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Leadership Team

Leadership Team

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Barry Hildred,
CEO

Mr. Hildred is a senior executive and successful entrepreneur with varied business leadership experience. 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 also 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 Vice Chairman of The Children’s Aid Foundation.

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Stephanie Malec,
CFO

Ms. Malec has extensive financial management and reporting experience in the mining sector. She started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, managing audits of public companies. Prior to joining Aquila, she has held increasingly senior financial positions. Ms. Malec previously held the role of Chief Financial Officer at Malbex Resources Inc. and Controller at both Starfield Resources Inc. and Dundee Precious Metals Inc. Ms. Malec is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. She is a graduate of Victoria College at the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Finance.

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Andrew Boushy,
VP Project Development

Mr. Boushy brings more than 25 years of experience in project delivery, engineering design, strategic planning, contract management, construction and operational improvement to his role at Aquila. He has worked domestically and abroad in various project, construction and consulting roles. Most recently, Mr. Boushy was Vice President and General Manager at Ausenco Canada, Mining and Minerals, with regional responsibility for corporate development, project oversight and client relationship. Prior to that he held various project management positions at Xstrata Nickel, Kinross Gold, Hatch Africa and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization. Mr. Boushy has a degree in Applied Science from Queen’s University and is a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario.

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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), and a Master’s of Science degree in Biology in 1978 from the University of Minnesota. 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. He is the Qualified Person for Aquila Resources.

Board of Directors

Edward Munden,
Chairman

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 with a portfolio of energy, mining and technology software companies. From 2001 to present, Mr. Munden has focused on the development and financing of energy companies and of oil and gas leasing and drilling projects, primarily in Texas. From 1999 to present, Mr. Munden has been a Director of Mustang Minerals Corp., a Toronto-based TSXV-traded mineral exploration company. 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. 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.

Barry Hildred,
Director/CEO

Mr. Hildred is a senior executive and successful entrepreneur with varied business leadership experience. 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 also 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 Vice Chairman of The Children’s Aid Foundation.

Peter M.D. Bradshaw,
Director

Dr. Bradshaw, P. Eng., is the co-founder and was first president of First Point Minerals Corp. and is now the Chairman.  He has 40 years of international mineral exploration experience in over 30 countries with Barringer Research, Placer Dome and Orvana Minerals.  Dr. Bradshaw has a good record of  mine finding and has been directly involved with the discovery, evaluation and advancement  of properties in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Guyana that have all gone into production.  He is also the co-founder and first Chairman of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit, University of British Columbia.  Dr Bradshaw is a member of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

Stephen Fabian,
Director

Mr. Fabian (B.E. Min.) is Chairman of Brazil Tungsten Holdings Limited and has 30 years of experience in the resources sector working as a fund manager and mining analyst with Bankers Trust Australia and County NatWest Australia. He transferred from Australia to London in 1993, where he worked with the Bank’s Corporate Advisory Team before establishing Rock Capital Partners in 1996. He relocated to Brazil in 2000 and created a number of mining ventures in the gold, diamond and iron ore sectors. Rock Capital is a specialist venture capital firm and acts as an advisor to the Baker Steel Resources Trust (BSRT), a London Stock Exchange (LSE) listed resources fund focusing on earlier-stage opportunities in the sector. BSRT is a shareholder of Aquila Resources.

Andrew W. Dunn,
Director

Mr. Dunn is the Managing Partner of Canadian Shield Capital, a private equity investment and advisory firm focused on building great Canadian businesses with strong management teams. Mr. Dunn spent 27 years at Deloitte, most recently serving as Vice Chair of Deloitte Canada and Chair of its Client Cabinet, responsible for the firm’s largest client and government relationships. He played numerous roles on the firm’s Canadian and global executive teams, including Managing Partner of Tax in Canada. In 2012, Mr. Dunn co-founded Altas Partners (“Altas”), serving initially as Chief Operating Officer and Co-Managing Partner.   Mr. Dunn serves on the boards of the McMichael Canadian Collection (where he is Chair of Planning and Development), the Children’s Aid Foundation (where he is Treasurer and Chair of the Audit Committee) and the Upper Canada College Foundation (where he is Chair of the Audit Committee). He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCPA, FCA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Accounting from the Univeristy of Waterloo.

Kevin Drover,
Director

Mr. Drover has over 40 years of experience in management, operations, and project development with mining companies developing and producing mining operations located in Canada, the U.S., Latin America, and in other foreign jurisdictions. Mr. Drover has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Aurcana Corporation, a Canadian silver mining company, since July 2014. From November 2013 to March 2015, Mr. Drover served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Oracle Mining Corp. (formerly, Gold Hawk Resources Inc.), a Canadian-based mining company that owns the Oracle Ridge copper mine in Arizona and previously owned the Coricancha Mine in central Peru until it sold the asset to Nyrstar in 2009. From June 2006 to June 2011, he served as Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Oracle Mining Corp. Previously, Mr. Drover served as Chief Operating Officer of Glencairn Gold Corporation, where he was responsible for two gold mining operations in Latin America, and as Vice President of Operations at Kinross Gold Corporation, where he was responsible for six operating mines worldwide.

Ian Pritchard,
Director

Mr. Pritchard has over 30 years of experience in project and operations management in the mining industry both in North America as well as internationally. Mr. Pritchard’s mining experience includes the management of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, engineering, procurement and construction management projects. He is COO of Belo Sun Mining and has held senior executive positions at various organizations worldwide.