Gregory Isenor, P.Geo
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Isenor is 63 years of age, a professional geologist and businessman. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (1970) from Acadia University and is a member of the Association of Professional Geologists of Nova Scotia.
During the preceding five years, Mr. Isenor was President and Director of Jilbey Gold Exploration Ltd. until its takeover by High River Gold Mines Ltd. in August 2005. Prior thereto Mr. Isenor was an independent consulting geologist. As a consulting geologist he worked in numerous parts of the world including Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Africa.
John Cumming, BA, LLB, LLM
Executive V-P, CFO, General Counsel & Secretary
Mr. Cumming, a corporate, securities and mining lawyer and businessman, has been active in the Canadian securities markets and resource exploration sector for 35 years. Mr. Cumming was the senior securities and mining law partner at the Vancouver law firm Boughton Peterson until 1992. Mr. Cumming was a founding shareholder of St. Philips Resources Inc. which, in joint venture with the Hunter Dickinson Group, found the Kemess Gold Copper Mine. Both joint venture companies were sold in 1996 in a $200 million take-over bid. The Kemess Mine was the principal asset of Northgate Minerals Corporation and produced 300,000 ounces of gold and 80 million pounds of copper annually.
Mr. Cumming holds Bachelor of Arts (1974) and Bachelor of Laws (1977) degrees from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Laws (1993) degree from King's College, University of London, where he graduated with a specialty in corporate and commercial law. Mr. Cumming has served as a director and officer of numerous public resource corporations since beginning his legal career in 1978.
Exploration Manager, Mali
Mr. Gagnon has held a variety of geology and engineering roles within the mining sector since 1980. His specific area of expertise is managing drilling programs with Africa and South Africa, with emphasis on diamond drilling and ore reserves calculations. Most recently, Mr. Gagnon has operated his own consulting practices, prior to which he was General Manager and Consultant to a number of international mining companies, including Emerging Africa Gold, Major Drilling International and Golden Star Resources Ltd. Mr. Gagnon is a Geological Engineer, a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec, and holds his MBA designation (1999) from Université Laval.