From 1995 to 2006, Mr. Corman was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Western Silver Corporation before spinning out Western Copper Corporation. He has 30 years experience as a senior corporate officer of publicly listed companies in Canada and the United States, as well as extensive expertise in mineral and geothermal exploration and development, property evaluation and acquisition, project financing, and corporate management. Mr. Corman received a B.S. in geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, in 1961 and obtained Professional Engineer status in Ontario in 1972.
Mr. Byford is a former partner of KPMG LLP and Senior Vice President and Director of KPMG Corporate Finance Inc. He has a background in audit and tax and acquired significant experience with numerous public companies during his 39 years with KPMG and predecessor firms. In 1983, Mr. Byford became Managing Partner of the B.C. Region consulting practice and was a founding partner of the firm's corporate finance practice. Mr. Byford has acted as lead financial adviser on a wide range of finance, divestiture and acquisition transactions in many industry sectors. He was an elected Governor of the Vancouver Stock Exchange and has been a frequent speaker on corporate governance, securities and corporate finance matters. He graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1969 and obtained his professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant in 1971. Mr. Byford is a director of Goldgroup Mining Inc. [TSX:GGA].
Dr. Gayton joined the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of British Columbia in 1965, beginning 10 years in the academic world. Dr. Gayton rejoined Peat Marwick Mitchell in 1974 and became a partner in 1976 where he provided audit and consulting services to private and public company clients for 11 years. Dr. Gayton has directed the accounting and financial matters of public companies in the resource and non-resource fields since 1987. Dr. Gayton is a director of several public companies: Amerigo Resources Ltd. [TSX:ARG], B2 Gold Corp. [TSX:BTO], Eastern Platinum Limited [TSX & AIM:ELR], Nevsun Resources Ltd. [TSX & NYSE MKT:NSU], Palo Duro Energy Inc. [TSX-V:PDE], Quaterra Resources Inc. [TSX-V:QTA], and Silvercorp Metals Inc. [TSX & NYSE:SVM]. Dr. Gayton, F.C.A., holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, earned the chartered accountant designation while at Peat Marwick Mitchell, and holds a Ph.D. in business from the University of California.
Mr. Williams currently manages investments for his family holding company and is involved in a number of charitable organizations. He is a director of Radiant Energy Corporation [TSV:RDT], Resin Systems Inc. [TSX:RS], Atlantis Systems Corp. [NEX:AIQ.H], Newport Partners Income Fund [TSX:NPF.UN], and Roador Inc. [TSX-V:RDR]. Mr. Williams holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Queens University and a Doctor of Civil Laws Degree from Bishops University.
Dr. Zeitler was the founder and CEO of Inmet from 1987 - 1996. Dr. Zeitler was Senior Vice President of Teck Cominco Limited from 1997 until 2002, and previously was on the Board of Directors of Teck Corp. from 1981 to 1997 and Cominco Limited from 1986 to 1996. Dr. Zeitler is President, CEO, and director of Amerigo Resources [TSX:ARG] and he is the Chairman and director of Candente Copper Corp. [TSX:DNT], Los Andes Copper Ltd. [TSV:LA], and Rio Alto Mining Limited [TSV:RIO].