Mr. Funk was appointed as CEO of Redstar Gold last week. Mr. Funk has over 14 years of industry experience for major and junior mining and companies including Newcrest Mining and Evrim Resources. Charles is a geologist specializing in business development for gold, silver and copper projects from early stage to production. Charles has led or supported multiple deposit discoveries in Mexico and Australia and contributed to over $60 million dollars in capital raisings.
Jacques has spent 30 years in finance and during that time has been involved in over $30B of financings for the natural resource sector. He is currently President & CEO of Mount Everest Finance, which finances natural resource companies. Prior, he was at HSBC Bank Plc. where he was Managing Director and Global Head of Metals & Mining From 1992 to 2009 he was at BMO Capital Markets. While at BMO he was Managing Director and Head of the European Equity products business and was part of a team that made BMO one of the leading mining investment banks in the world. In addition he has been a sell-side analyst at RBC . Jacques graduated from McGill University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr. Ireland founded Boston based Geologic Resource Partners LLC in 2004 and serves as Chief Investment Officer and CEO. Mr. Ireland has almost forty years of experience in the mining and metals industry in positions ranging from field geologist to operations to banking and venture capital. From 2000 to 2004, he was General Partner of Ring Partners, LP, a predecessor investment partnership to GRP. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Ireland was an analyst for and a partner in Knott Partners LP where he specialized in resource investing. Prior to 1993, Mr. Ireland held a variety of positions at Cleveland-Cliffs Inc, The Chase Manhattan Bank, ASARCO Inc. and VenturesTrident LP. Mr. Ireland graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS from the School of Natural Resources and is a Fellow in the Society of Economic Geologists. Mr. Ireland is the Chairman of the Board of Lithium Americas Corporation and serves on the boards of Amerigo Resources Ltd, Rathdowney Resources Ltd., and Merrill & Ring Inc, a private timber company in the US.
Mr. Booth holds a B.Sc. degree in Geology and an M.B.A. He began his career as a geologist for companies such as Falconbridge, Anaconda and Minnova. Subsequently Mr. Booth embarked on a career in Banking and Investment Banking at Scotia Bank, BMO Capital Markets and, lastly, RBC Capital Markets. Since 1998 Mr. Booth has been the CEO of several public companies and is currently a director of two public exploration companies.
Mr. Lamb has over 25 years of experience in mining operations and project development across multiple commodities. Most recently, William served as CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp from 2011 to 2018. During that time, William played an integral role in the acquisition and financing of Lucara's flagship Karowe mine taking it from feasibility through to a steady state, world class, operating diamond mine.
Dr. Wilson is an economic geologist with over 28 years industry experience, having worked extensively on base and precious metal exploration projects across the world. Experienced in both technical and commercial aspects of mineral exploration, Alan is presently Director and Chief Geologist of his own consulting company and previously worked in increasingly senior exploration roles for Rio Tinto, Billiton, Newcrest Mining, Anglo American and Antofagasta. Alan holds Chartered Geologist status through the Geological Society of London.