President, CEO, Director
Michael Rowley has over 25 years executive experience in the exploration, mineral testing, and mine environmental industries, including capital markets and operations. One of Group Ten’s founding shareholders and Directors, Mr. Rowley is active in additional publicly-traded companies, including fellow Metallic Group member, Granite Creek Copper.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Rebecca Moriarty is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of experience in the mining industry. Her background includes a unique combination of technical and business accounting expertise, having received a degree in geology from Queens University and a CPA designation. Ms. Moriarty is supported by the Malaspina Consultants team, a Vancouver-based financial consulting and advisory firm staffed with highly experienced accounting personnel. Prior to joining Malaspina, Ms. Moriarty worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she was a manager working exclusively with resource companies.
Chris Ackerman, LLB
VP Corporate Development
Mr. Ackerman is a graduate of the UBC Faculty of Law, with extensive experience in both government and private industry, including five years as Senior Manager – Corporate Communications with Wellgreen Platinum and Senior Business Development Advisor with the Yukon Ministry of Economic Development. He is presently also Senior Management at Yukon-focused Metallic Group peers, Metallic Minerals Corp. and Granite Creek Copper.
Alicia Milne is a corporate secretary and securities compliance consultant providing services to various public companies listed on the NYSE, TSX and TSX Venture Exchanges. Beginning in the legal industry over 20 years ago as a securities paralegal, Ms. Milne has developed her career over the last 15 years serving as a corporate secretary, securities compliance officer and corporate consultant, as well as an independent director. She is a member of the Governance Professionals of Canada and is on the Board of Directors of Women in Mining BC.
Board of Directors
Executive Chairman and Director
Mr. Gregory Johnson has 30 years of experience in the mining industry with a record of success in exploration, development and financing of large-scale base and precious metals projects from discovery stage through advanced economic assessment. In addition to his expertise in the exploration for platinum group elements, gold, silver, nickel and copper, Mr. Johnson has developed broad experience in the capital markets and has been involved in raising over $650-million in project financing for his companies, as well as building their shareholder bases and securing participation of major institutional investors.
He began his career with Placer Dome Inc. (now Barrick Gold Corp.) where he held various senior roles in domestic and international exploration. One of the founders of NovaGold Resources, Mr. Johnson was a co-recipient of the PDAC’s Thayer Lindsay International Discovery Award for his role in the discovery and advancement of the 40-million-ounce Donlin Creek gold deposit in Alaska. As President and CEO of South American Silver and Wellgreen Platinum, Mr. Johnson led the significant expansion and advancement of several major precious and base metal deposits. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Metallic Minerals Corp., a leading silver explorer in the Yukon Territory.
Mr. Johnson has also been recognized for his work in sustainable development and community engagement and was awarded the Robert E. Leckie Award by the Yukon government for excellence in environmental stewardship. Mr. Johnson holds a BSc Honors in Geology from Western Washington University.
Mr. Hamilton has 25 years of experience in the mining sector as a geologist, investment banker and entrepreneur. Mr. Hamilton began his career in mineral exploration in South America and later worked for 11 years in investment banking in London and Sydney, specializing in structured finance and M&A. Since 2010, Mr. Hamilton has been involved in the acquisition and development of mineral properties within both public and private resource companies.
Mr. Hamilton has a BSc in Geology from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Mineral Project Appraisal from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London. He also serves on the board of Metallic Minerals Corp.
Michael Rowley, BSc, RPBio
President & CEO, Director
Mr. Rowley has over 25 years executive experience in the exploration, mineral testing, and mine environmental industries. One of Group Ten’s founding shareholders, he is also active in Bravada Gold and Granite Creek Gold, both public exploration companies, and is an Officer of Sierra Mountain Minerals Inc.
Mr. Gordon Toll is a mining engineer with over 50 years of global mining industry experience as an entrepreneur and developer of large mining operations. His distinguished career in the mining industry has also involved acquisitions and new business development, startups, and public company leadership. Mr. Toll’s senior leadership positions with major companies include commercial and technical executive positions with BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Atlantic Richfield and Texasgulf. He was also a founder of Ferrous Resources in Brazil, which is now a subsidiary of Vale, Deputy Chairman of Ivanhoe Mines, and Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group.
Mr. Toll is recognized for his fund-raising abilities for mining projects around the world and has been directly involved with raising over US$5 billion during his recent career. Currently, he manages private investment companies which include Braemar Infrastructure Pty Ltd, which has received Major Development status from the South Australian Government and is proposing a multi‐purpose infrastructure corridor for the Braemar Region.
A mining engineering graduate from the University of Queensland, Mr. Toll also holds a Master’s degree in Business Science from Columbia University.