Board of Directors

Terrence A. Lyons (ICD.D)

Independent Chairman

Mr. Lyons is a corporate director and is the Chair of the Board. He is also a director of several public and private corporations and currently serves as a Director of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. He is also a Director of Martinrea International Inc. and Mineral Mountain Resources Ltd. Mr. Lyons is a retired Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management and also President and Managing Partner of B.C. Pacific Capital Corporation, past Chairman of Polaris Materials Corporation recently acquired by US Concrete, past Chairman of Northgate Minerals Corporation which was acquired by Aurico Gold (now Alamos Gold), past Chairman of Eacom Timber Corporation, former Chairman of Westmin Mining and Vice-Chairman of Battle Mountain Gold. He is retired from the Board of Pavco (BC Pavilion Corporation). Terry is a Civil Engineer (UBC) with an MBA from Western University (formerly the University of Western Ontario). He sits on the Advisory Board of the Richard Ivey School of Business and is active in sports and charitable activities, is a past Governor of the Olympic Foundation of Canada, past Chairman of The Mining Association of B.C., past Governor and member of the Executive Committee of the B.C. Business Council, Past Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors (BC) and in 2007 was awarded the INCO Medal by the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy for distinguished service to the mining industry.

Michael Staresinic (ICD.D)

President and CEO, Director

Michael Staresinic assumed the role of CEO in 2021, President in 2020 and Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to 2021. Mr. Staresinic has 20 years of experience in the financial services and mining industry and was previously a director of Jerritt Canyon Gold, Sprott Mining Inc. and CFO and Managing Director of Sprott Inc.'s private equity arm. At Sprott Inc., he was also a key member of the mergers and acquisitions team. Over the course of his career, Mr. Staresinic has gained experience in mining, private equity, private debt, real estate asset management, hedge funds, mutual funds and managed futures. Mr. Staresinic was previously and prior to joining Sprott Inc., he spent nine years as Vice President of Finance at a publicly-listed alternative asset management firm. Mr. Staresinic is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, CFA® charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics in Chartered Accountancy from the University of Waterloo and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Lenard Boggio (ICD.D)

Independent Director

Mr. Boggio is a corporate director. He is a retired partner of PwC, where he was the British Columbia leader of the firm’s mining industry practice. He has significant expertise in financial reporting, auditing matters and transactional support, previously assisting, amongst others, clients in the mineral resource and energy sectors, including exploration, development and production stage operations in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. Mr. Boggio currently serves as an independent director of Equinox Gold Corp., Pure Gold Mining Inc., Titan Mining Corporation and Augusta Gold Corp. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Windsor. Mr Boggio is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (“CPA BC”) and has previously served as the president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC (now "CPA BC”). He is also a past Chair of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Boggio holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Joan E. Dunne (ICD.D)

Independent Director

Ms. Dunne is a corporate director and, in addition to the Corporation, currently serves on the board of directors of Tundra Oil & Gas Limited (a private, wholly-owned subsidiary of James Richardson & Sons, Limited), where she chairs the Audit Committee. From 2016 to 2020, Ms. Dunne was appointed to the board of directors of Painted Pony Energy Ltd. ("Painted Pony")(TSX: PONY), a natural gas producer, where she was the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. From 2016 to March 2021, Ms. Dunne was appointed to the board of directors of the Capital Markets Authority Implementation Organization. Ms. Dunne joined the board of directors of Webber Academy (a private school) on January 9, 2019. Ms. Dunne graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1979 and joined the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (now CPA Canada) in 1983. Ms. Dunne received her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2016. In March 2021, she was awarded with the designation of Fellow Chartered Accountant. Ms. Dunne was a member of the Canadian Performance Reporting Board of CPA Canada from 2012 until 2020. She was a member and Chair of CPA Canada's -7- Small Company Advisory Group of CPA Canada from 2011 until 2017. Ms. Dunne was Vice President, Finance and CFO of Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. from start-up in February 2007 until retiring in September 2013. Ms. Dunne was Vice President, Finance and CFO of True Energy Inc., and subsequently True Energy Trust, from November 2002 until June 2006. From December 2000 to November 2002, Ms. Dunne consulted for various petroleum companies in the areas of finance, tax and investor relations. Prior thereto, she was Vice President, Finance and CFO of Ionic Energy Inc. since January 1998. From October 1996 until joining Ionic Energy Inc., Ms. Dunne was Vice President, Finance for Petrorep Resources Ltd. Prior thereto and from August 1994 to October 1996, Ms. Dunne held various positions with Barrington Petroleum Ltd, finally as Treasurer.

Joe Phillips


Mr. Phillips has been a director of MTV since December 2018, resigned his role as Chief Operating Officer ("COO") in March 2022 and remained an advisor. Mr. Phillips is a senior mining executive with 48 years of experience in the construction, commissioning and operation of mining projects in 13 countries (7 in Latin America) in 5 continents. Over his career he has directed the construction, commissioning and operation of 11 plants and mining operations, all of which met or exceeded their designed capacities. Prior to MTV, he was the VP Operations and Senior Executive in Chile for Laguna Gold, operating the largest zinc mining operation in Chile. Mr. Phillips was the Chief Restructuring Officer for Carpathian Gold, representing Macquarie Bank, executing a successful turnaround of its Minerao Riacho dos Machados gold mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Mr. Phillips has held senior positions in US and Canadian mining companies including COO and Chairman of the Board of Lydian Resources, Armenia, Chief Development Officer of Coeur Mining, COO of Silver Standard Resources, and Senior VP Development for Pan American Silver Corp. He has been a leader in the development of mining and processing technology, building the fourth successful cyanide recovery plant in the world, leading the development of an innovative coal slurry technology with liquid carbon dioxide, and now at MTV building the second inclined block caving mine in the world.

Mr. Phillips is a Registered Professional Mining Engineer, graduating from the Colorado School of Mines ("CSM"), and with graduate studies in Engineering Management at the University of South Florida. At CSM he was the “Outstanding Graduate in Engineering Geology”, a member of Tau Beta Pi engineering honorary, Sigma Gamma Epsilon service honorary, and a Distinguished Military Graduate. Early in his career, he held the positions of Manager of Exploration and VP Operations for the Mining Division of W.R. Grace & Co., where he discovered and led the development of two large coal mines in the western USA, one of which continues to operate as the largest coal mine in Colorado 45 years later. Mr. Phillips’ experience includes the mining of several different minerals including coal, phosphate rock, gold, silver, zinc, copper, limestone, clay and aggregates. He has held Directorships in the Chambers of Mines in three countries including Chile, Mexico and Ghana, Africa. In addition to the above mentioned Director and Chairman positions, he was also a Director of Abosso Goldfields Ltd., the second largest gold mining company in Ghana, Africa.