President, CEO and Director
Mr. Slusarchuk is the former President of rapidly growing gold producer K92 Mining Inc., a company he co-founded and where he was a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee from inception through to cash flow positive mining operations and the declaration of commercial production. K92 has approximately 1,000 employees and contractors and is based in Papua New Guinea. The company has recently been added for inclusion in the S&P/TSX Composite Index, is a 2020 Best 50 on the OTCQX and a 2020 TSX Venture 50, based on outstanding performance for shareholders over the past year.
Mr. Slusarchuk has structured, financed and operated several private and publicly traded mining and exploration companies and has also advised multiple governments and mining industry advocacy groups on formation of mining and investment policy. An early mover in understanding themes related to electrification and the corresponding impact on metals markets, he is a past TEDX and Carbon War Room speaker.
Chief Geologist & Director
Commercially-driven and innovative exploration geologist with over 30 years of global experience in area selection and prospect generation, target generation, and the design and management of large resource definition drilling and pre-feasibility programs. Chris has worked in over 75 countries, on most commodities and deposit styles. He has specialist experience with vein systems – especially low to intermediate sulphidation epithermal Au-Ag-basemetal types.
Chris has extensive project review and target generation experience, with ability to integrate complex multi-disciplinary datasets, and rapidly identify and test high value targets. Strong deposit model knowledge ensuring key controls on mineralization are placed within the wider context of a projects geological, structural and hydrothermal evolution. Recently Chris has been involved in resource versus production reconciliation studies, project valuation and fatal flaw analysis.
Proven ability to lead multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural, high talent teams under diverse cultural and physiographic regimes. Qualified Person for JORC and NI 43-10 compliant reporting and valuation. Formerly 10 years with Ivanhoe Mines. As Exploration Manager for Ivanhoe Mines Mongolia he was responsible for an Exploration Portfolio of over 11 million hectares.
CFO & Director
Mr. Richards has over a decade of resource-focused accounting and finance experience. He has accumulated extensive experience with Toronto Stock Exchange and venture-listed companies, as well as numerous private companies throughout the world. His professional experience has included officer and director positions on the TSX and TSXV; experience in various debt and equity financings; implementation of ERP systems to manage mining operations; managing domestic and international tax planning strategies; and implementation of corporate governance and internal control policies.
Mr. Richards is the current CFO of Fosterville South Exploration.
Mr. Richards holds a bachelor’s degree in management studies with first-class honours from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, started his career at KPMG in the audit and assurance division, and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia as well as Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.
Mr. Lewins is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of K92 Mining Inc and has led the company to become one of the world’s highest grade and lowest cost gold producers. K92, under Mr. Lewins leadership, has delivered outstanding returns to shareholders and is fast growing its production profile and resource.
Previous to his role with K92, Mr. Lewins operated extensively at the corporate level in various roles from Executive General Manager to Director and Chief Executive Officer with a number of mining companies, including MIM Holdings, First Dynasty Mines, Platinum Australia and African Thunder Platinum.
Mr. Lewins is a current Director of Fosterville South Exploration.
Mr. Lewins is a Mineral Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the mining industry, who has worked in Africa, Australia, Asia, North America and the former Soviet Union. Mr. Lewins has successfully managed the development of a number of open pit and underground gold, precious and base metal mines from feasibility study through to profitable operations.
Charles Hethey is a securities lawyer in British Columbia and New York with over 10 years’ experience. Mr. Hethey represents a number of U.S. and Canadian listed entities on the TSX Venture Exchange, Canadian Securities Exchange and U.S. OTC markets. Mr. Hethey’s clients are active in a broad range of industries including an emphasis on mining issuers.
Mr. Hethey has significant experience in U.S. and Canadian corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and securities compliance matters. Mr. Hethey is a Director of Fosterville South Exploration and former roles include director of New Energy Metals Corp. (TSXV: ENRG), a mineral exploration company with exploration projects in Quebec and Chile, and a director of Skyledger Tech Corp. (CSE: SKYL), a Bitcoin miner.