|J. CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL|
Chris Mitchell is a metallurgist whose career in the mining industry spans more than four decades in Canada, the United States, Australia and South America, initially in operations and project development, followed by more than 35 years in the marketing of base and precious metals concentrates, environmental permitting and senior executive positions in corporate finance and administration. Since 2003, he has been the President of Adera Company Management, a private company that provides financial and administrative services to clients in the junior exploration section. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of several public companies, including First Point Minerals Corp., Independence Gold Corp. and Silver Quest Resources Ltd. Earlier in his career he was a Senior Vice President of Viceroy Resource Corp. and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Orvana Minerals Corp.
Mr. Mitchell has served as a director of publicly listed mining companies, including FPX Nickel Corp. and Orvana Minerals Corp. in Canada, as well as Matrix Metals Limited and Mariana Resources Limited in Australia. Mr. Mitchell is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, holding MBA (Finance), M. Sc. (Metallurgy) and B. Sc. (Honours Chemistry) degrees. He is a registered professional engineer (Metallurgy) in British Columbia and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.