Glenn J. Mullan, B.Sc. (Geology)
Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Mullan holds a B.Sc. (Geology) from Concordia University and has 41 years of experience in the mining and mineral exploration industries. Mr. Mullan is the President, CEO, and Chairman of Golden Valley Mines.
As an independent prospector, Mr. Mullan has assembled and acquired many mining prospects ranging from grass-roots ventures through advanced-stage projects. Mr. Mullan was instrumental in assembling many of the properties comprising the portfolio now explored by Golden Valley Mines and its subsidiaries .
Glenn also is also President of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).
Joseph Groia, B.A., J.D.
Mr. Groia received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Toronto. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1981. Joseph Groia is a principal at Groia & Company Professional Corporation, a litigation boutique that concentrates its practice on corporate and securities litigation. He practices securities litigation, acting as counsel for clients in a wide range of civil, quasi-criminal, criminal and administrative law securities cases. In 1985 he joined the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) as Associate General Counsel responsible for litigation matters. From October 1987 until March 1990 he was the OSC’s Director of Enforcement. He joined Heenan Blaikie in 1990, to practice corporate and securities litigation as a partner until he started Groia & Company on January 1, 2000. Mr.Groia has been ranked as one of Canada’s 500 Leading Lawyers in Lexpert Magazine since 2000. His cases have included Asbestos Corp., Atlas Cold Storage, Philip Services, YBM Magnex, the Glamis-Goldcorp arrangement and Canadian Tire. In 2007, Mr. Groia and Pamela Hardie published Canada’s first textbook on securities litigation: "Securities Litigation and Enforcement". Mr. Groia’s most noteworthy professional accomplishment was his leadership of the team that successfully defended Mr. John Felderhof in the 10 year OSC prosecution of charges arising out of the collapse of Bre-X Minerals Ltd.
Avril Cole, B.A., LL.B.
Avril Cole is a partner in the Toronto office of Gowlings. She specializes in advising Canadian and international clients on commercial transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and financings, with a focus on the resource sector. She also provides legal and strategic advice on all aspects of project development and related commercial mining agreements. Her problem-solving and mediation skills are often sought by industry for contract negotiations with governments and other regulatory authorities, particularly in Africa. Avril also handles due diligence assignments for clients, including country risk assessments, for prospective acquisition and financing transactions.
Avril combines technical expertise with extensive international experience in order to provide clients with valuable insight into the cultural and legal complexities of doing business in emerging markets. She is frequently asked by the media to comment on developments affecting the mining sector, and is a regular writer and speaker on issues relating to the mining industry in Africa
Jimmy Lee, Ba.Sc. (Chemical Engineering)
Mr. Lee has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Mercer International Inc. since July 2015, having served as a director since May 1985 and having served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1992 until his appointment as Executive Chair in July 2015. Mr. Lee possesses particular knowledge and experience in finance and banking, credit markets, derivative risk management, and international pulp markets. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. McCartney is President and Chief Executive Officer of Pemcorp Management Inc., a corporate finance and management consulting firm. Previously he was a founding partner of Davidson & Company, Chartered Accountants, where he specialized in business advisory services. He has been involved with numerous capital restructuring and financing events involving several public companies and brings substantial knowledge relating to the financial accounting and auditing processes.
Mr. McCartney is a member of the Local Advisory Committee of the TSX and TSX Ventures Exchanges. He is a Chartered Accountant and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (ICABC) since 1980. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.