Board of Directors

John Robins, P.Geo.
Executive Chairman

Zara Boldt, CPA, CGA
Director

Ms. Boldt is a professional accountant (CPA, CGA) with over 15 years of experience in the mineral exploration and development industry. Most recently, Ms. Boldt served as the CFO of Kaminak Gold Corporation, which was acquired by Goldcorp in 2016 in an all-share transaction valued at C$520 million. Prior to Kaminak, she was Vice-President, Finance & CFO of Stornoway Diamond Corporation where she was a member of the senior management team responsible for arranging financing of approximately C$946 million for the development of the Renard Diamond Mine in Quebec. Currently Ms. Boldt serves as the CFO & Corporate Secretary for Strongbow Exploration Inc. and is a Director of Gold Standard Ventures Corp.

Leo Hathaway, P. Geo
Director

Mr. Hathaway is a geologist with extensive experience in the mining sector. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Lumina Gold Corp, Chief Geological Officer for Anfield Gold and was Chief Geological Officer for Lumina Copper Corp (2008 - 2014). Prior to this Mr. Hathaway was VP Exploration for Northern Peru Copper (2005 to 2008), for Regalito Copper (2005 to 2006), and for Lumina Resources (2004 to 2005). Prior to 2004 he worked for Inmet Mining in Europe, Central and South America and also Australia. Mr. Hathaway holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Applied Geology from the University of Plymouth, a M.Sc. in Mineral Exploration from the University of London, and obtained a P.Geo designation from the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario in 2004.

Darren Klinck
President, CEO & Director

William Lamb
Director

Mr. Lamb has over 23 years of experience in mining and operations in Canada and several Southern African countries. His background includes operational and project management in the precious metals, coal, chrome, and diamond sectors. Mr. Lamb spent 13 years with De Beers working across their operations in Southern Africa and Canada focusing on heavy mineral concentration, project development, and operational readiness. He joined Lucara Diamond Corp. in 2008 and was instrumental in the acquisition of the AK6 asset, now the Karowe Mine, which has been brought into production as one of the world’s most significant producers of large, high quality diamonds.

Paul McRae
Director

Mr. McRae has a distinguished global reputation in project and construction management in the mining industry for both surface and underground projects of all scales and complexities. He was most recently responsible for the successful development of Lundin Mining Corporation's Eagle Mine in Northern Michigan. His track record includes on time/on budget project management of major underground investments for INCO including McCreedy East, Garson, and Birch Tree projects, serving as Project Manager on the highly successful De Beers Victor Project in Northern Canada, and leadership of numerous other projects from conceptual through construction phases in Australia, Canada, Spain, Portugal, and South America over a career spanning more than 40 years. Mr. McRae is currently Senior Vice President Projects for Lundin Mining and a member of the Board of Directors for Lundin Gold Inc. and Filo Mining Corp.

Jim Paterson
Director

Jim is currently the CEO of Kivalliq Energy Corporation and was a driving force behind more than $60 million in equity financings, one of the largest uranium exploration programs on the globe, and a 200% increase in mineral resources at the Lac 50 deposit.

Jim has 20 years of corporate finance, acquisition, joint-venture, spin-out, RTO, and IPO experience. Mr. Paterson founded, was President & CEO, and Director of Corsa Capital Ltd., a company that acquired and capitalized coal mining assets in the United States.

In addition to Northern Empire and Kivalliq Energy Corporation, Jim serves as a director Bluestone Resources Inc.

Keith Peck, CBV
Director

Mr. Peck is Chairman and CEO of Lincoln Peck Financial Inc., a financial advisory firm focused on the resource sector, as well, Chairman of Orezone Gold Corporation. He has over 30 years of investment banking experience including Vice-President and Director of RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Haywood Securities Inc. and Vice-Chairman of Yorkton Securities Inc. Mr. Peck has a broad business background that includes billions of dollars of financings in public and private markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, business valuations and expert financial testimony. Mr. Peck was a founder of Centenario Copper Corporation, a Chilean copper company which was acquired by Quadra Mining Ltd. in 2009. He has a BA in Economics from Princeton University and is a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV).