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Mr. R. Stuart “Tookie” Angus

Mr. Angus is an independent business advisor to the mining industry. He was formerly Head of the Global Mining Group for Fasken Martineau. For the past 30 years, Mr. Angus has focused on structuring and financing significant international exploration, development and mining ventures. More recently, he was managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for Endeavour Financial and was responsible for merger and acquisition mandates. Mr. Angus is the former Chairman of the Board of BC Sugar Refinery Limited, he was a Director of First Quantum Minerals until June 2005, a Director of Canico Resources Corporation until it’s takeover by CVRD in 2005, a Director of Bema Gold until it’s takeover by Kinross Gold in 2007, a Director of Ventana Gold until it’s takeover by AUX Canada Acquisition in 2011 and a Director of Plutonic Power until its merger with Magma Energy in 2011. He is presently Chairman of Nevsun Resources Ltd, and Chairman of K92.

Tom Maher

Tom Maher is the President and COO of Apex International, an Egypt and North African focused Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Company. Tom was formerly Region Vice President and General Manager, Apache Egypt Companies from 2013-May 2016. Apache, through its two JV companies, became the largest gross oil and gas operator in Egypt in the 3Q of 2015.

As Geological Manager and Exploration Manager for Apache in Egypt in 2002-2009, he led a team focused on exploration of new acreage acquired in government bid rounds, farm-in and acquisition. That team was responsible for a number of significant oil and gas discoveries in the Abu Gharadig, Faghur, and Matruh Basins in the Western Desert of Egypt.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Massachusetts, a master’s in Geology from Miami University (Ohio), and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is an American Association of Petroleum Geologists Certified Petroleum Geologist.

While in Cairo Tom served as a director for both the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt and the Community Service Association.

James Leahy

Having begun his career at the LME, James spent 30 years in natural resources, as a specialist corporate broker, which included mining finance, origination and equity sales. He has worked on a wide range of projects, worldwide, ranging from industrial minerals, precious metals, copper, diamonds, coal, uranium, iron ore and oil and gas. He worked at James Capel, Credit Lyonnais, Nedbank, Canaccord and Mirabaud, gaining substantial experience with international institutional fund managers, hedge funds and sector specialists. Over the years he has been involved in a large number of IPO’s, as well as primary and secondary placings, developing junior companies through to production and beyond. He is currently a director of Bacanora Minerals and Geiger Counter Ltd.

John (Ian) Stalker

Mr. Stalker is an international mining executive with 40 years of experience in mine development and operations in Europe, Africa and Australia. Mr. Stalker was the Chief Executive Officer of UraMin Inc., a London- and Toronto-listed uranium company from July 2005 until its $2.5 billion acquisition by Areva in August 2007. Mr. Stalker was a Vice President of Gold Fields Ltd., the world’s fourth largest gold producer, where he spent considerable time on the ground on their International operations. He has worked his way up from operational roles in the base and precious metals arenas to executive positions in some of the largest mining companies in the world and has successfully managed eight mining projects through feasibility study, development and construction phases. In recent years, Mr. Stalker has been involved in raising in excess of $500 million for various exploration and development projects worldwide.