Aton Resources Inc. has assembled an experienced, success-driven team to help it achieve its goal of making Africa’s next great gold discovery.


Mark W. Campbell

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mark-Campbell-Mr. Campbell has over 35 years of experience in the investment banking and petroleum industry, and was the former President of Texas T Drilling Corp. He is currently a director of Raider Petroleum, Blue Heron Resources and Hawkeye Oilfield Services. Mr. Campbell was a founder of Rodeo Resources Inc., which developed a natural gas project in Cameroon and has been a director of various resource companies in the past.

Mr. Campbell was a former consultant to Pharaoh Gold Mines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centamin Egypt Limited, and formerly, Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Drilling and Oilfield Services Inc., an oilfield services company that operated within Africa, primarily Egypt and the Sudan. Prior to this, he was the Business Development Director for Challenger Drilling and he also held senior positions in the investment banking business with T. Hoare & Co., Chase Manhattan, Salomon Brothers, First Boston and Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, focusing on global resource companies. Mr. Campbell studied petroleum geology at Texas Tech University.


Rick Cavaney

Vice President Exploration

Mr. Cavaney has +45 years of experience in exploration geology. Was one of the original exploration managers at Centamin’s Sukari project.

Rick, spent eight years 1996-2004 with Centamin as an exploration manager at Sukari. He also did some of the original exploration work at Abu Marawat and Hamama. Since then he has managed a drill program utilizing five drill rigs on the Migori Belt in Kenya and a desktop study on lead zinc properties in Ireland. Previous to Centamin, Mr. Cavaney worked as a consultant examining Archaean, greenstone gold properties in Zimbabwe for a private group, mapping and interpreting. Examining exploration properties in Namibia and planning future exploration activities on them. Examining exploration prospects and properties in the Tarkwa Belt of Ghana and mapping some in detail. Regional mapping and compiling geological maps of the whole of the Tarkwa Belt, outlining target areas and prioritizing them.

Before this he held senior exploration positions for MIM, ASARCO and Carpentaria Exploration Company.
Mr. Cavaney holds an MSc in Exploration and Mining Geology, James Cook University of North Queensland, a MSc (hons) Geology, University of Otago (New Zealand) and a BSc in Geology, University of New Zealand, Otago.


Justin Blanchet, CA, CPA (Illinois)

Chief Financial Officer

Justin-Blanchet--e1454559812126Mr. Blanchet is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and as a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois). He has extensive experience in the mining industry as an auditor, and has acted in various roles including CFO, consultant, and controller for a number of public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.


Blaine Monaghan

Vice President, Investor Relations

blaine-monaghan-headshot-smallBlaine Monaghan is an investor relations professional with a track record of helping mineral exploration and development companies create shareholder value. Most recently, Mr. Monaghan was Director, Investor Relations, of True Gold Mining Inc., acquired by Endeavour Mining Corp. for approximately $240 million in 2016. Prior to True Gold, Blaine worked for Canplats Resources Corp., acquired by Goldcorp Inc. for approximately $300 million in 2010. Before Canplats, Mr. Monaghan worked for Western Prospector Group Ltd., acquired by a subsidiary of China Nuclear National Corp. in 2009. Prior to Western Prospector, Blaine worked for Wheaton River Minerals Ltd., which merged with Goldcorp in 2005. Blaine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University, a Diploma in Public Relations from the Public Relations Institute of Ireland and has completed the Canadian Securities Course.


Christina Boddy

Corporate Secretary

Christina Boddy is a member of the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries and has acted as Corporate Secretary for a number of public companies in recent years, including Levon Resources Ltd. (TSX:LVN), Nevada Sunrise Gold Corporation (TSXV.NEV), Eureka Resources Inc. (TSXV.EUK), and Resinco Capital Partners Inc. (TSXV: RIN). Ms.Boddy acts as a consultant to public and private companies through Rhodanthe Corporate Services, a B.C.-based private company.


Javier Orduña

Exploration Manager

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJavier has 20+ years of experience primarily as an exploration geologist, and has worked in Australia, Central Asia, west and north-east Africa, Europe, Cuba, and the Middle East. He has worked in regional greenfield exploration, through to brownfield mine-based exploration, and also spent time as an underground mine geologist at St Ives in Western Australia. He has also worked on several feasibility studies and mine development projects, and has been involved in successfully bringing several major projects through to production in Kazakhstan. He has experience in a wide variety of geological settings, and mineral types and has been involved in gold, copper, chromite, nickel, bauxite, iron ore, and mineral sands exploration and development projects and has extensive experience in VMS deposits.

Javier has a BSc in Geology from Southampton University, and also has master’s degrees from the Camborne School of Mines and Imperial College in the UK.