|ROBERT T. BOYD|
Position: President, CEO & Director
Mr. Boyd is a senior mining executive with over 38 years experience in exploration, executive-level management, corporate finance and corporate governance. He formerly held the position of President, CEO and Director of Athabasca Potash Corporation, a Saskatchewan potash exploration company acquired by BHP, and prior to that he was the President, CEO and Director of Ashton Mining of Canada Inc., a leading and successful diamond exploration company acquired by Stornoway Diamonds. Prior to Ashton, Mr. Boyd was a founding principal and major shareholder of a financial and strategic advisory firm to the mining and mineral exploration industry and was also formerly Vice President Exploration for Homestake Canada Limited. Mr. Boyd is a widely respected geologist and gemmologist. He currently serves as a Director of Peregrine Diamonds Ltd, Condor Resources Inc., and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C., the Society of Economic Geologists, and a Fellow of the Gemmological Associations of Great Britain and Canada.