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Board of Directors


Mr. Mullan holds a B.Sc. (Geology) from Concordia University and has 41 years of experience in the mining and mineral exploration industries. Mr. Mullan is also the President, CEO, and Chairman of Golden Valley Mines.

As an independent prospector, Mr. Mullan has assembled and acquired many mining prospects ranging from grass-roots ventures through advanced-stage projects. Mr. Mullan was instrumental in assembling many of the properties comprising the portfolio now explored by Golden Valley Mines and affiliates.

Mr. Mullan is the former President of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).

IAN BALL, Director

Prior to joining Abitibi Royalties as President (2014) and CEO (2015), Mr. Ball worked 10.5 years, at Goldcorp and then McEwen Mining. He served as McEwen Mining’s president where he was responsible for overseeing production, construction and exploration activities throughout North and South America. He was responsible for discovering McEwen Mining's El Gallo II project, scheduled to become one of the 15 largest silver mines in the world, building the El Gallo I gold mine (in addition to discovering several of the satellite deposits at that mine), in Mexico .


Mr. Doyle serves as Managing Director and Director of Québec Bourse, since January 2016, which is an association that is focused on regrouping Québec based listed companies and other market stakeholders. Prior to his involvement with the Québec Bourse, he served as Vice-President, Montréal of TSX Venture Exchange. During his sixteen years at the Exchange, Mr. Doyle was chairman of the TSX Venture Listing Committee, was member of the Policy committee and also led the nationwide TSX Venture Mentorship program.


Mr. Mariage joined the Fasken global mining group in June 2012. Mr. Mariage practices in securities, corporate and mining law. Mr. Mariage mainly represents mining companies and accompanies them in the process that leads to the discovery, sale or mining of mineral deposits in Canada or abroad. He is listed in the Canadian Lexpert Directory, Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada and Who's Who Legal for his expertise in mining law. He received the designation of "Lawyer of the Year" from Best Lawyers in Canada in 2017 (Natural Resources Law) and in 2018 (Mining Law). Mr. Mariage served as the Chairman of the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (AEMQ) from 2014 to 2018. He also gives lectures for the TSX Venture Exchange on how to manage companies that are listed on a stock exchange.


Andrew T. Pepper is president of Link Plan Management, the portfolio manager and operational business unit of Link Investment Management, a B2B2C software developer. Mr. Pepper holds the Certified Investment Management designation (CIM) and was an associate advising representative with Gryphon Investment Counsel (2011-2016). He was previously a founding partner of Windermere Capital and its predecessor firm, PepperWright Corporation (2004-2009). Mr. Pepper is also a director of Val-d'Or Mining and International Prospect Ventures. Mr. Pepper is chairman of the Action Center Foundation, former director of Canadian Royalties, current advisor and past president of the Montreal Racket Club, former director of the Quebec Arthritis Association, former director of the Cedars Cancer Institute and member of the Sarah Cook Fund advisory board.

DR. C. JENS ZINKE, Director

Dr. Zinke graduated as a Mining Engineer specializing in Geophysics. He obtained a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University in Frankfurt, Germany, and completed post doctorate work with Stanford University in California, USA. Dr. Zinke is currently Chief Operating Officer at Val-d'Or Mining. Previously Mr. Zinke was Vice President, Sales of Canadian Royalties, a company now majority-owned by Jilin Jien Nickel Industry Company Ltd. of China, but was previously a public company that traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. During his tenure with Canadian Royalties, Dr. Zinke held various senior management positions including, Vice President Business Development and Concentrate Marketing and Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Zinke also sits on the boards of various other exploration companies.