April 2, 2018 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.
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. Austman has 15 years’ experience advising domestic and international publicly-traded mineral exploration companies on matters of corporate governance, finance and securities law. She is currently a Partner at Lawson Lundell LLP in Vancouver. Ms. Austman received her LLB from the University of British Columbia and is called to the Bar in British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
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. Prosalendis has been an officer or director of a number of publicly traded mining exploration and development companies. He was the Vice President Corporate Development of Western Silver Corporation and was involved in the successful sale of that company in 2006 to Glamis Gold Ltd. for $1.6 billion. He was also Vice President Corporate Development for Dia Met Minerals, the company that developed the Ekati diamond mine, and was involved in the sale of Dia Met to BHP Billiton for $687 million in 2001. He has worked with company executives to develop and implement strategic plans; identify opportunities for growth including property acquisitions, M&A activity, joint ventures and partnerships; facilitate corporate financings; and, build companies’ profiles in the investment community. Mr. Prosalendis is currently enrolled in a Master’s degree in environmental management at Royal Roads University, and has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cape Town.