Board of Directors

Dr. Mark Cruise

Director, Compensation Committee

Mark’s career in mineral exploration and mine development spans 25 years.  He is Director and Co-founder of Trevali Mining (TSX: TV) where he built the 10th largest global zinc producer attaining a +$1B market capitalization under his stewardship.  He served as Trevali’s President and CEO from February 2008 to April 2019.  During his career, Mark has worked with Anglo American, Pasminco and junior TSX-listed companies.  He was formerly part of Anglo’s feasibility team for the Lisheen Zinc-Lead Mine in Ireland before taking up the role of Exploration Manager North America for Anglo American.  He was later VP Business Development for Cardero Resource Corp and was co-founder at International Tower Hill Mines which peaked at $800M market capitalization (2010).

Daniel Marinov M.Sc.


Daniel has 25 years of international experience in the mining and mineral exploration industry including 5 years in an underground production environment.  He holds a Master of Science degree in mineral exploration from the University of Mining and Geology of Sofia, Bulgaria.  He has extensive experience in precious, base metal and industrial minerals exploration having worked throughout Eastern Europe, Asia, Australia, as well as Central and South America.  Daniel was most recently Vice President Exploration at Trevali Mining.  In his career, Daniel has undertaken senior geological and managerial roles with Anglo American and Rio Tinto.  Prior to Trevali, Daniel was the project exploration manager at Anglo’s Michiquillay porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum deposit in Peru.  Daniel will serve as Executive Director in each of three subsidiary corporations in Bulgaria.

Gord Doerksen B.Sc.

Independent Director, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee

Gord has more than 25 years of operational and mine engineering in Canada, USA and throughout Africa.  He is currently Vice-President Technical Services at JDS Energy and Mining and he is a professional mining engineer.  At JDS, Gord has technical oversight on engineering work and 43-101 reports from due diligence to scoping and feasibility.  Gord’s engineering experience includes mine planning, project engineering and senior management at mines throughout North America and Africa, working with Konkola Copper Mines (Anglo American), Sandvik, FMC Corporation and Giant Yellowknife Mines.  Prior to joining JDS early in 2012, Gord worked at SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. for six years where he was a Principal and lead project teams.

Keith Henderson M.Sc.

Director, Audit Committee

Keith has 25 years’ global experience in the mineral exploration industry throughout Africa, Europe, and North and South America. He was educated in Europe, graduating with B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. in geology and has extensive experience in multiple mineral deposit types and commodities.  Keith worked with Anglo American Exploration in Europe and North America, leading a number of exploration projects and ultimately, he was appointed project manager for Anglo Coal as the company made its first entry into Canada. In 2007, Keith joined Cardero Resource Corp. as Executive Vice-President, where he played a critical role in advancing the Pampa de Pongo through a positive scoping study and ultimate sale for US$100 million cash.  He was formerly President & CEO at Dorato Resources and is currently President & CEO at Centenera Mining, focused on project acquisition and exploration in Argentina.  Keith serves on the board of several public companies. 

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