Mr. Leigh has been involved in the junior resource sector for more than 32 years and has had a significant role as founder, director and/or investor in many public companies. He is also the founder and President of Siwash Holdings Ltd., a privately held company that, for over 21 years has invested in early stage opportunities in the resource sector. Siwash was an early investor in successful companies such as, Wheaton River Minerals, Hathor Exploration and Blue Pearl Mining.
Mr. Cheatle has over 25yrs of industry experience as a professional geologist, mining executive, and is currently Senior Vice President, Africa with Forbes & Manhattan Resources. His former roles included President and CEO of Unigold, and the Executive Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). Mr. Cheatle’s career has spanned both major mining companies (Anglo American, Goldcorp) and the junior mining sector. He is a graduate of the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London and holds an MBA.
honourable Sergio Marchi, MScA., P.Eng
The Honourable Sergio Marchi has held a number of positions in both the private and public sectors, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Electricity Association. Mr. Marchi’s distinguished public service career includes his roles as Canadian Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, UN Global Commissioner, Canadian Federal Cabinet Minister (International Trade, Environment, and Citizenship, and Immigration), Member of Parliament and Toronto City Councillor.
Mr. Humphrey has over 20 years of international mining experience, predominantly as a precious metals analyst. Prior to joining QMX Gold, Mr. Humphrey worked for Morgan Stanley as an Executive Director and North American Precious Metals Analyst, where he was responsible for growing Morgan Stanley’s North American Gold research coverage. Mr. Humphrey was also a Managing Director and Head of Mining Research at Raymond James and covered precious metal equities at CIBC World Markets and Merrill Lynch. Before starting his capital markets career, Mr Humphrey held a variety of mining industry roles from Corporate Development to contract underground miner.
Mr. Lean is a highly regarded business lawyer in the Toronto office of Gowling WLG. Mr Lean brings a broad base of expertise from startups to global corporations, in the private and public sectors as well as nationally and internationally. Mr. Lean was named one of the National Post’s “most influential” business people in Canada.