Experienced Board & Management Team

IAN ROZIER, B.Sc., M.Sc., P.Eng.

Director, President & CEO

Mr. Rozier is a Professional Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the natural resource industry. Formerly with Goldfields and a partner of Golder Associates, he worked for, or was a consultant to, several major mining companies until 1987. Since then he has been the CEO of several public companies in the mining and oil/gas sectors and has completed numerous capital raisings in Canada and Europe and is well known in the Canadian mining industry and North American and European capital markets.

DAVID COHEN, B.Sc., MBA

Director

Mr. Cohen has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry. Formerly with Fluor Engineers, he worked in South Africa as Director, Sales & Marketing and as Director of Business Development in the United States. Mr. Cohen was past Chairman and CEO of Gold Wheaton Gold Corp. and President and CEO of Northern Orion Resources Inc. and was largely responsible for major resource acquisitions, capital raisings and the subsequent sales of these companies to major mining companies. Through his work with current and past companies, Mr. Cohen is well known in the North American and European capital markets.

MERFYN ROBERTS, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Director

Mr. Roberts has over 30 years of experience in the international mining industry and mining finance. He holds a B.Sc. Honours in Geology from Liverpool University, an M.Sc. from Oxford University, and is also a Chartered Accountant in the U.K. Mr. Roberts is currently a director of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. and was formerly a director of Emerald Energy PLC in the U.K.

BARBARA DUNFIELD, B.Ed, MBA

Director, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Dunfield is Chief Financial Officer of Newport Exploration Ltd. and possesses more than two decades of broad corporate experience in the management, development and marketing of public mining and exploration companies. Formerly an investment advisor with a large Canadian brokerage firm, Ms. Dunfield serves as a Director and/or CFO for several public companies in the industry and previously acted as CFO and Director of Eastern Platinum Ltd.