The Team

The Kivalliq team has a proven track record of discovery and over 80 years of combined geological and management expertise. The team has been involved in all aspects of exploration ranging from grass roots through to resource delineation and production. Complementing their geological experience, the Kivalliq team brings a solid understanding of capital markets and the nuclear sector.

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    Jim Paterson - Chairman and CEO
Jim Paterson  

Jim Paterson has been a member of the Board of Directors of Kivalliq since the company’s inception in 2008. Appointed CEO of Kivalliq in 2010, he was a driving force behind more than CDN$57M in equity financings, one of the largest uranium exploration programs on the globe, and a 200 percent increase in mineral resources at the Lac 50 deposit from 2010 – 2013. Jim was appointed Chairman of the Board in July 2017. He has 19 years of corporate experience with several North American publicly traded companies, participating in acquisitions, joint-ventures, spin-outs, reverse transactions and IPO’s. Since January 2010, Jim has been involved as an executive or as an active director of companies which have raised in excess of $250 million in equity financings. Paterson founded, was President & CEO, and Director of Corsa Capital Ltd., a company which acquired and capitalized coal mining assets in the USA. Jim was a director of Kaminak Gold Corporation and in July of 2016, Goldcorp. acquired Kaminak Gold Corporation for in excess of $500 million. Paterson also serves as a director of Northern Empire Resources Corp. and Bluestone Resources Inc. - both mineral exploration companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

    Jeff Ward - President
Jeff Ward  

Jeff Ward joined Kivalliq in 2008 as VP Exploration and was appointed President of Kivalliq in 2010. Ward co-manages the exploration programs at Genesis (Saskatchewan) and Angilak (Nunavut), which have led to multiple uranium discoveries property-wide and the delineation and rapid growth of one of the world’s highest grade uranium resources (Lac 50). He obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario and is a registered professional geologist in British Columbia and Alberta. He has over 25 years’ experience exploring for base metals, precious metals and diamonds with companies such as Corona Corporation, Ashton Mining of Canada, and Stornoway Diamond Corporation. Ward’s experience ranges from reconnaissance to advanced-stage projects throughout Canada’s north. As Regional Project Manager, he directed exploration programs in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Alberta for over ten years and was responsible for program design, supervision, compliance, joint venture management and stakeholder relations.

    Andrew Berry - COO
andrew berry  

Andrew Berry joined Kivalliq Energy Corp. in April 2009 as Project Manager. Appointed COO in 2010, he co-manages the exploration programs at Genesis (Saskatchewan) and Angilak (Nunavut). From 2010 – 2013, Berry oversaw one of the largest uranium exploration programs on the globe, which led to multiple property-wide discoveries and a 200 percent increase in mineral resources at the Lac 50 deposit. He holds a technical diploma in exploration geology from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Ontario. He has more than 30 years’ experience with surface and underground programs exploring and developing precious metal, base metal and diamond deposits in Canada, South America and Africa. He was an integral member of Flanagan McAdam Ltd. and the Muscocho Group, developing mining projects in Ontario, British Columbia and the Yukon. As Project Manager with Ashton Mining of Canada and Stornoway Diamond Corp., he gained more than 15 years of logistical experience exploring and operating in Canadian Arctic environments.

    Dale Wallster - Director
Dale Wallster  

Dale Wallster is a geologist and a prospector with over 30 years’ experience in North American mineral deposit exploration, with a focus on the targeting and discovery of unconformity-related uranium deposits since 2002. He was president and founder of Roughrider Uranium Corp., a company acquired by Hathor Exploration Limited in 2006 for its 1,000,000 acres of strategically located uranium properties in the Athabasca Basin. Wallster and his team are widely credited in the mineral exploration sector for the discovery of the Hathor’s Roughrider deposit. In January 2012, Hathor became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto as part of a CAD$650 million acquisition.

    Jim Malone - Director
Jim Malone  

Jim Malone served as co-editor of the World Nuclear Association’s (“WNA”) “The Global Nuclear Fuel Market Report Supply and Demand 2007 – 2030.” He is currently Chairman of the WNA’s Fuel Technology Working Group and is working on a high power density metallic fuel technology development with Lightbridge Corporation, and a high thermal conductivity oxide fuel with IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. He was Chairman of the Board of Hathor Exploration, which, in January 2012, became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto as part of a CAD$650 million acquisition. Malone is widely recognized as a nuclear industry and nuclear fuel expert, with more than 40 years of experience in the downstream business, most recently as vice-president, nuclear fuels, Exelon Generation Co. LLC, the largest generator of nuclear power in North America. In 1968, he began his career in nuclear power as an engineer in the utility reactor core analysis section of the nuclear engineering department of United Nuclear Corporation (UNC) after receiving a B.S. in chemical engineering (nuclear) at Manhattan College, Bronx, New York in 1968. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society and a Past Chairman of the ANS Fuel Cycle Waste Management Division.

    Garth Kirkham - Director
Garth Kirkham  

Garth Kirkham is the former president Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM), serving 2015-2016. He the Chair of the CIM Best Practices Committee and the Chair of the Geoscientists Canada, Securities Committee. He is the past-Chair and President of the Mineral Deposits Division of the GAC along with being on Councillor and the Distinguished Lecturer Coordinator. He is Past Chair of the Vancouver Mineral Exploration Group (MEG) and a Councillor for the past three years with APEGBC along with being Vice-Chair of the Geoscience Committee. Kirkham obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Alberta in 1983, completing his degree with majors in Geophysics, Geology and Mathematics. He became a Registered Professional Geoscientist in Alberta (APEGGA) in 1987, in Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association (NAPEGG) and BC (APEGBC) in 2005, in Ontario (APGO) in 2011, in Manitoba (APEGM) in 2012 and is a member in good standing in all. He is also a member of SEG (Society of Exploration Geologists), CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining), AMEBC (Association of Mineral Exploration of BC), GAC (Geological Association of Canada) and PDAC (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada).

    Jim Dawson - Director
Jim Dawson  

Jim Dawson serves as President of Dawson Geological Consulting Ltd., a geological consulting company. Dawson has been a Professional Consulting Geologist for over thirty years, and has been a Director of Public Companies in the Mineral Resource Industry for almost twenty years. Also, he has managed his own consulting Geological Firm for many years. As a partner with Kerr, Dawson & Associates from 1972 to 1985, he participated in the discovery of the Blackdome Mine, Frasergold and Taurus Properties in British Columbia and the Big Horn Mine in Arizona. He was a Director of Minefinders Corp, a Member of Technical Advisory Board of Kaminak Gold and a Director of Great Southern Enterprises. He was part of the original Pan Ocean team which made the discovery of the Lac Cinquante U-Mo Occurrence in 1975. Jim Graduated from Memorial University with a B.Sc. in 1960 and an M.Sc. in 1963.

    John Robins - Special Advisor to Board of Directors
John Robins  

John Robins is a professional geologist with over 25 years of experience. A graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Geology, Robins initially worked as a self-employed prospector and geologist in BC and Northern Canada. He has also been active in starting several successful public exploration and development companies culminating in 2005 with his co-founding of the Discovery Group of Companies and most recently the Aurora Resource Group. He has been a driving force within the Vancouver mining sector as founder of Hunter Exploration, Stornoway Diamond Corporation, Kivalliq Energy Corporation, North Country Gold Corp. and Kaminak Gold Corp. Mr. Robins was also involved in the successful sale/merger of several public companies including Grayd (Agnico Eagle), Troon (Grenville Strategic Royalty), Arauco (Kinross), Creston (Mercator), Northair Silver (Kootenay Silver), and Kaminak (Goldcorp.). In 2008, Robins was recognized for his achievements in mining exploration by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia with the H.H. “Spud” Huestis Award. Mr. Robins is Executive Chairman of Bluestone Resources Inc. and serves on the board of Northern Empire Resources Corp.

    Robert J. Scott, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Scott, CPA, CA, CFA, brings more than 20 years of professional experience in accounting, corporate finance, and merchant and commercial banking and has served on the management teams and boards of a number of Canadian publicly traded companies. He is a founder and president of Corex Management Inc., a private company providing accounting, administration and corporate compliance services to privately held and publicly traded companies. Mr. Scott currently holds senior management and board positions with a number of TSX Venture Exchange issuers, including Riverside Resources Inc., Great Bear Resources Ltd. and Northern Empire Resources Corp.

    Jeffrey Dare, Corporate Secretary

Jeffrey Dare has over 7 years of professional experience with respect to managing external reporting and corporate compliance for TSX Venture Exchange listed issuers. He currently serves as the Corporate Secretary for Riverside Resources Inc. (TSX-V: RRI), Bluestone Resources Inc. (TSX-V: BSR), and Corex Management Inc., a private administration company. Through Corex Management Inc. he also advises a number of private companies spanning different industries and jurisdictions. Mr. Dare works closely with external partners and service providers in the areas of legal, compliance, transfer agency, audit, banking and insurance. Mr. Dare earned a BA from Simon Fraser University and has completed the Canadian Securities Course. After University he started his financial career working at a major Canadian bank.

    Emily McNie, BSc - Geologist
Emily McNie  

Emily McNie, BSc, has been working with Kivalliq since August 2011. Ms. McNie graduated in 2011 from University of British Columbia Okanagan with a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Prior to working with Kivalliq, Emily worked for Romios Gold Resources.