BOARD AND MANAGEMENT
Derek White has over 30 years of experience in the mining and metals industry. He holds an undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is also a Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Ascot Resources Ltd. Mr. White, was the Principal of Traxys Capital Partners LLP, a private equity firm specializing in the mining and minerals sectors. Mr. White was President and CEO of KGHM International Ltd. from 2012 to 2015, and also held the positions of Executive Vice President, Business Development and Chief Financial Officer of Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. from 2004 to 2012. Mr. White has held executive positions with International Vision Direct Ltd., BHP-Billiton Plc, Billiton International Metals BV and Impala Platinum Ltd., in Vancouver, Toronto, London, The Hague, and Johannesburg. Mr. White is also an ICSA Accredited Director.
Mr. Zimmer is Chairman of Ascot and a corporate director and is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Far West Mining Ltd., which was acquired by Capstone in 2011. Prior to Far West, Mr. Zimmer worked for Teck Corporation, Teck-Cominco and Teck-Pogo Inc. from 1992 to 2007. He served in various engineering and operating roles, including from 1998 to 2007, as Vice President and Project Manager for Teck-Pogo on the design and construction of the Pogo Mine near Fairbanks, Alaska. Before joining Teck, Mr. Zimmer was employed with Bow Valley Industries as Senior Staff Engineer responsible for evaluation of new mining ventures and the operation of its coal mining division. Mr. Zimmer has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry and has a B.Sc. degree, B.Eng., MBA and is a P.Eng. in the Province of British Columbia. Mr. Zimmer is also a director of Capstone Mining Corp. and Alexco Resources Corp.
John Kiernan is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years of mine operating, engineering, consulting, corporate and financial experience, including a cumulative four years as an underground miner and operating foreman. He was most recently VP Project Development for Magellan Minerals (acquired by Anfield Gold Corp), and is also a director of Kapuskasing Gold Ltd. Previously he was Manager Project Evaluation for QuadraFNX/ KGHM International, Mining Analyst for PI Financial Corp and VP Mining/Mine Manager for Roca Mines Inc. In the period from 1987 to 2006, Mr. Kiernan held various senior engineering positions with Strathcona Mineral Services, Inco Ltd., Wardrop and AMEC. Mr. Kiernan has a B.Sc in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University, and an MBA from Laurentian
Ms. Carol Li is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with over 20 years of financial and executive management experience. Prior to joining Ascot Resources Limited in November 2017, Carol spent eight years at Quadra Mining Ltd./Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. as Corporate Controller and then five years at its successor KGHM International Ltd. as Vice President, Finance. She was a key member in the leadership team that transitioned the company from one mine junior producer to a multi-national company with six operating mines and three development projects. Before joining Quadra Mining, Carol held various senior financial roles at Cartier Partners Securities and FPC Investment Inc.
Mr. Bennett has a BA from the University of Guelph and a law degree from Queen’s University. He was elected for the first time in 2001. Mr. Bennett is known across Canada for his knowledge of the mining industry in BC. He led the BC government’s efforts over many years to restore BC’s competitiveness for exploration investment, including having improved the BC Ministry of Energy & Mines permitting process and helping to launch BC’s First Nations mine revenue sharing program. There are few people in Canada who have such a strong combined knowledge of government processes, of the mining industry and of First Nations. Mr. Bennett also sits on the Board of Directors of Kutcho Copper Corp. and Eagle Plains Resources Ltd.
Ken graduated from UBC (1970) BSc Geology. From 1970 to 1988 he worked for Cominco Ltd in North America, Europe and the Middle East. From 1988 to 1991 he was director of Canadian Exploration for Echo Bay Mines Ltd. Since 1991 he has been involved with a number of junior mining companies in a management / director capacity. He retired in 2009 and now serves Ascot as an independent director.
Bob obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1974. From 1979 to 1986 he worked in the junior exploration business in Calgary in both oil and gas and mining. Since 1986 he has been in Vancouver, in the junior mining exploration sector. He has been a director / CFO of a number of junior companies, including Stikine Resources Ltd, but now works exclusively with Ascot.
Graeme Evans, P.Geo
Graeme graduated from UBC (1983) BSc Geology . Since graduation Graeme has worked continuously in mineral exploration throughout the cordillera from Alaska to Nevada exploring for calc-alkaline and alkaline porphyries, sedex, VMS, skarns and mesothermal and epithermal gold systems for a number of senior companies including Hudson Bay Mining, B.P. Selco, Inmet and more recently Teck Resources (1991-2009). Work has ranged from grassroots to advanced feasibility work on numerous programs and he has been involved with teams making a number of discoveries. Graeme has also visited projects globally and managed property submittals, and developed generative programs as well as spending several years working on Archean gold projects. Graeme is a registered PGeo with APEGBC and APGO. Graeme Evans is the Company’s qualified person.
Greg is President and CEO of Sprott Mining and Jerritt Canyon Gold LLC. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the mining industry as a miner, mine manager, director, CEO and President. Greg’s experience has focused on gold and copper mines primarily in Canada, US, and Australia. He successfully led Trelawney Mining and Exploration as President, CEO and director from an early explorer to the $608 million sale to IAMGOLD in 2012. Greg is a director of Latin American Minerals, Barkerville Gold Mines, Kerr Mines, Inventus Mining Corp, Sprott Mining Inc., Jerritt Canyon Canada, Mag Copper Ltd. and Rae Wallace Mining.
Mr. Njegovan has been the Vice President, New Business Development at Osisko Mining Inc. since February 2016. He was a director of St. Andrew Goldfields until it was acquired by Kirkland Lake Gold in 2016 and is currently on the Board of Directors of Royal Road Minerals. He was formerly Managing Director of Global Mining at Scotiabank from August 2010 to June 2014. Prior to that, he was an investment banker at Toll Cross Securities Inc. from June 2005 to July 2010. Mr. Njegovan, has over 20 years of experience in the Mining Industry starting work underground in 1989 for Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd. Mr. Njegovan holds a Bachelor of Science Mining Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba.
James Stypula is a businessman with over 30 years’ experience and a former investment advisor and financier of mineral exploration and development companies in North and South America. Jim was the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Magellan Minerals Ltd after its merger with Chapleau Resources where he served as CEO and Director. He was also one of the founding directors of Far West Mining Ltd. Jim has acted on numerous board committees and has a wealth of business experience related to the mining industry, especially with respect to the small cap gold sector.