Mr. Jaworski, based in Kilkenny, Ireland, has been the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company since incorporation and a director of GERL since June 15, 2015 and provides his services on a full time basis. Mr. Jaworski has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry, commencing his career as an exploration geologist for over 6 years followed by 12 years as a mining analyst at J & E Davy and Raymond James Ltd. During his time as an exploration geologist he was involved in properties located in Canada, Russia and Costa Rica and was associated with the early stages of the Coffee Creek gold discovery in the Yukon. Mr. Jaworski has a Bachelors of Science (Hons) in Geology from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Heinrichs, based in Vancouver, Canada, is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company and has served with the Company since February 2017. Mr. Heinrichs has over 20 years of senior financial management experience, primarily in the mining industry, including serving as the Chief Financial Officer Veris Gold Corp., a precious metals producer listed in Canada and the US, from 2008 to 2015, and as Chief Financial Officer of VMS Ventures Inc., a base metals producer listed in Canada, from 2015 to 2016. Mr. Heinrichs spent over seven years in public practice with Ernst & Young LLP in Vancouver where he worked with several U.S and Canadian public companies to provide both financial reporting assurance and transaction advisory services. Mr. Heinrichs holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Mr. Furlong has served as a director of the Company since incorporation until October 2017 and was a founding Director of GERL since August 2013 and is also the Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Furlong has over 22 years of industry experience as a geologist, most recently spending 7 years (2007 to 2014) as General Manager, Projects for Rathdowney Resources Ltd. Mr. Furlong provides expertise in the design, implementation and management of mineral exploration programs. Mr. Furlong has a Bachelors of Science (Hons) in Exploration and Mining Geology from the University of Wales and holds the P.Geo designation from the Institute of Geologists of Ireland.
Mr. Barry, based in Dublin, Ireland, is the Managing Director of Irus Consulting Limited, a provider of geological consulting services. He served as a director of the Company since incorporation until October, 2017 and a director of GERL since December 8, 2014 and will devote approximately 50 percent of his time to the affairs of the Company. Mr. Barry has over 29 years’ experience in the precious and base metal mining industry and has served in a senior executive capacity in a number of public companies during that time. Currently since September 2014 he has been a non-executive director of Pasinex Resources Ltd. which has a zine mine in Turkey. From April 2007 to November 2013 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Rathdowney Resources Ltd., focused on developing a major zinc project in Poland. During that time he also served as Exploration Director for Sovereign Mines of Africa (June 2007 to June 2015), Independent Director of Orogen Gold Ltd. (March 2011 to November 2013), and Independent Director of Heatherdale Resources Ltd (September 2012 to November 2013). Mr. Barry has a Masters in Science (Geology), Pennsylvania State University, and Masters in Business Administration from the Edinburgh School of Business, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland.
Mr. Cacos, based in Vancouver, Canada, has over 17 years of extensive experience in public mineral exploration companies, ranging from early stage exploration and development to full scale production. Most recently, he was Director of Investor Relations with Great Panther Silver Limited, a primary silver mining company listed on the TSX and the NYSE, with two mining operations in Mexico. Prior to Great Panther Silver, he served as Corporate Development and Communications Director with International Enexco Limited, a North American exploration and development company, where he assisted to successfully negotiate for the merger of Enexcoâ€™s uranium assets to Denison Mines and Enexco's copper deposit to CopperBank Resources. Mr. Cacos has an M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Schiller International University in Paris, France and a B.A. from Simon Fraser University in Canada.
Ms. Dhillon is a highly experienced corporate secretary with over ten years of experience. She has extensive knowledge of corporate governance, as well as strong management skills and excellent corporate communications abilities. Ms. Dhillon acts as Corporate Secretary for several TSX, TSXV and CSE listed companies.