CEO, President, Director
Mike Povey is a mining engineer with over 40 years of worldwide experience in the resource sector in a wide range of commodities. He has held senior management positions in various public companies including Rio Tinto and Anglo American, with surface and underground mining operations in Africa, North America, and Australia. Over the past 20 years, Mike has held positions as Chairman, Managing Director and Technical Director of several ASX and AIM listed companies where he has led project acquisitions, exploration programs, JV negotiations and equity raisings.
Mike is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and holds a number of Certificates of Competency, including a West Australian Mine Managers Certificate.
Director, VP Exploration
Mr Straw is a second-generation economic geologist with over 20 years’ experience in mineral project assessment and exploration management in the Americas, Australia and China.
He has more than a decade in executive management, financing and exploration focused on value adding to projects through innovative, low-cost exploration techniques and results-driven management. Mr Straw has a broad international network of technical and funding teams providing access to high-quality people, projects and capital.
Mr. Coltura is a businessman with significant entrepreneurial experience and is President and principal shareholder of Matalia Investments Ltd. Matalia Investments Ltd., a company that provides management consulting, corporate finance and investor relation services to public and private companies. Mr. Coltura has over 10 years experience with various public companies, holding positions of officer and director of several public companies.
Mr. Coltura has a great deal of business development experience and has worked with a variety of companies to strengthen their position within their industry
John E. Hiner
Mr. Hiner is a licensed geologist in the State of Washington and SME registered member and he has an exploration history of over 45 years with several major mining companies exploring for geothermal energy, precious metals and industrial minerals. He has served as a director and/or officer of mineral exploration and mining development companies, and works as an independent consulting geologist for mining companies. Previously, Mr. Hiner was an officer of Geocom Resources Inc., and is currently a director of Red Pine Petroleum Ltd. and Golden Lake Exploration Inc.
Mr. Lotz is a businessman and provides management consulting and corporate finance services to public and private companies. He has several years of experience with reporting issuers, and currently serves as a director of Golden Raven Resources Ltd., Logan Resources Ltd., Teal Valley Health Inc. (formerly, Radiant Health Care Inc.), Vodis Pharmaceuticals Inc., Ascent Industries Corp. and Crest Resources Inc.
Mr Mendelawitz has more than a decade of leadership experience in corporate affairs and investor relations in mining, energy and pharmaceuticals, including a range of boards and advisory boards.
Mr Mendelawitz was Head of Communications at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd., a Director of Pharmachal Health Group and an external advisor to a range of listed and unlisted companies.
He is the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Guatemala in Melbourne, Australia.
Principal Geologist, USA
Mr Herron has over 30 years’ experience in the evaluation, design and management of base and precious metals exploration projects in the United States and Asia.
He has managed exploration programs in the USA that directly resulted in the discovery and definition of two gold deposits for Canadian-listed clients.
Mr Herron is currently President of Quest Geological Consultants, a geo-consultancy group focused on minerals development in North America.