Aquila Resources Inc.

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Leadership Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
 
Mark Burridge, Chairman
 
Mr. Burridge was CEO of Cambridge Mining Plc from July 2007 until its acquisition by Western Canadian Coal in July 2009. Prior to that, he was Managing Director at Hatch Corporate Finance, a corporate finance advisory firm from April 2003 to June 2007. Earlier experience includes positions with Merrill Lynch, where he was a ranked Analyst, and with Barrick Gold Corporation, as a Geological Engineer. He has a degree in Mining Geology and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
 
Barry Hildred, Director/CEO
 
Mr. Hildred is a seasoned executive and successful entrepreneur with varied business leadership experience. Previously, Mr. Hildred was founder of The Equicom Group, a company specializing in strategic financial and investor relations services for Canadian public companies. In 2007, The Equicom Group was acquired by the TMX Group, owner and operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Hildred is currently Chairman of Aldridge Minerals Inc., a development stage mining company focused on advancing its Yenipazar gold and polymetallic VMS deposit in Turkey. He is also the Treasurer and a Director of The Children’s Aid Foundation.

Peter M.D. Bradshaw, Director 

Dr. Bradshaw, P. Eng., is President, CEO and Director of First Point Minerals Corp. and has 40 years of international exploration experience in over 30 countries with Barringer Research, Placer Dome and Orvana Minerals.  Dr. Bradshaw has been directly involved with the discovery, evaluation and advancement of a number of properties.  He is also the co-founder and Chairman of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit, University of British Columbia.

Edward Munden, Director 

Mr. Munden has been a director of Aquila since October 2001. Since 1989 he has been a director and co-founder of a private investment company that has provided and/or arranged financing and hands-on managerial assistance to a portfolio of energy, mining and technology software companies. From 2001 to present, Mr. Munden has focused on development and financing of energy companies and of oil and gas leasing and drilling projects, primarily in Texas. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Munden held senior positions, including Chairman and CEO, of an Ottawa based OTCBB traded technology company that provided business intelligence software. In 1994, Mr. Munden co-founded a Dallas based NASDAQ traded energy company engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties and held senior level positions including Director, Chairman, President and CEO until it was sold in December 2001. From 1999 to present, Mr. Munden has been a director of Mustang Minerals Corp., a Toronto based TSXV traded mineral exploration company. Mr. Munden has held various positions in public and private energy, mining and technology companies for more than 35 years. He is a professional geological engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.

Peter A. Secker, Director
 
Mr. Secker is currently the President and CEO of Canada Lithium Corp. Previous to that he was Chief Executive Officer of JMS Civil and Mining in Australia, a civil and mining engineering firm with annual turnover of $300M. Previous to that he was Chief Executive Officer of Michelago Ltd., which was acquired by Sino Gold (now Eldorado) in 2008. Mr. Secker has an extensive background in bioleaching haven overseen the development, construction and operations for 2 of BacTech’s plants, firstly the Youanmi gold plant in Australia in 1994 and subsequently the BioGold plant in Shandong, China in 2003.
 
Stephen Fabian, Director 

Mr. Fabian graduated in Mining Engineering (B.E. Min) from the University Of South Wales School Of Mines in 1981. He has worked in both underground base mental operations and in open pit coal mining in Australia. Between 1985 and 1988 he was employed by Bankers Trust Australia Limited as a mining analyst and later as a portfolio manager specializing in the resources sector. From 1988 to 1993 he was employed by County NatWest Australia as a specialist mining analyst. In 1993 he was transferred to NatWest Markets’ London operations to lead the Australian mining finance department. From March 1999 to March 2007, Mr. Fabian was the President and CEO of Brazilian Diamonds Limited, during which time he changed the focus of that company’s activities from gold exploration to diamond exploration and development. He resigned as President of Brazilian Diamonds in March 2007 in order to focus on creating a new mining company, Ferrous Resources Limited, which is developing iron ore properties in Minas Gerais State, Brazil. He was acting CEO of Ferrous until December 2007. In 2008, he returned as CEO of Brazilian Diamonds and also launched another iron ore company, South American Ferro Metals, which is currently listing on the Australian Stock Exchange. Mr. Fabian is also a principal and director of the Genus Capital Fund, a specialist venture capital investment fund focused on early stage opportunities in the resources sector which has now listed on the London Stock Exchange as the Baker Steel Resources Trust.
 
Ed Guimaraes, Director 
 
Mr. Guimaraes has been Chairman of the Audit Committee and independent director of the Corporation since June 2014. Mr. Guimaraes is an independent business consultant and is a director of Aldridge Minerals, Nuinsco Resources Limited, Giyani Gold Corp., Karmin Exploration Inc. and Orvana Minerals Corp. Previously, he was Executive Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Aur Resources Inc. until its acquisition by Teck Resources in 2007. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant) and has a Bachelor of Arts in Administrative and Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario.
 

MANAGEMENT TEAM
 
Barry Hildred, CEO
 
Mr. Hildred is a seasoned executive and successful entrepreneur with varied business leadership experience. Previously, Mr. Hildred was founder of The Equicom Group, a company specializing in strategic financial and investor relations services for Canadian public companies. In 2007, The Equicom Group was acquired by the TMX Group, owner and operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Hildred is currently Chairman of Aldridge Minerals Inc., a development stage mining company focused on advancing its Yenipazar gold and polymetallic VMS deposit in Turkey. He is also the Treasurer and a Director of The Children’s Aid Foundation.

Louis R. Nagy, CFO

Mr. Nagy has more than 21 years of professional experience as a chartered accountant. During this time he has held several senior financial positions in the resources, consumer goods and high tech industries.
 
Coen Louwarts, VP Corporate Development

Mr. Louwarts has over 15 years’ experience in the mining industry where he has worked in operations, investment evaluations and business development. He started his career as a mining engineer with BHP Billiton, which was followed by management roles in infrastructure and construction. More recently, he worked for Rio Tinto where he was also on the Technical Committees for the Escondida mine and the Grasberg Joint Venture and was a member of the Board of Directors of Palabora Mining Company.
 
Tom Quigley, VP Exploration
 
Mr. Quigley, a Professional Geologist, obtained a Master's of Science degree in Geology from Queen’s University in 1990 from the Mineral Exploration Program (QMinEx). He also attended the University of Minnesota, obtaining a Master's of Science degree in Biology in 1978. Mr. Quigley has extensive exploration experience as an industry and consulting geologist throughout North America. He has been President of Minerals Processing Corporation since its inception in 1995, and President of Aquila Resources Inc. since 2004. Mr. Quigley is responsible for strategic planning, property acquisitions and ongoing technical evaluation of the Back Forty Project and is the Qualified Person for Aquila Resources.
 
Dr. Paul Miller (Ph.D), VP Metallurgy
 
Dr. Miller has over 25 years’ industrial experience in minerals processing. He commenced his career working for Mintek in South Africa in 1981 and in 1986, joined Davy McKee in the U.K. as a group leader responsible for development of process technology in support of worldwide contracting activities. He joined the Company in 1996 and has been responsible for all technical aspects of projects, from initial test work and management of studies through to project design and execution.
 
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