Directors and Officers
February, 2012 – present
corporate contact on all Italian
matters. Mr. Aliperti joined the board of directors in February 2012, where he played a key role in commencing the restructure of the Company. In July 2013, Mr. Aliperti was appointed President & CEO of the Company. As CEO, Mr. Aliperti has been pivotal in the reorganization of the Company’s business including the reduction of overheads, and the creation of new strategic plans which includes the
acquisition of the Kirkham Property and Mt Dunn Property.
Chief Financial Officer, Director
January, 2012 – present
Management Accountant since 1991, and has extensive experience in senior financial roles with private and public companies in Canada. He has more than 20 years experience after
beginning his career with the
chartered accountant firm of Touche & Ross Co. Jon has been involved with several resource companies including roles as CFO of Tournigan Gold Corp, Wealth Minerals Ltd and Finavera Wind Energy.
Vice President of Exploration
February, 2014 – present
geologist with over 45 years of
experience in mineral and petroleum exploration, major project
management and corporate
administration of public companies. Mr. DuPre has worked and
collaborated with both major and junior mining companies in projects spanning North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Mr. DuPre brings a disciplined scientific
approach to mineral exploration using his excellent managerial skills. Since 1988, he has concentrated his efforts in the “Golden Triangle” area of
Northwestern British Columbia. While President of Firesteel Resources, he acquired the ROK Property (adjacent to the Red-Chris Mine) and the Copper Creek property in the very active
Sheslay Camp. He was intimately involved in the discovery of the Eskay Creek mine as project manager while at Keewatin Engineering – a major Mining Consultancy that he
February, 2014 – present
February, 2012 – present
Dr. Abdul Razique
Dr. Razique is a porphyry specialist, who brings over 20 years’ international experience in the exploration and mining industry. He worked with BHP Minerals and Barrick-Antofagasta Minerals J.V and was a key member of the exploration team that discovered Reko Diq; one of the world’s largest porphyry Cu-Au (Mo) deposits in western Pakistan. Razique received his M.Sc. and M.Phil. degrees from the University of Balochistan and PhD from the University of British Columbia – Mineral Deposit Research Unit in 2013. Following Ph.D. studies at UBC, Razique worked as Consulting Geologist with Antofagasta Minerals Plc. and provided technical support in exploration projects both in Canada and the United States. Razique has a vast experience of mineral deposit models and exploration projects in the Golden Triangle, while working as Professional Geologist P.Geo., with several junior exploration companies including Garibaldi Resources and Evrim Resources. Dr. Razique recently joined Metallis Resources as Chief Geologist to oversee and lead the Company’s expanded programs at Kirkham property in the Eskay Camp, Northwest British Columbia, Canada.
Dr. Farhad Bouzari
Dr. Bouzari obtained his Ph.D. from Queen’s University in 2003. Over the past 25 years he has worked extensively on porphyry and allied deposits, their features and establishing techniques to improve exploration decision-making. Since 2006 he has been Research Associated with the Mineral Deposit Research Unit – MDRU. His experience lays with the anatomy and evolution of porphyry systems particularly their distal and deep features and application of mineralogical and geochemical techniques in exploration targeting. Dr. Bouzari’s experience includes research on various regions and deposits in British Columbia such as Copper Mountain, Woodjam, Highland Valley Copper, Mount Polley, Mount Milligan and Red Chris. Currently, Dr. Bouzari is the principle investigator of the MDRU’s project on porphyry vectoring techniques in advanced argillic altered rocks of British Columbia.
Stephen Wetherup BSc., P.Geo.
Mr. Wetherup is a structural and economic geologist with over 20 years of global exploration experience. He has worked for Fox Geological Consultants, Phelps Dodge Corporation of Canada and as a consulting geologist for numerous exploration companies including Freeport-McMoran. He is currently the Vice President Geology with Caracle Creek International Consulting and the Vice-President of Exploration for Commander Resources Ltd.
Dr. Peter Lightfoot
Dr. Lightfoot serves as a Technical Advisor / Consultant to Metallis Resources Inc. He brings over 25 years of experience in the exploration of Nickel-sulphide deposits. As Chief Geologist with Vale Base Metals, Peter was responsible for technical aspects of the exploration programs at Sudbury, Thompson, and Voisey’s Bay and tracking the developments in understanding of the geology and global supply of metals from Nickel-sulphide and laterite deposits. Peter received his B.A. from Oxford University in 1980, his M.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 1982, and his Ph.D. from the Open University in 1985. Following post-doctoral studies at the University of Toronto, he joined the Ontario Geological Survey in 1987, and worked extensively on Sudbury. As an Adjunct Professor at University of Toronto, he undertook a joint research project on the Noril’sk Deposits in Russia. In 1996, Peter joined Inco as Senior Geologist and worked on Inco’s Voisey’s Bay and international project generation. With Vale’s acquisition of Inco in 2006, he worked with a team of technical experts responsible for generative international projects. In 2010, Peter returned to work on Canadian ore deposits including Vale’s operations in Sudbury, Thompson, and Voisey’s Bay. For 25 years, Peter through his linkages to industry, government and academia has been positioned to develop and assemble the ideas presented in his recent book on the Sudbury Ni-Cu-Co-PGE sulphide ore deposits and impact melts. Peter is the Hutchinson Visiting Industry professor at the University of Western Ontario, and he is currently providing technical support through his company, Lightfoot Geoscience Inc., with a strong emphasis on exploration programs focused on magmatic Nickel-Copper-PGE in the Eskay Rift, Northwest BC, Canada.
Mr. McIntosh has a B.Sc. and over 25 years of mineral exploration experience. Andrew has worked for companies such as Teck, Cominco, BHP and Highland Valley Copper along with the Geological Survey of Canada. He has also provided consulting services to numerous companies as a geologist and data specialist. He has worked for McElhanney since 2001, where he is currently a project manager for GIS, LiDAR mapping, and geological data services.