Board of Directors

Brian Thurston


Brian G Thurston holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Thurston has over 20 years’ experience working as a geologist around the globe including North and South America, Africa and India. He has experience working on projects from grass roots to feasibility level. Mr. Thurston was instrumental in the initial exploration, land acquisition and development of Aurelian Resources Ecuador grass roots exploration and held the position of Country Manager. Kinross in 2008 acquired Aurelian Resources in a $1.2B friendly deal. Mr. Thurston transitioned from geologist to corporate positions in 2004 and has founded several public companies and held positions of director and officer, as well as served on multiple committees including audit, disclosure, and corporate governance. Mr. Thurston was President and CEO of Lion Energy Corp. from 2007 to 2011 raising over $30M before a friendly takeover was successfully completed by Lundin’s Africa Oil Corp.

Ray Paquette


Mr. Ray Paquette, President of Canadian Zeolite Corp. has an extensive background in business including over 23 years in management and financings of public trading companies. He is recognized as a relationship and business builder.

Mr. Paquette’s key responsibilities include project management, company development and financing. He takes a hands-on approach and was instrumental in developing the Bromley Creek Zeolite Mine. He also sourced and initiated the exploration of Canadian Mining Corp’s Bullard Pass Gold Project. His past experience and knowledge will help guide the Board of Directors through the exploration and development of the Bullard.
He has always assembled highly capable teams for each project and will assist the company in his capacity as director to move Canadian Mining Corp. forward.

Aman Parmar


His corporate experience includes 12 years working with both public and private companies in the Health Care, Resource, Manufacturing and Real Estate sectors. Aman has extensive experience in the capital markets and has been involved in corporate restructurings and financings for both public and private companies. He obtained a Chartered Accountant designation in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Technology in Accounting from the British Columbia Institute of Technology

Dave McMillan


Mr. McMillan joins the board and brings over 45 years of experience in resource industries. His career has spanned manufacturing, marketing, sales and finance, including 17 years as an investment advisor, VP, Senior VP, Director and member of the Executive Committee of a large privately held Canadian brokerage firm. Mr. McMillan currently holds executive positions and sits on the boards of several public and private companies.