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.

Christopher Park, CPA, CGA,
Position: Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Park brings to Northern Vertex Mining Corp. several years of senior financial management experience within the mining industry and encompasses financial reporting, internal controls, taxation and treasury management with companies ranging from grassroots exploration to mine development and production. He has held Corporate Controller positions with a number of mining companies, including Imperial Metals where he worked closely with senior operational management to ensure accurate internal reporting for two operating mines including construction and commissioning of the $660 million Red Chris mine in Northern British Columbia. Mr. Park is a Chartered Professional Accountant who started his career with a local accounting firm in Vancouver and holds a Diploma in Financial Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Dr. David Stone
Position: Construction Project Manager

Dr. David Stone has been appointed Northern Vertex's construction Project Manager for the Company's Moss Mine gold-silver project. Dr. Stone will be responsible for overseeing the design, procurement and construction activities of M3 and other site based contractors engaged by M3 as the mine gets built. Dr. Stone has authored numerous prefeasibility and feasibility studies and was most recently one of the co-authors of the Company's Feasibility Study (see news release dated June 8th, 2015). He has extensive experience in the design and construction of heap leach mines dating back to the 1980's including Beal Mountain in Montana, Basin Creek in Montana, Yellow Aster in California, Manhattan in Nevada and Brewery Creek in the Yukon. Dr. Stone will report directly to Northern Vertex's President and CEO, Mr. Dick Whittington.

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