Mr. Smith has more than 40 years of experience in the industry with expertise ranging from exploration, mining, research, advising, and arranging financings. Mr. Smith started his career as a geologist in the mining and exploration industry and throughout his career became a Senior Mining Analyst and later a Managing Director Investment Banker. He spent 20 years working for several mining companies including Cominco, and the Mineral Deposits Section of the Ontario Geological Survey before transitioning into the brokerage industry in 1997. For the next 11 years he worked as a mining analyst with Marleau-Lemire, C.M. Oliver, First Associates, and Dundee Securities, specializing in gold. Over the next decade Mr. Smith was an Investment Banker with Dundee Securities, Stifel Nicolas, and M Partners where he provided financial, technical, marketing, general corporate, and strategic advice as well as arranged financing for private and public companies in the mining and exploration sector. From the mid 1990’s Mr. Smith served on the PDAC technical committee responsible for the highly successful PDAC convention in Toronto, Canada. In 2001 and 2002 he was Chairman of the convention, and remained as a Director of the PDAC until 2005. Mr. Smith has B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees in Earth Science from the University of Waterloo.



Dr. Carter was a co-founder of both Peregrine Metals Ltd. and Cuprum Resources Ltd., which were sold to Stillwater Mining and B&A Mineracao respectively, and is currently a director and Chairman of Altamira Gold Corp. He has a B.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of Nottingham, U.K. and a Ph.D. degree in gold geochemistry and structural geology from the University of Southampton, U.K.  Dr. Carter has been directly involved in the discovery of 5 gold deposits, including 4 in Brazil, and was a co-founder of Magellan Minerals Inc. which was acquired by Anfield Gold Corp. in May 2016 and is now part of Equinox Gold. He founded Cabral Gold in late 2016 and took the Company public in November 2017.



Mr. Hansed has more than 25 years of accounting and finance experience, including eight years as CFO of Magellan Minerals Ltd. from 2008 until 2016, when the company was acquired by Anfield Gold Corp., and five years as CFO of ECI Exploration and Mining Inc. from 2010 until 2014. Prior to joining Magellan Minerals Ltd. in 2008, Mr. Hansed worked for 20 years with KPMG in Canada and Europe. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) and holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from Simon Fraser University.



Mr. Ruari Macartan McKnight, Country Manager Brazil, worked in gold and base metal exploration for Mt Isa Mines Exploration Pty Ltd (MIMEX) from 1993 to 1996 before moving to South America where he became fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.  He joined Serabi Mining Plc in 2003 and as Chief Operating Officer, he oversaw management of the Palito gold project including exploration planning, successful plant commissioning and project generation. Mr McKnight was a founding partner of Dourave and has held the position of VP Exploration of Dourave Mining and Country Director of Dourave Mineracao & Exploracao Mineral since September 2007. He has an Honours degree in Geology and graduated with a Commerce degree in Accounting and Finance.  He is also the treasurer of the SIMEOESPA (Syndicate of Miners of West Para).



Brian Arkell has a Geology from the University of Maryland and an M.S. from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (M.S.). He has 35 years of experience in exploration, mine development, and operations throughout the Americas and in Indonesia. He has played a key role in several major gold discoveries and mine development projects including the world-class Yanacocha gold mine in Peru, the Batu Hijau copper-gold mine in Indonesia, the Merian gold mine in Suriname and the Magino gold mine in Canada.  From 2018 to 2023, Mr. Arkell served as Vice President Exploration and Mine Technical Services for Argonaut Gold, a mid-tier gold producer. During this time, he was responsible for all exploration, mine planning, mine geology, corporate reserves, and corporate land departments. This involved five gold mines and several projects, ranging from scoping through feasibility-level stages. Prior to that, he was CEO for Caza Gold Corp., Senior Vice President Exploration and Corporate Development for Rio Novo Gold, Inc., and spent 22 years with Newmont Mining Corp. where he held a variety of positions, including Director of Geology and Exploration, South America. Mr. Arkell is a Registered Member of SME, a Fellow of AusIMM, and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists. He is a Qualified Person (QP) under Canadian National Instrument 43-101 Standards.