Mr. Leigh has been involved in the junior resource sector for more than 32 years and has had a significant role as founder, director and/or investor in many public companies. He is also the founder and President of Siwash Holdings Ltd., a privately held company that, for over 21 years has invested in early stage opportunities in the resource sector. Siwash was an early investor in successful companies such as, Wheaton River Minerals, Hathor Exploration and Blue Pearl Mining.
Mr. Cheatle has over 25yrs of industry experience as a professional geologist, mining executive, and is currently Senior Vice President, Africa with Forbes & Manhattan Resources. His former roles included President and CEO of Unigold, and the Executive Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). Mr. Cheatle’s career has spanned both major mining companies (Anglo American, Goldcorp) and the junior mining sector. He is a graduate of the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London and holds an MBA.
Stéphane Amireault, MScA., P.Eng
Mr. Amireault, MScA, P.Eng., has over 25 years of experience in mineral exploration, and is currently Vice-President Exploration for Belo Sun Mining. Prior to joining Belo Sun, Mr. Amireault was the Vice President Exploration for Sulliden Gold Corporation until its acquisition by Rio Alto Mining in 2014. Mr. Amireault holds a master’s degree in Applied Sciences from École Polytechnique of the University of Montréal and is a member in good standing of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec.
Mr. Humphrey has over 20 years of international mining experience, predominantly as a precious metals analyst. Prior to joining QMX Gold, Mr. Humphrey worked for Morgan Stanley as an Executive Director and North American Precious Metals Analyst, where he was responsible for growing Morgan Stanley’s North American Gold research coverage. Mr. Humphrey was also a Managing Director and Head of Mining Research at Raymond James and covered precious metal equities at CIBC World Markets and Merrill Lynch. Before starting his capital markets career, Mr Humphrey held a variety of mining industry roles from Corporate Development to contract underground miner.
Mr. Lean is a highly regarded business lawyer in the Toronto office of Gowling WLG. Mr Lean brings a broad base of expertise from startups to global corporations, in the private and public sectors as well as nationally and internationally. Mr. Lean was named one of the National Post’s “most influential” business people in Canada.