CEO and President
Mr. Mark Bailey has been a director of the Company since September 2003. Mr. Bailey is a mining executive and registered Professional Geologist with more than 40 years of industry experience. Between 1995 and 2012, he was a Director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of TSX-listed Minefinders Corporation Ltd. ("Minefinders"), a precious metals mining company that operated the multi-million ounce Dolores gold and silver mine in Mexico before being acquired by Pan American Silver Corp. for approximately $1.5 billion. Before joining Minefinders, Mr. Bailey held senior positions with Equinox Resources Inc. and Exxon Minerals. Since 1984, Mr. Bailey has worked as a consulting geologist with Mark H. Bailey & Associates LLC. Mr. Bailey is currently a Director and Non-Executive Chair of Fiore Gold Ltd. and a Director and Non-Executive Chair of Entree Resources and was a director of TSX-listed Mason Resources Corp. until its recent acquisition by Hudbay Minerals Inc. Mr. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Washington and a Master of Science degree in geology from Oregon State University.