Management

  • Peter J. Hawley
    Interim President & CEO, Chairman of the Board, Director
    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.
  • Sherry Roberge
    CFO & Corporate Secretary

    Ms. Roberge, CPA CA is a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Royal Roads University as well as a Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. Ms. Roberge has more than 10 years of finance and accounting experience with senior financial roles in the Public mining sector as well as production, distribution and retail industries.

    Ms.Roberge was controller of Valoro Resources Inc. (formerly Geologix Explorations Inc.) from 2011 until February 1, 2019 when she became Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Defiance Silver Corp.

  • Gillian Kearvell
    VP Exploration
    Gillian (B.Sc.) is a geologist with over 30 years of experience working with junior and senior mining companies, with accolades including working with Teck Resources’ San Nicolas VMS deposit in Zacatecas State, managed the pre-feasibility field program at Goldcorp’s Los Filos Mine and leading Teck’s exploration team that developed the Guerrero Gold Belt exploration model.
  • Bruce Winfield
    Advisor

    Mr. Bruce Winfield, M.Sc., P.Geo, has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Following 14 years with major mining companies Texasgulf Inc. and Boliden Inc., he focused on exploration in Central America and Mexico as VP Exploration for Greenstone Resources and Eldorado Gold Corp. leading to the exploration and development of five gold deposits including the Oronorte Gold Mine in Colombia; the open pit, heap leach Santa Rosa Gold Mine in Panama; the 60,000 oz per year La Libertad Gold Mine in Nicaragua; and the 40,000 oz per year San Andres Gold Mine in Honduras. Subsequently as President and CEO, Mr. Winfield has led companies exploring primarily in South America for the last fourteen years.