Officers & Directors

Eric Roth

President, CEO & Director

Mr. Roth (PhD in Economic Geology, University of Western Australia, FAusIMM) is a non-executive director of Awale Resources Ltd. He has 25 years of experience in international minerals exploration and mining project evaluation, and was most recently Chief Operating Officer of Mariana Resources, which was acquired by Sandstorm Gold in July, 2017. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive Officer of Aegean Metals Group Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer and then Director of Extorre Gold Mines Ltd. until Extorre was acquired by Yamana Gold Inc. in June, 2012. Prior to Extorre, he was engaged as a consultant on South American gold projects for Exeter Resource Corp. and Kinross Gold Corp. From January, 2002, to March, 2008, he was also employed by AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., initially as the Lima-based Peruvian project and South American opportunities manager and subsequently as the Johannesburg-based global head of greenfields exploration. He is also a principal of consulting firm ER Global Consulting SA.

Robert Cameron McLean

Vice President - Exploration

Mr. McLean is a professional geologist with over 20 years of exploration and management experience, having worked on numerous projects within Canada and internationally and in a wide range of commodities. Mr. McLean is a graduate of the University of Alberta and is a registered professional geologist with the Association of Professional Geologists of Ontario. Prior to joining New Dimension, Mr. McLean led the exploration team at North American Palladium's Lac des Iles Mine in Northern Ontario. In this role, Mr. McLean and his team oversaw the conversion of over 22Mt of resources to reserves and added more than 10Mt of new resources to Lac des Iles' mineral inventory. Previously, Mr. McLean has also led successful teams exploring for gold, silver, diamonds, uranium, REE, base metals and PGE's in Peru, Siberia, Greenland, and across Canada.

Scott Heffernan


Mr. Heffernan is Executive Vice President of Exploration for Trek Mining Inc. Prior to Trek Mining, he was VP Exploration of True Gold until it was acquired by Endeavour Mining in April 2016. Heffernan is a registered professional geologist with 20 years of hands-on exploration and management experience throughout the Americas and Africa. Prior to joining True Gold, he held the dual positions of VP Exploration for Wealth Minerals Ltd., and Exploration Manager (Argentina) of Cardero Resource Corporation. Previous to that he was with Equity Exploration Ltd., a Vancouver-based consulting and contracting firm specializing in turn-key geological project management. Mr. Heffernan received his B.Sc. (Geology) from the University of Alberta and completed his M.Sc. (Geological Sciences) with the Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU) at the University of British Columbia.

Glen Parsons


Mr. Parsons (CA and BComm in economics) is the Chief Executive Officer for Awale Resources Ltd., and a qualified chartered accountant. Mr. Parsons has over 20 years international experience in company building, corporate finance, treasury, operational and general management. His most recent role was as Chief Executive Officer of Mariana Resources, running a diversified global exploration and development company, which was acquired in July, 2017, by Sandstorm Gold. He is also non-executive chairman of AfriTin Mining Ltd., an African tin-focused exploration and development company. He has built new profitable businesses and divisions within both large and small organizations. He was also an executive director of RFC Corporate Finance Ltd., a specialist mineral resources investment bank and fund manager. His specific experience in the junior mining and exploration sector is extensive with appropriate LSE (London Stock Exchange)-AIM (Alternative Investment Market), Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange knowledge and has been involved with a number of successful global equity and debt raisings for junior and developing mining companies on these exchanges.

Mary Little


Mary Little has been an independent consultant for natural resource companies since 2014. As the founding CEO of Mirasol Resources Ltd., a precious metals exploration company focused in Chile and Argentina, she led Mirasol’s growth as a prospect generator and its corporate development activities from 2003 to 2014. Prior to this, she held leadership positions in business development and as country manager for major mining companies, including Cyprus Amax, WMC Ltd. and Newmont Exploration, while based for 15 years in Latin America, and gained early worldwide experience with the Anaconda Minerals Company and Echo Bay Mines. Mary serves as an independent board member of Sandstorm Gold Ltd., Tinka Resources Limited and Pure Energy Minerals Limited, and is current president of the Denver Region Exploration Geologists’ Society. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Franklin and Marshall College (PA), a Master of Science degree in Earth Sciences from the University of California and an MBA from the University of Colorado, and is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 (MMSA).

John Wenger


Mr. Wenger, is the Chief Financial Officer and VP Strategy for Contact Gold Corp., a Nevada-focused exploration company. Prior to that he was the CFO and Secretary at Pilot Gold Inc. where he was part of a management team that raised over $100 million, and successfully completed multiple property transaction deals and acquisitions. Mr. Wenger worked for Ernst & Young LLP Chartered Accountants from 2001 to 2011, where he acquired considerable experience in financial reporting for both Canadian and U.S. publicly listed companies, primarily in the mining industry. Mr. Wenger has been a Chartered Professional Accountant with the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia since 2006.

Sharon Cooper (CA, BA)

Chief Financial Officer

Sharon is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years of experience in accounting and auditing roles for mining and mining-related companies. Ms. Cooper began her career as an auditor at Ernst & Young, working on both internal and external audits, and gaining experience on larger audits for major mining companies as well as junior explorers and mining-related companies. Since leaving Ernst & Young, Sharon has held senior accounting and financial reporting roles for a number of junior exploration companies and a mining services company. Most recently, Sharon was CFO of Mariana Resources Ltd until its acquisition by Sandstorm Gold Ltd (TSX: SSL, NYSE American: SAND) in July, 2017.

Kathryn Witter

Corporate Secretary

Ms. Witter has been the Chief Executive Officer of Marketworks, Inc since 1989, a private company specializing in providing financial, regulatory and consulting services to both emerging and mid-cap public companies trading in Canada, the USA and the United Kingdom. Ms. Witter has been a director and/or officer in several publicly traded companies and has experience in full cycle accounting, project and budget management; customization of managerial and administrative procedures, mergers and acquisition, negotiation and structuring.

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