Management & Directors

Derrick Weyrauch

Derrick Weyrauch

President & CEO/Director

Derrick Weyrauch, CPA CA is an experienced mining executive and corporate director. Mr. Weyrauch's background includes finance, risk management, corporate restructuring and turnarounds, coupled with M&A strategy development, execution and post transaction integration. He is the co-founder of Magna Mining Corp. and is a former corporate director of a number of companies including Eco Oro Minerals Corp., Jaguar Mining Inc. and Banro Corp. and is a former CFO of Jaguar Mining Inc. and Andina Minerals Inc. Currently he is a non-executive director and at Cabral Gold Inc. Mr. Weyrauch obtained his CPA CA designation with KPMG LLP and is a member of CPA Canada and the Institute of Corporate Directors. He holds an Honours B.A. in Economics from York University.


Dr. Peter C. Lightfoot

Dr. Peter C. Lightfoot

Director

Dr. Peter C. Lightfoot, P.Geo. has over 30 years of experience in the nickel industry and is an expert on magmatic nickel-cobalt-copper and precious metal ore deposits. During his 20-year career with Inco/Vale, he was the Principle Geologist – Nickel Sulphide Global Project Generation, Chief Geologist – Nickel Global Technical Services and Chief Geologist – Base Metals. He was responsible for nickel exploration at Voisey's Bay, the Sudbury Igneous Complex (SIC) and Carajas. Peter’s project generation, evaluation and technical support background encompasses Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia, Finland, China, India, Australia, Brazil, Angola, South Africa and the United States. Currently, Dr. Lightfoot is a consultant to the global mining industry.

In 2016, Peter published the first comprehensive textbook on the Ni-Cu-precious metal ore deposits of the Sudbury Igneous Complex. Also in 2016, he compiled and edited a special volume on gold deposits of China, published in Ore Geology Reviews. In 2017, Dr. Lightfoot was appointed as the Hutchinson Visiting Industry Professor at the University of Western Ontario. Peter received his B.A. in Earth Sciences from Oxford in 1980, his M.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 1982 and his Ph.D from the Open University (U.K.) in 1985. He completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Toronto and undertook extensive research on the geology and geochemistry of the Noril’sk ore deposits during his tenure as an Adjunct Professor.


Lawrence Roulston

Lawrence Roulston

Director

Lawrence Roulston is a mining professional with over 35 years of diverse hands-on experience. He heads WestBay Capital Advisors, providing business advisory and capital markets expertise to the junior and mid-tier sectors of the mining industry. From 2014 to 2016, he was President of Quintana Resources Capital, which provided resource advisory services for US private investors. Before Quintana, he was a mining analyst and consultant, as well as the editor of "Resource Opportunities", an independent investment publication focused on the mining industry. Prior to this, Lawrence was an analyst or executive with various companies in the resources industry, both majors and juniors. He has graduate-level training in business and holds a B.Sc. in geology and is presently a director of Metalla Royalty and Streaming Ltd, Auramex Resource Corp, Mountain Boy Minerals Ltd, Romios Gold Resources Inc and Thunderstruck Resources Ltd.


Neil Pettigrew, MSc, P.Geo.

Neil Pettigrew, MSc, P.Geo.

Director, Vice President - Exploration

Neil Pettigrew M.Sc., P.Geo. is geologist with 20 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry. Neil is a founding partner of Fladgate Exploration Consulting Corporation and has been employed as a Senior Precambrian Geoscientist with the Ontario Geological Survey. He has worked for several junior and major companies in gold and Cu-Ni-PGE exploration. He has held officer and director positions at several TSX and TSX-V listed junior companies and is presently CEO and a director of Edison Cobalt Corp. He received his B.Sc. (hons.) from the University of New Brunswick in 1999 and his M.Sc. from the University of Ottawa in 2004.


Rob Scott, CPA, CA, CFA

Rob Scott, CPA, CA, CFA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Scott brings more than 20 years of professional experience in accounting, corporate finance, and merchant and commercial banking and has served on the management teams and boards of a number of Canadian publicly traded companies. He is a founder and president of Corex Management Inc., a private company providing accounting, administration, and corporate compliance services to privately held and publicly traded companies. Mr. Scott currently holds senior management and board positions with a number of TSX Venture Exchange Issuers.