Mr. Yamada is a mining business professional with extensive international experience. He was a founding Director of Japan Gold Corp. commencing in September 2016 until his retirement in December 2022 and also the Representing Director of the Company’s operating subsidiary, Japan Gold KK, from 2017 - 2022. Prior to his involvement with Japan Gold, Mr. Yamada held increasingly senior roles with Sumitomo Corporation, overseeing all aspects of mining projects from exploration through to production, and ultimately achieving the position of Executive Officer and General Manager of Mineral Resources before retiring in 2012.
Mr. John Carlile is a geologist with more than 35 years of experience in the resource industry. Mr. Carlile has held senior executive and director positions with both major and junior resource companies, including President of Indonesian and Philippines subsidiaries of Newcrest Mining Limited, and Chairman of Singaporean public listed oil company Pearl Energy Ltd. As a geologist, Mr. Carlile has a proven track record of mineral discovery and business building in Asia, most notably as Exploration Manager, Asia for Newcrest Mining Limited when it discovered its Gosowong mine. Mr. Carlile has served on the boards of several resource companies, and currently holds the position of director of Southern Arc Minerals Inc. and Non-executive
Director of Kingsrose Mining Limited. He holds a BSc in Geology from University of Reading, England, and an MSc in Mineral Exploration from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, University of London. Mr. Carlile is a Fellow of the AusIMM and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.
Bob Gallagher has more than 40 years of experience in the mining industry and is a Mineral Engineer with a specialty in mineral processing. Currently Mr. Gallagher is a director for Yamana Gold Inc., Southern Arc Minerals Inc., Capstone Mining Corp., and BC Hydro. Most recently, he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at New Gold Inc. Previously, Mr. Gallagher held increasingly senior management roles at Newmont Mining Corporation over a seven-year period, including Vice President Operations, Asia Pacific; Vice President, Indonesian Operations; and General Manager, Batu Hijau. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gallagher worked at a number of operating mines located throughout the Americas and Asia in various engineering, metallurgical, and mine management roles, including most notably 15 years at Placer Dome Inc. Mr. Gallagher has considerable project development and operational experience. He has been recognized by industry associations for his contributions throughout his career, most notably in 2013 he accepted the Prospector & Developer Association of Canada's Viola R. MacMillan Award for Company or Mine Development on behalf of New Gold Inc., and in 2014 he was jointly recognized by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia with the E.A. Scholz Award for excellence in mine development.
Dr. Steve Garwin has over 29 years of experience as an exploration geologist and is one of the leading authorities on porphyry, epithermal and Carlin‐style mineralization in the circum‐Pacific region and applies methods of structural geology and geochemistry towards gold and base‐metals exploration.
He has previously worked with Newmont Mining for ten years, including two years as Chief Geologist in Nevada, USA. He has been involved with several exploration and mining projects including the Batu Hijau copper-gold porphyry deposit (where he completed his PhD). Dr. Garwin has been instrumental in the discovery of the porphyry copper-gold systems at Alpala – Cascabel, northwestern Ecuador and the implementation of state‐of‐the‐art detailed mapping and logging strategies for SolGold Plc. These processes have led to accurate drill hole targeting and rapid progression to resource definition.
Mr. Tokuhisa worked with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC - former Export-Import Bank of Japan) for 30 years and provided various types of financing to overseas projects including project financing to various mining and oil/gas development projects, one of which was the US$1B limited recourse finance for the development of the Batu Hijau Copper-Gold Project in Indonesia sponsored by Newmont and Sumitomo Corporation. After leaving JBIC as Resident Executive Director for the Americas in 2006, he became involved and led the financing and M&A activities in various mining projects in which Sumitomo Corporation participated for fifteen years, including the management and government relations of the Batu-Hijau Project and subsequent sale of its total interest to a local investor, acquisition of an interest in the Yanacocha Gold Project in Peru, and the US$2.5billion limited recourse finance for the development of Quebrada Blanca Copper Project in Chile. He served as an independent member of the Board of Directors of Mitsui E&S Holdings Co., Ltd. (formerly Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.) from 2013 to 2020 and supervised the activities of its executive officers and board of directors to improve corporate governance and increase corporate value.