Board of Directors

Paul Huet, Chairman and Director

Paul Andre Huet has over 30 years of career experience in the mining industry. He is well recognized for continually transforming, building value for shareholders, and producing positive cash flow for public and private organizations. Paul is a bilingual C-level executive with demonstrated expertise in launching, revitalizing, and leading multimillion dollar organizations to achieve tremendous growth. He is a unique and inspiring leader, who consistently demonstrates the qualities that foster an innovative and engaging company culture, and to persevere despite challenges and complex market conditions. Most recently, Mr. Huet was President/CEO and Director of Klondex Mines from 2012 – 2018, until the acquisition by Hecla Mining Company. Paul has a strong command of capital markets and has served in all levels of engineering and operations of Mining. Paul presently serves on the inaugural Board of 1911 Gold Corporation (Havilah), and RNC Minerals, and has served on several non-profit and publicly-traded company boards.

Mr. Huet graduated with Honors from the Mining Engineering Technology program at Haileybury School of Mines in Ontario, and successfully completed the Stanford Executive program at the Stanford School of business. In 2013 Mr. Huet was nominated for the Premier’s Award in Ontario for outstanding College graduates; he is currently a member of OACETT as an applied Science Technologist and an Accredited Director.

John Antwi, President and Director

John Antwi is a mining executive with over 26 years of experience in Mine Technical and Financial Services with a knack for identifying the potential of geologic assets. He is a value driver with expertise in achieving strategic, operational, and financial goals for junior, mid-tier, and senior mining production companies. John is an innovative senior executive with expertise in implementing portfolio optimization initiatives and recommending project development opportunities to support corporate strategic objectives. He began his career by rendering geological services for gold mining company in Africa and progressed to top performing executive overseeing growth initiatives, mergers and acquisitions with multi-billion-dollar organizations in the United States and Canada. Until the acquisition of Klondex Mines by Hecla, John was the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Planning for Klondex.
John currently serves on the American Exploration and Mining Association board and is a founder, President and Director of Elim Mining Limited. Mr. Antwi has a bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering from KNUST, Ghana and Masters in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines.

Elaine Ellingham, Director

Ms. Ellingham is a mining executive and geologist with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. She is a consultant providing geological and corporate finance advisory services to international clients. Ms. Ellingham spent eight years with the Toronto Stock Exchange, from 1997 to 2005, in a number of capacities including National Leader of Mining. She has a range of experience in mineral exploration, corporate development and investor relations for mining companies including Aurania Resources Ltd., IAMGOLD Corporation, Campbell Resources Inc., Rio Algom Exploration Inc. and St Joe Canada Inc. Ms. Ellingham is a former Director of Richmont Mines Inc. (acquired by Alamos in 2017) and acted as Richmont’s interim President and Chief Executive Officer from July to November 2014. Currently, Ms. Ellingham is a Director of Alamos Gold Inc. and Almaden Minerals Ltd. and an advisor to Aston Bay.

Donald McInnes, Director

Since 1993, Mr. McInnes has been the founder, president and a director of a number of publicly traded mineral exploration companies. Mr. McInnes was a Director of Fronteer Gold (2001 to 2011), founder of Kutcho Copper Corp. (formerly Western Keltic Mines Inc.), co-founder of True Gold Mining and True North Nickel. He was the founder and Vice Chair and CEO of Plutonic Power Corporation, that invested $1 billion in creating BC’s largest independent clean power company. Mr. McInnes is a past Chair of the Independent Power Producers Association of British Columbia, a past Governor of the Business Council of British Columbia, past President and Director of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia, and past-Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. He is a recipient of AME BC’s Gold Pan Award, a lifetime Achievement Award from CEBC, an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award and holds an Honorary Doctor of Technology Degree from BCIT.

Bob Cummings, Technical Advisor

Former Chief Geologist for ASARCO at the Sacaton Mine in the 70’s and 80’s.

Robert Cummings is an economic geologist with over 50 years of experience in the mineral industry. Early in his career he worked for Asarco Inc. in the western United States, Mexico, and Canada in base and precious metal exploration. Bob’s porphyry copper geology experience is extensive and includes being the senior geologist at the Sacaton mine from 1972 through 1981. He has always been focused on the application of geology to all aspects mine operations. In a similar position at the Mission mine Bob was responsible for major drilling programs and demonstrated problem-solving abilities in open pit and underground mine development and mine operations.

Bob has a bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He did graduate work at the University of Nevada Reno and is a longtime member of the Arizona Geological Society.