BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John M. Rucci, President & CEO, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Rucci graduated from University of Calgary in 1977 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. During the past 33 years Mr. Rucci has been involved with numerous public and private companies. He has been involved in many start-up companies, providing deals and consulting services to these ventures. From 1996 to 1997 he was director of Fort Point Resources Ltd., a public oil and gas company trading on the Vancouver Stock Exchange. From 1996 to 2001, he was Chairman of the Board for United Tex-Sol Mines Inc., a publicly traded gold exploration company. From 2001 to 2013, Sienna Gold Inc. ( name now changed to Peruvian Precious Metals PPX on TSX Venture Exchange).
Richard Skeith, Senior Partner, Norton Rose Canada, Director
Mr. Skeith has over 30 years experience as a solicitor advising a variety of private and public corporations. In addition, he has been or is currently a director or officer of a number of public and private companies in the oil and gas exploration and development and services sectors, in mining, biotechnology, real estate and telecommunications. Mr. Skeith is a director of the Corporation.
Andrew S Burgess, Chairman Audit Committee, Director
Mr. Burgess has a B. Comm (Hons) degree from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Accountant (Alberta) and Certified Public Accountant (Illinois). He has been Director and Officer in several listed mineral exploration and mining companies including Consolidated Brinco Ltd., Western Canadian Mining Corporation, Sulphurets Gold Corporation, Dominion Explorers Inc., Ecstall Mining Corporation, United Tex-Sol Mines Ltd., Sienna Gold Corporation and Spectrum Mining Corporation. These companies have been involved in the mining of asbestos and coal and the exploration for Cu, Au, Pb, Ag and REE. Projects include the Quinsam coal mine, the Kerr/Sulphurets Cu/Au porphyry deposit, the Croinor Au deposit, the Akie sedex hosted Pb-Zn deposit, the Clavos Au deposit, and the Wicheeda REE deposit.
Charles Littlejohn, Director
Mr. Littlejohn graduated from the Western University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and solid background in chemistry, physics and geology. He has considerable experience in PGMs in Ontario and gold/silver deposits both in Canada and in South America. After several years of post-graduate research, Mr. Littlejohn joined the oil and gas industry and was made a full member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 1984. He was encouraged by his company to study law and now holds a J.D. degree (cum laude) from the Southern California Institute of Law, with an acute interest in International Law. He also studied law at the University of London (England). He has taught courses in International Law, Contracts and Fiduciary Law. For the past 26 years, he has managed a small privately held hedge fund. In past years, he was a co- founder of a mutual fund management company and has served as a director of two public-traded mining companies, viz., Sienna Gold, Inc and Peruvian Precious Metals Corp.
Declan B. Livesey, P. Eng., PhD., Director
Independent Engineering Consultant (PhD Mining Wales, 1974). Dr Livesey has over 30 years experience in the mining and oil and gas industries. He has held a number of management positions within major resource companies including VP Operations and Engineering with a major US corporation.
Joe Scarlet, Drilling Fluids Engineer, Director
Mr. Scarlet is former Senior Executive Sales, Drilling Services Secure Energy Services and New West Drilling Fluids.