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Directors

Richard Osmond, P. Geo., ICD.D

President & CEO
Member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee

Mr. Osmond has over 25 years of experience in the mining sector including experience with INCO (VBNC), Falconbridge and Anglo American. He was involved in exploration discoveries at Vale's Voisey's Bay deposit and Glencore's Raglan mine. He was later hired as a senior technical leader with Anglo American responsible for North America and Europe focused on Ni exploration in northern Canada, Alaska and Scandinavia as well as IOCG and porphyry Cu-Mo exploration in Mexico and Alaska. Mr. Osmond is currently the President of GlobeTrotters Resource Group Inc.

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Patrick Elliott, MSc., MBA

Director
Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee

Mr. Elliott is an accomplished economic geologist with a M.Sc. in Mineral Economics and a MBA in Mining Finance from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. He is currently President & CEO of Lexore Capital Corp, and President & CEO of Forte Copper Corp., a private Peruvian copper company. Mr. Elliott completed his undergraduate B.Sc.Geology degree at the University of Western Ontario and has spent over 10 years in copper and gold exploration in South America and the US.

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Brad Mercer

Chair of the Board
Member of the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee

Mr. Mercer managed exploration and mining operations for Capstone Copper Corp. until his retirement in 2022 as COO. He started at Capstone in 2005 as an exploration manager when the company had a MarketCap. of less than twenty million dollars. He retired in 2022, having held several critical roles on its path to becoming a +5 billion-dollar, mid-tier copper producer. Some highlights during Mr. Mercer’s tenure were overseeing growth, capital development and operational improvement programs that tripled mine life at the Minto and Cozamin mines while simultaneously doubling annual production at the latter. Prior to Capstone Copper Corp., Mr. Mercer managed greenfield and mine exploration teams at projects and mines across Canada. Bradley has discovery and deposit expansion experience in Porphyry Copper, IOCG, epithermal gold and structurally controlled gold deposits in Chile, Mexico and Canada.

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Chet Idziszek

Director
Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee

Chet ldziszek holds a Master of Applied Sciences degree from McGill University and has worked as an exploration geologist and exploration executive with numerous international mining companies for over 40 years. In 1990, Mr. ldziszek received the "Mining Man of the Year" award from the Northern Miner in recognition of his vital role in the discovery and development of the Eskay Creek gold deposit in Canada. He also received the "Bill Dennis - Prospector of the Year Award” from the PDAC in 1994 in recognition of the major role he played in the discovery and development of the Eskay Creek gold deposit as well as for his leadership of Adrian Resources during its exploration and development of the Petaquilla coppergold-silver-molybdenum deposits in the Republic of Panama. These deposits contain over 4 billion tonnes of mineral resources, now called "Cobre Panama" and is owned by First Quantum Minerals. He also served as a director of Arequipa Resources Ltd. which discovered the Pierina gold deposit in Peru that was subsequently acquired by Barrick Gold in 1996 for more than $1Billion. He served as president and CEO of Oromin Explorations that in 2005 discovered the Sabodala gold deposits in Senegal. Oromin was subsequently acquired by Teranga Gold in 2014 and is now in production by Endeavour Mining PLC. He served as president and CEO of Battle Mountain Gold that held a 100% interest in the Lewis gold property in Nevada which was subsequently acquired by Gold Standard Ventures in 2017. He served as president and CEO of Lund Enterprises which was acquired by Reconnaissance Energy Africa in 2019 and served as a director of that company in 2020.

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Mary-Carmen Vera

Director
Chair of the Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee

Born and raised in Peru, Mary Carmen is a geologist that has lived in Canada since 2001. In her early years she worked in field exploration in Peru, Chile and Australia. Upon her arrival in Canada, she joined Wemindji Exploration Inc. as the company’s CEO. In 2010, she started her own consulting practice in ESG, Business Development and Indigenous Relations in the mining and exploration sector. From 2011 to 2023, she has served as Senior Advisor to the Cree Mineral Exploration Board, having conducted Community awareness sessions and Mining 101 workshops delivered to Indigenous Communities and to the industry on how to optimize their relations with the communities. She joined ALS Global as Business Development Executive in Geochemistry in 2024. Currently she serves as Board Member for the PDAC, Quebec Mineral Exploration Association and as an .

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