Mr. Kerzner has over 23 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur in retailing and real estate. Mr. Kerzner is the Founder and President of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Canada Inc., which operates retail chocolate stores from coast to coast in Canada. He has also founded several other private companies that have completed extensive residential and commercial development in Toronto, Phoenix, Whistler and Vancouver. Mr Kerzner has been extensively involved in providing seed capital for many successful public and private companies in the resources, environmental and technology sectors. He sat on the Board of Directors of Norsemont Mining Inc. until Hudbay Minerals acquired the company in 2011. He currently sits on the board of directors of Prism Resources Inc., Pan Global Resources and Indico Resources.
Mr. Kerzner is an Honours graduate of the University of Toronto Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) program and was a Director of Norsemont Mining Inc. He is also a member of the BC Children’s Hospital Circle of Care and is actively involved in many other charitable organizations
Mr. Baxter brings over 25 years of experience, principally in Latin America, in the mining industry. Mr. Baxter is the General Manager of Baxter Consultants Engineering, a consulting company located in Peru. From May 2000 to September 2000, he held the position of Business Development Coordinator Americas for North Limited, a senior Australian mining company acquired by Rio Tinto, PLC in October 2000. Also at North Limited, Mr. Baxter held the posts of Regional Geologist, Americas from June 1999 to May 2000 and Regional Manager (Chile/Argentina) from November 1996 to June 1999. Mr. Baxter was previously a Director of Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. and was also a director of Chariot Resources Ltd. which was sold to China Sci Tech, a Hong Kong listed company. Mr Baxter was the Chairman of the Board of Marcobre S.A.C., a 100% fully owned subsidiary of China Sci Tech, until September 2010. He was President, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Norsemont Mining Inc. until March 2011 when Hudbay Minerals acquired the company. Mr Baxter is the President and CEO of Prism Resources Inc. Mr. Baxter has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) degree from the University of New South Wales and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM)
Mr. Downey has been a director of Pan Global Resources Inc. since January 2008. Mr. Downey brings over 25 years of international experience in the resource industry. Mr. Downey was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Elgin Mining Inc. in July 2011. Prior to joining Elgin Mining Inc., Mr. Downey held the position of President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aura Minerals Inc. Mr. Downey was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Viceroy Exploration Ltd. before its acquisition by Yamana Gold Inc. in 2006 for $600 million. Mr. Downey also served as President of Consolidated Trillion Resources Ltd. and Oliver Gold Corporation, where he negotiated their successful merger to form Canico Resource Corp., which was purchased by CVRD in 2006 for over $800 million. He has held numerous senior engineering positions at several large-scale gold mining operations and has also held operating positions at several mining projects for Anglo American Corporation in South Africa. Mr. Downey holds a Bachelor of Science (Hon.) degree in Engineering from Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland.
Mr. Parsons is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and retired PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) partner where his career spanned 34 years. At PwC, Bob headed up the firm’s global mining practice. Following retirement from PwC, as an independent consultant Bob has advised more than twenty governments around the world on mineral policy matters, and has served on the board of directors of nine listed mineral exploration companies. Bob is currently a director of Kennady Diamonds Inc., Indico Resources Ltd., and Pan Global Resources Inc. He has served on the boards of the PDAC (1985-2003), the Indonesian Mining Association, the Canada Indonesia Chamber of Commerce, the World Mines Ministries Forum, the Canadian Minerals Industry Federation, the Advisory Council of the Centre for Resource Studies at Queens University, and the Professional Advisory Board of the Government of Canada’s Petroleum Monitoring Agency. In 2005, the PDAC presented Bob with their Distinguished Services Award, and in 2013 the Government of Canada awarded him the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Canada’s mining industry. Mr. Parsons is a graduate of McGill University (B.Com, 1968) and a resident of British Columbia.