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 Black Sea Copper and Gold Corp. (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).
Edward R. Kruchkowski has over 35 years of experience in the exploration industry. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1973 with a BSc in Geology and is a registered Professional Geologist, both with APEGGA and APEGBC. Mr. Kruchkowski has worked for both major companies and junior companies as a consulting geologist. He has conducted exploration programs in Canada, Southwestern USA, Russia, South America and Mexico. Mr. Kruchkowski has a proven track record of discovery in the Golden Triangle area of British Columbia.
Mr. Kruchkowski is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Decade Resources Ltd. and is a director of Teuton Resources Corp.