Technical Review Panel

The Technical Review Panel functions as an advisory panel, providing oversight on development plans for the Spanish Mountain Gold Project.  The panel consists of four individuals, two board members and two independent experts, all with extensive project experience that covers both technical and permitting aspects of mine development. The panel will review development plans put forward by the Company, reporting their observations and recommendations to the Panel Chair.

W. Terry MacLean

Director, Chair

Terry MacLean is a graduate in Mining Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1973.  Since that time he has had extensive operating experience in Canada, the US, and Russia with open pit mines at all levels of management including four mine start-ups, a major mine turn around and start-up General Manager of a foreign mine.

Morris Beattie


Morris Beattie is a graduate in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering in 1971 and has an engineering background in all aspects of mine development including metallurgical development and feasibility studies. He previously served as COO and CEO of Spanish Mountain, CEO of International Molybdenum Plc, Director of various public mining companies including Galahad Gold Plc and Northern Dynasty Minerals as well as in 2008 as Vice President - Project Evaluation with Quadra Mining Ltd.

Kenneth Pickering


Ken Pickering is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (B.A.Sc.) in Mineral Engineering and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. Mr. Pickering is a professional engineer and mining executive with 45 years' experience in the natural resources industry, building and operating major mining operations in Canada, Chile, Australia, Peru and the US. Mr. He is currently an international mining operations and project development private consultant. Prior to this role he held a number of senior positions worldwide over a 39 year career with BHP Billiton Base Metals including President of Minera Escondida Ltd. and most recently Vice President Major Projects, Closed Mines and North American Assets.

Douglas Horswill


Doug Horswill, a professional engineer, graduated in Mineral Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1971 and in 1975 obtained a Masters Degree in Economics. He is a former Deputy Minister Finance and Corporate Relations, British Columbia and served as a member of a four-member Expert Panel to undertake the review of federal environmental assessment processes. Over the period from 1992 to 2011 he held various positions with Cominco and Teck Resources, serving as the senior vice president of sustainability and external affairs for Teck Resources Limited from 2001 to 2011. In this position, he was responsible for sustainability, safety, environmental programs, investor relations, communications, government relations, as well as community investment and affairs. He has been Chair of both the Mining Association of BC and the Mining Association of Canada. 

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