B. MATTHEW HORNOR
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, DIRECTOR
Mr. Hornor is an executive leader with a proven track record in the legal, financial and business development arenas. He has extensive expertise in structuring and negotiating complex strategic partnerships and raising capital having worked within the Ivanhoe group of companies for over ten years. Mr. Hornor recently served as the Vice President and Executive Vice President for Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. for 10 years. During his time at Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., he negotiated project financings for development projects with international banking syndicates, structured strategic alliances and directly negotiated equity capital raises totalling more than $450 million. Mr. Hornor also acted as Managing Director for Ivanhoe Capital Corporation for 10 years, and sat as Chairman for Ivanplats Holding SARL (owner of the Platreef project) for over 4 years.
While serving as the President and CEO of Kaizen Discovery Inc. from 2013 until 2016, Mr. Hornor successfully structured multiple resource project acquisitions, equity financings and delivered a collaboration agreement with ITOCHU Corporation, a prominent Japanese trading and investment house. Fluent in Japanese, Mr. Hornor began his mining career in Japan after first travelling there 27 years ago. Mr. Hornor makes frequent business trips to Tokyo, where he maintains strong relationships with top management at major corporations, mining companies, investment firms and trading houses.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Orr is a Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive experience assisting companies in the public market place with initial public offerings, dual listings, due diligence assignments and completion of prospectus offerings. Gregg was the British Columbia Mining Leader for Deloitte for six years and worked for Deloitte, in Vancouver, New York and London, for over 23 years serving clients in public accounting, auditing and advisory. Mr. Orr was an Audit Partner for 10 years. He has extensive M&A, financing and systems integration experience. Gregg earned his Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from the University of Leicester.
VP., CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Lang is an experienced business development and capital markets professional with nearly a decade of experience in the natural resource sector. Most recently, Mr. Lang played a pivotal role as VP, Corporate Development with Riverside Resources Inc. During his six plus years with Riverside’s leadership group, Mr. Lang led multiple equity financings, structured and secured joint-venture and strategic alliance partnerships and negotiated the acquisition of numerous gold and silver assets for the company’s portfolio. Mr. Lang also has extensive experience overseeing and managing investor outreach and marketing programs in the mineral exploration and mining sector. Mr. Lang received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Royal Roads University, graduating with distinction. Mr Lang also graduated with honours from the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he received his Marketing Management Entrepreneurship diploma.
Mr. Speidel has over 30 years exploration experience in North, Central and South America, and has been involved in discoveries in each region. From 1987 to 1992, Fred explored for gold in Ontario and Quebec, mostly with Minnova, and was involved in the Boyvinet and Troilus discoveries, the latter of which became a mine. From 1993 to 2013, he continued to work with the same group in Central and South America, which eventually became Inmet Mining (now First Quantum), mostly as Regional Exploration Manager for Central and South America. During that period he was involved in several gold and copper discoveries, including Cobre Panama which is currently under construction. From 2013 to 2015, Fred served as Antofagasta Minerals’ Regional Exploration manager for North America, and since then he has been working on several exploration projects as a consultant in Canada and Mexico. Mr. Speidel holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology from McGill University, and a M.Sc. (Mineral Exploration) from Queen’s University.
VP., COMPLIANCE & CORPORATE SECRETARY
Michelle Borthwick has more than 20 years of diverse, senior level experience in public company management, transition and growth. Most recently, she served as Vice President Corporate Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Endeavour Mining Corporation, an international gold mining company listed on the TSX. During her time with Endeavour, Ms. Borthwick held senior positions with the Corporate Finance and M&A teams. Beginning in 2009, she had a key role transitioning Endeavour from a private financial advisory firm to a publicly listed operating mining company through a series of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, culminating in the creation of Endeavour Mining Corporation, a mid-tier gold mining company with a market capitalization of $900 million. In addition to her transactional experience, Ms. Borthwick is well versed in all aspects public company administration, compliance and best practice corporate governance.