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Besra Gold, Inc.

Besra Gold, Inc.

Sector: Gold Ores Region: Canada

: | OTC Markets: BSRAF | Toronto Stock Exchange: BEZ | OTCQX: BSRAF | ASX: BEZ | ASX: BEX

Similar to: Cypress Development Corp., China ShouGuan Mining Corporation, Barrick Gold Corporation

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David A. Seton, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. David Seton has been affiliated with the Company in various capacities since 1996. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since August 23, 1996. He is responsible for the overall coordination of strategic planning as Executive Chairman and a Director. Mr. Seton has also served as a director or managing director of a number of companies listed on the New Zealand and Australian Stock Exchanges in both the mining and non-mining industries. He is the Chairman of Polar Star Mining Corporation, a Canadian gold exploration and development company which trades on the TSX. He has over 20 years’ business experience in Vietnam and over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry. David Seton holds a Bachelor of Law from Victoria University Wellington. David Seton is the brother of John Seton and Paul Seton.
Kevin M. Tomlinson, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors
Kevin Tomlinson has over 30 years of international mining experience, having worked in several key management positions in the mining and energy sectors. Major tenures have been as Manager Regional Exploration for Plutonic Resources, CEO of Austminex NL, Head of Research at Hartleys Australia, Director of Natural Resources at Williams de Broë and Managing Director, Investment Banking for Westwind Partners/Thomas Weisel/Stifel Nicolaus in London and Toronto. He is currently a board member of Centamin Egypt Limited (LSE and TSX) and Samco Gold Limited (TSX-V). He has previously served as Chairman of Medusa Mining (ASX, AIM, and formerly TSX) and Dragon Mountain Gold (ASX). He holds a M.Sc. in Structural Geology, has completed a postgraduate finance diploma, and is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, a Freeman of London and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Jon Morda, Director
Jon Morda has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto (1975) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (1980). He has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry, with several positions as Chief Financial Officer of mineral exploration and gold producing companies listed on the TSX. Mr. Morda recently retired as Chief Financial Officer of Alamos Gold Inc. in Toronto, a mineral exploration and gold producing company listed for trading on the TSX. He currently is a director of Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSX-V).
Leslie Robinson, Director
Leslie Robinson has over 20 years experience in the financial markets sector, most recently as a senior manager with one of Australia’s leading banks where he specialized in corporate and institutional advisory work. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree.
John A.G. Seton, Chief Executive Officer
John Setonhas over 20 years’experience in the resources industry, is a former President of Olympus Pacific Minerals, Inc., and has extensive business experience in Vietnam, serving at one time as Chairman of the Vietnam/New Zealand Business Council. He is a director of Manhattan Corporation Limited (ASX:MHC) and has been a director and chairman of a number of companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and the New Zealand Stock Exchange. John Seton holds a Bachelor of Law from Victoria University Wellington and a Master of Law (Honours) from the University of Auckland. John Seton is the brother of David Seton and Paul Seton.
S. Jane Bell, Chief Financial Officer , S. Jane Bell, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Bell has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from LincolnUniversity. She obtained her CA designation with the NZ institute of Chartered Accountants in 1989. Ms. Bell spent eight years in compliance work with KPMG in New Zealand and the Cayman Islands, leaving as business services manager. Since then she has been involved in a management capacity with a number of organisations dealing with corporate finance, regulation and governance. Jane has in conjunction with her finance roles been the company secretary for several companies and has for over 15 years served on or reported to corporate boards.
Darin M. Lee, Chief Operating Officer
Darin Lee is an engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the industry, most recently from 2010 to 2012 as Operations Director of Minera Panama SA (controlled by Inmet Mining) where he was responsible for planning and mine development of the $6.2 billion Cobre Panama Copper project. Prior to that he spent 10 years with Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, based in Indonesia as Vice President of Concentrating and a further 5 years as Vice President of Technical Services in Phoenix, AZ. He also worked for Echo Bay Minerals for 12 years finishing at the McCoy/Cove mine in Nevada as Operations Manager. Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science; Mineral Process Engineering from the University of Alberta (1987).
Paul Seton, Chief Commercial Officer
Paul Seton has been involved in Vietnam related investment and resources since 1991. A former resident of Hanoi as executive director for NZ listed Iddison Group Vietnam Limited, Mr Seton has been responsible for negotiating a number of investment and exploration or mining licences in Vietnam. He holds or has held directorships in and has been Chairman of a number of Vietnam licensed joint venture enterprises.Paul Seton is the brother of David Seton and John Seton.
James Hamilton, Vice President – Investor Relations
James Hamilton has an Ontario Associate Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Guelph (1972). He has 30 years’ experience in sales and marketing and has held several senior sales positions throughout his career. Prior to joining the Company, he was Sales Manager for UAP Canada Inc.(Div. of ConAgra) where he led sales and marketing efforts for this agribusiness company. Mr. Hamilton spent several years in the Canadian potash industry and was the Canadian Sales Manager for the Potash Co. of America, Div. Rio Algom Ltd. from 1983 through 1993. Mr. Hamilton also served the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan from 1978 to 1983 as their Eastern Canadian Sales Manager. James was active within the industry's association serving The Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) as Chairman of the Transportation Committee and the CFI's Vice Chairman for one term. Mr. Hamilton has served Olympus Pacific Minerals Inc. since November 2005.
Jeffrey D. Klam, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Jeffrey Klam is a lawyer called to the bar in Ontario, Canada in 2002 and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He practiced as an associate with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP from 2002 to 2007 with a focus on corporate and securities law and mining finance. He subsequently joined the Ontario Securities Commission as Legal Counsel in the Corporate Finance Branch. Mr. Klam joined the Company in 2011. Mr. Klam holds a Bachelor of Arts (political science) from McGill University and a LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Charles Barclay, Chief Strategy Officer
Charles Barclay is a former member of the association of Mine Managers of South Africa. He has 40 years’ experience in the gold mining sector, of which 30 years have been in senior management roles in developing jurisdictions. After leaving the role of COO of Emperor Mines, Fiji, in 2000, he worked in Malaysia and Papua New Guinea as an independent consultant designing mines and constructing one before joining Olympus in February 2006.

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