Board of Directors

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BARRY HILDRED

Chair

Ontario, Canada

Entrepreneur and mining executive with extensive capital markets experience

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Founder of The Equicom Group which was acquired by the TMX Group

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Chair of Aquila Resources, former Chair of Aldridge Minerals, Director of The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

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DAN COLTON

President & CEO

Minnesota, USA

Seasoned mining professional with expertise in exploration, regulatory affairs, and permitting of natural resource projects

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30-years of experience as a practicing lawyer, including partnership at the international law firm Dorsey and Whitney LLP and General Counsel/V.P. of Regulatory Affairs at Twin Metals Minnesota LLC

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Member of the Board of Directors of the American Exploration and Mining Association

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B.Sc. in geology from St. Lawrence University, M.Sc. in geochemistry from Queen’s University, JD from William Mitchel College of Law in St. Paul Minnesota

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STEVE DONOHUE

Director

Wisconsin, USA

Expert in environmental permitting, mine closure, compliance and environmental impact analyses

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Experience includes leading the consulting team that permitted Rio Tinto’s Eagle Mine and Humboldt Mill in Michigan. Other projects include the Flambeau Mine, the Back Forty Project, the NorthMet Project, Twin Metals Minnesota, the Tamarack Project, and the Crandon Project

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VP of Mining at Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC; Board of Trustees for the American Mining and Exploration Association, Board of Directors Mining Minnesota

Led effort to reform Wisconsin’s Mining Law

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BILL JOHNSON

Director

Wisconsin, USA

Entrepreneur focused on renewable energy and sustainable forestry

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President of Foresta Energy and Johnson Timber Corp. Foresta develops and manages new technology projects focused on reducing CO2 emissions; Johnson Timber manages three chip mills and a pellet mill in Wisconsin

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Member of the Board of the American Forest and Paper Association; Chair of the Gov’t Affairs Committee for the Wisconsin Paper Council

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SHOBANA THAYA

Director

Ontario, Canada

Accomplished investor relations and corporate affairs professional with years of experience leading corporate communication, corporate development, shareholder relations and branding strategies for private and public companies

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Founder and Principal of Vertex Strategies where she plans, manages and implements strategies on behalf of her mostly mining clients

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B. Comm. from Ryerson University; Executive MBA from the Ivey Business School

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ANDREW WARE

Director

Minnesota, USA

Veteran geologist with experience working on mining projects all over the world

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Focused on the Upper Mid-West, USA for the past 20 years where he is currently the Chief Geologist at PolyMet Mining Company

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Past experience includes several decades with Rio Tinto where he held senior management roles at the now operational Eagle Mine in Michigan

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Registered member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME); BSc, Applied Geology (Hons) from the University of NSW, Sydney, Australia

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GORDON REID

Director

Florida, USA

Seasoned mining executive with decades of development and operations experience

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Former Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Centerra Gold Inc.

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B.Sc (mining engineering) from Michigan Technological University and an MBA (accounting/finance) from the University of Manitoba