Management & Board of Directors

Andrew H. Rees

President and Director

Mr. Rees, B.Comm. has over 20 years experience working with oil and gas and mining companies, and has raised over $100 million in the public markets. In executive management roles, Mr. Rees has taken projects from discovery to commercial production. Mr. Rees currently serves as a director of a number of publicly traded resource companies. Mr. Rees holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University (British Columbia).

Laurence Smoliak


Mr. Smoliak is a Chartered Public Accountant (Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Accountant) with over 40 years experience in public practice and industry. He has broad experience in finance and management, international business experience and has held senior management positions in private and public companies.  Mr. Smoliak graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems. After university he spent five years with the Chartered Accounting firm Thorne Riddell (later merged to be KPMG) working in the areas of auditing, taxation and business valuations. He then set up and operated his own successful public accounting practice.

Nicholas Clive Aspinall


Mr. Aspinall graduated from McGill University, Montreal in Geology with B.Sc. He completed his  M.Sc in geo-statistics  at Camborne School of Mines UK in 1986, Clive set up his own geological consulting company in Indonesia 1986-2002 where he evaluated, using kriging  methods the Indo-Muro gold deposit in Central Kalimantan and  offshore tin deposits in Thailand and Malaysia. Clive also spent time exploring the gold-diamond fields of Indonesian Borneo, and porphyry gold deposits in West Sumatra.  In 2002 Clive moved back to his home in Atlin BC. With Vancouver based juniors, Clive began to explore Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Yukon and North Western British Columbia for gold, silver copper, rare earths and uranium.

Thomas Kennedy

CEO and Director

Mr. Kennedy, B.Comm., J.D. is a graduate of the University of British Columbia. After an initial career at the Federal Department of Justice, Mr. Kennedy has primarily focused as a legal, financial and business consultant to publicly-traded companies. Mr. Kennedy is currently a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, the British Columbia Bar Association, and an Associate member of the American Bar Association. Mr. Kennedy has also served and continues to serve as an officer and/or director of several TSX, TSX-V, CSE and OTCQB publicly traded companies.

Dale Dobson


Mr. Dobson, CPA, CGA is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. He has been working for TSX-V listed mining companies since 1994.