Mr. Castle is a chartered accountant with more than 44 years of experience in the investment and corporate finance sectors.
His mining and mineral exploration background includes projects with Amoil NZ, Kanieri Gold Dredging and Australian Anglo-American. His investment sector experience includes Brierley Investments and Regina Confections/Charter Corporation Group.
He is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of both TSX.V listed Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited and USX listed Aorere Resources Limited. He is also non-executive director of NZX listed SMW Group.
Duncan T. Blount
CEO & Executive Director
Mr. Blount has over 13 years of experience focused on the natural resources sector.
He was previously Head of Emerging & Frontier Market Commodities at RWC Partners, where he was responsible for developing their commodity and natural resources portfolio strategy. Throughout his career, Mr. Blount has been an early investor (pre-IPO or IPO) in numerous public and private West African oil & gas companies. He also has experience in physical mineral trading and structuring off-take agreements.
He holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in Language & World Trade from Samford University.
Alan Le Bis
Mr. Le Bis worked for nearly two decades as a geophysicist and exploration manager with British Petroleum and has been an independent technical consultant to oil & gas companies throughout the world.
He has worked both domestically and internationally, with experience in India for Canoro Resources Limited, Gabon for Ocelot Energy Inc, Nigeria for Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Co Ltd., West Africa for Abacan Resources Corp. and Equator Exploration Ltd. and in Western Canada for Apache Corporation. He has also been a director of AC Energy Inc, Destiny Resources and Eagle Energy, all active in the oil and gas industry.
Mr. Yurik is a CPA and former tax partner at Deloitte LLP, where he worked for 38 years. He led the Merger and Acquisition Group of Deloitte in British Columbia for 20 years and was responsible for both tax planning and structuring and client service for some of Deloitte’s most significant clients in Vancouver.
Mr. Yurik is a director of RBI Ventures Ltd. He has also served on various Institute Boards and Charitable Boards over the past 20 years. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and subsequently obtained his CA designation.