Thomas J. Obradovich, President and CEO
Mr. Obradovich has more than 30 years experience in mining exploration, development and financing. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Continental Exploration Corp., and he was one of the key individuals behind Aurelian (acquired by Kinross Gold Mines for $1.2 billion in 2008), which discovered the Fruta Del Norte gold deposit in Ecuador. Mr. Obradovich was also the co-founder of Canadian Royalties Inc., which discovered and developed the Raglan south nickel belt. Mr. Obradovich acquired most of the Matachewan gold camp and, through a reverse takeover of Young-Davidson Mines Ltd., upgraded and doubled the resource which was subsequently acquired by Northgate Minerals in 2005. In 2011, Mr. Obradovich was appointed to the board of Dalradian Resources Inc. and he was appointed Chairman in 2012. Dalradian is currently developing the mesothermal high grade Curraghhinalt gold deposit in Northern Ireland.
Minaz Dhanani, Chief Financial Officer
Minaz Dhanani is the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. Mr. Dhanani brings with him more than 20 years accounting and financial experience obtained both locally and internationally, including several other publically listed resource companies. Mr. Dhanani also has several years of senior administrative experience including a position as managing director of the Workstation Ltd., a business support services firm located in Tanzania. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Dhanani acted in the capacity of controller for the Resource group of companies since December 2007.
Jian-Zhao (Jim) Yin, PhD, P.Geo., Chief Geologist (Wells)
Jian-Zhao (Jim) Yin, PhD, P.Geo. received his PhD in Geology from the China University of Geosciences in Beijing and has published over 70 geo-scientific papers. He has more than 22 years of experience serving as Mine Manager, General Manager, Chief Geologist, Chief Representative, and Project Manager for several Canadian, American and Australian mining companies.
Kevin L. McMurren, Mine Manager
Having previously served as Mine Manager at the Company's QR Mine and Mill between 2010 and 2011. Mr. McMurren will be on site overseeing all of the mining operations at the QR Mine and the Bonanza Ledge Mine. He has over 30 years of mining operations experience, most recently as Underground Mines Manager for Avion Gold Corporation in Mali, Africa where he was part of a team that brought two underground gold mines into production and started the development of a third new mine. From 2005 through 2009 he was Mine Manager during pre-production development for New Gold Inc.'s New Afton Project, an 11,000-tpd, block cave, copper-gold project near Kamloops, BC. Prior to this, Mr. McMurren held senior technical and supervisory positions with an emphasis on the start up of mining operations. Projects have included: the Billiton Mount Pleasant Tungsten Mine and the LAC Minerals -- Billiton Tin Project in New Brunswick, Noranda's Golden Giant Mine in Ontario, Canmine Resources' Werner Lake Cobalt Project in Ontario and the Maskwa Nickel Project in Manitoba, and the Cabot Corporation's Tanco Mine, also in Manitoba. Mr. McMurren started his mining career at Sherritt Gordon Mines' Fox Lake Mine in Manitoba in 1978.
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