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Management & Directors
|A. Robson Garden, Q.C., B.A., LL.B.|
Chairman of the Board and Director
Mr. Garden was a senior partner with the law firm MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman for many years and is now counsel to that firm. He has more than 32 years of experience in his primary areas of practice: natural resources law; labour and employment law; and administrative law. He has extensive experience in the mining industry, having served as general counsel for Uranerz Exploration and Mining Ltd., a major German mining corporation, where he negotiated a number of exploration joint venture agreements with major international corporations. He also negotiated a number of commercial contracts relating to the construction of the Key Lake uranium mine and mill in northern Saskatchewan. Mr. Garden has acted as corporate secretary to several corporations and mining joint ventures. He currently serves as corporate secretary to the Management Committee of the Cigar Lake Joint Venture and as a director of Golden Band Resources, a Canadian exploration company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Mr. Garden is a member of the Alberta and Saskatchewan Bars. In recognition of his abilities as an advocate and negotiator, he was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1992.
|Tony Climie, B.Sc., P.Geol.,|
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Climie is a hands-on, field oriented geologist with over 35 years of international mineral exploration experience in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States, Africa, Central and Southeast Asia.
In 1996, Mr. Climie co-founded Mindoro Resources Ltd. and has been spearheading and managing its exploration programs in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Previous to his work with Mindoro, Mr. Climie spent three years as Vice President Exploration with Uranerz Group developing and managing international uranium, diamond and gold exploration programs. His work led to the discovery evaluation of gold deposits in Canada and the United States, including the Nike/Concord deposit in Nevada.
Mr. Climie also spent two years consulting in Canada and the United States and six years as Exploration Manager of CEGB Exploration (Canada).
In his seven years as Chief Geologist/Exploration Manager of AGIP Canada minerals division, Mr. Climie managed the discovery and evaluation of the Mt. Skukum gold mine in the Yukon, the Wolf Lake uranium deposit in Saskatchewan and the Damp polymetallic deposit in the Northwest Territories. He was also instrumental in the acquisition of interest in the pre-discovery McArthur River uranium project in Saskatchewan.
Mr. Climie's other work includes four years with Noranda in Canada as Project Geologist/District Geologist where he directly participated in the discovery of the Mazenod Lake copper-cobalt deposit in the Northwest Territories; four years with Noranda in Australia, where he directly participated in discovering the Koongarra uranium deposit in the Northern Territory; two years in New Zealand with a government agency and a junior mining company.
Mr. Climie has a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
CFO & Corporate Secretary
Clayton holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, Canada. Clayton joined the Company in 2007 as an Accountant and was promoted to Financial Controller and moved to Melbourne, Australia following the Edmonton office closure in September 2011.
|Penny Gould, B.Ed.|
Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Penny has over 30 years of corporate experience, including 15 years with Mindoro from 1996 to 2011, when she served in a variety of executive positions, with primary responsibility for establishing high standards of corporate governance and shareholder relations. When Mindoro's head office relocated to Melbourne in 2011, Penny left the company, but continued to provide corporate support on a consulting basis. With Mindoro's return to Canada, Penny rejoined the Mindoro team to assist with liaising with shareholders and advancing Mindoro's corporate objectives. Penny is a member of the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries and the International Association of Business Communicators.
|Edsel Abrasaldo, BSc. Geology|
Vice President Operations
Edsel joined Mindoro's Philippine subsidiary, MRL Nickel Phils, Inc., as one of its pioneer employees in 1997. As Vice President for Mindoro's Philippine operating subsidiary, Edsel played a major role in managing exploration and sustainability programs. His negotiating and relationship-building skills played a key role in Mindoro's success in acquiring a large portfolio of promising projects and setting Mindoro in the forefront as a successful socially and environmentally conscious explorer in the Philippines., He did that while achieving a high level of integration and cooperation with local communities which will smooth the way to production. Edsel's appointment as VP Operations of parent corporation Mindoro recognizes the important role he will play in the Company's operations as they come to fruition.
|Doug Frondall, CA|
A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, Doug Frondall is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Management Consultant and Certified Valuation Analyst with 16 years of experience in public practice. He has been a partner with Virtus Group LLP in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan since 1993 and is currently CEO of Virtus. Mr. Frondall has a professional concentration in mergers and acquisitions, business valuations and business advisory services He frequently addresses business people and professionals on tax planning, general business advisory and management consulting issues.
Mr. Frondall's professional membership affiliations include the Canadian and Saskatchewan Institute of Chartered Accountants, The National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, The Canadian Association of Certified Management Consultants and the Society of Management Accountants of Saskatchewan.
|Mr. John Tosney, M.Sc., P.Eng.|
Mr. Tosney has extensive experience in the development of gold projects, being involved in feasibility studies, environmental assessments, licensing, construction, operations, and early decommissioning at the Star Lake, Jasper, and Contact Lake mines in Saskatchewan. Mr. Tosney's leadership skills and technical expertise have taken him from Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation (1981) to senior management positions with Cameco Corporation, President of Cigar Lake Mining Corporation, and Executive Vice President of COGEMA Resources Inc. (Areva Group). Mr. Tosney currently serves as a director of Golden Band Resources and as Executive Advisor at Areva Resources Canada Inc.
In addition to his engineering expertise, John has also for many years played a leading role as an industry representative on many committees dealing with mine development issues. In recognition of his career, John received the 2005 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.
Mr. Tosney holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mining Engineering from Nottingham University and an M.Sc. in Management Studies from Durham University.
|Clifford M. James|
Mr. Clifford M. James, President and CEO of TVI Pacific Inc., is a geologist and business executive with over 40 years of technical and financial experience in the natural resource sector. His work has taken him throughout North America, Africa and Asia where he has held senior positions in both oil and gas and mining companies. Since 1993, Mr. James has spearheaded TVI's activities in the Philippines and he is responsible for bringing on stream the Canatuan project, the first foreign funded, modern, full-scale producing mine in the Philippines since the passage of the Mining Act in 1995. His tireless efforts continue to drive TVI's commitment to transparent, environmentally responsible mining practices that bring sustainable development to the company's host communities. Mr. James currently serves as a Director for Foyson Resources Limited, a Papua New Guinea focused mineral exploration company. Mr. James also currently serves as a Director for Mindoro Resources Ltd., an Alberta incorporated company engaged in mining exploration in the Philippines.