Management & Directors
John Keating, P.Geo.
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Mr. Keating has over 35 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry. He conducted early and advanced stage exploration with Noranda and was a global commodity analyst providing supply, demand and price forecasting for gold, silver, and base metals, and negotiated the resolution of tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade in metals for the Federal Government of Canada. Previously, Mr. Keating was President and Chief Executive Officer for Black Bull Resources and Golden Chalice Resources. Mr. Keating holds a BSc(Geology) from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
Linda Brennan, BCom
Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Director
Ms. Brennan has been a consultant for 12 years providing strategic advice and organizing and structuring financings to numerous early stage companies in the junior resource sector. She brings knowledge of finance, accounting and public markets to PJX. She has served in the capacity of corporate secretary for several TSXV listed companies. Ms. Brennan holds Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Victoria and Royal Roads University, respectively.
Mr. Clare is a partner in the Securities Law Group at the law firm of Bennett Jones LLP and practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Clare’s practice is focused on the mining and oil and gas sectors. His transactional experience includes domestic and cross-border public and private corporate finance transactions, representing issuers and underwriters as well as merger and acquisition transactions. He also advises public issuers on general corporate and securities law matters including stock exchange listings, continuous disclosure obligations and other regulatory compliance issues. Mr. Clare holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Western Ontario and Acadia University, respectively.
Kent Pearson, P.Geo
Mr. Pearson is a geologist with over 20 years experience in the mining and capital markets sectors. His background in mining comprises both exploration and production. Mr. Pearson’s capital markets experience includes equity and debt research and investment banking as a vice president. He is currently president of Locarno Advisory Inc., a boutique advisory firm specializing in corporate mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory, asset review and asset disposition. Mr. Pearson holds Bachelor of Science (Geology) and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the University of Alberta and Queen’s University, respectively.
Joseph Del Campo
Mr. Del Campo holds a Certified Management Accountant designation. Mr. Del Campo worked for the Falconbridge group of companies in financial positions, including Controller and Treasurer of Falconbridge Dominicana and Falconbridge Gold Corporation, a gold mining company with operating mines in Africa and Canada. Over the past 13 years, Mr. Del Campo has been a director and vice president of finance and chief executive officer at a number of junior exploration companies listed on the TSX and TSXV and is the former CFO of First Nickel Inc.
Dr. Trygve Hoy, P.Eng
Dr. Hoy is a Professional Engineer and a member of the Society of Economic Geologists. Trygve has over 40 years of experience with expertise that spans most metallic deposit types. He joined the British Columbia Department of Mines in 1974 where he spent 28 years as a research economic geologist, mainly concentrating on deposits and their setting in the southeastern part of the province of B.C. Trygve has won several awards, including the Provincial Medalists award (2002) presented annually to the top Canadian geologist working in provincial and territorial areas in mineral deposit related fields, and the Julian Goldy award for top research paper (co-authored and dealing with the setting of the Sullivan and other mineral deposits in the Belt-Purcell Supergroup) presented at an annual Geological Association of Canada meeting. Trygve has been an exploration consultant since 2002. He received his BSc in geology from the University of British Columbia, his MSc (geology) from Carleton University, Ottawa, and his Doctorate of Geology from Queens University, Ontario.
Victor (Vic) Bradley
Educated in England, Vic is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 50 years’ experience in the mining industry, including more than 15 years with Cominco Ltd. and McIntyre Mines Ltd. in a wide variety of senior financial positions from Controller to Chief Financial Officer. Over the past 30 years Vic has founded, financed and operated several mining and advanced stage exploration and development companies, including the original Yamana Gold Inc., Aura Minerals Inc. and Nevoro Inc. (sold to Starfield Resources). Vic founded the original Yamana in early 1994, and served as President/CEO and then Chairman of the Board and Lead Director until 2008. He served as Chairman of Osisko Mining Corp from November 2006 up to its sale for $4.1 billion to Agnico Eagle and Yamana in June 2014. Osisko unlocked the porphyry gold target at Malartic and, in 6 years from first drill hole to commercial production, created the largest open pit gold mine in Canada. He served as a director of Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. (spun out of the Osisko Mining sale) from June 2014 to May 2018 and as Chairman of Nevada Copper Corp. from February 2012 to February 2017. He now serves as Chairman of Osisko Bermuda Ltd. (Osisko Gold Royalties’ offshore subsidiary that controls all of its assets outside of North America), and Chairman with BTU Metals Corp. and with Golden Lake Exploration.