Mr. Dingsdale brings over 25 years’ experience in the capital markets to the position of President and CEO of Taku. As a founder and executive of Tangent Management Corp., he has substantial background in providing financial consulting and management services to publicly listed corporations. He has been involved in numerous going public transactions including seed financings, initial public offerings, reverse takeovers and plan of arrangements. Mr. Dingsdale has served as an officer and director of various resource and technology companies. Currently he is a director of Hinterland Metals Inc. (TSXV:HMI), a junior mineral exploration company active in Quebec. In addition, he has completed the Canadian Securities Course, and the Mining and Mineral Exploration program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Mr. Fekete is a professional geologist who has worked throughout Canada in the mineral exploration business for over 35 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) degree from the University of British Columbia (1986), and is member of the Ordre des géologues du Québec and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. He brings experience and expertise ranging from grassroots prospecting to advanced project management to corporate development. In 1999 he founded Hinterland Metals Inc. (TSXV:HMI) as a private prospecting syndicate and successfully transformed it into a public company that is active primarily in Quebec. He is currently President, CEO and a director of Hinterland. In addition he has served as an officer or director of numerous publicly traded exploration companies.
Mr. Smith has been with Taku Gold since 2005 and brings over 30 years’ experience in the capital markets to his position. He has expertise in corporate management, administration, finance and public relations. Currently he is an independent director of Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE:KNR), and has contributed at the management and board level to a number of resource and technology companies. Mr. Smith obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degrees from the University of Toronto (1982), and has completed the Canadian Securities Course and the Canadian Investment Management Course Part I.
Ms. Lee-Sheriff is currently President and CEO of Golden Predator Mining, a well-funded exploration company focused on advancing the 3 Aces Project in Canada’s Yukon. She brings 25 years of public, governmental and private sector experience, and has served at senior officer-level positions with several public companies. Previously, Ms. Lee-Sheriff managed Cabinet Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Conservative, Liberal and NDP governments of the Yukon, developed the Yukon Economic Forums and delivered gold conferences for GATA in Dawson City, Yukon, Washington, DC and London, England. She founded the Yukon Mines Legacy Foundation and the Yukon Gold Mining Alliance. Ms. Lee-Sheriff has a long history of pro-actively working with the Yukon First Nations. As founding director of the Yukon Mines Training Association, she secured $20 million in federal funding for aboriginal mine training. More recently, she has successfully negotiated and implemented a number of socio-economic and exploration agreements between Golden Predator and several Yukon First Nations. Ms. Lee-Sheriff holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from Queens University (1986), and is a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Commemorative Medal awarded for outstanding achievements by Canadians.
Mr. Fentie served as the Premier of the Yukon from 2002 to 2011, having first entered politics in 1996 as the MLA for Watson Lake. He has represented both the Yukon Party and the New Democratic Party during his tenure. As Premier he also served as Minister of Finance, Minister responsible for devolution, land claims and Yukon Energy Corp. and as the Minister of Environment. Mr. Fentie’s priorities included rebuilding the Yukon economy, formalizing relations with First Nations and revitalizing the mining industry. During his tenure the unemployment rate in Yukon declined from 9.8% to approximately 4%, annual mineral exploration expenditures grew from $7 million in 2002 to over $300 million in 2011, and the value of mineral production grew 264 percent. Mr. Fentie currently is a private businessman residing in Watson Lake, Yukon.
Ms. Wilson has worked for over 35 years with public companies in accounting and compliance including the preparation of quarterly and year-end statements for audit. She has acted as an officer or director for a variety of listed resource and technology companies, and is currently CFO, Corporate Secretary and Director at Rojo Resources Ltd. (TSXV:ROJ). Ms. Wilson received her undergraduate degree from St. Anne’s College, Sanderstead in Surrey, United Kingdom.