Lorne Harder

Director, Chairman


Mr. Harder has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years, much of it as a major shareholder in a large regional brokerage. He holds a Diploma of Financial Management and a Bachelor of Administration (Accounting) degree, and has been awarded a Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) designation by the Insurance Institute of Canada.

George Gale

Director, Interim CEO

George H. Gale (BAEd, BSc, MSc, PhD, P.Eng) has worked in mineral deposits studies and exploration since 1964. He has been involved in the discovery of industrial mineral deposits in Newfoundland and Manitoba, volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits in Manitoba and a copper-molybdenum deposit in Norway. In addition to conducting detailed studies of VMS and gold deposits in Manitoba he has undertaken geochemical studies and helped develop new methods for mineral exploration. Dr Gale was VP of Exploration for VMS Ventures Inc and Harvest Gold Corp from 2005 -09 and is currently the President and CEO of Namex Explorations Inc, a gold exploration company, and CEO and Chairman of Triple Nine Resources Ltd and Four Corners Mining Corporation, which are advancing a world class Iron-Titanium-Vanadium deposit in Newfoundland. He is a member of the Professional Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists

Tony Cau


Mr. Cau is a Civil Engineer with global experience in the metals processing and engineering industry.  Mr. Cau joined Bateman Engineering Pty Ltd (Australia) from 1997 to 2005 holding positions of increasing responsibility including Managing Director for Australia.  Mr. Cau was the project director for the Sepon Copper Project in Laos and delivered a 60,000 tpa copper hydrometallurgical plant on time and on budget on behalf of Oxiana Limited (Australia).  Mr. Cau was the Recipient of the Hawkins Engineering Excellence Award for Best Resource Project – Australia 2005 for the Sepon Project.  From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Cau was employed by BHP Billiton as Vice President Project Delivery and a member of the Aluminium executive committee, he was Project Director for the Guinea Alumina Project (Africa).  Mr. Cau was Senior Vice President and Managing Director (Australasia) for SNC Lavalin from 2008 to 2009.  Mr. Cau was employed as Chief Technical Officer for Zamin Ferrous from 2010 to 2012 based in South America with projects across the continent.  From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Cau delivered engineering consulting and project services through Cau Engineers and Associates with global clientele for polymetallic processing (Nui Phao, Vietnam, Masan Resources), USA oil sands, and rare earths (Lynas Corporation, Australia and Malaysia).  In 2018, Mr. Cau was employed through Ausenco as Project Director of the Mina Justa Project in Peru.   This project ($1.6 Billion USD) consists of a 6 Million tonne per annum flotation concentrator and a 12 Million tonne per annum vat leach plant with associated infrastructure with more than 5000 people employed in construction.  Mr. Cau served as Project Director for the LeadFX Feasibility Study (Australia, 2019) for a new lead leaching and electrowinning process. 

Dr. David Dreisinger


Dr. Dreisinger holds the position of Industrial Research Chair, Hydrometallurgy at the University of British Columbia where he has been a Professor since 1988. He has over 250 publications to his credit and has been involved as a process consultant for metallurgical companies for many years. He has participated in 19 U.S. patents for work in areas such as pressure leaching, ion exchange removal of impurities from process solutions, use of thiosulfate as an alternative to cyanide in gold leaching, and leach-electrolysis treatment of copper matte. Dr. Dreisinger also co-invented the Mt. Gordon Copper Process for copper recovery from sulfide ores and the Sepon Copper Process for copper recovery from sulfidic-clayey ores. He has been actively involved in the development of the proposed metallurgical flow sheet for Boleo and is one of the recognized experts in the world in the area of hydrometallurgy. He is also a director of Polymet Mining Corp. and Search Minerals and holds officer positions with Search Minerals Inc. and Trimetals Mining Inc.

Nelson Borch

Mr. Borch graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1986 with a BASc in Civil Engineering. He spent the early part of his professional career in Canada with Ocean Construction and Tilbury Cement. From 1994 to 2001 Mr. Borch was CEO and Managing Partner in the Engineering Consultancy Company, Terra Geotechnics Sdn Bhd, in Malaysia. From 2001 to 2013 he served as Executive Director of PT Indocement Tunggal Prakasa in Indonesia.

Mr. Borch has had successful careers in Engineering, Management, Sales and Distribution of Building Materials, Capital Project Development and Resource Development and Extraction companies. He also has experience as an Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair of Public Listed Companies. From 2006, Nelson has also been a principal of a privately held Investment, Venture Capital and Property Development business. Mr. Borch is a member of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia.

Natasha Tsai

Chief Financial Officer

Natasha Tsai, CPA, CA, is Managing Director at Malaspina Consultants Inc.  She has been a senior advisor and chief financial officer with companies in a broad range of industries.  Natasha specializes in the areas of financial operations and business performance.  Prior to 2012, Natasha was the CFO of a junior mining company and the corporate controller of an early stage company in the energy sector.  Natasha is a graduate of Sauder School of Business at UBC and received her Chartered Accountant designation in 2007.  She is also a former co-chair of the Young CA Forum at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC.

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