CEO and Director
Mr. Burns has been involved in the mining and exploration industry since 2007. He was a founding member of Mackevoy Geosciences Ltd. (2007-2013), and in 2014 he co-founded Pioneer Exploration Consultants Ltd., a private geological consulting firm based in Saskatchewan. At Pioneer Exploration, Mr. Burns developed the UAV-MAGTM system, flew the first ever commercial unmanned airborne magnetic geophysical survey in 2014, and was central to Pioneer becoming the industry leader in UAV based geophysical surveys. Mr. Burns is also a director of Canadian International Minerals and Navis Resources.
President and Director
Mr. James Rogers is a mining professional who has been active in the mineral exploration industry for 10 years. He is currently President and CEO of Longford Exploration Services Ltd., an international exploration services company that performs services for numerous exploration companies Mr. Rogers studied Geology at Simon Fraser University. Mr. Rogers is currently a director of Navis Resources Corp.
Mr. Richards brings over a decade of resource-focused accounting, auditing and operational experience to his role as CFO. He has accumulated extensive experience working as an Officer and Director with TSX and Venture-listed companies, as well as numerous private companies across the globe. Mr. Richards holds a bachelor’s degree in management studies with first-class honours from the University of Waikato, New Zealand and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA).
Mr. Stewart Baillie spent 30 years with the Flight Research Laboratory of Canada’s National Research Council. As Lab Director one of his roles was to act as the Transport Canada Accountable Executive over the airworthiness, maintenance and operation of a fleet of manned experimental aircraft and helicopters. During his career he also had the opportunity to serve as a Director within the Aerospace, Defence and Marine Branch of Industry Canada. Mr. Baillie was elected as a board member of Unmanned Systems Canada in 2012, and served as its Chairman from 2013 to 2015. From 2010 to 2016 Mr. Baillie served the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) industry as the Chair of the Airworthiness Subgroup of the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council UAV Program Design Working Group. In this capacity he played a major role in the development of the current Small UAS Design Standard found in the Transport Canada Staff Instruction and in the development of a similar regulatory proposal concerning Small UAS for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations.
COO & Director
Mr. Male is an experienced Director and Chief Executive Officer of international public and private investment, mining and oil & gas companies. Mr. Male is a former Founder and CEO of a TSX Venture Exchange Top 50 Company, ranked 9th. During his tenure he guided the company through initial financing phases, project acquisitions, deployment of exploration programs, development financing, transitioning mining assets from greenfield to brownfield and the acquisition of adjacent producers. Mr. Male also negotiated the financing and joint venture with a private equity firm resulting in the eventual takeover and consolidation into their business operations. Presently, Mr. Male works with several Family Offices and specific investors that seek access to an array of transformational opportunities. He is an Associate of Columbus Energy Partners, an incubator and accelerator of companies in the energy sector. Mr. Male is also a Director of Datametrex A.I. Limited and Managing Director of a privately held Corporate Finance & Investment entity.