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Management

Eric Finlayson

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Finlayson is a geologist with over 35 years of global exploration experience. He was appointed President of High Power Exploration Inc. ("HPX") in 2015 after serving as Senior Adviser-Business Development since 2013. Prior to joining HPX, Mr. Finlayson spent 24 years with Rio Tinto including 5 years as Global Head of Exploration.


Mark Gibson

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Gibson concurrently serves as the COO of both High Power Exploration ("HPX") and Kaizen Discovery, and joined HPX in 2011 as the founding CEO. Mr. Gibson previously worked with Anglo American, and was the founder of a geophysical service company focused on managing seismic surveys for the mining industry. He has more than 26 years of wide-ranging experience as a geoscientist and manager in the natural resources sector.


Greg Shenton

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Shenton, CPA, CGA, has nearly 30 years of mining industry experience, including being Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Peregrine Diamonds since 2006. He also served as CFO for Peregrine Metals for five years, until that company was sold in 2011. Mr. Shenton has worked with the Ivanhoe group of companies since November 1989. During this time, he has served as CFO for Ivanhoe Nickel & Platinum, Jinshan Gold Mines, and Asia Gold, and held the position of Controller with Diamond Fields Resources, DiamondWorks, and Ivanhoe Mines. In addition, Mr. Shenton is Vice President and Director of Ivanhoe Capital Corporation.


Sarah Armstrong

Vice President & General Counsel

Ms. Armstrong is also the General Counsel for HPX, and has past experiences including employment at Linklaters LLP and Xstrata. She has past experience in emerging markets, having worked on, and led transactions in, Asian and Latin American countries including: Hong Kong, Singapore, Mongolia, China, Philippines Chile, Peru and Colombia. Her legal expertise ranges from mining projects, to structured capital market transactions, M&A, take-overs, joint ventures and earn-ins and international arbitration proceedings. Ms. Armstrong is admitted as a legal practitioner in Australia (Supreme Court of New South Wales and Supreme Court of Queensland).


Charles Forster

Vice President of Exploration

Mr. Forster is a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with more than 45 years of diversified mineral exploration experience in Canada, United States, Sub-Saharan Africa, Portugal, China, and Mongolia. He was formerly the Senior Vice President of Exploration at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia for Ivanhoe Mines (now Turquoise Hill Resources) from early 2001 to June 2008. During this time, he led a team of multi-national and Mongolian geologists in the discovery and delineation of the world-class Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold porphyry deposit. The discovery of the massive, high-grade Hugo Dummett underground deposit at Oyu Tolgoi was subsequently recognized by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, which in 2004 named Mr. Forster a co-recipient of the inaugural Thayer Lindsley Medal awarded for the International Discovery of the Year.


Luis Fernando de Angulo

Special Advisor

Mr. de Angulo is a sustainability, human rights, and social standards professional. He started his career with the Cerrejón Coal project in Colombia, where he was involved with a variety of issues related to community development. Most recently, Mr. de Angulo was the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility ("CSR") for Occidental Petroleum, with responsibilities overseeing CSR efforts for operations spread across three continents. He is a founding partner of Gestión Responsible, a sustainability consultancy to the Oil & Gas and Mining industries. Mr. de Angulo is Colombian-born, educated in Bogota, at Harvard, and at the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands.

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