Chair of the Board of Directors
David Laing is a mining executive and engineer with 40 years of experience in mining operations and construction, project development, consulting, mining finance, corporate development & M&A, and investor relations. During his career, Mr. Laing has held multiple executive positions in precious and base metals companies. Mr. Laing served as Executive VP of Technical Services and Senior VP of Operations for Endeavour Mining from 2010-2014 and was a key member of the team in implementing the development strategy of the company. He has also held positions as COO of Equinox Gold Corp, True Gold Mining Inc., and Quintana Resources. Additionally, he has held senior positions at Standard Bank and Endeavour Financial. His previous experience also includes roles at MRDI, BHP Billiton and Royal Dutch Shell's mining business. Mr. Laing currently serves as Chairman of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. and a Director of Northern Dynasty Minerals, Blackrock Silver Corp and Amarillo Gold Corp.
Mr. Laing has a BSc Mining Engineering (Honors) from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College at the University of London, England.
Alan Edwards has more than 35 years of operations and executive mining industry experience. During the course of his career, he has overseen the development and operations of world class base and precious metals deposits in the Americas. Mr. Edwards is currently the President of AE Resources Corp., an Arizona based company. He formerly led Oracle Mining Corporation (CEO), Copper One Inc. (President and CEO), Frontera Copper Corporation (President & CEO) and Apex Silver Corporation (COO). Currently, Mr. Edwards serves as a Non-Executive Director for Americas Gold and Silver Corporation, Entrée Resources Ltd. and Orvana Minerals Corp. Mr. Edwards has previously held the positions of Non-Executive Chairman of the Boards for Tonogold Resources Inc., Mason Resources Corp. (until its acquisition by Hudbay Minerals Inc.), Rise Gold Corp., AQM Copper Inc. (until its acquisition by Teck Resources Ltd.) and AuRico Gold Inc. Mr. Edwards began his career at Phelps Dodge Mining Company in Ajo, Arizona.
Mr. Edwards has Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Arizona.
Thomas Boehlert is a financial expert and has been a C-Suite executive at six international public and private resource companies in the agribusiness, mining, and energy sectors. Most recently, Mr. Boehlert served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bunge Limited from 2017-2019. Prior to joining Bunge Limited, he was President, and Chief Executive Officer of First Nickel Inc. from 2011 to 2015 and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Kinross Gold Corporation from 2006-2011. Mr. Boehlert also previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Texas Genco in 2005, Direct Energy in 2004 and Sithe Energies Inc., from 2000- 2003. Prior to Sithe Energies, Mr. Boehlert was an infrastructure and energy project finance banker at Credit Suisse for 14 years. Mr. Boehlert served as a non-executive director of Harry Winston Diamond Corp. from 2009-2010 and non-executive director of TMAC Resources from 2019 until 2021.
Mr. Boehlert, ICD.D, has a BA in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University and an MBA (Finance) from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Mark Palmer is a mine finance executive with 26 years of experience in the financial industry and was previously directly involved with mining companies in Australia. In 1994, Mr. Palmer joined NM Rothschild & Sons Limited in the London mining finance team assessing mines and projects globally. In 1997, he moved to the investment banking team at UBS to focus on global mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing in the mining sector. Mr. Palmer ran the EMEA mining team at UBS for 8 years. In 2014, he joined Canaccord Genuity Corp. as Vice Chairman responsible for the mining sector coverage. Mr. Palmer joined the Tembo group in 2015 and currently serves as a Partner. Mr. Palmer currently sits on the board of Orion Minerals Ltd.
Mark Palmer has a B.Sc. in Mining Geology from University College Cardiff.