Dr. Lawrence Curtis
Dr. Curtis is an economic geologist with over 45 years of experience in exploration, mine development, and financing of precious metals resources. He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and is a licensed professional geologist (Ontario) and a lifetime member of the PDAC. Dr. Curtis is currently a director of Excellon Resources Inc. and formerly a director of Wheaton River Minerals, High River Gold and Breakwater Resources. In 1996, he founded Intrepid Minerals Corp. as a mineral exploration and development company and was with the company through to 2014. During that period, he acted as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Under his tenure, the company advanced projects in Argentina, Central America and Western Australia. During the transition to Intrepid Mines, he effected substantial financings and negotiated significant joint ventures with major international mining companies. He was also vice-president and senior analyst of global resources at Dundee Capital Markets from 2011 to 2015 and mining analyst at Clarus Securities from 2010 to 2011. He received the Arbor Award from the University of Toronto for raising awareness of funding of undergraduates in the field of earth sciences.
Dr. Bill Pearson
Dr. Pearson is a Professional Geoscientist with over 46 years of experience in the national and international mining industry in all phases from grassroots exploration through to advanced projects and mine development. He has carried out exploration and development programs in 18 countries in North and South America, Europe, East Asia and Australia and has been on the Board of several public junior mining companies. From 2010 to 2015 he was the President & CEO of Coastal Gold Corp. who explored the Hope Brook project and negotiated the sale of the company to First Mining Finance. Previously he was the Vice President, Exploration for Desert Sun Mining Corp in Brazil (sold to Yamana in 2006) and Executive Vice President, Exploration for Central Sun Mining Inc. in Nicaragua (sold to B2Gold in 2009). Currently he is Executive Vice President Exploration for Eloro Resources exploring the Iska Iska silver-tin polymetallic project in Bolivia. He is the founding president of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (now Professional Geoscientists Ontario) and in 2015 he received the PDAC Distinguished Service Award for his service to Canada’s Mineral and Exploration Industry.