Mr. Leeners received both his B.Comm. and LL.B. degrees from the University of British Columbia in 1992 and since that time has been focused on the management of private and public venture companies. In 2002, he founded Nexvu Capital Corp. which is a venture capital firm focused on developing companies in the Materials and Technology Sectors. During the last resource cycle Nexvu Capital focused on four copper projects – three were sold for gains and one (a targeted copper porphyry) is now under an exploration JV with the Friedland Group.
Mr. Callaghan has 25 years experience in the mining industry initially with Gold fields of South Africa, Rio Tinto and Xstrata in commercial and corporate roles around the globe in base metals and coal, and has founded or managed a range of junior companies with assets spanning metallurgical coal, copper, and potash. Mr. Callaghan has extensive base metals experience including a role as Commercial Manager for a zinc refinery, and extensive marketing, new business development and corporate management roles that included roles at the Escondida copper mine and building an underground copper mine in Chile. Mr. Callaghan holds both a B.Comm and LLB degree.
MASc., P.Eng, Project Manager (Mexico)
Ms. Robinson worked for several major metal mining companies in the 1990’s, including Noranda, Cominco (now Teck), Inco (now Vale), Westmin Resources Ltd. (now Nyrstar), Anglo American (Vancouver exploration group), and Hudbay Minerals (Flin Flon, Manitoba). In 1998 she moved to Mexico and domiciled several junior mineral explorers, including: Canamera Geological, Oro Gold Resources (now Marlin Gold Mining Ltd.), La Plata Gold (now Alphamin Resources Corp.) and Seafield Mineral Resources. She is a member of working groups organised by the Mexican Mining Chamber (CAMIMEX), speaks fluent Spanish and English, and is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.