Patrick Evans was first appointed to the board of directors in 2016 and is currently serving as Executive Chair.
Mr. Evans is also chairman of Pan Global Resources, a Vancouver based junior resource company actively engaged in base and precious metal exploration in Spain. Until December 2018, he served as President and CEO of Dominion Diamond Mines. Mr. Evans’s past positions include President and CEO roles for Mountain Province Diamonds, Kennady Diamonds, Norsemont Mining (acquired by Hudbay), Weda Bay Minerals (acquired by Eramet), Southern Platinum and Messina Platinum (acquired by Lonmin), SouthernEra Resources (acquired by Mwana Africa) and Vice President of Placer Dome Inc. Mr. Evans is a director of the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines. Mr. Evans has over 20 years of senior management experience at a number of public mining companies that have discovered and developed base metals, precious metals and diamond mining projects on four continents. He also has extensive M&A experience. Mr. Evans is a graduate of the University of Cape Town (B.A., B.Sc.) and served as Consul-General of South Africa to Canada (1994-1998).
Nick DeMare, a Chartered Professional Accountant, has been President of Chase Management Inc. since 1991, providing accounting, management, securities regulatory compliance and corporate secretarial services to private and public-listed companies. Mr. DeMare also serves as an officer and/or director of a number of public-listed companies. Mr. DeMare holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member in good standing of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
Tim Moody has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, with expertise in mineral exploration, resource assessment, business development and corporate strategy. He spent 24 years with Rio Tinto, including as Exploration Director from 2005 – 2010, and as Vice President and Director for Business Development from 2010 to 2015. Mr. Moody has an impressive track record of discovery of mineral resources as well as commercial transactions globally. This includes leading the teams in identification and exploration of several projects now in feasibility and/or production, such as Mina Justa, Constancia, La Granja, Corani and Ollachea in Peru and Castillejito in Spain. As Director of Business Development at Rio Tinto, his responsibilities included corporate strategy, M&A and public market transactions.
Dr. Diane Nicolson is President and CEO of Amarc Resources Ltd., a Hunter Dickinson Inc.-associated company with several active exploration properties in British Columbia, Canada. A mining executive and economic geologist, Dr. Nicolson has been active in the mining industry and minerals exploration for more than 20 years. Dr. Nicolson has an extensive experience working in both precious and base metals exploration globally, and with a particular focus in Latin America, where she was based for more than 10 years. Dr. Nicolson holds a B.Sc. degree in geology from the University of London, a PhD in economic geology from the University of Wales.
John Tognetti has over 30 years experience as an investment advisor and trader, playing a key role in developing Haywood into a leading independent and integrated securities dealer in Canada with a focus on the resource sectors.
Mr. Tognetti has extensive stock market experience and is regarded as one of North America’s leading financiers in the junior resource sector, having played a leading role in financing a range of highly successful natural resource companies. Mr. Tognetti is a long-term supporter of Mirasol Resources and has contributed to or arranged all equity financings completed by the Company since its inception.
Tim Heenan is a founder of Mirasol and is currently acting as President. Mr. Heenan also previously served as a Director of the company for over 10 years.
Mr. Heenan has over 30 years of exploration experience, mostly within Central and South America, with a focus in Chile and Argentina. Over his career, he has worked within a wide range of companies from junior through mid-tier and also major multinationals both as an employee or on a consulting basis. Mr. Heenan has resided between Chile and Argentina since 1992 and is very familiar with the local cultures, legal frameworks and geological environments in these two countries. He is a hands-on explorationist, who has worked in all aspects of exploration from grassroots through advanced exploration and he was directly involved in several discoveries, including the famous Cerro Negro Mining District in the Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina and several other high-profile projects throughout the region.
Carmen Cazares joined Mirasol in 2019 and was promoted to CFO in 2022. She previously served as the Company’s Corporate Controller.
Ms. Cazares, CPA, CGA, is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and has a broad operational and accounting background with more than 30 years of experience. Prior to joining Mirasol, she served as Corporate Controller at Coro Mining Corp. in Vancouver and at Endeavour Silver Corp. in Mexico. Ms. Cazares earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Mr. Shultz has over 15 years of experience in investor relations and communications for various publicly listed companies, primarily in the resource and precious metals industry.
Prior to joining Mirasol, Mr. Shultz was responsible for directing and executing the investor relations and communication plans for Pretium Resources as the Brucejack gold mine progressed from advanced exploration through construction to profitable commercial production until it was acquired by Newcrest Mining in March, 2022. Prior to joining Pretium, he worked with junior exploration companies establishing and implementing investor relations strategies, ensuring compliance and leading financings to raise capital for development. Mr. Shultz holds a Bachelor of Arts & Science degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Saskatchewan.
Max Pinsky is a lawyer with over 30 years of practice experience, mainly in the corporate and securities areas. Mr. Pinsky has a B.Sc. (Special) degree and an LL.B. degree from the University of Alberta. Mr. Pinsky is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia. He has considerable experience in assisting companies in all stages of planning and corporate development. Mr. Pinsky has been a principal in several successful transactions in various businesses, including environmental engineering, oil and gas, and real estate.
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