CEO and Director
Brian Groves has over 30 years of experience in Australia and Canadian mining and exploration. He has been involved in exploration for coal, gold, diamonds and base metals with AMAX Minerals, Noranda and Placer Dome. Since 2003, Mr. Groves served as chief executive officer of two TSX Venture Exchange-listed exploration companies and now is a director of two TSX Venture Exchange-listed companies. He has valuable experience in corporate strategy, capital markets, and project development and permitting.
ROBERT MCLEOD, MSC, P. GEO
Chairman and Director
Mr. McLeod is the President and CEO of IDM Mining Ltd., advancing the Red Mountain gold deposit in British Columbia. Previously, he was founder and VP Exploration of Underworld Resources. Kinross Gold Corporation acquired Underworld for $140M after an initial resource estimate of over 1.4Moz gold at the White gold Deposit in the Yukon. He is a highly technical, creative and innovative exploration geologist. He has over twenty years' experience in mining and mineral exploration, working for a variety of major and junior mining companies. Mr. McLeod's exploration strategy is a multi-tiered approach, including: conceptual geologic ideas with prospecting, early-stage project advancement focusing on discovery, and advancing mid-stage projects towards feasibility. As an exploration geologist and project manager at Miramar's Hope Bay project, Mr. McLeod was part of the team that discovered the Naartok deposit, as well as expanding and delineating the Boston and Doris deposits. He was previously Vice-President of Exploration for Atna Resources and is currently a director of Independence Gold Corp and Gold Standard Ventures. He is graduate of Geology from the University of British Columbia, with an M.Sc. in Mineral Exploration from Queens University. He is a member of AMEBC as a Professional Geologist, and is an active member and volunteer in multiple industry and geological societies. Mr. McLeod is a member of Doug Casey’s ‘NEXTEN’ list of young mineral explorers and executives.
ADRIAN FLEMING, P. GEO
Adrian is an Australian geologist with over 30 years of global diversified experience in the mining industry. Mr. Fleming was the President of Underworld Resources Inc. which made a significant gold discovery on the White Gold Property in the Yukon. Mr. Fleming has held a number of senior positions, including Exploration Manager for Placer Dome in Sydney and Vice President of Exploration for Golden Star. His successes include involvement with teams that discovered, advanced, and developed gold mines, including Porgera in Papua New Guinea, Big Bell in Australia, & Gross Rosebel in Suriname.
Andre is a geologist that has had experience in Canada and internationally for exploration companies since 1981. Most recently he served six years as geologist at Excellon Resources at the Platosa Mine – the Mexico’s highest grade silver producer.
Prior to that he did field evaluation of gold epithermal properties in Peru and Mexico. Also M. Liboiron was senior geologist for Unigold in Dominican Republic, Cambior in Peru, Metco Resources in Quebec, Pershimco Resources in Abitibi and Mexico, Melkior Resources in Quebec and Ontario and Cyprus Amax Minerals in Africa.
He was a project geologist with Ageos Science charged to carry out exploration programs on primary gold and base metals deposits in Precambrian formations of the Abitibi greenstone belt in Canada. Notably he supervised the exploration work which lead to the opening of the StrateMine Graphite Mine in Quebec, Canada.
JOHN FLOREK, P.Geo, MSc
John is a geologist with over 20 years experience in exploration and development. Prior to joining Entourage Metals Ltd. He was Sr. Geologist with Barrick Gold at Hemlo Mines. He was intimately involved with extending the mine life at Hemlo Mines, and was part of the team that received the 2008 Developer of the Year Award, awarded by the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association.