Rob McLeod is a geologist and accomplished Mining Executive with over 30 years of experience in mineral exploration and mining. He was worked for a variety of major and junior mining and exploration companies, primarily in Alaska, B.C., Yukon, Nunavut, Ontario and Nevada. He was President and CEO of IDM Mining Ltd. recently acquired by Ascot Resources Ltd., and prior to that, a founder and VP Exploration of Underworld Resources acquired by Kinross Gold Corporation. Rob is a director of Dolly Varden Silver and advisor for West Red Lake Gold Mines. He is an active industry volunteer, as past-Chair of AMEBC and as a director of the Britannia Mine Museum.
Andrew Bowering is a renowned venture capitalist with over 30 years of experience in global mineral exploration and development and a track record of building shareholder value. He has founded, funded, and led teams in the pursuit of various metals, from initial exploration to production. Mr. Bowering has held senior management roles, overseeing asset acquisitions, sales, and raised hundreds of millions in development capital. He was a founder of Millennial Lithium Corp (acquired by Lithium Americas) and is actively involved in other publicly traded companies in the battery metals and precious metals sectors, such as Prime Mining Corp and American Lithium Corp.
Ms. Chuang is a Chartered Accountant (British Columbia, Canada) with more than fifteen years of experience in the resource and mining sector. Her experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer of Azincourt Energy Corp., a uranium developer in the world-class Athabasca Basin uranium district of Canada and Muzhu Mining Ltd. Ms. Chuang also served as Chief Financial Officer of Northern Empire Resources Corp., a Nevada-focused mining company that was acquired by Coeur Mining in 2018, K2 Gold Corporation (formerly West Melville Metals Inc.) and Chakana Copper Corp. (formerly Remo Resources Inc.). Currently, Ms. Chuang is President of VC Consulting Corp. which provides CFO and other financial accounting and compliance services to a number of companies. Ms. Chuang articled with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University.
Julia Gartley is a professional mineral process engineer with over 17 years of experience of operational and corporate experience in project management, metallurgical test programs, process optimization, operational support and engineering design. Julia currently is a director of BBA Consultants, a private engineering firm and Vice President of Health, Safety, and Sustainability. She brings a wealth of practical experience including corporate development of new projects and properties, on-site optimization, and operational support. Julia’s experience includes acting as Project Director for the engineering of large projects, report writing, leading senior management decision-making workshops, conducting on-site due diligence visits and technical report review and writing.
In addition to Julia’s technical experience, Julia is an active volunteer in the mining community. She has been serving as Community Liaison for the Canadian Mineral Processors BC/Yukon branch for over seven years, and as Vice-President of the Board for Mine Shift (formerly Me Too Mining) for five years. She is also actively involved with Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum National (“CIM"), where she has most recently served as a stream chair coordinating the technical presentations for The Value of People stream in CIMBC22. In May 2022, Julia was a recipient of CIM’s Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award, which recognizes the exceptional achievement and potential of young leaders.
Matthew Moore brings a wealth of experience in community and economic development working with First Nations and Indigenous groups and governments. Matthew previously spent many years working with the Nisga’a Tribal Council on the Nisga’a Treaty with British Columbia and Canada, the first modern First Nations Treaty in the Province. He also worked for the First Nations Economic Development Corporation with an emphasis in construction, was CEO of Giltxat’in Development Corp. in Greenville BC and was a member of the Nisga’a Tribal Council prior to their Treaty.
Matthew is a citizen of the Nisga’a Nation and a graduate of Simon Fraser University where he received a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Economics and diploma in Business Plan Development. From the Sauder School of Business, Matthew received his Professional Realtor license, currently practicing on Vancouver Island. Matthew is Head of the House Wissen Xbiltkw and holds the name Wissen Xbiltkw. He is an active volunteer, carver and author of the book “The Name of My Blanket is Hlbin Hloxs.”
CEO & Director
Mr. Lekstrom has 17 years of mining and industry experience in progressively senior roles from executive management, project management, operations, and engineering management. Most recently he was CEO of Tearlach Resources, a lithium company he helped grow from grassroots into a multi asset company which included, building a world class team, and, within a month having exploration success via the drill bit on their Gabriel project which he negotiated and structured the joint venture in Nevada. Prior to Tearlach he was President & CEO of Silver Hammer Mining Corp. and a co-founder of a publicly traded uranium company. Mr. Lekstrom has an established track record of delivering successes across numerous projects, capital raises and defining of strategic direction for multiple companies. He had senior technical roles at Freeport McMoran’s Grasberg site in Indonesia and Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi Project in Mongolia, and he co-led the design, construction and commissioning of a new steel grinding media plant for Arrium (Moly-corp) in Canada and Peru. He played an integral role in the development and revival of Golden Star Resources’ Prestea underground mine in Ghana, West Africa. He has also branched out into supply chain infrastructure development, including construction, commissioning, development of asset strategies, and engineering at the Port of Vancouver’s largest grain Terminal, G3 Terminal Vancouver. He served as engineering manager at Sabina Gold and Silver Marine Laydown and Back River project, where he was responsible for the first phases of execution at the Back River Marine Laydown Project, leading the project from the office and on the ground.