Lawrence Page, B.A., LL.B., QC
Director & Chairman
Lawrence Page obtained his law degree from UBC 1964 and was called to the Bar of BC in 1965 where he has practiced in natural resource, corporate and securities law. Through his experience with natural resource companies Mr. Page has established a unique relationship with financiers, geologists and consultants, and has been counsel for public companies known for discovery and production in NA. Specifically, he has been a Director and Officer of Companies such as the David Bell and Page Williams mines in Ontario, the Snip, Calpine/Eskay Creek and Mascot Gold Mines in BC, as well as the discovery of the Penasquito Mine in Mexico. Mr. Page is the principal of the Manex Resource Group of Vancouver which provides administrative, financial, and geological services to a number of public mineral resource companies. He currently serves as a director of three public companies, including Southern Silver Exploration Corp., Bravada Gold Corporation and Valterra.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Thatcher moved from London, England to Vancouver, BC in 2006. Specializing in financial reporting and auditing across a breadth of business sectors in both the UK and Canada, he brings extensive experience of operating with International Financial Reporting Standards and paperless systems. He is also senior accountant at Manex Resource Group which provides administrative, financial, corporate and geological services to a number of public mineral companies. Prior to Manex, he worked in public practice at Smythe Ratcliffe LLP. Mr. Thatcher obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Economics from Lancaster University in 1995, which included a one year program at UBC. He is also a finalist of global accounting designation, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Mr. Thatcher is also volunteer board member and treasurer at Heritage Hall Preservation Society, a non-profit charitable organization preserving Heritage Hall, a landmark Vancouver building.
Arie Page obtained her law degree in 2004 and was called to the Bar of BC in 2005. Ms. Page currently serves as corporate secretary to several public resource companies in the minerals sector including Bravada Gold Corporation, Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd., Southern Silver Exploration Corp. and Valterra.
After attending Gordonstoun School and the College of Law, Nigel joined Lloyds of London Insurance broker CT Bowring & Co, which subsequently became Marsh & McLennan. In 1997 he joined Suffolk Life, a specialist pension administrator which was later acquired by Legal & General. Recently, Nigel has focused on his various Charitable & Investment interests, which are mainly in the commodity and precious metals space.
Donald R. Head, a native of Arizona and a resident of Scottsdale, graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Business and holds a law degree from the University of Arizona. He co-founded Centurian Development and Investments Inc., a company engaged in real estate development. He practiced as an Attorney in Arizona where, for many years, he represented Canadian public mineral exploration companies in property acquisitions and equity finance. He has served in an advisory capacity and as a Director of Canadian public companies, notably Valterra Resource Corporation, Southern Silver Exploration Corp., Fortune River Resource Corp. and Duncastle Gold Corp. He currently serves as Officer of Head Management Investments LLC. and formerly served as the Founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Title Group Inc., a public company providing title insurance services in the USA, since inception in 1981 until it was sold in 2006 for gross proceeds of $265 million.
Brian McGrath, B.Sc., P.Geo.
Mr. McGrath is a member of APEGBC and attained his Bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences from Memorial University in Newfoundland in 1992. He’s dedicated over 25 years to the mineral exploration industry through geosciences, education and sustainability. His background includes exploration for gold and base metals via banded iron formations, VHMS deposits and lode gold systems. Brian joined Manex in 2007 after spending six years with Cumberland Resources Ltd. on a team that brought the Meadowbank Gold Project in Nunavut to a multi-million ounce reserve. Other key past-positions include: Mineral Resource Officer with BC’s Ministry of Energy and Mines, and Project Geologist positions with Homestake Exploration Canada; Echo Bay Mines Ltd. and Redfern Resources. Currently he is the Principal of bmx Geological Services.
Edward A. Odishaw
Edward Odishaw has been the director of numerous national and international companies and organizations for more than 25 years. He has practiced corporate commercial law in Vancouver since 1973 and now specializes in corporate finance, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Odishaw is the Founding Director and Chairman of the Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade. He is and has been a Director of numerous professional and community organizations.
Mr. Barry Schindel has been a director of the Company since 2003. He has been involved in the auto leasing business for more than 30 years as a manager of Olsa Holdings Ltd. Auto Leasing in Kelowna BC.
Valterra Financing Expanded to Include Investments Through an Investment Dealer