Board of Directors

Richard Topham, CA-CPA

Mr. Topham is a CA with over 20 years' operational experience with a multitude of publicly traded and privately held companies. Following his articling tenure at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 1992, he worked with two high tech companies' for eight years before transitioning into a Consultant capacity. Mr Topham's primary scope of expertise is assisting companies with month-to-month operations, strategic planning, budgeting, acquisition due diligence, financing due diligence, restructuring and regulatory compliance.

G. Arnold Armstrong

Mr. Armstrong is a barrister and solicitor in the law firm of Armstrong Simpson. He has had over forty years of experience in management and senior management positions within the resource industry and holds senior officer and board positions with several publicly-traded companies, including International Enexco Ltd.

Paul Kuhn

Mr. Kuhn has more than 35 years of experience in the minerals exploration business in North America, Central Asia and Europe. He earned an A.B. Degree from Dartmouth College, US, in 1978, and an M.S. Degree from the University of Montana, US, in 1983. Mr. Kuhn has worked in a variety of geological terrains, exploring for gold, silver, base metals, uranium, and phosphate deposits, and has spent time as a production geologist in the deep underground mines of the Coeur d'Alene Mining District, historically one of the world's most important silver districts. Mr. Kuhn has managed successful exploration programs in the US and Turkey, and was involved in a number of base and precious metal discoveries in Turkey, including the Taç and Çorak polymetallic deposits, the Cerattepe Cu-Au volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit, the Altintepe epithermal Au deposit, the Diyadin Carlin-style Au deposit, and the Karakartal porphyry Cu-Au deposit. Mr. Kuhn was also involved with the original mapping and description of the Çöpler porphyry Au deposit (a 10 million ounce gold deposit now being mined by Alacer Gold). He is currently the President & CEO of Avrupa Minerals Ltd.

Mark T. Brown, CA-CPA

Director, Interim President & CEO
Mr. Brown, is the President of Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd. ("POC"), a private company which provides financial solutions, equity and management services to small and medium size entrepreneurial enterprises. Mr. Brown is an officer and director of a number of public and private companies and his corporate activities include transactions, financings and strategic corporate financial planning. Mr. Brown and the team at POC have financed, originated, and advanced companies which are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NYSE AMEX to market capitalization in excess of $500 million. Between 1990 and 1994, Mr. Brown worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is currently a director and /or officer of various other public companies.