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Management Team

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)

Mr. Campbell has over 35 years of experience in the investment banking and petroleum industries and over 15 years of experience in Egypt. Mr. Campbell was a former consultant to Pharaoh Gold Mines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centamin Egypt Limited, and before that Mr. Campbell was the Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Drilling and Oilfield Services Inc., an oilfield services company that operated primarily Egypt and the Sudan. Prior to this, Mr. Campbell was the Business Development Director for Challenger Drilling. In addition, Mr. Campbell has held senior positions with a number of investment banks, including T. Hoare & Co., Chase Manhattan, Salomon Brothers, First Boston and Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb. Mr. Campbell is currently a director of Raider Petroleum, Blue Heron Resources and Hawkeye Oilfield Services. 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.

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

Mr. 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.

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

Javier 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.