CEO and President
Mr. O’Neill is an experienced mining executive and corporate director. He is currently the President and founder of MP1 Capital, a Calgary based company created to focus on investments in the natural resources sector. Mr. O’Neill was a founder, director, and CEO of TSX listed Sunward Resources where he raised $81 million for the company and led its acquisition by NovaCopper, now Trilogy Metals, at a +140% premium to market. He has been a director of several TSX, TSX Venture, and ASX listed companies. In 2012, Mr. O’Neill was honored with induction into the inaugural Casey Research NexTen – a group of industry players identified as the “Next Generation of Resource Industry Titans.” He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree, Honours Program, from the University of Guelph.
Vice President Of Exploration
Mr. Liard has more than 30 years of mineral exploration experience on 4 continents covering numerous geological environments and commodities. Mr. Liard’s involvement and success with discoveries include: Vanstar Mining’s Nelligan gold project, Goldbrook Ventures’ nickel, copper, and PGE resource, and the Company’s own Las Minas gold and copper skarns. Mr. Liard has been involved with Las Minas since 2013.
Senior Geologist And Project Manager
Mr. Bernales has more than 35 years of experience working on grassroots to advanced-stage projects across a wide range of deposit types and commodities, mainly gold and copper. He has worked extensively in Canada, the Philippines, Indonesia, South Korea, Myanmar, and Mexico. Mr. Bernales has been involved at Las Minas since 2010.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kanevsky is Chartered Professional Accountant and began his professional career in the audit and assurance practice at Deloitte. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kanevsky held controllership and financial reporting roles with several Canadian-based mining companies with operations in Argentina, Peru, and Chile. Most recently, Mr. Kanevsky has been CFO of several private mining companies.
Mr. Drake is the founder of DSA Corporate Services. Since 2000 he has delivered corporate secretarial services to an array of publicly traded clients on the TSX and TSXV, predominantly in the junior resource sector. Prior to founding DSA, Mr. Drake worked in the global trust services industry for fourteen years, and provided corporate services to a private bank. He is an Associate (ACIS) of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).