Mr. Minty, B. Sc., P. Eng. MBA, has more than 30 years of professional experience in mineral resource exploration and development of precious and base metals and industrial minerals in Canada and internationally. He has been directly involved in increasing mineral resource project’s value through resource development, constructing, operating and managing gold and platinum group metal projects. In 2012, he became the Co-Founder of Stope Capital Advisors, Inc., a private Canadian company engaged in merchant banking transactions in the mining, energy and agriculture sectors. Mr. Minty has been associated with premier resource exploration and development companies such as Hunter Dickinson, Viceroy Resources, North American Palladium, Thani Investments, Stope Capital Advisors and Aurvista Gold. He is currently an active member of the board of directors of three mineral resource companies. Mr. Minty obtained a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queen’ University in 1978, and in 2014, he received his Masters of Business Administration Degree from Athabasca University.