Mr. Pease is the former President, CEO and a former Director for Sabina Gold & Silver Corp., a company focused on the development of the Back River gold deposits in Nunavut Canada. Mr. Pease was previously the founder, President, CEO and Director of Terrane Metals Corp. from its inception in 2006 until its acquisition in 2010 by Thompson Creek Metals Company. Terrane was focused on the development of the Mt Milligan gold and copper project. Mr. Pease guided the company through development studies and permitting, and initiated construction prior to the acquisition by Thompson Creek. He was also formerly a Director and Strategic Advisor for Richfield Ventures, a mineral exploration and development company focused on the Blackwater Gold project in central British Columbia, Canada. Richfield was acquired by New Gold Inc. in 2011. Mr. Pease is also currently a Director of Liberty Gold, Pure Gold Mining, Red Eagle Mining, Trek Mining and FPX Nickel, all mineral exploration and development companies.
Previously, he was employed by the Placer Dome group for 25 years. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Pease was the General Manager, Canada Exploration and Global Major Projects, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of Placer Dome's Canadian exploration, and overseeing the geological aspects of world-wide advanced stage, major exploration and development projects. Mr. Pease holds a B.Sc. degree in Earth Science from the University of Waterloo, a Professional Geologist (British Columbia) certification and is a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada. He is a Past-Chairman of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia, and in 2010 was named "BC Mining Person of the year" by the Mining Association of BC.