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Mr. Robins is a professional geologist based in Vancouver, BC, with over 25 years of experience as an independent exploration geologist and entrepreneur. A 1984 graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Geology, Mr. Robins initially worked as a self employed prospector and geologist in BC and Northern Canada. In 1988, he founded Hunter Exploration Group, one of Canada's most successful private exploration companies. Mr. Robins has also been active in starting several successful public exploration and development companies culminating in 2005 with his co-founding of the Discovery Group of Companies and most recently the Aurora Resource Group. In addition to his role with the Aurora Mineral Resource Group, Mr. Robins also sits on the Boards of several successful publically traded exploration companies.
His experience in everything from grass roots exploration to production is complemented by his success in the capital markets and financing activities. In 2008, Mr. Robins was recognized for his achievements in mining exploration by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia with the H.H. "Spud" Huestis Award. This is recognized as the highest award given for mineral exploration and is awarded to those who have made "a significant contribution to enhance the mineral resources of British Columbia and/or the Yukon Territory, through the original application of prospecting techniques or other geoscience technology".
Jim Paterson, B.Comm., has been a member of the Board of Directors of Kivalliq Energy Corp. since the Company's inception and also serves as the Company's CEO. Jim has 15 years of corporate experience with several North American publicly traded companies, participating in acquisitions, joint-ventures, spin-outs, reverse transactions and IPO's. Since January 2010, Jim has been involved as an executive or as an active director of companies which have raised in excess of $150 million in equity financings. Jim founded, was President & CEO, and Director of Corsa Capital Ltd. - a company which acquired and capitalized coal mining assets in the USA. He also serves as a director of Kaminak Gold Corporation, Bluestone Resources Inc., and West Melville Metals Inc. - all mineral exploration companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Jeff Ward, BSc, P.Geo, obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario and is a registered professional geologist in British Columbia and Alberta. He has over 25 years experience exploring for base metals, precious metals and diamonds with companies such as Corona Corporation, Ashton Mining of Canada Inc., and Stornoway Diamond Corporation. Mr. Ward's experience ranges from reconnaissance to advanced-stage projects throughout Canada's north. As Regional Project Manager, he directed exploration programs in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Alberta for over ten years and was responsible for program design, supervision, compliance, joint venture management and stakeholder relations.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Berry has been with Kivalliq Energy Corp. since April 2009 as Project Manager. He holds a technical diploma in exploration geology from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Ontario. He has more than 25 years experience with surface and underground programs exploring and developing precious metal, base metal and diamond deposits in Canada, South America and Africa. He was an integral member of Flanagan McAdam Ltd. and the Muscocho Group, developing mining projects in Ontario, British Columbia and the Yukon. As Project Manager with Ashton Mining of Canada Inc. and Stornoway Diamond Corp., he gained more than 15 years of logistical experience exploring and operating in Canadian Arctic environments.
Jim serves as President of Dawson Geological Consulting Ltd., a geological consulting company. Mr. Dawson has been a Professional Consulting Geologist for over thirty years, and has been a Director of Public Companies In the Mineral Resource Industry for almost twenty years. Also, he has managed his own consulting Geological Firm for many years. As a partner with Kerr, Dawson & Associates Ltd. from 1972 to 1985, he participated in the discovery of the Blackdome Mine, Frasergold and Taurus Properties in British Columbia and the Big Horn Mine in Arizona. He has been an Independent Director of Minefinders Corp. Ltd., since March 18, 1996. He has been a Director of Member of Technical Advisory Board of Kaminak Gold Corp. since December 11, 2006 and served as a Director of Great Southern Enterprises Corp. since 2003. Mr. Dawson was part of the original Pan Ocean team which made the discovery of the Lac Cinquante U-Mo Occurrence in 1975.
Mr. Kirkham obtained a Bachelor's degree in Science from the University of Alberta in 1983, completing his degree with majors in Geophysics, Geology and Mathematics. He became a Professional Geophysicist with the Association of Professional Geologists, Geophysicists and Engineers of Alberta (APEGGA) in 1987, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Engineers, Geologist and Geophysicists (NAPEGG) and the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) in 2005 and is a member in good standing. He is also a member of CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining), AMEBC (Association of Mineral Exploration of BC) and PDAC (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada). He is also a member of the Geoscience Committee for APEGBC.
Furthermore, Mr. Kirkham is the past-Chair and President of the Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada along with being on Councilor. He is also the recipient of the Barlow Memorial Medal presented by the CIM for the best economic geology paper of 2006 and has been awarded the Professional Award of Merit by NAPEGG for his contribution to the EXTECH III Project, a five year multi-disciplinary study that was centered on the Yellowknife gold deposits.
Now after 25 years of 3D computer modeling for the geosciences, Mr. Kirkham is currently heading Kirkham Geosystems Ltd. (established in 1997), which provides consulting services to the environmental, mining, geotechnical and oil & gas industries. He is also the Vice President and Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee for GeoScience BC.
Jim Malone served as co-editor of the World Nuclear Association's ("WNA") "The Global Nuclear Fuel Market Report Supply and Demand 2007 – 2030." He is currently Chairman of the WNA's Fuel Technology Working Group and is working on a high power density metallic fuel technology development with Lightbridge Corporation, and a high thermal conductivity oxide fuel with IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. He was Chairman of the Board of Hathor Exploration Ltd., which, in January 2012, became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto as part of a CAD$650 million acquisition. Jim is widely recognized as a nuclear industry and nuclear fuel expert, with more than 40 years of experience in the downstream business, most recently as vice-president, nuclear fuels, Exelon Generation Co. LLC, the largest generator of nuclear power in North America.
In 1968, Jim began his career in nuclear power as an engineer in the utility reactor core analysis section of the nuclear engineering department of United Nuclear Corporation (UNC) after receiving a B.S. in chemical engineering (nuclear) at Manhattan College, Bronx, New York in 1968. In 1972, Jim completed an MBA at Iona College, New Rochelle, New York where he was awarded the Graduate School of Business Award for Academic Excellence. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society and a Past Chairman of the ANS Fuel Cycle Waste Management Division.
Dale Wallster is a geologist and a prospector with over 30 years experience in North American mineral deposit exploration, with a focus on the targeting and discovery of unconformity-related uranium deposits since 2002. He was president and founder of Roughrider Uranium Corp., a company acquired by Hathor Exploration Limited in 2006 for its 1,000,000 acres of strategically located uranium properties in the Athabasca Basin. Dale and his team are widely credited in the mineral exploration sector for the discovery of the Hathor's Roughrider deposit. In January 2012, Hathor became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto as part of a CAD$650 million acquisition. Kivalliq will benefit greatly from Dale's guidance at a board level.
Blair Lockhart has practiced law since 1991 and is responsible for legal and regulatory compliance activities, equity financings, acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate/commercial work.
Blair graduated from law at the University of British Columbia and completed her LLM in the field of international environmental law at the University of London, England. Blair is also a geologist, with a BSc (Hons) and MSc from the University of Manitoba and the University of Alberta respectively. Blair joined the Aurora Mineral Resource Group in May of 2012 as In-house Legal Counsel, as well as Corporate Secretary for Kivalliq Energy Corporation, Bluestone Resources Ltd, West Melville Metals Inc, and Kaminak Gold Corporation
Mr. Singh is a member of the Association of Certified General Accountants of BC and Canada and has over 17 years of experience in the various areas of tax, financial reporting, internal audit and treasury, for both publicly traded resource companies and public practice accounting firms. Previously, Mr. Singh held various financial roles in the mineral resource industry, including serving as corporate controller for Magma Energy Corp. (a predecessor to Alterra Power Corp. AXY:TSX) and Silver Standard Resources Inc. (SSO:TSX), as well as working in the tax group for KPMG. Mr. Singh holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University of Calgary.