Mr. Peter J. Hawley, BSc, BEng, PGeo. adds significant depth to the board with his 36 years of geological and mining experience spanning grassroots exploration through to development and production. Having worked extensively with a large number of intermediate and senior mining companies including Teck, Noranda, Placer Dome and Barrick Gold, Mr. Hawley was also the founder, and currently Chairman of Scorpio Mining Corporation from 1998 to December 2014 when Scorpio combined with U.S. Gold and Silver Inc to form Americas Silver Corporation, where he still remains a Director. Peter is also the Chairman of Scorpio Gold Corporation, a low cost open pit heap leach gold producer in Nevada, USA. Mr. Hawley has a track record of raising significant funds for private and public companies along with structuring mergers and acquisitions.