Paul S. Cowley, P. Geo. - President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
For over forty years, Mr. Cowley, P.Geo. has held technical and managerial positions exploring for gold, base metals, diamonds, industrial minerals and coal worldwide. He has extensive experience in a major company setting based in Canada and South America (18 years with BHP Minerals). Projects include the Escondida world-class copper mine in Chile, Country Manager for Bolivia, and the Ekati diamond mine and the Slave gold project in the Canadian arctic. As manager of the Slave Gold Project, his team discovered and advanced 4 gold deposits amounting to over 6 million ounces of gold. Mr. Cowley also has extensive involvement in junior mining companies at President/CEO, VP Exploration, consultant and directorship levels. Mr. Cowley was instrumental in putting the Lexington-Grenoble gold-copper mine in BC into production, in doubling the resource at the polymetallic and precious metal J&L deposit in BC, adding resources at the Wolverine VMS deposit in the Yukon and establishing the largest highest grade primary vanadium resource in North America. Mr. Cowley is a Professional Geologist, P.Geo. and the Qualified Person for Indigo Exploration Inc. Mr. Cowley is also President and CEO of First Vanadium Corp.
Rebecca Moriarty - Secretary and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Moriarty earned her B.Sc. (Geology) from Queens University. She achieved her Chartered Accountant designation in 2002. During an eleven year period with PwC, she worked exclusively with resource companies. Since 2011, she has worked as a Senior Consultant with Malaspina Consultants Inc., continuing to work with resource companies, including First Vanadium Corp.
Thomas Henricksen - VP Exploration and Director
Dr. Henricksen, received a BS in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and has a PhD in Economic Geology from Oregon State University. He has extensive experience in gold and silver exploration, previously heading up the discovery and acquisitions in Peru, while with Rio Tinto, of the Ollachea orogenic gold deposit (now IRL) and the Corani polymetallic silver deposit (now Bear Creek Mining Company). He also served as the Chief Geologist at Norsemont Mining Inc., where he was involved with the acquisition from Rio Tinto and early exploration of the Constancia porphyry copper project that was sold and now in production with Hudson Bay Mining. Dr. Henricksen co-founded AQM Copper Inc. and served as the Chief Geologist and recommended for acquisition from Teck of the Zafranal porphyry copper deposit in Peru. He oversaw the early exploration program of the Zafranal, currently now back with Teck. He was also a founder of Midas Gold, that is now developing the large gold-antimony Stibnite deposit in central Idaho, US. Recently, he led the acquisition and early exploration of the high grade Hot Maden gold-copper deposit for Aegean Metals in eastern Turkey, now being developed by a Turkish private company. For the initial work at Hot Maden, Dr. Henricksen received the 2018 Colin Spence award for worldwide exploration from the AME in British Columbia. He is currently involved in West African gold exploration with GoldWater Guinee.
Marino J. Sveinson - Director
Mr. Sveinson is a member of the Law Societies of British Columbia and the Yukon and a partner at Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP. Mr. Sveinson provides strategic results-oriented advice and representation with respect to all stages of workplace matters and has represented clients at all levels of the courts in B.C., labour arbitrations, the Human Rights Tribunal, and the Labour Relations Board. Mr. Sveinson also advises on labour and employment issues arising from corporate transactions and restructuring. He was raised in a family that is heavily involved in the mining industry and has provided legal advice and representation to a range of clients in the mining industry from junior exploration companies to a large international mining company.
Lorne Warner, P.Geo. –Director
Mr. Warner is a professional geologist registered in BC, NWT and Nunavut of Canada and a graduate from the University of Alberta. He has over 30 years of experience with major and junior mining companies, including Noranda Exploration and Placer Dome. Since 2002 he has been involved in exploration management worldwide and has been highly successful in the discovery and delineation of several mineral deposits for various junior mining companies including: M Gold Zone at Detour Lake mine, the Falea uranium/silver/copper deposit in Mali and the Fatou Main gold zone in Mali. His African experience includes work in Mali, Niger, Burkino Faso, Namibia, and South Africa.
Dr. Demetrius Pohl –Advisory Board
Dr. Pohl was instrumental in assembling the current Indigo Burkina Faso land package. Dr. Pohl spent 9 years working in West and East Africa as the principal geologist for BHP Minerals Africa, primarily engaged in gold exploration during the period from the late 1980’s to mid-1990’s. He was involved in the early identification and development of the Syama and Sadiola deposits in Mali, the Essakane deposit in Burkina Faso, and the Golden Pride deposit in Tanzania.