Management & Directors

Management Team

Tom Meredith, Executive Chairman

Mr. Meredith has 30 years experience in the junior mining industry. Previously he was the President & CEO of Lexam VG Gold from 1995 to 2011 where he led the development of four gold projects in Timmins, Ontario. During the early 1990's he served as the Vice President of Operations for Northfield Minerals where he was responsible for initiating production at the Cheminis Gold Mine near Kirkland Lake, Ontario.

John Kontak, President and Director

Mr. Kontak was previously the President of Victory Gold Mines from 2010 to 2013 where he managed the publicly listed company and the exploration and development of its former producing Gold Pike Mine until the company was acquired following a takeover offer made by Northern Gold Mining. From 2007 to 2010 he was the President of a junior exploration and development company Batavia Energy until the company sold its resource assets pursuant to a proposed acquisition by CBM Asia Development Corp. Mr. Kontak has also been a director of several junior resource companies with projects both in Canada and internationally. He has an MBA from Suffolk University in Boston and a LL.B. from Dalhousie Law School.

Ken Guy, Exploration Manager

Mr. Guy, P.Geo. and a Qualified Person according to NI 43-101, has over 25 years of experience in exploration and development projects in Northern Ontario. Previous to West Red Lake Gold Mines, Mr. Guy was associated with Lexam VG Gold, Cyprus Amax, BP Selco, and Getty Metals.

Daniel Crandall, Director and Audit Committee Chair

Mr. Crandall has provided CFO, accounting, regulatory compliance, and management advisory services to numerous issuers on the TSX and TSX-Venture exchanges. Previously, he was a Manager at Collins Barrow Toronto LLP, a public accounting firm where he worked for over five years. Mr. Crandall holds a CPA, CA, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Accounting degree from Brock University.

 

Board of Directors

Tom Meredith, Executive Chairman

Mr. Meredith has 30 years experience in the junior mining industry. Previously he was the President & CEO of Lexam VG Gold from 1995 to 2011 where he led the development of four gold projects in Timmins, Ontario. During the early 1990's he served as  Vice President of Operations for Northfield Minerals where he was responsible for initiating production at the Cheminis Gold Mine near Kirkland Lake, Ontario.

John Heslop, Vice Chairman

Mr. Heslop is a professional geologist with over 40 years in the natural resource sector. Starting in 1987 Mr. Heslop was President & CEO and a Director of Thundermin Resources until it was acquired by Rambler Resources in January of 2016. Mr. Heslop served as President of the PDAC in 1996 and 1997. Currently Mr. Heslop serves on the Awards Committee of the PDAC and is Chairman of the PDAC Mining Matters charitable foundation. Mr. Heslop has a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours Geology) from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Science degree (Economic Geology) from Carleton University.

Michael Dehn, Director

With over 20 years of experience in the mining industry, Michael was President, CEO and Director of Nayarit Gold Inc. from September 2005 to April 2007. Between 1994 and 2005, he worked as an exploration geologist and later as a Senior Geologist with Goldcorp Inc. Michael has been a director of publicly traded and private junior mining companies. His expertise lies in grassroots to advanced minerals exploration, and marketing and financing junior companies. Michael has extensive technical knowledge of the Red Lake District.

John Kontak, Director

Mr. Kontak was previously the President of Victory Gold Mines from 2010 to 2013 where he managed the publicly listed company and the exploration and development of its former producing Gold Pike Mine until the company was acquired following a takeover offer made by Northern Gold Mining. From 2007 to 2010 he was the President of a junior exploration and development company Batavia Energy until the company sold its resource assets pursuant to a proposed acquisition by CBM Asia Development Corp. Mr. Kontak has also been a director of several junior resource companies with projects both in Canada and internationally. He has an MBA from Suffolk University in Boston and a LL.B. from Dalhousie Law School.

Daniel Crandall, Director

Mr. Crandall has provided CFO, accounting, regulatory compliance, and management advisory services to numerous issuers on the TSX and TSX-Venture exchanges. Previously, he was a Manager at Collins Barrow Toronto LLP, a public accounting firm where he worked for over five years. Mr. Crandall holds a CPA, CA, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Accounting degree from Brock University.