Mr. Alain Bureau is a Canadian professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in the mining and construction sector, having worked in 11 countries across the Americas. Mr. Bureau brings to the company significant experience in the junior mining industry through his roles as President & CEO of Pershimco Resources and President of Atico Mining Corporation. He also received numerous important industry acknowledgements, including TSX’s Top 10 exploration companies award in 2012 and the prestigious PwC’s Top performing mining explorers award in 2013. As a third-generation miner, his early career led him to be involved in numerous large construction projects including the Glencore’s Raglan Mine located in the extreme limit of Northern Quebec.
While with Agnico Eagle, he was the plant construction manager for the Pino’s Alto mine in the remote Mexican mountains as well as in the Atacama desert working on BHP’s Escondida mine expansion, currently the largest copper producer in the world. His exploration and construction abilities as well as his M&A experience and understanding of the capital markets allowed him to successfully deliver growth through the development of logistically challenging projects by providing technical solutions and financial alternatives to create value for shareholders.
Alain graduated with high honours in Mechanical Engineer from the Royal Military College of Canada and is a member of the OIQ "Ordre des Ingénieurs du Quebec". He also currently serves on the Mining Chamber of Ecuador Board of Directors.
Peter is a respected minerals industry executive with over 35 years experience in all facets of the Canadian mining exploration and development sector. Mr. Cashin obtained his Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of New Brunswick in 1979 and a Masters of Science degree in Mineral Exploration from McGill University in 1985. Most recently, prior to joining Imperial Mining Group, Peter was the President & CEO of Peak Mining Corporation from April 2015 to the present and the President & CEO of Quest Rare Minerals Ltd between January 2008 and April 2015. It was with Quest that Peter and his exploration team was credited with the discovery of the Strange Lake B-Zone heavy rare earth deposit in northeastern Quebec in 2009, considered the largest deposit of its type in the world outside of China. He led the company through the advance development stages of the deposit and was acknowledged for this exploration and deposit development success with the awarding by the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association with their 2010 Quebec Prospector of the Year Award. Peter was born and raised in Montreal and currently lives with his family in Burlington, Ontario.
Mr. Cashin has been a Practicing Professional Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) since 2008.
Ms. Gauthier has over 20 years of accounting, transactional and reporting experience. She holds a B.A. in Administration from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and has been a member of the Ordre des Comptables professionnels agréés du Québec since 1998. She held the position of Senior Manager within the firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton for which she worked as an Auditor from 1996 to 2006. She has developed an expertise in public companies, primarily in the mining sector. Through her involvement in various assignments, she acquired a solid experience in consolidation of foreign entities, reverse takeover, spin-out and financial reporting.
Dr. Duchesne bridges the gap between science and business with over 35 years of experience operating at senior levels in multiple sectors, including pharmaceutical, agriculture, manufacturing, energy, and mining. He has authored and co-authored 85 peer-reviewed scientific articles, literature reviews and books and over 300 non-peer-reviewed and investment articles and op-eds, including one fiction novel. He is passionate about sustainability and the impact of humankind on the environment. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Guelph in 1988, an MSc from the University of Toronto in 1985 and a BSc in Forestry Sciences from Laval University in 1983. As a former senior scientist with Natural Resources Canada from 1991 to 2003, he received a 5NR Science Award to Leaders in Sustainable Development for advancing and communicating science for sustainable development.