Our Team

Michael Williams

Chairman, Director

Over 20 years of experience as a senior executive within the mining industry. Experienced in the structuring, administrating and marketing of Toronto Stock Exchange listed companies. Executive Chairman of numerous public companies including Underworld Resources Ltd, which was sold to Kinross Gold Corp for $138,000,000. Developed an international banking and financing network that includes extensive contacts with both institutional and retail investors. Raised significant capital funds for advanced exploration and development projects. Currently serves as a director, President and CEO of Vendetta Mining Corp.

Ralph Rushton

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Rushton holds a BSc in geology (Portsmouth University, UK), an MSc. in economic geology (University of Alberta, Canada) and a certificate in business communications from Simon Fraser University. He has significant exploration and mining experience in a number of geological settings and terrains working for Anglo American PLC and Rio Tinto. Since 2016 he has worked in business development and marketing for a number of junior resource companies. He is a director of 4 TSX.V companies, and an adviser to two other exploration companies. He has helped to raise over $400-million through equity financings to finance exploration and development programs in Latin America, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

David Terry

B.Sc. Ph.D. P. Geo Director

More than 25 years of international experience. He has played key roles in the successful acquisition, exploration and development of a number of precious and base metal deposits, primarily in North and South America, and has expertise in advanced project evaluation, M&A, corporate finance, and design and execution of effective exploration programs. Past President and CEO of Comstock Metals Ltd. Currently serves as a director of Golden Arrow Resources Corporation. He has also worked with a number of senior mining companies including Boliden Limited, Westmin Resources Limited, Hemlo Gold Mines Inc., Cominco Limited and Gold Fields Mining Corporation.

Keenan H. Hohol

MA, JD Director

Mr. Hohol is a lawyer with over 20 years of international advisory experience, with a record of achievements in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions, corporate governance, legal and regulatory compliance, risk management, litigation management, business ethics and anti-corruption, and corporate social responsibility. Mr. Hohol ‘s previous executive roles include General Counsel, Global Exploration, BHP Billiton; Global Head of Legal, Western Coal and interim General Counsel at Walter Energy; Vice-President, Legal and General Counsel, for Silver Standard Resources; and General Counsel, for Pan American Silver.

Michael Parker

B.Sc., Director

A geologist by training -fluent in English, Spanish and French- Mike has extensive experience in exploration and project development, overseeing projects from discovery through construction to production. In 22 years with First Quantum Minerals (FQM), he held progressively senior Country Manager positions, and was instrumental in two major copper discoveries; the Lonshi and Frontier mines. He was Country Manager in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for FQM, overseeing up to 3,000 staff with 2 operating copper mines and a mine construction project. Between 2011 to 2017, he was country manager for FQM in Peru, responsible for the design and implementation of FQM's corporate strategy in Latin America, including Argentina and Chile. He oversaw community relations programs and sustainability processes, ensuring that projects complemented community development in remote areas including preparations for resettlement programs. He was responsible for all government relations and communications throughout Latin America. He currently runs his own consultancy company, Mining Footprint Ltd.

Alastair Brownlow


Mr. Brownlow is a Chartered Professional Accountant specializing in resource-focused accounting and finance. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with first class honours from Simon Fraser University.

Doug Ramshaw

B.Sc., A.R.S.M. Advisor

Mr. Ramshaw is a senior executive and corporate director with more than 20 years of experience in the mineral resource sector. His work has focused on mineral project evaluation, M&A, and business development strategies supporting corporate growth. Mr. Ramshaw previously worked as a mining analyst for an independent brokerage firm in London, U.K., and has served in various executive capacities for a number of publicly listed junior resource companies. He remains an independent Director of several companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Former President and CEO of Aftermath Silver LTD.