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.
Mr. Loree has held senior accounting roles for both public and private companies in various industries including, renewable energy, exploration, technology, and construction. During this time he has also performed capital raising activities for both private and public companies, primarily in the exploration and renewable energy sectors.
Mr. Loree holds a CPA, CMA designation, has a Financial Management Diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and a BA from Simon Fraser University.