Bill McWilliam

Bill McWilliam


Bill has experience in the securities industries in research, corporate finance, underwriting capacities, and consulting with a focus on the resource sector. He has also managed exploration programs for junior companies in Newfoundland, Mexico, Canada and Argentina. 

Judith Harder


Ms. Harder is an experienced and energetic management specialist, who has, over the past 35 years, initiated intrapreneurial ventures as well as handled projects and programs for both public and private companies.   She brings ten years of recent experience in business dealings in mineral property management in British Columbia, Ontario and Argentina. and   She provided expertise in government, regulatory and cultural complexities, while acting as director of Cascadero Copper Corporation, a TSX listed Argentine focused Exploration Company.  She was recently promoted to the position of President/CEO of Cascadero Copper.

Ms. Harder holds a BFA from the University of British Columbia, and was a Chartered Financial Advisor, having worked as an investment broker.  Her skills in organization, logistics, leadership, team building and communication have effectively managed the development and profitable sales of businesses that she founded.

Ms. Harder provided a strong voice during her 12 years as a Councillor for the City of Courtenay.  She is an intelligent advocate who provides leadership in a focused, creative, and collaborative manner to enable community consensus in a challenging environment. 

As a conscientious community lead, Ms. Harder has founded and/or served on the Boards of several local, provincial and National organizations including the Comox Valley Community Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, as President of the Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise and the current President of the Vancouver Water Ski Club.

Sharon Lewis

Chief Financial Officer/Corporate Secretary

Current CFO of Esstra Industries Inc., and a former Director of White Bear Resources and Caussius Ventures Inc., Ms. Lewis has worked in with public companies for the past 25 years.

George Gale


George H. Gale (BAEd, BSc, MSc, PhD, P.Eng) has worked in mineral deposits studies and exploration since 1964. He has been involved in the discovery of industrial mineral deposits in Newfoundland and Manitoba, volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits in Manitoba and a copper-molybdenum deposit in Norway. In addition to conducting detailed studies of VMS and gold deposits in Manitoba he has undertaken geochemical studies and helped develop new methods for mineral exploration. Dr Gale was VP of Exploration for VMS Ventures Inc and Harvest Gold Corp from 2005 -09 and is currently the President and CEO of Namex Explorations Inc, a gold exploration company, and CEO and Chairman of Triple Nine Resources Ltd and Four Corners Mining Corporation, which are advancing a world class Iron-Titanium-Vanadium deposit in Newfoundland. He is a member of the Professional Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists

Gary Ostry


After working as an exploration geologist on projects across Canada, Mr. Ostry was

employed by the Manitoba Government in 1984 as a mineral deposits geologist, and later served as Manager of Minerals Policy and Business Development for 15 years until 2009. In the latter position he focused on strategies to attract mineral investment and development in the province through the enhancement of fiscal, policy and regulatory frameworks. After retiring from the government Mr Ostry served as an independent director on the boards of several VSX listed companies, Halo Resources Ltd, Great Northern Gold Exploration Corporation and most recently the Chairman and director of VMS Ventures Inc. until its takeover in 2016. 

Brian Causey


Mr. Causey is a professional, senior financial executive, with over 30 years of financial, accounting, operations and management experience.  He has a background in public accounting, and is a former Partner of KPMG, Chartered Accountants.  He also has extensive experience in the transportation, seafood and natural resource industries.  Mr. Causey is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (Bachelor of Commerce) and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Accountant (CA).

Mr. Causey held several senior executive positions with the Hunter Dickinson group of companies in Vancouver, BC.  While at Hunter Dickinson, he was responsible of $200 million of financings, corporate reorganizations and specialized tax planning initiatives.  As well, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Curis Resources Ltd., a copper project in Arizona.

Currently, Mr. Causey is the Chief Financial Officer for the Ironclad Group of transportation companies.  He is also a Director of Nanotech Security Corp., a public company in the technology market.


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