Steven Dean | Executive Chairman and Director
Steven Dean is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia. He has extensive experience internationally in mining, including as President of Teck Cominco Limited (now Teck Resources Ltd.). Prior to joining Teck, Mr. Dean was a founding member of management of the Normandy Poseidon Group, (which became Normandy Mining) a co-founder of PacMin Mining Corporation which became a subsidiary of Teck Corporation in 1999. He was also a co-founder and former Chairman of Amerigo Resources Ltd. More recently, Mr. Dean was Chairman, CEO and founder of Atlantic Gold Corporation, focused on gold exploration, development and production in Nova Scotia, which was sold to St. Barbara Limited in 2019 for $802 million after building its Moose River Consolidated Mine on time and on budget and operating at the lowest decile cost profile in the gold sector.

Mr. Dean is a recipient of the Viola R. MacMillan Award from the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) for individuals demonstrating leadership in management and financing for the exploration and development of mineral resources. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Artemis Gold Inc. (TSX-V: ARTG), Chairman of Oceanic Iron Ore Corp. (TSX-V: FEO), Director of Velocity Minerals Ltd. (TSX-V: VLC) and Director of St Barbara Limited (ASX: SBM).

Bing Pan | Interim  CEO
Mr. Pan is the senior partner of Sinocan Consultant Hong Kong Limited (“Sinocan”), a consulting firm specializing in assisting Canadian companies with strategic partnership, business development, and merger and acquisition opportunities in China.

Mr. Pan has over 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, business development, consulting & advisory services in the technology, alternative energy, carbon credit and natural resources industries in China and North America.  Mr. Pan has served as a director of the board of TSXV listed Cadillac Ventures and as an advisor of the board of TSXV listed Northern Freegold.

Mr. Pan obtained his MBA degree from Richard Ivey School of Business and his Bachelor’s of Science from South China University of Technology.

Gerrie van der Westhuizen | CFO and Corporate Secretary
Gerrie van der Westhuizen has more than 20 years' experience in the mining and natural resources industry. During this time, Mr. Van der Westhuizen held progressively senior positions in dual-listed resource companies operating in Africa and North America. He has played a key role in those organizations' debt and equity financings and M&A activities, while leading initiatives on financial reporting, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, risk management, treasury management, tax planning, as well as commercial negotiations. Mr. Van der Westhuizen currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Artemis Gold Inc. (“Artemis”) and also serves as Artemis' representative on the Board of Directors of Velocity Minerals Ltd. Mr. Van der Westhuizen is a Chartered Accountant (designated in both South Africa and Canada) and holds an Honours Bachelor of Accountancy degree.

Eddy Canova | Director of Exploration
Mr. Canova has over 25 years experience in the mineral exploration industry in Canada, Venezuela, Mexico, and West Africa and four years experience in mineral production in Venezuela. His work has been focused in gold mineral exploration, base and precious metals, uranium and in the last year in the iron ore industry in Quebec. Mr. Canova has been exposed to a variety of geological environments and geological models working on some major projects such as Gold Reserves' Brisas' project, an 8 million oz Au project, Bolivar's Tomi Gold project, and as mine manager responsible for the acquisition and exploration on most of the properties of Alexandria Minerals from 2002 to 2009. Mr. Canova joined Oceanic in January 2011 as Exploration Manager. Mr. Canova has a BSc. in geology from McGill University and continually updates his knowledge through professional short courses, university courses and publications.