Management Team


Management Team

J.R.H. (Dick) Whittington, P.Eng., B.Sc. Mining Engineer
Position: President, CEO and Director

Mr. Whittington's career spans 40 years with a select variety of mining companies in Canada, Mexico, Panama, Papua New Guinea and Australia. His experience encompasses senior executive and mine management roles that include numerous feasibility studies, mine evaluations, mine development, production, marketing, mergers and acquisitions and, directly and indirectly, raising over $1.3 billion of major corporate financings. As former President and CEO of Farallon Mining, Mr. Whittington took the company from the discovery stage through to commercial production in less than four years. After guiding the company through its transition from a junior exploration company to a mid-tier zinc producer, he facilitated the successful sale of the company to Nyrstar for $409 million in January 2011. As a result, he was selected as one of three finalists for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2010 in the mining category for the Pacific Region; and earlier had been awarded a Governor General of Canada Special Gold Medal for his work in strengthening ties between Canada and Mexico and his commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility in mining.

Joseph Bardswich. P. Eng.
Position: Director and General Manager, Moss Project

Mr. Bardswich has been a mining consultant since 1994 and was formerly President, CFO and Director of Gentor Resources Inc. from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Bardswich previously served as President and Director of BRC Diamond Company and Director of United Bolero Development Corp. and Verbina Resources Inc. He is a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, a life member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM) and is a "Qualified Person" as defined in NI 43-101 Standards for Mineral Disclosure. Mr. Bardswich is a graduate of the University of Windsor (B.A.Sc.,Civil Engineering) and received his Masters Degree (M.Eng. Mining) from McGill University. He has extensive experience in all facets of mining from contract miner, through production supervision, mining engineering, heavy civil engineering and mine management in underground, open pit and alluvial operations in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Africa.

Dan Kilby, P.Eng
Position: General Manager of Exploration

Mr. Dan Kilby has over 40 years' experience in the mining sector. Most recently, he was General Manager of Exploration for Farallon Mining where he discovered the G9 deposit and assisted in the development of the G9 mine under the direction of Mr. Dick Whittington, President and CEO, Northern Vertex Mining Corp. Prior to that, he was with the Hunter Dickinson Group and worked on projects located in Mexico, Nevada and South Africa. He is a co-discoverer of the Gataga lead-zinc district in northeast British Columbia and has extensive experience in gold exploration in Nevada where he was involved in heap leach projects from early exploration, through feasibility, to development and production. Dan holds a B.A.Sc. in Geological Engineering.

Ed J. Duda, BBA, CPA, CMA
Position: Chief Financial Officer / Corporate Secretary

Mr. Duda is a Certified Management Accountant ("CMA") who brings Northern Vertex over 25 years of senior industry experience within private and public companies in all aspects of corporate finance, administration, strategic planning, operations, business development, risk management and technology implementation. He is a former Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Vancouver-based Union Securities Ltd. ("Union"). During his tenure with the full-service broker dealer, he served as a senior member of the Executive Committee and was responsible for overseeing finance, regulatory reporting & risk management for 14 offices and over 300 employees, located nationwide and the UK. Prior to his role at Union, he was Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer & Privacy Officer of GroupHealth Global Partners Inc.; Chief Operating Officer of Haywood Securities Inc. and Vice-President, Administration & Credit of Blackmont Capital Inc. (formerly First Associates Investments Inc. and Yorkton Securities Inc.) Mr. Duda obtained his CMA designation in 1988 and Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (Accounting & Finance) from Simon Fraser University in 1983.

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