Directors & Management
|Darren Smith M.Sc., P. Geol|
Position: Senior Geologist - VP of Exploration and Director
Darren's primary role is high-level project management with notable recent success through the discovery and advancement of Commerce Resources Corp's Ashram Rare Earth Deposit in northern Quebec. Darren has provided technical oversight for preliminary economic assessments and prefeasibility-study-level project advancement, and has set up and monitored complex metallurgical programs. His experience includes carbonatite complexes and associated rare metals, REEs, uranium, and lithium.
Position: President and Director
Shawn is dedicated and driven to work with quality resource companies to provide integrity and direction. He is well connected with both the institutional and retail investors. He is currently the President of Barisan Gold. Shawn also serves as VP Corporate Development for King and Bay West, a leading capital market management company for natural resource companies. Shawn worked in the past at NioCorp Developments Ltd. where he spent three years leading that company's corporate communications team, focused mainly on marketing and finance activities. Prior to NioCorp, Mr. Westcott was a licensed investment adviser at one of the major brokerage houses in Canada.
Position: Independent Director
Mr. Eldridge is well seasoned in the financial industry focused on the resource sector; he is a co-founder of Euroscandic International Group Inc., a private company offering accounting and investment banking services to natural resource companies. Mr. Eldridge currently serves as CFO of Amarillo Gold Corp. (TSX-V: AGC), a gold developer focussed on Brazil with 2 million ounces in resources. He also currently serves as President & CEO of Euroscandic, a position he has held for the last 7 years. During his time in the industry he has been responsible for raising in excess of $500 million in combined equity and debt financing for mining projects varying from exploration to construction financing around the globe. Mr. Eldridge has a B.B.A. from Capilano University and an M.B.A. from Central European University.
|Jenna Hardy. P. Geo|
Position: Independent Director
Jenna has over 20 years of broadly based professional experience in the mining industry, consulting to both public and private companies for the last 12 years as Principal of Nimbus Management Ltd. For ten years prior to that she was Manager of Health Safety Environment for Pan American Silver Corp. Jenna has worked as geologist/project manager for both junior and senior resource issuers on projects in North and South America from grass roots stage to mine operations and in commodities ranging from coal, fluorspar, graphite, rare metals to industrial minerals. She has a B.Sc. in Geology and M.Sc. in Economic Geology both from the University of Toronto and an Executive MBA from Simon Fraser University and is fluent in Spanish.
Karen has been with Barisan Gold since the company's inception. She has 10 plus years' experience in preparing financials for publicly listed TSX listed companies.