Allan is a First Nations mining entrepreneur that started working in the mining sector in 1993 as consultant in investor relations, strategic planning and digital marketing. During his career he has worked with some of the most talented people in geosciences that have mentored him throughout his career. In 2005, Allan founded Allan Barry Reports and the success of his reports opened doors for appearing many times on business television and online media. His reports are highly respected with some of the top talent in the sector appearing as guests on his online shows broadcast on his website. Advance Gold will benefit from his experience and network of professionals in the mining sector, as well as a broad network of retail to institutional investors following his work, as it moves through a strategic phase for the Company's growth prospects in precious metals.
Jeffrey Scott Ackert, P.Geo. - Director
Mr. Ackert began his career as a regional geologist with St. Joe Minerals, Bond Gold Canada and LAC Minerals in the 1980s. In 1990 he became mine geologist at LAC Minerals' Golden Patricia Mine (Barrick Gold Corp after 1994) where he specialized in production and exploration. In 1996 he was appointed VP Exploration for Orezone Resources Inc. focusing on West Africa and was subsequently named VP Technical Services in 2005. During his time at Orezone, its market cap increased from $2M to over $300M due to resource development of various projects in West Africa including Essakane, Sega and Bondigui in Burkina Faso. Since 2013, Mr. Ackert has been a Director of Altai Resources Inc. Mr. Ackert is currently Vice President of Business Development of C3 Metals Inc. Mr. Ackert holds a BSc. in Geology from the University of Toronto.
Ali Afif Fawaz - Director
Mr. Fawaz is an international transportation supply chain professional and a licensed customs broker. Since 2000, Mr. Fawaz has been the managing director of Villa Plast Ltd., a scrap-metal recycling plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and since 2001 he has been the managing director of BNM Company Ltd., a company providing clearing and freight forwarding liaison services to associated entities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr. Fawaz also consults and provides services to a number of entities involved in freight forwarding, and the container freight and cargo transport industries operating out of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as well as being involved, since 2010, as a consultant to the mining industry in Tanzania. Mr. Fawaz is fluent in English, French, Arabic and Kiswahili.
Brad Newell - Chairman and Director
Brad Newell leads his family owned private businesses that include a leading retail flooring company serving the Vancouver region and a popular golf course. In addition to his business interests, he is also an active philanthropist.
Duke Greenstein - Independent Director
Duke Greenstein is a businessman with extensive experience in management of complex manufacturing systems for some of the most well-known consumer brands.He also has extensive experience in contract negotiations, and in sales and marketing. His skill set will help with guidance in several areas as we advance our projects. He is joining the board as an independent director.
William Atkinson, CPA, CA - Independent Director
William Atkinson is a partner of Atkinson & Company, CPA and has extensive governance, financial reporting and auditing experience. He is an important addition to the board of directors that enhances the board with his accounting experience working with publicly reporting companies.
Marie Cupello - Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary
Ms. Cupello has more than 25 years of experience as a bookkeeper for a wide variety of companies including junior exploration companies, a management company, a non-profit society, among others. For the past ten years she has been head of the accounting department for a number of private companies and several publicly listed companies.
Gennen McDowall - Geophysical Advisor
Mr. McDowall is a geophysicist with over 40 years of international mining exploration experience. He holds a first-class honours degree in Geophysics from the University of British Columbia. His experience includes the design, execution and interpretation of numerous induced polarization surveys throughout the world. He was instrumental in the discovery of the Robijn gold deposit in the southern Free State in South Africa while working for Anglo American Corporation as a divisional geophysicist. Mr. McDowall assisted in the interpretation of the recent Tabasquena geophysical survey and in designing the second phase geophysical survey.