Board of Directors

Mr. Charles Riopel , , Interim Non-Executive Chairman

M. Riopel is an accomplished senior-level executive with 20+ years domestic/international investment experience in mining. He has managed over the year’s both private and public investment funds. He is the founder and managing partner at Latitude 45, a private equity fund specialized in mining. Prior thereto, he was Senior Investment Director at The Sentient Group, one of the largest PE Funds in mining with over US$2.7 billion under management. He served as Senior Investment Director Metals & Mining at the SGF from 2006 to 2012. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Women in mining Canada in 2017 and is currently the Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee. He is also a board member of Aligo Innovation, Meridian Mining SA and the Foundation of Greater Montreal. He has served as a director and/or officer of several Canadian and international companies. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Montreal University and a Masters in Business Administration from Laval University

Mr. Keith Morrison , , P.Geo. , CEO & Director

Mr. Keith Morrison has over 30 years of international experience in the resources sector with an accomplished background in strategy, finance, exploration, technology, global operations, capital markets and corporate development. Formerly, Mr. Morrison co-founded two significant Canadian-based success stories, Quantec, a world-leader in deep sub-surface imaging technologies, and QGX, a Canadian-based public exploration company which operated in Mongolia prior to its acquisition. Mr. Morrison also has operational experience working in Greenland. He is currently an Independent Director of Marengo Mining Ltd. and the Non-Executive Chairman for Security Devices International.

Mr. Douglas E. Ford , , Interim Lead Director

Since 1987 Mr. Ford has worked in the public markets, serving as CFO and board member of a number of junior companies with direct responsibility for all financial reporting, corporate finance and compliance activities. He has extensive experience in public and media relations, operations, turnaround situations and his expertise in retail sales, small business management and communications is utilized daily in the services he delivers to the Company.

Mr. Christopher Messina , , BA, MBA , Director

Mr. Messina is an experienced investment banker with over 20 years experience in the capital markets. He has advised multiple global exchanges, commodity producers and traders, private equity firms, corporations and sovereign wealth funds. He is currently an advisor to artificial intelligence and big data software companies focused on applying advanced computational techniques to the global capital and cyber security markets. He has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, where he was a National Merit Scholar, and an MBA in Finance from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Ms. Zhen (Janet) Huang , , FCCA, CIA , Director

Ms. Huang has over 13 years of financing, accounting, and internal audit experiences. She qualified through Deloitte UK as a chartered accountant and gained her experiences in financial services, natural resources, public sector, and manufacturing through auditing and consulting engagements for both listed clients and SMEs. Ms. Huang currently serves as Head of Internal Audit for Contemporary Amperex Technology. Formerly, she held the position of Investment Manager and advises on CATL’s oversea resources projects acquisition. She has in-depth knowledge and understanding for lithium, nickel and cobalt metal industry overall and for their application in the NEV industry.

Mr. John Hick , , BA, LLB , Director

Mr. Hick has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry in both senior management positions and as an independent director. He currently serves as independent director, and in some cases the non-executive Chairman, to a number of publicly listed and private companies. Formerly Mr. Hick has held board and/or senior management positions with a number of other Canadian mining companies, including Medoro Resources Ltd., Defiance Mining Corp./Geomaque Explorations Ltd, TVX Gold Inc., Cambior Inc., Rio Narcea Gold Mines Ltd, Rayrock Resources Inc., Revett Minerals Inc. and Placer Dome Inc. Mr. Hick holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto, and a LLB from the University of Ottawa.

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