Board of Directors
John Robins, P.Geo.
Mr. Robins is a professional geologist with over 30 years of experience as an independent exploration geologist and entrepreneur. Most recently John was the founder and Chairman of Kaminak Gold which was purchased for $520 million by Goldcorp Inc. in 2016.
A 1984 graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology, Mr. Robins initially worked as a self-employed prospector and geologist in British Columbia and Northern Canada. In 1988, he founded Hunter Exploration Group, one of Canada's most successful private exploration companies.
In 2008, Mr. Robins was recognized for his achievements in mining exploration by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia with the H.H. "Spud" Huestis Award. This is recognized as the highest awards given for mineral exploration.
Mr. Robins has also been active in starting several successful public exploration and development companies culminating in 2005 with his co-founding of the Discovery Group of Companies. Mr. Robins also sits on the Board of several successful publicly traded exploration companies.
Zara Boldt, CPA, CGA
Ms. Boldt is a professional accountant (CPA, CGA) who has held progressively senior financial leadership roles with several public companies in the mineral exploration and development industry. Currently she is the CFO & Corporate Secretary of Lucara, previously Ms. Boldt served as the CFO & Corporate Secretary of Kaminak Gold, where she was responsible for corporate due diligence and the negotiation, documentation and execution of a Plan of Arrangement for an acquisition transaction valued at C$520 million. Prior to Kaminak, Ms. Boldt was the Vice-President, Finance & CFO for Stornoway Diamond Corporation where she was a member of the senior management team responsible for arranging financing in excess of $900 million for the development of the Renard Diamond Mine in Quebec. Ms. Boldt has most recently served as the CFO & Corporate Secretary for Strongbow Exploration Inc. Presently, Ms. Boldt is a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Gold Standard Ventures Corp.
Jamie Beck, P.Eng., MBA
Mr. Beck has more than 15 years of international project management and corporate development experience. He currently serves as President of Filo Mining Corp., an exploration and development company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and the Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Prior to joining Filo Mining Corp. he worked in corporate development with various Lundin Group Companies including NGEx Minerals Ltd., Josemaria Resources Inc., and Lundin Mining Corporation. Mr. Beck’s focus is on project development, corporate strategy, acquisitions, divestments, and joint ventures. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from Queen’s University, and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Dicaire has over 40 years of experience in the mining, engineering, and construction industry on a variety of global projects leading both the Owners and EPCM teams and is currently the VP Projects and General Manager at Lundin Gold Inc. Prior to joining Lundin Gold, he was with Freeport-McMoRan Inc. as the Project Director for the highly successful US$4.6 billion Cerro Verde Expansion Project in Peru. Prior to moving to Freeport, Dave was the General Manager, Project Development for South America for Xstrata Copper (now Glencore plc) based in Santiago, Chile. His experience covers all facets of project management for all types of mining projects ranging from managing pre-feasibility studies to large EPC/EPCM projects.
Leo Hathaway, P. Geo
Mr. Hathaway is a geologist with extensive experience in the mining sector. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Lumina Gold Corp and was Chief Geological Officer for Anfield Gold and 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.
President and 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.