John R. Kerr, P. Eng.President & Director
Mr. Kerr graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1964 with a BASc degree in Geological Engineering. He has participated continuously in the mining industry since graduation as an exploration geologist, representing Canadian Johns-Manville Co. Ltd. in all areas of Canada during his early career in the 1960s. During the 1970s and early 1980s, he initiated a consulting business out of Kamloops, British Columbia, participating in exploration programs in all areas of North America, moving to Vancouver in 1984 to assume the role of managing director of several junior mining companies. As a consultant, John specialized in supervising remote projects in the High Arctic regions of northern Canada and Greenland.
John has gained experience in recognition and identification of mineral potential in a diversified field of geological environments. His expertise is epithermal and sedex-hosted precious metal deposits in the southwest United States, strata controlled gold deposits and porphyry copper/gold/molybdenum deposits of the western Cordillera, and VMS deposits in all areas of North America.
Lawrence Page, B.A., LL.B., K.C.Chairman & Director
Lawrence Page obtained his law degree from UBC 1964 and was called to the Bar of BC in 1965 where he has practiced in natural resource, corporate and securities law. Through his experience with natural resource companies, Mr. Page has established a unique relationship with financiers, geologists and consultants, and has been counsel for public companies known for discovery and production in NA. Specifically, he has been a Director and Officer of Companies such as the David Bell and Page Williams mines in Ontario, the Snip, Calpine/Eskay Creek and Mascot Gold Mines in BC, as well as the discovery of the Penasquito Mine in Mexico. He currently serves as a director of four public companies, including Southern Silver Exploration Corp., Bravada Gold Corporation, Equity Metals Corporation and Valterra Resource Corporation.
Graham Thatcher, FCCA, B.A. (Hons.)Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Thatcher moved from London, England to Vancouver, BC in 2006. Specializing in financial reporting and auditing across a breadth of business sectors in both the UK and Canada, he brings extensive experience of operating with International Financial Reporting Standards and paperless systems. He is also senior accountant at Manex Resource Group which provides administrative, financial, corporate and geological services to a number of public mineral companies. Prior to Manex, he worked in public practice at Smythe Ratcliffe LLP. Mr. Thatcher obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Economics from Lancaster University in 1995, which included a one year program at UBC. He is also a finalist of global accounting designation, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Mr. Thatcher is also volunteer board member and treasurer at Heritage Hall Preservation Society, a non-profit charitable organization preserving Heritage Hall, a landmark Vancouver building.
Arie Page, B.A.,LL.B.Corporate Secretary
Arie Page obtained her law degree in 2004 and was called to the Bar of BC in 2005. Ms. Page currently serves as corporate secretary to several public resource companies in the minerals sector including Bravada Gold Corporation, Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd., Southern Silver Exploration Corp., Equity Metals Corporation and Valterra Resource Corporation.
Robert W.J. Macdonald, MSc., P.Geo.General Manager of Exploration
Mr. Macdonald is the Vice President of Geological Services for the Manex Resource Group of Companies and in such capacity has been the Exploration Manager for several publicly listed companies including Homestake Resource Corporation (formerly Bravo Gold Corp.), Southern Silver Exploration Corp., Valterra Resource Corporation, Duncastle Gold Corp. and Fortune River Resource Corp. Mr. Macdonald has overseen the exploration of many projects throughout North America including the discovery and delineation of the high-grade 1.2 million ounce Homestake Ridge Au-Ag deposit in northern British Columbia and is currently advancing Southern Silver’s 12million tonne Cerro Las Minitas Ag-Pb-Zn project, Durango State, Mexico. Mr. Macdonald graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1990 and earned a MSc. from the University of British Columbia in 1999. Over his career in the geosciences Mr. Macdonald’s work has focused on vein and intrusion-related gold systems and VMS environments. Prior to joining Manex, Mr. Macdonald worked as a geologist with the British Columbia Geological Survey and Teck Exploration on projects in Alaska, Peru and British Columbia.