Board Of Directors
Dr. O’Dea has a track record of creating strong, well-financed companies built on high-quality projects and run by technical leaders. As President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Fronteer Gold (2001 to 2011), Dr. O’Dea grew the company from a $2-million start-up into a well-funded, high-profile, development-focused gold company acquired in 2011 by Newmont Mining Corp. for $2.3 billion. Over the past decade, Dr. O’Dea has raised more than $750 million through equity financings, equity investments and asset divestitures, providing strong returns to his shareholders and bringing financial strength and stability to his companies. Importantly, Dr. O’Dea and his team have a proven track record of discovery, having been integral in advancing and/or discovering five large gold and gold/copper deposits located in Nevada and Turkey and two world-class uranium deposits in Labrador. Dr. O’Dea is the Founder of Oxygen Capital Corp. and plays leadership roles in all Oxygen companies. He is the Founder and Chair of Pilot Gold, Executive Chair of True Gold Mining, and Founder and co-Chair of True North Nickel. He was also Founder and CEO of Blue Gold Mining, which merged with True Gold in December 2012.
Mr. McInnes has over 20 years experience in the mineral exploration industry. Since 1993, Mr. McInnes has been the founder, president and a director of a number of publicly traded mineral exploration companies. Mr. McInnes was a former director of Fronteer Gold (2001 to 2011) and is currently chairman of the board, and a director, of Blackstone Ventures Inc., an exploration and development stage company focused on Scandinavian exploration. He was also the founder of Kutcho Copper Corp. (formerly Western Keltic Mines Inc.) and was the founder, Vice Chair and CEO of Plutonic Power Corporation, a renewable power development company with a broad portfolio of clean energy projects. He is currently Executive Vice Chairman of Alterra Power Corp. Mr. McInnes is a director of the Independent Power Producers Association of British Columbia, a Governor of the Business Council of British Columbia and is a past President and Director of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia and a past director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
Mr. Dorward has a considerable background in finance, corporate transactions and investment banking on both sides of the table— he has been both Chief Financial Officer and bank lender to several mining companies. Most recently, Mr. Dorward was employed by Fronteer Gold as Vice President, Business Development and was instrumental in the negotiation of Fronteer Gold’s acquisition by Newmont Mining Corporation, the acquisition of AuExVentures Inc. by Fronteer Gold, and managed the sale of Fronteer Gold’s uranium assets to Paladin Energy Ltd. Mr. Dorward was previously CFO of Mineral Deposits Limited from 2006 to 2009, and was CFO and Corporate Secretary of Leviathan Resources Limited, a gold mining company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, from 2004 to 2006.
Mr. Pease is currently president and CEO of Sabina Gold and Silver, a publicly traded exploration stage mining company focused on the development of the Back River gold project in Nunavut, Canada. Mr. Pease was previously a Strategic Advisor and Director of Richfield Ventures until its acquisition by New Gold in 2011. Mr. Pease was president and CEO of Terrane Metals Corp. since its inception in 2006 until its acquisition in 2010 by Thompson Creek Metals Company. Previously, he was employed by the Placer Dome group for 25 years until 2006. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Pease was the General Manager, Canada Exploration and Global Major Projects, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of Placer Dome’s Canadian exploration, and overseeing the geological aspects of world-wide advanced stage, major exploration and development projects.
Mr. Tetzlaff served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice-President Finance and Corporate Secretary of Fronteer Gold from 2005 to 2011. During this time, he had oversight of financial, legal and contractual matters for all of Fronteer Gold operations and international subsidiaries, and was responsible for the successful execution of numerous equity investments, asset divestitures and M&A transactions, Mr. Tetzlaff also served as CFO of Aurora Energy Resources Inc. from 2006 to 2008, helping the company grow from initial public offering through to the advancement of one of the world’s largest undeveloped uranium deposits. Mr. Tetzlaff previously served as a Senior Manager, Tax at KPMG LLP from 1999 to 2004 and was CFO of Valerie Gold Resources Ltd. and Emgold Mining Corporation from 1996 to 1999.
Prior to joining Pilot Gold, Mr. Lennox-King was a Senior Geologist at Fronteer Gold, and a key member of their team since the company’s inception in 2001. He successfully identified properties and executed multi-million dollar exploration programs that generated exponential deposit growth for Fronteer Gold. Under his leadership as Project Manager, Aurora Energy Resource’s Michelin Uranium Project resource grew from 18 million pounds U308 to 140 million pounds U3O8, in what is now considered to be one of the largest undeveloped uranium deposits in the world. He was an integral part of Fronteer Gold’s business development team, leading comprehensive evaluations of more than 100 projects and leading Fronteer Gold’s Nevada project rationalization strategy. Mr. Lennox-King holds a B.Sc. in Geological Sciences from the University of British Columbia.