Management & Directors

  • John Theobald

    President & CEO, Director

    Mr. Theobald is a mining executive with over thirty-five years international experience in gold, base metals, and other minerals. His career encompasses exploration, operations management, investment management, royalty finance, business development and acquisitions. He has significant capital markets and board experience with companies listed on the TSX, TSX.V, ASX and LSE. Mr. Theobald currently serves as President & CEO of TSX.V listed I-Minerals Inc, previous positions include CEO of Anglo Pacific Group plc a LSE and TSX listed royalty company, Director of High Peak Royalties Ltd an ASX listed royalty company and Chairman of First Coal Corp which was successfully sold to Xstrata plc for CAD$147 million. Mr. Theobald is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) registered with the United Kingdom Engineering Council and has a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geology from the University of Nottingham. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK) and Member of the Institute of Directors (UK).

  • Killian Ruby

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Ruby is the president and chief executive officer of Malaspina Consultants Inc. in Vancouver, and focuses on clients in the resource and junior public sector. Mr. Ruby advises clients on matters related to financial management and public company reporting, and is particularly adept at handling complex issues and multiple stakeholders with a collaborative, team-based approach.  Prior to joining Malaspina, Mr. Ruby was an assurance partner at Wolrige Mahon LLP (now Baker Tilly Canada) working predominantly with resource and other junior public companies, and formerly was a senior manager with KPMG LLP working on a range of public companies and reporting issuers. He holds a BSc (accounting) from University College Cork, Ireland, a postgraduate diploma in corporate treasury from Dublin City University, Ireland, and received his chartered accountant designations from Canada and Ireland in 2010 and 2002, respectively

  • Gunther Roehlig


    Mr. Roehlig has 25 years of experience in the financial and investment industry with a background in managing, financing, transitioning and restructuring junior public companies.  With an extensive skill set focused on connecting business investment opportunities with established and experienced  executive management, negotiating with legacy debt holders and understanding corporate governance and capital structure frameworks, Mr. Roehlig has successfully orchestrated more than two dozen RTOs and IPOs on the TSX-V and CSE across a variety of high tech, mining and junior resource corporate platforms. Mr. Roehlig currently serves as CFO and Director on the board of Hello Pal International Inc as well as an independent director on several other issuers. In 2011, Mr. Roehlig served as the president of Terra Ventures Inc., which was acquired by Hathor Exploration – then subsequently acquired by one of the world’s largest mining companies Rio Tinto.

  • Barry Girling


    Mr. Girling has been active in various aspects of mineral exploration since 1977. He couples his geological understanding with a B.Com. (Finance) degree to provide consulting services to a number of TSX Venture Exchange companies. He has strong capital markets experience gained as a director of a number of TSX Venture junior exploration companies and continues as a director of I-Minerals Inc. and Silver One Resources Inc.

  • Gordon Wylie


    Mr. Wylie is a geologist and mining executive with over 40 years' experience in precious metal exploration and mining. Between 1997 and 2005 Mr. Wylie was the executive officer responsible for the global exploration program at the major precious metal miner, AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. He was the driving force behind the company's New Frontiers Strategy moving exploration into highly prospective, poorly explored higher risk regions. Since leaving AngloGold Ashanti, Mr. Wylie has served on the boards of companies listed on the LSE, TSX, AIM and Stockholm exchanges, he is currently Senior Independent Director of London AIM listed Chaarat Gold Holdings Ltd. Mr. Wylie has a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in geology from University of Glasgow, a Post Graduate Diploma in mining engineering from University of the Witwatersrand and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa.

  • Raul Diaz-Unzueta


    Mr. Diaz is an exploration geologist with 35 years of experience, much of it with Penoles where he discovered several mines including the Mezcala/Bermejal deposit, part of Goldcorp’s Los Filos operation in Mexico, and Capajorco in Peru. He also spearheaded Penoles’ internationalization by opening and managing the Peruvian subsidiary until 1999. He serves as V.P. Exploration and director of Silver One Resources Inc. and previously served as V.P. Exploration and Director of First Mining Gold. Raul received a Geological Engineering degree from the University of Mexico and master degrees from the University of Arizona and Cleveland State University.

  • Peter Born

    Qualified Person

    Mr. Born is a professional geologist who brings to the Company more than thirty years of experience evaluating and advancing exploration-stage projects in Canada. Mr. Born holds a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Carleton University.