David H. Brett, MBA, President & CEO David has 30 years of public company management and financing experience, including being president of the Pacific Bay from 1995 to 1999, and Managing Director from 1985 to 1992. This is David’s second term as CEO of the Company (as of Dec 2007). As former CEO and President of Toronto Stock Exchange listed Cusac Gold Mines Ltd. from 2004-2008 (CFO 1996-2004), David financed and oversaw the restart of gold mining operations at Table Mountain in BC in 2006, the acquisition of a 1 million ounce gold resource, and negotiated the successful merger with another public mining company in April of 2008. David is also CEO and Director of Inovent Capital Inc., a Capital Pool Company. David is also CEO and founder of Knexa Solutions Ltd., an innovative information technology company focused on web-based collaboration and intellectual property trading. David obtained a BA from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Simon Fraser University and is a part-time faculty member at Trinity Western University where he teaches Venture Finance in the MBA program.
Guilford H. Brett, BA & B.Ed, Chairman Mr. Brett is best known for his work with Cusac Gold Mines Ltd., which he founded in 1965. Guil Brett has been a part of the Vancouver mining community for over 50 years. Mr. Brett took Cusac public on the VSE in 1966, which then graduated to NASDAQ in 1980 and finally was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 1987. Cusac is one of the few Vancouver mining juniors to “hit for the cycle” by taking a gold property from grass-roots exploration to profitable, full scale gold production. Mr. Brett’s mining experience and knowledge covers a wide variety of mineral projects from large scale porphyry deposits to epithermal gold environments. Mr. Brett brings a wealth of experience to the Board as Chairman of Pacific Bay Minerals Ltd.
Sebastien Ah Fat, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration is a professional Geologist with nearly a decade of experience in the mining and oil & gas sectors. Sebastien has supervised geological drilling operations throughout North America totaling over $800 million CAD in project value. His experience includes several years as Project/Mine geologist at Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd., a southern BC high grade gold project. Sebastien’s duties will include guiding and directing the Company’s exploration programs and providing oversight as a Qualified Person for the Company’s technical disclosures under National Instrument 43-101.
Antonio Vespa, P. Eng., Vice President, Operations is a Professional Chemical Engineer with broad experience in the design, construction and overall project management of energy facilities including 2 heavy oil upgraders with a combined project value of over $1 Billion. Antonio’s duties will include project management, budgeting and support of the Company’s permitting process and environmental compliance.
Helder Carvalho, B. Comm, Vice President, Corporate Development is a marketing and business development professional with over ten years of experience in business analytics and marketing. Having led projects that range from line of business enhancement to market growth campaigns, he is well-versed at executing corporate development strategies. Helder’s duties will include managing the Company’s Investor Relations programs, corporate branding, and optimizing all public communications channels.
Leanora Brett, Corporate Secretary/CFO. Lea brings 15 years of public company experience to the team, managing corporate governance for Pacific Bay.
Frank Moyle, Director Mr. Moyle obtained a B.Sc.. in geology from UBC in 1995, B.Ed. from UBC in 2000, and has enjoyed an extensive career in the resource sector, including work with Pacific Bay on the Haskins Reed Project in norther BC. Frank’s career has also involved work with BHP Minerals, Schlumberger Oilfield Services, and a number of junior exploration companies.
William H. (Bill) Smith, QC, Director is a lawyer with over 40 years of board, legal, finance and business experience with both private and public companies. Formerly a partner at McCarthy Tetrault LLP, Mr. Smith’s experience spans the natural resource, technology and industrial sectors in Canada and overseas. A respected leader in corporate governance best practices, Mr. Smith served as interim Director of the Alberta Securities Commission and has served on the boards of companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, the TSX, the London Stock Exchange, and AIM. Mr. Smith is presently a director of Mosaic Capital Corp., PFB Corporation and Prospex Energy PLC.