Dr. Marchand P. Geol has worked as a geologist for over 50 years and is currently working as an independent mineral resource consultant in the areas of business development, innovation and mineral exploration strategies. He has over 20 years of public company experience having served as a director and in executive positions, including president. He has volunteered with a number of scientific and industry associations, including 12 years as a director with The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and continues to serve on the PDAC Securities and Geoscience committees. Dr. Marchand has operated in most provinces and territories in Canada and brings his wide experience with people, technologies, governments and institutions, along with the awareness of societal, environmental and governance issues in the industry to bear on the success of Auramex. Dr. Marchand holds a B.Sc. (Honours) and a M.Sc. in Geology from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Geology from McMaster University.