New Age Metals Inc. owns one of the largest undeveloped primary palladium projects in North America located 100km from the world famous mining district of Sudbury, ON. The Company is also diversified with a significant lithium division that is the largest claim-holder in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field. There, the Company’s exploration activities are being funded by Mineral Resources Limited (MRL). The Company owns and operates the Genesis Project in Alaska, an early stage PGM-Copper-Nickel project offering investors further exposure to exploration upside in North America.
The Company owns 100% of all it’s projects. For investors seeking exposure to ‘green’ mineral projects in North America, there are few companies that offer both the commodity diversification and exploration & development leverage that New Age Metals does.
Mr. Barr has over 35 years of experience in the Mining Industry managing public companies. Currently Mr. Barr is the Chairman & CEO of New Age Metals and El Nino Ventures. He is also on the Board of Directors of both companies. Mr. Barr has created shareholder value by building teams to assist him in corporate finance, project acquisition, and exploration and development of mineral projects in 9 countries and 3 continents. As a CEO, he has guided his management teams to complete over 43 option joint venture agreements with major mining companies, and over 300 with mid-tier and junior mining companies. Mr. Barr and his team have raised approximately $300 million in non-broker private placements, other equity arrangements and option joint venture agreements.
Mr. Guanzon, CPA, CMA, has been in the field of accounting for more than 25 years. He has been involved in the financial reporting of junior mining exploration companies, pharmaceutical manufacturing business, research & development, real estate/property management, and project building construction. Mr. Guanzon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, a Certified Public Accountant (Philippines) and a member of Chartered Professional Accountants British Columbia. He brings extensive experience in dealing with financial matters and corporate strategy.
Ms. Brown is an administrator with over 15 years of experience in the corporate and securities industries in both public and private sectors. Ms. Brown has previously held positions as corporate secretary and corporate assistant for publicly traded companies. She currently holds the position of Corporate Secretary for El Nino Ventures and New Age Metals Inc.
Mr. Londry received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Geology from the University of Windsor. For the past 30 years Mr. Londry has been active in the mineral exploration and mining industry. Mr. Londry’s considerable experience encompasses both grass roots and advanced stage exploration projects throughout Canada, the United States and South America. Mr. Londry has held senior positions with Camflo, Noranda Exploration, Hemlo Gold Mines, and Battle Mountain Gold.
Mr. Colin Bird is a chartered mining engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He has spent over 20 years in operational mine management. He has extensive international experience in developing, financing and managing mines. He has been involved in the management of Nickel, Copper, Gold and other diverse mineral operations. He is responsible for listing several resource companies and has been the founder of a number successful companies significantly Kiwara Resources Plc and Pan African Resources Plc. Mr. Bird has served on resource company boards in the UK, Canada and South Africa. He has specific PGM industry knowledge generally gained in South Africa where he is the Chairman of Jubilee Platinum Plc an emerging platinum focused junior.
Mr. Hieber is an Internationally recognized Expert, in Platinum Group Metals, and was Head of Worldwide Exploration, for Anglo Platinum, the world’s largest Platinum producer. He is a geology graduate of Rhodes University, South Africa, with high school education having been completed in Zimbabwe, in 1968. He began his career with Anglo American Platinum, on the company’s Platinum mines in Rustenburg, followed by service on the mines in other Bushveld Complex areas, becoming Chief Geologist at Rustenburg in 1981.
In 1986 he was appointed to the corporate office as head of all Anglo Platinum’s mining geology and exploration functions, which remained part of his responsibilities until he retired from Anglo Platinum at 58, in 2009. During his service with Anglo, Ron was made a Divisional Director and the Group’s Survey, Ventilation, Rock Engineering and Strategic Planning functions were added to his Geological responsibilities. From the time of his appointment at Corporate, he contributed significantly to the accumulation, retention and management of Anglo Platinum’s mineral rights portfolio, on the Bushveld Complex and Great Dyke, whilst also directing worldwide PGM Exploration Programmes for Anglo Platinum, in Australia, China, Canada, Russia and Brazil. This included heading-up the River Valley Option/Joint Venture for Anglo Platinum, from Discovery, in 2000, with Pacific North West Capital. At the time he retired, he was a Director of several Anglo Platinum subsidiaries, including Unki Platinum Ltd. (Zimbabwe) and Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd. From 2009, Ron worked as Executive Director: Business Development for Kameni Ltd., which had PGM interests, in the Eastern Bushveld and Zimbabwe. After selling its projects, Kameni closed and Mr. Hieber now runs his own company, with interests in South African and Zimbabwean Gold projects.
Mr. Berlet is a graduate of Mining Engineering from Queen’s University (Canada) and holds a Diploma in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science (U.K.). Mr. Berlet is a CFA Charter Holder (USA) and has 30 years of experience in both finance and the mineral industries. Chris is a proprietor of market information URLs & services including: EcologyFunds.com, MineralPrices.com, MineralFunds.com and INTACnews.com. He is a resource project manager and environmental investor. Chris is currently serving as the President & CEO, Director of Canuc Resources, and Stakeholder Gold Corp.
Mr. Hassanalizadeh is a senior geologist who possess extensive experience in mineral exploration and project management. He graduated in geology in 1991 and completed his M.Sc. in Petrology in 1995. In 2010 he completed an MBA at Queen’s University, building on his experiences as Project Geologist and Project Manager. Ali has been responsible for a number of Uranium, gold and base metal projects during his exploration career with various explorations companies. Ali is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
Mr. Chunnett has extensive global experience in platinum group metal (PGM) operations, exploration and mine development, with particular emphasis on Southern Africa. He has served with Anglo Platinum Limited for approximately 31 years as Head of Platinum Geology and Exploration. Mr. Chunnett has unparalleled experience in the Bushveld and Great Dyke, which served well for the exploration projects that he headed up in Brazil, Canada, Russia, China, Zimbabwe and elsewhere.
Mr. Freeman has over 30 years of experience in mineral exploration and is the founder of Avalon Development Corp. one of Alaska’s biggest and best known geological consulting companies. Mr. Freeman has worked with IMG and its companies within the group and has been an instrumental figure in the success of a number of exploration projects throughout Alaska.
Ali Zamani has served as the Managing Partner of Overlook Investments LLC since January 2016 and currently serves on the boards of Applied Minerals, Mexican Gold Corp and Rejuvenan Global Health. Prior to Overlook Investments, Mr. Zamani served as a Portfolio Manager at Gefinor Capital Management and as Chief Investment Officer of the GEF Opportunities Fund from 2014-2015. From 2012-2013, Mr. Zamani was a Principal at SLZ Capital Management. Prior thereto, he was a Portfolio Manager at Goldman Sachs & Co from 2004 to 2012 responsible for managing the firm’s proprietary investments in publicly traded mining and materials companies. Prior to Goldman Sachs & Co, Mr. Zamani was an Investment Banker focused on mergers and acquisitions at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.
Mr. Zamani holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Susan Mitchell, BA, MIM and FINRA qualified Series 79 and 63, brings proven business acumen as an investment banker with a principal’s perspective as well as her structured approach to building businesses and relationships. She built these qualities as a senior investment banker in two global financial institutions, in treasury of a Fortune 400 mining company and at her own corporate finance advisory firm, S. Mitchell & Associates, LLC, over several decades. Her specialized expertise is in natural resource development globally, having customized project financings for developments in the Americas, Africa and Asia. Her international presence in the minerals, oil and gas and clean energy sectors includes financing, strategic partnerships, mergers & acquisitions and restructuring while working in locales as diverse as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, France, Tanzania and the US. Ms. Mitchell’s innovative style and creative problem-solving approach enabled her to advance in the corporate world from Manager at CIBC in Toronto, to Director, Financial Risk Management at Cyprus Amax Minerals and then Managing Director at Westdeutsche Landesbank, Global Structured Finance in New York. She has always supplemented her corporate life with voluntary leadership roles at professional organizations such as Steering Committee of Professional Risk Managers International Association and Board Member, McGill Alumnae Association, New York. During this time, she also taught Enterprise Risk Management at New York University. Born in Bronxville, New York, she earned her Undergraduate Degree in International Economics and Finance from McGill University and her Masters Degree at Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management. She is a citizen of US, U.K. and Canada and is fluent in English and French, with a working knowledge of Italian and Spanish.
Dr. William (Bill) Stone is an economic geologist with over 30 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry in North America and overseas. Bill has worked in senior geological and executive management roles for senior producers (WMC Resources Ltd), mid-tier mining companies (LAC Minerals and North American Palladium), and junior exploration companies (Magma Metals, Geoinformatics and International Metals Group) with precious and base metal projects across Canada and in Alaska, Australia, Mexico, Europe and Africa.
Dr. Stone specializes in 2D/3D modelling and interpretation of gold, nickel-copper-cobalt (PGM) sulphide, platinum group metal and zinc-lead-copper mineral deposits, in a wide variety geological settings and mining operations. Bill is currently an economic geology consultant providing project generation, exploration and modelling services to the mining and exploration industry.
Carey has strong exploration and project management background in Lithium, Base Metals (copper, zinc, nickel, chromium, vanadium), Precious Metals (Gold and PGM’s) and Rare Metals. Presently Mr. Galeschuk owns several mineral projects in Newfoundland.
From a management perspective Carey has worked closely with workplace safety and health, human resources, budgets, government regulations, environmental monitoring, project management, crew supervision, corporate and business development. Carey also has experience with First Nations and public consultation. Mr. Galeschuk has strong geological mapping, GIS, resource modeling, prospecting, sampling, geochemical and geophysical interpretive skills. I have carried out research in mineral development and exploration techniques.
Richard is presently a Senior Projects Geologist with New Age Metals and has been managing our River Valley Project since 2005. Mr. Zemoroz has an extensive and varied exploration and project management background in Base Metals (copper, zinc, nickel,), and Precious Metals (Gold and PGM’s). After graduating from Cambrian college with a diploma in Geology Engineering Technology and obtaining a B.Sc in Geology from LSSU, Richard has worked in the mining industry for some 20 odd years. Mr. Zemoroz has substantial skills in geological mapping, Core logging GIS, prospecting and sampling, field data interpretation.
From a management end, Mr. Zemoroz has been responsible for crew supervision and work delegation, quality assurance and control, workplace safety, human resources, budgets, government regulations and permits application, assessment work filing and allocation, environmental monitoring, project management. Richard also has been extensively involved with First Nations and public consultation.
Community and First Nations
New Age understands the importance of collaboration and capacity building with our neighbours. We strive to form long-lasting, mutually beneficial, cooperative and respectful relationships that benefit all parties involved in our projects.
The River Valley Project is situated on the traditional territory of the Temagami and Nipissing First Nations. The Company has consulted with both groups regularly to provide project updates, solicit quotations for work programs and made available requested technical data pertaining to its River Valley Project. New Age Metals has agreements in place with both Temagami and Nipissing First Nations.
The Company’s lithium projects lie within the traditional territories of the Sagkeeng First Nation. In October 2018, NAM signed a precedent setting exploration agreement with Sagkeeng that has facilitated transparent communication, employment opportunities and resource sector training. Through this agreement, stakeholders have benefitted – both from the protection of previously undiscovered heritage artifacts, and from the enhanced economic opportunities.
At New Age Metals we are committed to carrying out mineral exploration and development work programs to high standards of environmental stewardship. New Age takes its environmental responsibilities seriously and continuously identifies and monitors any potential environmental risks that may be present at its projects.
Health & Safety
The health and safety of our personnel and external stakeholders is of utmost importance. New Age applies best practices regarding safety standards and conduct at all of our projects.
For details on New Age Metals’ corporate governance, please refer to the following documents.