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.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Marrelli serves as the Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Marrelli holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and as a Certified General Accountant in Canada. In addition to acting as the Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Marrelli has been a principal of Marrelli Support Services Inc., a firm providing administration services to Canadian public companies, since February, 2009 and, prior to February, 2009, a partner with Marrelli & Drake Corporate Services (formerly Duguay & Ringler Corporate Services) (a firm providing administration services to Canadian public companies). Mr. Marrelli also serves as the Chief Financial Officer of several publicly-listed junior mining companies and as a director of Odyssey Resources Limited (TSX-V: ODX).
Mr. Johnstone has been a partner at Gardiner Roberts LLP since February, 2005, practising in the areas of securities and corporate law. He is the practice leader of the firm’s securities law group. Mr. Johnstone has been practising law for over 30 years. He is also a director and/or officer of four other TSX Venture Exchange-listed companies and three Canadian Securities Exchange-listed companies.
Dr. John DeDecker
Vice-President of Exploration
Dr. DeDecker received his bachelor of science in geology, with an emphasis on mineralogy, igneous petrology and mathematics from North Carolina State University. He completed his masters of science in geology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying physical volcanology and igneous petrology, then went on to complete a PhD in geology and geochemistry at Colorado School of Mines under the advisement of world VMS expert, Dr. Thomas Monecke. He is a post doctoral fellow at the school where he researches the gold-rich VMS deposits near the Eskay Creek mine. Dr. DeDecker is founding partner of BOA Exploration LLC.
VP of Finance
Mr. Myhill holds an HBA and an MBA from the IVEY school of business administration at the University of Western Ontario and earned a CA designation while with Price Waterhouse. Mr. Myhill for 20 years was the president and CEO of Canadian Investors Corp., a investment management company focused on corporate re-organizations in a broad range of sectors across Canada. Mr. Myhill was president of a national company within the Jim Pattison Industries Group. Mr. Myhill also was VP of corporate development and finance at Southstar, a venture capital joint venture company between Toronto Star and Southam Inc.