Company Directors

Michelle Roth

Ms. Roth is an entrepreneur and business leader who founded Roth Investor Relations in 1987. She successfully expanded this global consulting business through multiple investment cycles by formulating comprehensive shareholder engagement solutions for a worldwide client base. Mining clients have operated mines or explored in North America, Australia, Africa, Europe and South America for gold, silver, platinum, copper, nickel, and diamonds. Ms. Roth currently serves as an Independent Director of Ardiden Limited.  She also acts as a strategic advisor to both Nova Royalty and Brooks & Nelson. Previously, she was a strategic advisor to both a privately held cell tower infrastructure/ IT managed services company and a cybersecurity solutions provider, where she has advised on growth opportunities. In the public sector, Ms. Roth served as Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Planning Board Chairperson of Manalapan Township, New Jersey. She has also held appointed positions on other governmental boards. During her service, she gained experience with budgeting, succession planning, union negotiations, public/private partnerships and the setting and implementing of land use policy. Ms. Roth earned her MBA in Finance from Fordham University.

Matthew Hornor Preferred Headshot June 7 2021

Mr. Hornor is a seasoned executive leader with a proven track record of success in the mining industry for over 17 years. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director of Maple Gold Mines, where he brings his expertise in legal, financial, and business development arenas. Prior to joining Maple Gold Mines, Mr. Hornor spent over a decade working as a senior executive with Ivanhoe Capital and the Ivanhoe Mines group of companies, where he worked directly with mining industry leader, Robert Friedland and was Executive Vice President of Ivanhoe Mines. Throughout his tenure at Ivanhoe Capital and Ivanhoe Mines, Mr. Hornor gained extensive expertise in structuring and negotiating complex strategic partnerships and raising capital. He successfully negotiated project financings for development projects with international banking syndicates, structured strategic alliances, and directly negotiated equity capital raises totaling more than $450 million. One of Mr. Hornor's most notable achievements is his role in arranging a $290 million strategic financing from a Japanese consortium (led by Itochu Corporation) to fund the Platreef project's early exploration and development. As a result of this successful funding, Mr. Hornor sat as Chairman for Ivanplats Holding SARL (owner of the Platreef project) for over four years guiding is operations and financing needs.

Maurice Tagami

Mr. Tagami served as the Vice President, Mining Operations and later as Technical Ambassador for Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. from July 2012 to November 2022. He is a Metallurgical Engineer from the University of British Columbia with over 40 years of experience in mining and mineral processing. He was responsible for maintaining partnerships with over 20 operating mines and 13 development projects from which Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. has metal streaming agreements. Mr. Tagami currently serves on the Board Foran Mining Corporation and Freegold Ventures Limited. Previously, he held the positions of President and CEO, with Keegan Resources Inc. and Senior Project Manager (Onca Puma Project) with Canico Resource Corp. Mr. Tagami previously served on the Board of Brett Resources Inc.


Dr. Gérald Riverin obtained his Ph.D. from Queen's University in 1977. He has been involved with the discovery and development of several properties including Inmet's Troilus open pit gold-copper mine near Chibougamau. Dr. Riverin is internationally renowned as an expert on the geology of volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits and is routinely invited as a speaker and lecturer on various aspects of the geology of volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits, and on exploration technology. He has served as Executive Director of Exploration (North America) for Inmet Mining Corporation, President and CEO of Cogitore Resources, President of Yorbeau Resources. All three companies were active in the greater Douay area. Dr. Riverin served as President of the Association de l'Exploration Minière du Québec, and is also a Prospector of the Year award winner (QMEA).

Sean Charland

Mr. Charland is a seasoned communications professional with experience in raising capital and marketing resource exploration companies. He has helped raise a significant amount of capital for a variety of venture listed and private companies in mineral exploration and mining, technological and health sectors with the majority of the focus on mineral exploration and mining. His large network of contacts within the financial community extends across North America and Europe. Mr. Charland is currently a Director of Zimtu Capital Corp. - a publicly held investment issuer and company builder focused on private and small-cap resource companies. He is also a Director of Eyecarrot Innovations Corp. and Arctic Star Exploration Corp.