BRIAN THURSTON - President, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Secretary, Director
Mr. Thurston is a professional geologist and holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Thurston has over 26 years’ experience working as a geologist around the globe including North, Central and South America, Africa and India. He has experience working on projects from grass roots to feasibility level. Mr. Thurston was instrumental in the initial exploration, land acquisition and development of Aurelian Resources’ Ecuador grass roots exploration and held the position of Country Manager in Ecuador from 2004 to 2006. Kinross in 2008 acquired Aurelian Resources in a $1.2B friendly deal. Mr. Thurston transitioned from geologist to corporate positions in 2004 and has founded several public companies and held positions of director and officer, as well as served on multiple committees including audit, disclosure and corporate governance. In addition, he has been a director of Chemesis since March 2017.
Eli Dusenbury - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Dusenbury has extensive experience in public accounting, providing services to both public and private sector clients reporting in Canada and in the U.S. over a broad range of industries including, but not limited to, technology, agriculture, engineering, mining & exploration, manufacturing and financing. Mr. Dusenbury obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2011 and holds a BBA in business and accounting from Capilano University. Mr. Dusenbury has served as consultant for audit and public practice firms in both Canada and the US and has held CFO positions for: Integral Technologies, Inc. (resigned June 2018), YDX Innovation Corp. (since October 2017), Isodiol International Inc. (since August 2018) and Chemesis (since September 2018).
Dave McMillan - Director
Mr. McMillan brings over 46 years of experience in resource industries. His career has spanned manufacturing, marketing, sales and finance, including 17 years as an investment advisor, VP, Senior VP, Director and member of the Executive Committee of a large privately held Canadian brokerage firm. Mr. McMillan currently holds executive positions and sits on the boards of several public and private companies. From August 2011 to March 2015, Mr. McMillan was a director of Barkerville and from September 2014 to January 2015 he was Acting President of Barkerville. From 2016 to current, Mr. McMillan served as Chairman and CEO of South Star Mining. In addition, from September 2017 to July 2018, he was a director of Chemesis.
Mike Aujla - Director
Mr. Aujla brings over 16 years of experience acting as a lawyer, director and officer for both public and private companies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and a Juris doctor from the University of Victoria. Mr. Aujla was previously a corporate lawyer who worked with international law firms. He has experience advising companies in financial services, corporate mergers and acquisitions and commercial real estate in various jurisdictions. Mr. Aujla is currently the Founding Partner of Hunter West Legal Recruitment since Sept 2017. Previously, Mr. Aujla worked for a private Legal Recruitment firm in Vancouver from 2011-2016. In addition, since July 2018, he has been a director of Chemesis.
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