Stephen Twyerould, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer and President
Dr. Twyerould has over 35 years of experience in the mining industry including executive, operations, projects and technical, covering a wide range of commodities with a focus on copper, gold and nickel. Dr. Twyerould has a proven track record of unlocking potential to deliver operational improvements and business growth. He has been instrumental in raising finance and providing leadership to several successful junior and mid-tier mining companies. Mr. Twyerould received a doctorate in Geology and Geochemistry from the University of Oregon in 1997 and a BSc (Hons) in Geology from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1984.
Chairman of the Board
Mr. DuVal is currently a consultant to many American businesses, and a member of Dentons Law, the largest law firm in the world; he is also a senior advisor to Macquarie Infrastructure on public-private partnerships. Mr. DuVal was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Arizona in 2014 and served as Chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents and on the Arizona Commerce Commission. Mr. DuVal was Chief of Protocol of the United States, Assistant to President Clinton in the White House and responsible for all Governors and state issues; he was also the Political Director for Vice President Al Gore.
Mr. Haworth was nominated to the Board of Directors by Greenstone Resources, a private equity fund specialising in the mining and metals sector. The Greenstone team has over 80 years of experience in the sector covering all aspects of mining project development.
Mr. Kinley has 39 years’ experience as an Executive within the mining and energy extractive industries. He is CEO of Kinley Exploration LLC, a Kansas City based engineering advisory and operating firm operating internationally. The company provides engineered solutions for alternative mining technologies and remote upstream exploration services. Mr. Kinley is a founder and director of Eco Atlantic Oil and Gas (EOG TSX / ECO LSE), operating four deepwater blocks offshore Namibia and his team recently made two major oil discoveries offshore Guyana. Colin Kinley is a director of Marimaca Copper (MARI TSX) operating in the Antofagasta region of Northern Chile.
Mr. Axcell is an executive leader with 38 years of experience with strengths in mining operations management and project management execution, including process plant design and construction management; with industry expertise in mining and minerals, pharmaceutical, and hydrocarbon projects. He has vast experience in international design and construction projects. Experience includes management and oversight of large and small projects, complex process facilities in both green-fields and retro-fit (brown fields) environments. Mr. Axcell is currently an Independent Consultant providing services to the Mining Industry and large capital projects with an emphasis on achieving project delivery excellence; he holds a BSc (Eng) Minerals Processing from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.