Mr. Hurst has over 30 years of experience in the mining and natural resource industries, having acted as geologist, consultant, mining analyst, senior executive and board member. Mr. Hurst was previously a mining analyst with McDermid St. Lawrence and Sprott Securities and a contract analyst to Pacific International Securities and Octagon Capital. Mr. Hurst was one of the founders of Newmarket Gold Inc., which was acquired by Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. for $1.0-billion in 2016. In addition, Mr. Hurst was a founding executive of International Royalty Corp., which was acquired by Royal Gold for $700-million. Mr. Hurst holds a bachelor of science in geology from McMaster University.
Mr. White is President & CEO of Ascot Resources and has 35 years of experience in the mining and metals industry. Prior to Ascot, Derek was President and CEO of KGHM International Ltd. where he was responsible for the construction of the $1.2 billion Sierra Gorda copper mine in Chile. Mr. White also held the positions of Executive Vice President, Business Development and Chief Financial Officer of Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. from 2004 to 2012. He holds an undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is also a Chartered Accountant.