Hugh M. (Mac) Balkam
Mr. Balkam was with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 13 years, many of those involved in the investigation of stock market related fraud. In 1981, he resigned to become a financial consultant with a major brokerage firm, where he managed investments for retail clients. Since 2004, Mr. Balkam has been involved in raising venture capital and consulting for junior mining companies. Mr Balkam joined the Board of Directors and became CEO of Eskay Mining Corp during the fourth quarter of 2009. He holds a BA from the University of Toronto.
Audit Committee Head & Compensation Committee
Mr. Myhill is a director of six privately held companies operating in transportation and venture capital in B.C., Alberta and Ontario. From 1991 until 2006, Mr. Myhill was the President of Canadian Investors Corporation, an investment company focused on financing corporate re-organizations. Mr. Myhill actively participated in directorship and management of the investee companies. From 1985 to 1991, he invested in and raised capital for small companies in Ontario. From 1976 to 1984, Mr. Myhill was President of national companies within Southam Inc. Group and Jim Pattison Industries. He earned an HBA and MBA from the Ivey School of Business Administration at the University of Western Ontario and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse.
J. Gordon McMehen
Compensation Committee Head & Audit Committee
In 2000, Mr. McMehen co-founded Conundrum Capital Corporation, a private equity real estate fund management firm which today has several sectoral real estate funds under its administration. Mr. McMehen now serves as Chairman of Conundrum Capital Corporation. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. McMehen served as Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer and director of Central Park Lodges Ltd., helping to manage one of North America’s pre-eminent providers of seniors housing, long-term care and ancillary health care services. At the law firm of Gardiner Roberts, Mr. McMehen practiced corporate and commercial law from 1978 to 1998, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, corporate structure and finance. He acted as Managing Partner of the firm from 1994 to 1998. Mr. McMehen completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto in 1972 and obtained an LL.B from the University of Ottawa in 1976. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1978, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Dr. Quinton Hennigh
Dr. Hennigh is an internationally known economic geologist, with over 25 years of exploration experience and expertise with major gold mining companies such as Homestake Mining Company, Newcrest Mining Ltd. and Newmont Mining Corp. He is currently chairman of Novo Resources Corp., which is actively exploring for gold in Western Australia. Dr. Hennigh is credited with the discovery of the Springpole alkaline gold deposit near Red Lake, Ont., for Gold Canyon Resources, and the Rattlesnake Hills gold project in Wyoming for Evolving Gold. He holds a bachelor of science from the University of Missouri, and an MSc and a PhD in geology and geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines.
Mr. Weis is a minerals exploration geophysicist with over 35 years of exploration experience working for both major and junior mining companies worldwide. These have included Exxon Minerals, Newmont and Normandy Poseidon. He has a broad background in precious, base metals and industrial mineral exploration including volcanogenic massive sulphide, porphyry copper, epithermal and Carlin-style systems. He holds a bachelor of science degree in geology and a master of science degree in geophysics at Michigan Technological University as well as advanced studies and research at the University of Utah and University of Kansas. He is currently the president of Thomas V Weis and Associates Inc., a geophysical contracting and consulting company.