Mr. Downey is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Elgin Mining Inc. bringing with over 25 years of international experience in the resource industry. Prior to joining Elgin Mining Inc. Mr. Downey held the position of President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aura Minerals Inc. Mr. Downey was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Viceroy Exploration Ltd. before its acquisition by Yamana Gold Inc. in 2006 for $600 million. Mr. Downey also served as President of Consolidated Trillion Resources Ltd. and Oliver Gold Corporation, where he negotiated their successful merger to form Canico Resource Corp., which was purchased by CVRD in 2006 for over $800 million. He has held numerous senior engineering positions at several large-scale gold mining operations and has also held operating positions at several mining projects for Anglo American Corporation in South Africa. Mr. Downey holds a Bachelor of Science (Hon.) degree in Engineering from Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland.
Mr. Stanley has over 15 years of experience in the public markets with expertise in financing and developing junior companies, primarily in the resource sector. Mr. Stanley was most recently President & CEO of Hathor Exploration Ltd. from February 2006 until February, 2011. Hathor was recently purchased by Rio Tinto PLC (RIO: NYSE) in 2011 for over $650 million.