Non-Executive Chairman

Diane R. Garrett, M.A. (Mineral Economics), Ph.D. (Engineering)

Dr. Garrett has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry with a track record of developing projects, building companies and creating value for shareholders. Dr. Garrett is currently the President and CEO of Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. and a member of the Board of Novagold Resources Inc. Previously, Dr. Garrett was President, CEO and Director of Romarco Minerals Inc., a TSX-listed company which was acquired by OceanaGold Corp. in 2015 for a final transaction value of over $550 million. As CEO of Romarco, Dr. Garrett restructured the company and built and led the team that developed the Hale Mining Project in the United States from exploration through to final feasibility, permitting and into construction. Dr. Garrett has an M.A. in Mineral Economics (1986) and a Ph.D. in Engineering (1993) from the University of Texas at Austin.

President & CEO

Hugh Agro, B.Sc. (Mining), MBA, P.Eng.

Mr. Agro is the President & CEO of Revival Gold Inc., a growth focused gold exploration and development company. Prior to Revival Gold, Mr. Agro co-founded Carbon Arc Capital Investments Inc., a private-equity backed investor in mining and metals, and served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Development with Kinross Gold Corporation. At Kinross, Mr. Agro was a member of the Executive Leadership Team and responsible for strategic and operational leadership of Kinross’ growth initiatives including corporate development, global exploration and commercial activities in Russia. Previously, Mr. Agro held senior executive positions with Placer Dome, Senator Capital Partners and in investment banking with Deutsche Bank’s Global Metals and Mining Group. Mr. Agro has served on the Board and Audit Committees of Victoria Gold Corp., Chantrell Ventures and Americas Silver Corp. Additionally, Mr. Agro has served as a Director, Chairman and Interim CEO of Strata Minerals and currently serves as a Director of Fort Berens Estate Winery Ltd., an award-winning winery located in British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Agro holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University (1989) and MBA Finance from UBC & London Business School (1997).


Donald J. Birak, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Geology)

Mr. Birak is a geologist with over 37 years of experience in the minerals industry. He served as Senior Vice President of Exploration for Coeur Mining, Inc. from 2004 to October 2013. Previous to his time at Coeur, he served as Vice President of Exploration with AngloGold North America, Independence Mining Company, and Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting. Mr. Birak currently serves on the Board of Dolly Varden Silver Corp and Swift Resources Inc. In 2001, Mr. Birak was co-recipient of the ‘Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year’ award given by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Mr. Birak received his Master of Science in Geology from Bowling Green State University, in Ohio. He has authored and co-authored several professional publications on the geology and metallurgy of sediment-hosted and epithermal precious metal deposits and on the use of geostatistics in resource modeling and grade control. He is an active member of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) and is currently Chairperson of the Fund Raising Committee of the SEG Foundation and a member of the Budget and Investment committees of the society. He is a Registered Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).


Wayne Hubert, B.Sc. (Chemical Engineering), MBA

Mr. Hubert has over twenty years of senior management experience in the mining sector. He is CEO and Director of InZinc Mining Ltd. and previously served as CEO of Andean Resources Ltd. from 2006 to 2010 when it was acquired by Goldcorp for $3.5 billion.  At Andean, Mr. Hubert led the team which increased resources to over five million ounces of gold and completed feasibility studies, financing and permitting prior to the takeover. Before his tenure at Andean, Mr. Hubert held senior management positions at Meridian Gold where he gained considerable experience in finance, exploration, project development, permitting and construction. Mr. Hubert serves as a Director of Austral Gold Ltd. and Candeleria Mining Corp. He has also served as a director of Midas Gold Corp. Mr. Hubert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town (1985) and an MBA from Brigham Young University (1990).


Michael W. Mansfield, CPA, CA, CFA

Mr. Mansfield is a Vice-President, investment professional with Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. Mr. Mansfield has 20 years’ experience as investment advisor specializing in the Canadian venture market working both on the private and public investors and companies. He has a track record of successfully taking public over a hundred of companies through the completion of qualifying transactions by Capital Pool Corporations and secondary financings. Mr. Mansfield graduated from the University of Calgary in 1989, articled with KPMG and obtained his CA designation in 1993 and CFA designation in 1998.


Carmelo Marrelli, B.Comm., CPA, CA, CGA

Mr. Marrelli is the principal of Marrelli Support Services Inc., a firm that delivers accounting and regulatory compliance services to listed companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) and the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), as well as non-listed companies. In addition, Mr. Marrelli is affiliated with both DSA Corporate Services Inc. (“DSA”) and The Canadian Venture Building, Limited (“The Canadian Venture Building”). DSA is a firm providing corporate secretarial and regulatory filing services to the junior capital market in Canada and The Canadian Venture Building is a company offering short and long-term office rental solutions. Mr. Marrelli is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA, CGA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a professional body that certifies corporate secretaries. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. Mr. Marrelli also acts as the chief financial officer to a number of issuers on the TSX, TSX-V and CSE, as well as non-listed companies and a director of select issuers.