Fireweed Zinc Ltd.

 

 
Brandon Macdonald, MBA, P.Geo
CEO & Director

Mr. Macdonald is a professional geologist with a diverse experience base including exploration geology worldwide and investment banking. In recent years he has focused his efforts in exploration and development as a principal of and consultant to various junior mining companies. In the past he was in the City of London where he worked in structuring financings and risk management at Macquarie Bank. In 2007 Mr. Macdonald graduated with an MBA (with Distinction) from Oxford. He completed his B.Sc. in Geology from UBC in 2000. Mr. Macdonald has a long history of mining exploration work in Yukon, including zinc projects, and originally hails from Ross River, near the Macmillan Pass Project site. He is a Professional Geologist registered with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC).

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John Robins, P.Geo.
Executive Chairman & Director

Mr. Robins is a professional geologist with over 35 years of experience mainly as an independent geologist and entrepreneur. Mr. Robins has been involved in many successful exploration ventures and sat on the Boards of several successful exploration companies. Most recently he was Founder, Executive Chairman & Director of Kaminak Gold Corporation which discovered the Coffee Gold Deposits in Yukon and sold the company to Goldcorp for $520 million. In 2008 Mr. Robins was recognized for his achievements in mining exploration by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia with the H.H. “Spud” Huestis Award. This is recognized as the highest award given for mineral exploration and is awarded to those who have made “a significant contribution to enhance the mineral resources of British Columbia and/or the Yukon Territory, through the original application of prospecting techniques or other geoscience technology.” In 2017 Mr. Robins’ companies (Bluestone Resources, Northern Empire Resources, Fireweed Zinc) have raised over $100 million.

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Adrian Rothwell
Director & Audit Committee Chair

Mr. Rothwell is the President and CEO of Lucky Minerals Inc., focused on gold and copper exploration on its 550km2 Fortuna Concessions in Ecuador. He is also founder and director of KORE Mining Ltd, currently developing the Imperial and Long Valley projects in the USA and exploration projects in Canada and a former executive at Goldcorp Inc. Formerly also CFO for NuLegacy Gold Corp, Kiska Metals, and MBMI Resources Inc. A British Columbia Chartered Professional Accountant and member of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Rothwell holds a BA in Economics from Macquarie University.

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George Gorzynski
Executive Vice President & Director

Mr. Gorzynski is co-founder of the Company and a geological engineer with 35 years’ experience in exploration and mining company management. He has strong technical, management and leadership skills, and was a key person in the building and managing of several successful international junior mining and exploration companies. His technical experience ranges from management of large exploration projects in challenging settings to geology field work in isolated locations to oversight of mining operations. Mr. Gorzynski has geological engineering degrees from the University of Toronto (Honours) and University of British Columbia and has worked on a number of zinc projects in British Columbia and Yukon. He is a Professional Engineer registered with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC).

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Gilles Dessureau, M.Sc., P.Geo.
VP Exploration

Gilles is a Professional Geologist with over 15 years of exploration and development experience in the Western Cordillera including Yukon and British Columbia along with other locations throughout North America including Nevada, Ontario and Quebec. Gilles is the Owner/Principle Geologist of Solidus Geological Services and has been providing geological and project management services to a number of clients including Golden Predator Mining Corp., Columbus Gold Corp., Colorado Resources Ltd., BMC Minerals, among others since 2007. Gilles was instrumental in advancing the Wolverine polymetallic VMS deposit, located in the Yukon, through pre-feasibility and into commercial production beginning in 2010, and was involved with advancing Golden Predator’s Brewery Creek and 3 Aces deposits.

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Neil Macrae
Investor Relations Manager

Mr. MacRae attended the University of Calgary and started his career in 1994, spending 10 years as a commodity trader and concentrate marketer for Mitsui & Co. (Canada) Ltd. Over the next 14 years, Neil then moved into investor relations roles with such companies as First Majestic, NovaGold Resources, and Santacruz Silver Mining as well as a role at Farallon Mining which operated the Campo Morado Zinc Mine in Mexico which was taken over by Nyrstar in 2011.

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