Board of Directors

David Sidoo

David Sidoo
President, CEO and Director

Mr. David Sidoo is a successful businessman based in Vancouver where he oversees a successful private investment banking and financial management firm. Upon graduating from the University of British Columbia in 1982 where he held a four-year football scholarship with the UBC Thunderbirds, he was drafted to play professional football with the Canadian Football League. David retired from football in 1988 and was introduced to the brokerage business. From there he became a broker with Yorkton Securities where he quickly became one of the company's top revenue generators. He went on to become Partner and Advisory Board Member at Yorkton Securities, consistently generating commissions that ranked in the Top Five nationally. In 1999, he left Yorkton to pursue private investment banking. He was founding shareholder of American Oil & Gas Inc. (NYSE -AEZ) which was sold to Hess Corporation in Dec 2010 for over US$630 million in an all-stock transaction. In 2008, The Vancouver Sun voted Mr. Sidoo one of the top 100 South Asians making a difference in British Columbia. He currently sits on the Board of Governors for the University of British Columbia and is one of the select few of UBC football players to be inducted into both the UBC and BC Football Hall of Fame.

Mr. Nick DeMare

Mr. Nick DeMare
CFO, Corporate Secretary and Director

Mr. DeMare is the President and principal of Chase Management Ltd., a private company providing a broad range of administrative, management and financial services to private and public companies involved in mineral exploration and development, gold and silver production, oil and gas exploration and production and venture capital. For over 20 years, Mr. DeMare has assisted numerous companies in making the transition from the private to public stage and arranging and participating in equity and debt financing. Prior thereto, Mr. DeMare was employed as a General Practice Manager with Coopers & Lybrand, Chartered Accountants. Mr. DeMare is currently a director and/or officer of a number of public companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange, including American Oil & Gas (AEZ-AMEX, Market cap of $630M) and GeoPetro Resources (GPR-AMEX, Market Cap of $26M).

Herb Dhaliwal

Herb Dhaliwal
Director

Herb Dhaliwal is a graduate in commerce of the University of British Columbia (1977). He was a senior Minister for Western Canada in the federal Cabinet of Prime Minister Jean Chretien. Between 1997 and 2004 he successively held the portfolios of National Revenue, Fisheries & Oceans and Natural Resources in Ottawa. Prior to entering national politics, Herb was - and since retiring from public life continues to be - an entrepreneur, business owner, corporate director and advisor, with interests in transportation, building maintenance, housing construction and real estate development. Before sitting in the Parliament of Canada as M.P. for Vancouver- South/Burnaby constituency from 1993 to 2004, Mr. Dhaliwal had been appointed by the B.C. Government as Vice-Chair of the B.C. Hydro and Power Authority board of directors, where he chaired the budget and audit committees. In 2000 the VANCOUVER SUN called him one of the Top 100 most influential British Columbians in the last century.

Ross McElroy

Ross McElroy
P.GEO, Director and Chief Geologist

Mr. Ross McElroy is a Professional Geologist with nearly 30 years of experience in the mining industry. He is the winner of the PDAC 2014 Bill Dennis award for exploration success and the Northern Miner 'Mining Person of the Year 2013'. He has comprehensive experience working with and managing many types of mineral projects from grass roots exploration to feasibility and production. He is currently the technical advisor for Fission Uranium (FCU.V) and Advantage Lithium Corp (AAL.V).

The Board of Directors currently consists of four (4) directors, 1 of whom is independent in that they are independent and free from any interest and any business or other relationship which could or could be reasonably be perceived to, materially interfere with the director’s ability to act with the best interests of the Company, other than the interests and relationships arising from shareholdings.

By this definition, Hon. Herb Dhaliwal is independent.  David Sidoo is not considered “independent” due to the fact that he holds the position of Director, President and CEO of the Company. Similarly, Nick DeMare is not considered “independent” due to the fact that he is the CFO of the Company and the Company pays consulting fees to a management company owned by Mr. DeMare that provides the Company accounting and administrative services.