Management

James Currie

P.Eng

Chairman

40+ years of experience. Former Chief Operating Officer of TSX and NYSE-listed Equinox Gold, Pretium Resources and New Gold. Registered Professional Engineer (British Columbia) with senior management, engineering and operations experience. Holds B.Sc. Degree from Queen’s University in Mining Engineering. 2014 Co-Winner of AME BC’s prestigious EA Scholtz Award for Excellence in Mine Development at the New Afton mine.

Aidan Mills

C.Eng, MBA

President & CEO, Director

30 years of global experience, including 19 years with BP plc, 5 years with Husky Energy and 2 years as Managing Director with Goldman Sachs. Former VP Downstream for MEG and Chief Commercial Officer at the Friesen Group of Companies. Holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Edinburgh University, MBA degree with Distinction from the Edinburgh Business School and is a Chartered Engineer (UK).

Christopher Park

CPA, CGA

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Chartered Professional Accountant with several years of executive financial management experience within the mining industry, which encompasses financings and restructurings, financial reporting, internal controls, taxation and treasury management with companies ranging from grassroots exploration to mine development, to producers. He has held numerous positions with publicly listed mining companies which include Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller positions.

Kellie Johnston

LLB, LLM

Chief Sustainability Officer, General Counsel

20 years of legal and sustainability experience, including practicing regulatory and environmental law, leading the ESG practice group in Canada for a global law firm and acting in senior ESG-based roles in the energy industry.  Holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and a Master of Laws degree (Distinction), specializing in International Law, from the University of New South Wales in Australia, a certificate in Corporate Citizenship Management from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP).

Gord Johnson

Co-Founder, Director, President of Empower

25+ years experience in building, growing & managing companies. Served with the Company since inception in 2015. Former CEO of Save Energy Walls, Lodgeview Entertainment and Intrepid Security (Co-Founder).

Terry Charles

Co-Founder, Director of Special Operations

30 years as a manager of several companies in the transportation industry. Served with the Company since inception in 2015. Current President of Gemaco.

Carson Sedun

MBA

Director of Corporate Development

12 years of industry and capital markets experience. Former Investment Banking Associate with Canaccord Genuity and Dundee Capital Markets, successfully executing 35 equity financing and M&A transactions. Holds an MBA (Dean's List, Honours) from the Schulich School of Business, B.Com from McGill University, and a Graduate Certificate in Mining Engineering from UBC.

Allen Gervais

CPA, CMA

Technical Advisor

15 years of construction materials and project management experience with several major corporations. He has diverse knowledge of the construction industry, including managing several major infrastructure projects with contract values exceeding $100 million.  Mr. Gervais also brings extensive experience driving product and service innovation, leading high performing teams, and managing operational excellence. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA).

Jim Bird

Technical Advisor

35 years experience in the construction industry in Western Canada and internationally. He has held various positions such as CEO, Exec. VP, VP, and Director with several major corporations. Experienced in all aspects of management with expertise in product development, performance management and asphalt manufacturing.

Diana Mark

Corporate Secretary

Over 30 years’ experience in corporate and regulatory compliance, specializing in acting as Corporate Secretary of public companies in a variety of industries. She brings extensive experience with brokered and non-brokered financings, developing good corporate governance practices and assisting in maintaining strong boards. Over the years she has also developed extensive relationships with industry personnel and regulatory professionals.

Board of Directors

James Currie

P.Eng

Chairman

40+ years of experience. Former Chief Operating Officer of TSX and NYSE-listed Equinox Gold, Pretium Resources and New Gold. Registered Professional Engineer (British Columbia) with senior management, engineering and operations experience. Holds B.Sc. Degree from Queen’s University in Mining Engineering. 2014 Co-Winner of AME BC’s prestigious EA Scholtz Award for Excellence in Mine Development at the New Afton mine.

Aidan Mills

C.Eng, MBA

President & CEO, Director

30 years of global experience, including 19 years with BP plc, 5 years with Husky Energy and 2 years as Managing Director with Goldman Sachs. Former VP Downstream for MEG and Chief Commercial Officer at the Friesen Group of Companies. Holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Edinburgh University, MBA degree with Distinction from the Edinburgh Business School and is a Chartered Engineer (UK).

Gregg Sedun

LLB

Lead Independent Director

40 years of experience. Current President & CEO of venture capital firm Global Vision Capital Corp. Former Partner at the Vancouver law firm Rand Edgar Sedun and specialized in the practice of corporate finance and securities law for 15 years until his retirement from law in 1997. Founding Director of Diamond Fields Resources (sold to Inco in 1996 for $4.3bn), Adastra Minerals (sold to First Quantum Minerals in 2006 for $275m) and Founding Shareholder of Peru Copper (sold to Chinalco in 2007 for $875m).

Jeffrey Beyer

CPA, MBA

Director

30 years of experience. Current COO of TAMKO Building Products, former CFO and VP Finance (2013-2022). Former CFO of Strategic Materials, Managing Director of private equity fund Willis Stein & Partners LLP, consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and investment banker at Bear Sterns. Holds the CPA designation, MBA from Stanford, and a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Neil Currie

Director

15 years of experience. Managing Partner, Co-Founder at Capital Event Management (CEM) and CEM Capital. Incepted in 2010, CEM has organized 65 investment conferences resulting in >$1 billion in transactions. Orchestrated four RTO listings on the TSXV raising >$40m.

Gord Johnson

Co-Founder, Director, President of Empower

25+ years experience in building, growing & managing companies. Served with the Company since inception in 2015. Former CEO of Save Energy Walls, Lodgeview Entertainment and Intrepid Security (Co-Founder).

James Borkowski

C.Dir

Director

For 25+ years, James served in executive roles for several private and public companies and has specialized in operations, product development and strategic communications for clients including 7-Eleven, Caesar’s Palace, Fairmont Hotels, and Target Stores. Former CEO of Stonepoint. Received Chartered Director designation in 2016.

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