Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans, interim President & CEO stated, “We are pleased that Wes Hanson and Nigel Lees have agreed to bring their considerable experience and leadership to the Board and that Mr. Warren Bates will consult to the Company as we continue to develop our Tower Mountain Gold property towards a Tier 1 resource.”
Mr. Hanson served as President and CEO of Noront Resources from 2009 through 2012, supervising the initial mineral resource estimates for nickel and chromite and securing over C$75.0 million in capital funding. He is passionate about the importance of environmental and social governance at all stages of mineral exploration. Mr. Hanson is currently Vice President Exploration with Unigold, where he has supervised exploration of the Neita Concession since 2013.
Wes is a graduate of Mount Allison University (BSc. Geology) and is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.
Nigel Lees has over thirty years’ experience in merchant and investment banking in the U.K. and Canada. His career in Canada commenced with RBC Dominion Securities as a research analyst. During his career in Canada, he has been a partner and director of several investment dealers and has assisted in financing companies in the process of going public on the Canadian stock exchanges.
He has served as a member of the Listing Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange as well as an officer and board member of several publicly listed junior mining companies. He was the founder and past director of TVX Gold Inc., a significant North and South American gold producer, which merged with Kinross Gold in 2003. He served as a director of Yamana Gold Inc for seventeen years until 2020, where he served as the Chairman of the compensation committee. He served as CEO of Sage Gold Inc. until 2018. Most recently Mr. Lees co-founded a private mining exploration company, New Break Resources, whose principal exploration properties are in Nunavut, Canada’s vast northern territory.
Warren Bates graduated from University of Manitoba in 1985, with an Honours B. Sc. (Geology). His work experience includes 20-years 1985-2005) with Vista Gold (previously Granges Inc.) where he held successive positions from Project Geologist to Regional Manager and finally Vice President Exploration. Mr. Bates held the position as VP Exploration for Pelangio Exploration for an additional 12-years. His experience includes greenfields to mine site exploration in greenstone gold, epithermal gold and porphyry copper exploration, reserve and resource definition. Warren has worked all over Canada, the USA, Latin America and Africa, and is presently a consultant geologist.
About White Metal Resources Corp.
White Metal Resources Corp. is a junior exploration company exploring in Canada and southern Africa. The Company’s Flagship Property is the Tower Mountain Gold Project near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. For more information about the Company please visit www.whitemetalres.com.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Interim President & CEO, Director
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