Ian Slater

Executive Chairman Of The Board

Mr. Slater is an entrepreneur who has founded numerous companies and been involved in the mining industry for over twenty years. Previously, Mr. Slater was the Managing Partner of both Ernst & Young's Canadian and Arthur Andersen's Central Asian Mining Practices. Mr. Slater is a Chartered Accountant.

Kevin Nishi


Mr. Nishi is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. He has held several director positions with exploration stage mining companies. Mr. Nishi is a partner with Smythe LLP working with several public companies listed on the TSX and TSX Venture exchanges in Canada, and in the United States.

Jay Sujir


  Mr. Sujir is a securities and natural resources lawyer who has twenty-three years of experience in advising and assisting public companies. He is a senior partner with Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP. Mr. Sujir is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, and the British Columbia Advisory Committee of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Ana Milena Vasquez


Ms. Vásquez has 18 years of experience in the mining sector, including extensive Colombian expertise in mining, project permitting, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, strategic stakeholder engagement, government affairs and media management. Most recently, she held the position of Executive VP of Collective Mining and Senior VP of External Affairs and Sustainability for Continental Gold. Previously, she served as President of CB Gold, a company of which she was co-founder and was also General Manager of Carbones Nueva Naricual in Venezuela and Carbones del Cesar (Mina La Francia) in Colombia. Ms. Vásquez has a proven track record of advocating and promoting women’s opportunities, empowerment and equality from senior level positions in the private sector. She is co-founder and Vice President of Women in Mining Colombia and one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women In Mining 2020. 

Ms. Vásquez is a candidate for a Master’s degree in Sustainability from Harvard University, a Master’s degree in Financial Analysis from the Carlos III University of Madrid, and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and International Affairs from Externado University.