Management and Directors

Canon Bryan – Chief Executive Officer, Director

Canon Bryan is a financial professional who has held management positions for publicly-listed and privately-held companies in North America. Throughout his career, Mr. Bryan has provided M&A and corporate development services to clients in various industries. Since 2004, he has focused primarily on the nuclear fuel and the exotic metals sectors. He has developed a significant knowledge base as well as industrial databases pertinent to both these sectors.

Mr. Bryan was a co-founder of the following companies: Thorium One International Limited, in October 2007, a privately-held nuclear fuel technology and resources company, where he continues to serve as president and chief executive; Vico Energy Corp in September 2010, a privately-held uranium exploration company, where he continues to serve as chief executive; Quantum Rare Earth Development Corp (QRE: TSXV) in October 2009. Quantum is developing of the largest niobium deposit in North America; Uranium Energy Corp (UEC: AMEX) in August 2004, where he served as VP Corporate Development until October 2007. UEC is a producer of ISR uranium in the USA. Mr. Bryan was a senior financial analyst for Lasik Vision Corporation (LSK: CDNX), which became the world's largest provider of laser refractive surgical services during his tenure. He has also served as chief financial officer, and on boards of directors, for private and public companies in Canada and the USA. Mr. Bryan completed his professional studies in accounting with the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada; he is not designated.

Michael Mracek, PEng – President, Director

Mr. Mracek has over 35 years of in-depth engineering, operational and industry leadership experience.  Most recently, Mr. Mracek served as Chief Operating Officer of Tournigan Energy Ltd.  As general manager for Barrick Gold Corp.'s Bulyanhulu mine in Tanzania, he co-ordinated technical, operational and maintenance activities. Preceding that post, he was director of operations for Sterlite Gold in Armenia, co-ordinating all activities for its open pit, underground and tailings retreatment facility. He served as deputy managing director for Ashanti Goldfields Co. Ltd. in Ghana for six years. Prior to that, he was general manager for Royal Oak Mines Inc. for six years at sites in Ontario, Newfoundland and the Northwest Territories.

Mr. Mracek has also held several senior positions including two years as mine superintendent at an open-pit and underground uranium mine in Saskatchewan for Amok Cluff Mining. He holds a bachelor of science, mining engineering, degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and is a professional engineer registered in Ontario.

James Walchuck, PEng – Director

James Walchuck, Jim B.Sc., P.Eng has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Pacific Coast Nickel Corp. since December 15, 2008. Mr. Walchuck has been Strategic Advisor of Tournigan Energy Ltd. (formerly, Tournigan Gold Corporation) since July 2008. He has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Encanto Potash Corp. since December 18, 2008. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Angus Ventures Corp. since December 18, 2008. Mr. Walchuck ... is a Mining Professional and has 30 years of experience in the technical and corporate aspects of minerals exploration, project development, and mine operations. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Novus Gold Corp. from February 2009 to May 19, 2009. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Tournigan Gold Corp. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Tournigan Energy Ltd. from September 2005 to July 2, 2008 and also served as its President from May 2, 2005 to July 2, 2008. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Tournigan Energy since May 2, 2005 and its Vice President of Mining from March 25, 2004 to May 2005. He was responsible for supervision of all the day-today operations of Tournigan and its subsidiaries, overseeing exploration projects and mine planning activities. Mr. Walchuck served as Vice President of Mining of Tournigan Gold Corp. from May 2004 to May 2005. He also served as Manager, Mining of Barrick Gold Corporation at Bulyanhulu Gold Mine in Tanzania from July 1999 to August 2002. From 2002 to March 2004, he served as a Mining Consultant. He served as Senior Project Manager of Sutton Resources Ltd. He served as Manager of Mining and Manager of Corporate Operations at Royal Oak Mines. He also served as Chief Mining Engineer at Tarkwa Goldfields in Ghana for a 5-year term. Mr. Walchuck has been a Director of Novus Gold Corp. since February 2009. He has been a Director of Appleton Exploration Inc. since August 21, 2006. He served as a Director of Pacific Coast Nickel Corp. from December 15, 2008 to December 13, 2010. He has been a Director of Encanto Potash Corp. since December 18, 2008. He served as a Director of Tournigan Energy from September 21, 2005 to July 2008. He served as a Director of Angus Ventures Corp. since December 18, 2008, and Merit Mining Corp. since December 1, 2006 until November 28, 2008. He served as a Director of Buffalo Gold Ltd. from June 2006 to March 2008 and its Member of Advisory Board since February 10, 2006. He has been a Member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario for 24 years. Mr. Walchuck received a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1977 and a Bachelor of Engineering from Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1979.