September 30, 2020 News
Lithoquest is exploring for diamonds on its 100% owned North Kimberley Diamond Project in northwestern Australia. The company’s leadership has the depth of experience necessary to rapidly advance the Project.
The company understands that good corporate governance is critical to success. Lithoquest has adopted corporate governance policy that is appropriate for a company of its size based on National Policy 58-201 “Corporate Governance Guidelines” and National Instrument 58-101 “Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices”.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Lithoquest is committed to conducting its operations in a socially and environmentally responsible manner by fostering strong relationships with stakeholders. Lithoquest believes that respect for local culture and values is a cornerstone of this principle.
President, CEO, Director
Mr. Counts has over 25 years’ experience in international diamond exploration and more than 16 as a director and senior officer of publicly traded mineral exploration companies. He was directly involved in the discovery of several kimberlite fields including the Lac de Gras field which is host to the Ekati Diamond Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is a registered Professional Geoscientist.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Walker has over 30 years’ experience in finance and administration with the last 10 years in the mining sector. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer of several public companies. Mr. Walker was the CFO of ECU Silver Mining Inc, an emerging Mexico based silver producer that managed a workforce of 500 employees and operated two mills before the company was sold through a plan of arrangement transaction valued in excess of $300 million. Mr. Walker is currently the CFO for Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. He has a Bachelors of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and is a CGA.
Ms. Price, M.Sc., MBA, P.Geo., has 20+ years of experience as an exploration geologist and project manager. She has worked on multiple gold, poly-metallic, and graphite projects in the USA, Australia, and Canada. During her career, Jo has managed multi-million dollar exploration programs overseeing technical direction, budgets, and operations. She has extensive experience in field operations, drill programs, technical database administration, land management, community relations, and exploration permitting in multiple jurisdictions.
Mr. Shaver, CFA, has 25 years of capital markets and corporate experience, mostly focused on the Canadian mining sector. This includes serving as Senior VP Investment Banking with Raymond James for over 10 years where he completed numerous financing and M&A mandates. Prior to Raymond James he was a research associate and mining analyst with various institutional sell-side firms. Mr. Shaver’s corporate experience includes CFO roles with a publicly-listed mining company and a private technology company. He is currently a principal of Brighton Corporate Advisors. Mr. Shaver has a B.Comm. degree from Concordia University and is a CFA charter holder.
Mr. Sweatman possesses in excess of 30 years of experience as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA CA) in public and private practice and has worked with and provided advice to many companies listed on the TSX Venture and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Mr. Sweatman was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia in 1982 and in the Yukon in 1990. He was the principal of Michael Sweatman Limited, Chartered Accountant, from 1999 until 2015 and has operated MDS Management Ltd., a Vancouver-based management consulting and investment company, since November 1992. In addition, Mr. Sweatman has served as a director and officer of a number of public companies over the past 25 years.