Management & Directors
Craig Roberts, P.Eng, President and CEO, Director
Mr. Roberts is a mining engineer with over 30 years of operations, consulting, and investment banking experience. This includes work on feasibility studies for numerous mining projects worldwide, investment banking/due diligence roles in over 200 institutional mining equity financings, and significant experience advising management and boards on both friendly and hostile transactions.
Melvin Herdrick, Director
Mr. Herdrick is a professional geologist with over 35 years of experience in exploration in the United States and Mexico, including 9 years as Chief Geologist for Phelps Dodge in Mexico from 1994 to 2003, and 8 years as Vice President of Exploration for Pediment Gold Corp. until its takeover by Argonaut Gold Inc. in 2011. Mr. Herdrick has worked as a consultant to Ethos and has played a lead role in identifying and evaluating gold exploration opportunities for Ethos in Mexico, including the recently announced option to acquire the La Purisima property in Chihuahua.
Hendrik Van Alphen, Director
Mr. Van Alphen has been in the mining business for over 27 years, first as an exploration drilling contractor, then as President of Pacific Rim Mining Corp. Mr. Van Alphen laid the foundation for Pacific Rim which became a successful South American-based resource company. He was also instrumental in the Company’s entrance into South America. He has been a director of Cardero Resource Corp. (TSX) since 1999, was the Chief Executive Officer of the Company from May 14, 2001 to November 9, 2011 and President of the Company from April 10, 2000 to June 1, 2011. He is also currently President & CEO and a director of Wealth Minerals Ltd. (TSXV), and a director of Indico Resources Ltd. (TSXV).
Michael Murphy, Director
Mr. Murphy is a co-founder and director of Torex Gold Resources Inc. Mr. Murphy was responsible for identifying the Morelos Gold project in Guerrero Mexico as an acquisition opportunity, negotiating the purchase of Morelos from Teck in a very competitive environment, arranging a $240million+ financing to support this acquisition, and in recruiting the board and management. Morelos has now been brought into production at ~370,000 oz per year. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Battery Metals Ltd., a company focused on acquiring and developing battery metals projects. Mr. Murphy previously spent 15 years working in institutional equities in London, with Merrill Lynch, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse, where he ran the Credit Suisse hedge fund coverage team. Mr. Murphy graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts, from Saint Mary’s University with a Master of Business Administration and from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a Master of Science in Finance and he is a certified director, ICD.
Scott Kelly, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Kelly has over 12 years of experience acting as an officer and director in the resource sector, having served as Chief Financial Officer for various public companies during this time. At present, Mr. Kelly also serves as Chief Financial Officer for Sonoro Metals Corp., Ely Gold and Minerals Inc., and Marlin Gold Mining Ltd.
John Robins, Advisor
John is a professional geologist, prospector and entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. In 2008 he was awarded the Spud Huestis award for his contributions to mineral exploration in British Columbia and Yukon.
He has been involved in several notable discoveries including the 5 million oz Coffee Gold deposit in Yukon, Three Bluffs gold deposit in the Committee Bay greenstone belt and the Aviat/Churchill diamond districts of Nunavut. He has been involved in over a billion dollars in M&A activity and has generated over $500 million in direct and indirect mineral expenditures throughout Canada, Latin America and Australia.
John was the founder and co-founder of several notable companies including Hunter Exploration, Kaminak Gold Corp., Stornoway Diamond Corp., Northern Empire Resources Corp., Bluestone Resources Inc. and Fireweed Zinc Corp.
John acts as Executive Chairman to Bluestone Resources Inc., Fireweed Zinc Ltd. and K2 Gold Corp. and Strategic Advisor to Great Bear Resources, Genesis Metals Corp., Kodiak Copper Corp., ValOre Metals Corp. and Ethos Gold Corp.
Jo Price M.Sc., MBA, P.Geo, VP Exploration
Mrs Price has 20+ years experience as an exploration geologist and project manager. She has worked on multiple gold, poly-metallic, and graphite projects in the USA, Australia, and Canada. During her career, Jo has managed multi-million dollar exploration programs overseeing technical direction, budgets, and operations. She has extensive experience in field operations, drill programs, technical database administration, land management, community relations, and exploration permitting in multiple jurisdictions.
Dr. Quinton Hennigh, Technical Consultant
Dr. Quinton Hennigh has agreed to join Ethos as a technical advisor. Dr. Hennigh is an economic geologist with more than 25 years of exploration experience with major gold mining firms including Homestake Mining, Newcrest Mining and Newmont Mining, with much of that work focused on exploration for Carlin style deposits in Nevada. Quinton is Chairman and President of Novo Resources Corp., founder and Director of Irving Resources Inc. and Executive Chairman of Miramont Resources Corp. Dr. Hennigh obtained a Ph.D. in Geology/Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines.
Ms. Tanguay has represented Canada by coordinating a Study Mission to Canada for a delegation of Ministers and dignitaries from Ethiopia and teaching a short course on mine closure cost estimating and assurance in Tanzania. Within Canada, Ms. Tanguay has participated on committees to advance the mandates of the Ontario Mining Association, Women in Mining and the Association for Mineral Exploration.
Michelle has held management positions with Newmont, Argonaut Gold, and Ethos Gold. Michelle Tanguay’s career highlights include; negotiating agreements in a landscape of overlapping and conflicting stakeholder and rightsholder interests, moving environmental compliance and cultural obligation metrics from fifty to ninety percent in less than one year during mine construction, and submitting an application for a Class A water license that ultimately resulted in the longest term issued.
Formal recognition for Michelle’s efforts include; the Kitikmeot Inuit Association Environmental Stewardship Award, Kivalliq Inuit Association Inuit Hiring and Training Award and, the Economic Developers Council of Ontario Award for innovative program development
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