The team has extensive experience in the structuring, financing and operation of precious metals and base metals mining companies, as well as oil and gas companies. Our Board is experienced in the asset development process, from grassroots discovery, into project development and then mine production.

Their knowledge and expertise has lead them to develop and contribute to the success of larger, successful mining companies including: Homestake Mining (Barrick), Newmont Mining, Meridian Gold, Yamana and Argonaut Gold.

Marceau Schlumberger, Chairman

Founder and Managing Member of Natural Resources private equity firm Coral Reef Capital.
Director of Rawhide Mining.

+20 years experience

Brian Kennedy, Lead Director

Director of Western Exploration since 2008.
Founder and former Chairman of Argonaut LLC.
Former Chairman and CEO of Meridian Gold.
President and COO of FMC Gold.
Former Director of NV Energy.

+40 years experience

Gerard Munera, Director

Majority owner of leading U.S. building products company Arcadia.
Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning/Development of RTZ (Rio Tinto).
CEO of Minorco.
CEO of Union Miniere.
Director of Meridian Gold.
Director of Nevsun Resources.

+40 years experience

Nicolas Schlumberger, Director

Former Managing Director at Drexel Burnham Lambert and Warburg Paribas Becker.
Co-founder of AXIME (ATOS-ORIGIN).

+40 years experience

John Rogers, Director

General Counsel and Business Development Director (North America) for the Ambassador Theatre Group Former.
Former partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP.

+24 years experience

Darcy Marud, Director, Chief Executive Officer & President

Former Executive roles in exploration and development at Meridian Gold and Yamana Gold. Led exploration teams involved in El Peñon and Mercedes discoveries.

+35 years experience