Robert T. Boyd
President, CEO & Director
Mr. Boyd is a widely respected exploration geologist and senior mining executive with over 40 years experience in exploration, executive-level management, corporate finance and corporate governance. Mr. Boyd also currently serves as a Director of Peru-focused Condor Resources Inc and as a Director of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. He formerly served as Lead Independent Director for Peregrine Diamonds Limited which was acquired by De Beers in 2018, as President, CEO and Director of Athabasca Potash Corporation, a Saskatchewan potash exploration company acquired by BHP in 2010, and was the President, CEO and Director of Ashton Mining of Canada Inc., a leading and successful diamond exploration company acquired by Stornoway Diamonds in 2006. Prior to Ashton, Mr. Boyd was a founding principal and major shareholder of a financial and strategic advisory firm to the mining and mineral exploration industry and was also formerly Vice President Exploration for Homestake Canada Limited. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C., the Society of Economic Geologists, and a Fellow of the Gemmological Associations of Great Britain and Canada.
Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Ms. Cheng brings a strong background to the CFO role, having held that position at Atna Resources for ten years. Her familiarity with the financial and regulatory requirements of the junior resource sector greatly enhance the Endurance management team.
Vice President of Exploration
Darren O’Brien is a registered Professional Geologist with 30 years’ experience in the gold and base metal mining industry working for major mining companies and junior explorers. He has been a consulting geologist for several junior mining companies offering QP, project evaluation, and exploration management services. Successful juniors where Darren was a founding officer include Terrane Metals Corp, which developed the Mt Milligan Copper-Gold Mine, and Pure Gold Mining which has put the Madsen Gold Mine into production.
For approximately 15 years, Darren worked for Placer Dome evaluating and advancing feasibility-level projects such as Donlin Creek, Pueblo Viejo, Musselwhite, Red Lake Minex, Madsen Mine, Vasilkovskoye and Mt Milligan. In those years he gained skills in resource estimation, 3D geological modeling, managing advanced exploration projects, and interacting with multi-disciplinary teams. Mr. O’Brien has been in charge of exploration activities for the Company on its Reliance Gold Property since exploration commenced in early 2020 and has been instrumental in the successful advancement of this project.
H. Ross Arnold
Ross Arnold holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Juris Doctor degree from Duke University. He has work experience with several Wall Street investment banking firms and is currently the President of Quest Capital Corp., a private investment and management company. Ross has controlling interest in more than seven companies with annual revenues in excess of US$325 million. Ross brings practical business experience to the Board, and shares the desire to build a new and substantive resource company.
Richard Gilliam, a graduate of the University of Virginia's College at Wise, has spent his lifetime building and operating coal mining companies. He is the past president and founder of Cumberland Resources Corporation, which was one of the largest privately owned coal mining companies in the United States. As of 2010, the Virginia based Cumberland, produced 7.8 million tons of coal per year with 2009 revenues of $550 million. In March 2010, Cumberland Resources was sold to Massey Energy for US$960 million in cash and shares. Richard brings to the board a fundamental understanding of building and operating a new resource company.
J. Christopher Mitchell
Chris Mitchell is a metallurgist whose career in the mining industry spans more than four decades in Canada, the United States, Australia and South America, initially in operations and project development, followed by more than 35 years in the marketing of base and precious metals concentrates, environmental permitting and senior executive positions in corporate finance and administration. Since 2003, he has been the President of Adera Company Management, a private company that provides financial and administrative services to clients in the junior exploration section. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of several public companies, including First Point Minerals Corp., Independence Gold Corp. and Silver Quest Resources Ltd. Earlier in his career he was a Senior Vice President of Viceroy Resource Corp. and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Orvana Minerals Corp.
Mr. Mitchell has served as a director of publicly listed mining companies, including FPX Nickel Corp. and Orvana Minerals Corp. in Canada, as well as Matrix Metals Limited and Mariana Resources Limited in Australia. Mr. Mitchell is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, holding MBA (Finance), M. Sc. (Metallurgy) and B. Sc. (Honours Chemistry) degrees. He is a registered professional engineer (Metallurgy) in British Columbia and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Mr. Pease is the former President, CEO and a former Director for Sabina Gold & Silver Corp., a company focused on the development of the Back River gold deposits in Nunavut Canada. Mr. Pease was previously the founder, President, CEO and Director of Terrane Metals Corp. from its inception in 2006 until its acquisition in 2010 by Thompson Creek Metals Company. Terrane was focused on the development of the Mt Milligan gold and copper project. Mr. Pease guided the company through development studies and permitting, and initiated construction prior to the acquisition by Thompson Creek. He was also formerly a Director and Strategic Advisor for Richfield Ventures, a mineral exploration and development company focused on the Blackwater Gold project in central British Columbia, Canada. Richfield was acquired by New Gold Inc. in 2011. Mr. Pease is also currently a Director of Liberty Gold, Pure Gold Mining, Libero Copper Corporation and FPX Nickel, all mineral exploration and development companies.
Previously, he was employed by the Placer Dome group for 25 years. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Pease was the General Manager, Canada Exploration and Global Major Projects, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of Placer Dome's Canadian exploration, and overseeing the geological aspects of world-wide advanced stage, major exploration and development projects. Mr. Pease holds a B.Sc. degree in Earth Science from the University of Waterloo, a Professional Geologist (British Columbia) certification and is a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada. He is a Past-Chairman of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia, and in 2010 was named "BC Mining Person of the year" by the Mining Association of BC.