President, Director and Chief Executive Officer
A Corporate Finance Executive with 30 years’ experience in Mining, Energy, Forestry and Real Estate, he holds a proven track record with successful start-up companies. Mr. Rourke has performed in a leadership role at the executive corporate level as well as a team member in the field. He has valuable experience as a principal partner of an investment firm and has been the Director of Sales for a national Institutional Flow-thru Fund. Mr. Rourke currently sits on two boards in the resource sector.
Ernest (Ernie) Mast
Ernest (Ernie) Mast has over twenty years’ experience in various technical and executive roles in the mining industry, across a wide range of commodities, geographies and development stages. Currently a consultant, he previously held the positions of President and CEO at Primero Mining, VP of Corporate Development at Copper Mountain, VP Operations at New Gold, and President and CEO of Minera Panama, Inmet Mining’s subsidiary, developing the $6B Cobre Panama project. Ernie began his career with Noranda and its affiliates, where he took on roles of increasing responsibility over a 20 year timeframe. Ernie has a Master’s degree in metallurgical engineering from McGill University and also received post-secondary business training at Henley College in the UK and the Universidad Catolica in Chile.
John Williamson is an independent consultant and mining entrepreneur with over thirty years of global experience. He has served as a founder, director or officer of over 20 listed companies in Canada and Australia. He is currently an Officer of Altiplano Resources Ltd. and a Director of QX Metals (formerly Alternative Earth Resources Inc.). Throughout his career he has discovered and or evaluated numerous projects through to feasibility and production. Mr. Williamson has a Bachelor of Science, Specialization in Geology, from the University of Alberta, and is a professional geologist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA).
Steven Stein was a founding shareholder and an Officer of the Black Diamond Group – a leading North American provider of modular space solutions and workforce accommodations – from 2007 to 2016. Steve is currently a Director of the Black Diamond Group. From 1990 to 2005, Steven was actively involved in the operations and a founder of one of the predecessor companies of the Outland Group – one of Canada’s largest logistics and camp businesses. Steven holds a bachelor’s degree from Queens University and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.