Board of Directors

Keith Henderson

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 Latin Metals, focused on project acquisition and exploration in Argentina.  Keith serves on the board of several public companies. 

Dr. Mark Cruise

Independent Director, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee (Chair), Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

Mark’s career in mineral exploration and mine development spans 25 years. During his career, Mark has worked for Anglo American, Pasminco and various junior TSX-listed companies, where he held a variety of positions from VP Exploration / Business Development to CEO.   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. Mark is currently CEO at New Pacific Metals Corp., where he is advancing the emerging Silver Sand discovery in Bolivia.

Steven Dean

Director, Compensation Committee, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee (Chair)

Steven is currently the Chairman and CEO of Artemis Gold. He has extensive experience internationally in mining, including as President of Teck Cominco Limited, now Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX: TECK). Prior to joining Teck, Steven was a founding member of management of the Normandy Poseidon Group, which became Normandy Mining, and a co-founder of PacMin Mining Corporation that became a subsidiary of Teck in 1999. He was also a co-founder and former Chairman of Amerigo Resources Ltd. (TSX: ARG). More recently, Steven was Chairman, CEO and founder of Atlantic Gold Corporation, a TSX Venture Exchange listed company focused on gold exploration, development and production in Nova Scotia. Atlantic Gold was sold to St. Barbara Limited in 2019 for $802 million after building its Moose River Consolidated Mine on time, on budget and operating at the lowest decile cost profile in the gold sector. Steven is also the former Chairman and a current director of Sierra Metals Inc. (TSX: SMT), Chairman of Oceanic Iron Ore Corp. (TSX-V: FEO), and a director of St Barbara Limited (ASX: SBM).

Mike Hoffman

Independent Director, Audit Committee (Chair), Compensation Committee, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

Mike is an experienced mining executive with over 35 years of practice in the mining industry including engineering, mine operations, corporate development, contracting, consulting, projects and construction. He has experience in a number of commodities including coal, precious metals, base metals and potash. Mike has held various engineering and mine operating positions in northern Canada and South America. Mike is currently Chair and a director of 1911 Gold and a director of Eastmain Resources, and is a former director of Trevali Mining and Trigon Metals. Mike holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and is a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Daniel Marinov


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.

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