoe group of companies for over ten years. Mr. Hornor recently served as the Vice President and Executive Vice President for Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. for 10 years. During his time at Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., he negotiated project financings for development projects with international banking syndicates, structured strategic alliances and directly negotiated equity capital raises totalling more than $450 million. Mr. Hornor also acted as Managing Director for Ivanhoe Capital Corporation for 10 years, and sat as Chairman for Ivanplats Holding SARL (owner of the Platreef project) for over 4 years.
While serving as the President and CEO of Kaizen Discovery Inc. from 2013 until 2016, Mr. Hornor successfully structured multiple resource project acquisitions, equity financings and delivered a collaboration agreement with ITOCHU Corporation, a prominent Japanese trading and investment house. Fluent in Japanese, Mr. Hornor began his mining career in Japan after first travelling there 27 years ago. Mr. Hornor makes frequent business trips to Tokyo, where he maintains strong relationships with top management at major corporations, mining companies, investment firms and trading houses.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Mr. Minty has over 26 years of worldwide experience in open pit and underground mine operational and project development. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Minty was the Chief Operating Officer at Thani Dubai Mining Limited (“Thani”) where he was responsible for all project exploration and operation activities in Yemen and Egypt including new business development activities. Prior to joining Thani, Mr Minty was South African Country Manager for Hunter Dickinson Inc. Mr. Minty has also served on the Board of Asanko Gold Inc., Oremex Silver Inc. and currently serves on the Board of Auryn Resources Inc., Callinex Mines Inc., and DNI Metals Inc. Mr Minty holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Orr is a Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive experience assisting companies in the public market place with initial public offerings, dual listings, due diligence assignments and completion of prospectus offerings. Gregg was the British Columbia Mining Leader for Deloitte for six years and worked for Deloitte, in Vancouver, New York and London, for over 23 years serving clients in public accounting, auditing and advisory. Mr. Orr was an Audit Partner for 10 years. He has extensive M&A, financing and systems integration experience. Gregg earned his Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from the University of Leicester.
VP., CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Lang is an experienced business development and capital markets professional with nearly a decade of experience in the natural resource sector. Most recently, Mr. Lang played a pivotal role as VP, Corporate Development with Riverside Resources Inc. During his six plus years with Riverside’s leadership group, Mr. Lang led multiple equity financings, structured and secured joint-venture and strategic alliance partnerships and negotiated the acquisition of numerous gold and silver assets for the company’s portfolio. Mr. Lang also has extensive experience overseeing and managing investor outreach and marketing programs in the mineral exploration and mining sector. Mr. Lang received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Royal Roads University, graduating with distinction. Mr Lang also graduated with honours from the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he received his Marketing Management Entrepreneurship diploma.
Mr. Speidel has over 30 years exploration experience in North, Central and South America, and has been involved in discoveries in each region. From 1987 to 1992, Fred explored for gold in Ontario and Quebec, mostly with Minnova, and was involved in the Boyvinet and Troilus discoveries, the latter of which became a mine. From 1993 to 2013, he continued to work with the same group in Central and South America, which eventually became Inmet Mining (now First Quantum), mostly as Regional Exploration Manager for Central and South America. During that period he was involved in several gold and copper discoveries, including Cobre Panama which is currently under construction. From 2013 to 2015, Fred served as Antofagasta Minerals’ Regional Exploration manager for North America, and since then he has been working on several exploration projects as a consultant in Canada and Mexico. Mr. Speidel holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology from McGill University, and a M.Sc. (Mineral Exploration) from Queen’s University.
VP., COMPLIANCE & CORPORATE SECRETARY
Tracy Hansen is a securities paralegal with 20 years of experience in providing regulatory and management services to public and private companies, primarily in mining and resource development. From 2010 to 2017 she was Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Lithium Americas Corp. (formerly Western Lithium USA Corp.). Prior to Lithium Americas, Mrs. Hansen was Vice President of Operations at Nexvu Capital Corp, a boutique venture capital company, and Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Bell Copper Corporation. Over the last 20 years Mrs. Hansen has worked with a number of exploration and development companies focused on lithium, uranium, copper, zinc and gold in Argentina, Canada, Mexico and USA.