Position: CEO and Director
Mr. Ridgway is a successful prospector and mining financier, gaining his initial experience with grass roots mineral exploration. Starting out as a prospector in the Yukon Territory in the 70's, Simon and the teams under his guidance have discovered gold deposits in Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua and silver deposits in Mexico. Simon is a founder and the Chairman of Fortuna Silver Mines, and Founder and CEO of Radius Gold, Medgold Resources and Focus Ventures.
Position: President and Director
Bruce Smith, Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Geology from Otago University, New Zealand and MEng Water and Environmental Resources, IHE Delft, Netherlands. Bruce has been exploring for more than 20 years in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South America. He has participated in gold discoveries in Guinea, Guatemala and Nicaragua and led the team that discovered the 200Moz Ag eq Chinchillas deposit in Argentina.
Position: Exploration Manager
Roger holds a B.Sc. in geology from Saint Mary's University in Halifax Nova Scotia. He has worked mainly in western Canada and USA for over 30 years. He spent 7 years with Kennecott Canada in the 1990's on their base metal and gold projects and prior to that 7 years as a director with Aurum Geological Consultants Inc. Since 2000 Roger has worked mostly as an independent consultant. Roger is a member of the Association of Professional engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
Mr. Bales has 15 years of financial reporting experience in mining and information technology industries. He recently served as CFO for several public junior exploration companies with operations in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. Mr. Bales holds a Bachelor of Management degree with a major in accounting.
Position: Corporate Secretary
Sally has over 20 years experience in corporate compliance and securities regulations, and handles Rackla's corporate regulatory work. Before joining the Gold Group, she spent six years working as a corporate securities legal assistant in a major Vancouver law firm. She has completed the Canadian Securities Course and acts as Corporate Secretary for several of the companies in the Gold Group. Sally has worked with Simon since 1994.