Management & Directors

  • David Smalley, BA, LLB

    Chairman of the Board

    Mr. Smalley is a corporate finance and securities lawyer who has practiced for 28 years. He has been a director and officer of public companies for over 19 years. Mr. Smalley was one of the founders of Canaco Resources.

  • Peter Hawley, BSc, PGeo

    CEO, President, Director

    Peter Hawley, Co founder of Fabled Copper Corp, now Fabled Silver Gold Corp, founder of Scorpio Mining Corporation (renamed Americas Gold and Silver Corporation). Founder of Scorpio Gold Corp, a Nevada open pit gold producer. Co founder of Niogold Resource Corp (renamed Osisko Mining). He has over 35 years of mining industry experience that spans grassroots exploration through to development and production.

  • Luc Pelchat

    Director

    Mr. Pelchat is the founder and President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in North Mexico. Following 24 years with a Canadian multinational company operating in the construction industry, Mr. Pelchat formed a number of his own companies and has realized multiple projects in the construction industry in Mexico. He has extensive business, financial and human resources experience in Canada, Mexico and Africa.  Mr. Pelchat is currently a director of Scorpio Gold Corp. listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

  • Michael Harrison

    Director

    Mr. Harrison was previously an investment banker and worked for Planvest Capital (C.M. Oliver) in Vancouver from 1987-1992, achieving the position of Chief Development Officer.

    Mr. Harrison has arranged financing for both public and private companies in both North America and Asia.

    From 1993 to 1997 he was Chief Development Officer of Biocoll Medical., a biotech company that successfully commercialized its technology and divested it to GenSci Regeneration Sciences Inc. in 1997. He has also been involved in mining, acting as President of two companies who were public at the time (ERI Ventures from 1996 to 1997 with became Antam Resources and International Annax from 1994 to 2000 which was responsible for the discovery of the Dairi Mine in North Sumatra. He also lead Indoterra a private mining company from 2007 – 2014 in south east Asia. 

    Mr. Harrison was the Chairman / CEO and founder of Pebble Labs in Los Alamos,NM. From August 2016-June 2020.A biotech company researching and developing siRNA technologies for the agriculture and aquaculture industries.

    Mr. Harrison serves as Chairman of Trait Bioscienses.

    He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Batik Resources Inc. a junior exploration company with interests in gold mining in Indonesia.