Director & CEO
Stephen Clayson has more than 15 years of diverse international experience as an executive and consultant and is highly familiar with equity markets and the management of public companies. He has an in-depth understanding of mineral exploration and development activities, having been involved with numerous such projects, including in Latin America, in a board or management capacity.
He holds qualifications in corporate finance, insurance, investment management and securities. His previous work has included several years as CEO of a London AIM-quoted mineral exploration company, and extensive consultancy work for two London AIM-quoted companies which brought gold mines into production.
Charles Hethey, LLB
Legal Counsel and Executive Director
Charles Hethey is a securities lawyer in British Columbia and New York with over 10 years’ experience. Mr. Hethey represents a number of U.S. and Canadian listed entities on the TSX Venture Exchange, Canadian Securities Exchange and U.S. OTC markets. Mr. Hethey’s clients are active in a broad range of industries including an emphasis on mining issuers.
Mr. Hethey has significant experience in U.S. and Canadian corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and securities compliance matters. Mr. Hethey is a Director of Fosterville South Exploration and former roles include director of New Energy Metals Corp. (TSXV: ENRG), a mineral exploration company with exploration projects in Quebec and Chile, and a director of Skyledger Tech Corp. (CSE: SKYL), a Bitcoin miner.
Independent Non-Executive Director
A driven entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience building private companies. Darren has been a successful investor in the mining and exploration space focused on the London Markets during this time.
Darren joined the board of Panther Metals Plc in March 2018 as a non-executive Director, taking the over as Chief Executive Officer of the business within 10 months, successfully leading its listing on the main London Stock Exchange in January 2020. Panther Metals is focused on precious metal opportunities.
Darren is commercially minded with a focus on value creation, with demonstrated ability to develop, deliver and execute on a growth strategy. He brings an extensive network of London-based private investors and investment houses with a focus on the resource sector.
Patrick Hickey, MBA, PE
Independent Non-Executive Director
Patrick Hickey is a registered engineer with 40 years of experience in the design and construction of mines throughout the world. He has built world class operations that have delivered significant value to shareholders in Petroleum and Power generation. His experience includes Indonesia, South and North America, Middle East, Africa and Europe. He has significant experience in Peru. He has worked for some of the world’s leading operators including Mobil in the USA and in the Middle East, Power in the Czech Republic, BHP Oil Refining in Hawaii, Newmont Gold in Indonesia and Peru. He has also worked in Madagascar where he managed operations for a Nickel/Cobalt Company.
In 2010, he joined Kinross Gold Corporation as Regional Vice President for Africa, covering all activities of the company in Mauritania, Ghana and Spain where Kinross operates mines, as well as exploration in other regions of the continent. Mr. Hickey is currently the President / Director of PHNG.
VP Corporate Development and Non-Executive Director
Donna Humphreys is a self-motivated, and creative thinker with demonstrated excellence in conceptual planning, analytic skills and strategic communication.
Mrs. Humphreys’ diverse work experience incorporates Management roles in corporate development, investor and stake holder relations, marketing and communications for multiple junior mining companies based out of Vancouver, BC. An intimate knowledge and understanding of Investment funds for private companies in both the finance and mining industry, contribute to her extensive skill set. She has over 20 years experience in investment and capital markets, representing start up and existing businesses in both the mining and finance industries.
Mrs. Humphreys also has active roles in other private companies consulting on fund management, corporate development, shareholder and stakeholder engagement.
Luis Fernando Kinn Cortez
Luis Kinn is a geoscientist with both technical and administration orientation. Luis started his career in 2015 and developed technical experience on geophysical exploration and evaluation of oil and gas projects, namely seismic acquisition, 3D modelling and interpretation with a mathematical approach such as AVO analysis. After becoming the technical manager for his previous company, Luis became the general manager of Minera Golden Hill S.R.L., an entity that owns the Golden Hill Property. For the last three years, Luis has optimized operations through technological advancements and has been heavily involved with labour relations, government permitting and community engagement.
Luis performed his scientist undergraduate studies in France and Brazil and his administration post graduate studies in Bolivia which entitled his work orientation on multidisciplinary tasks and multicultural environments.