John Gardiner is a geologist with over thirty years of experience in the mining industry, working as both an exploration geologist and mining geologist. He also has a Diploma in Computer Science and business systems. He has worked for a variety of major companies including Noranda Mines Ltd., Placer Dome Inc., Echo Bay Mines Ltd. and Cameco Corporation. Since 1997, Mr. Gardiner has been the President of John J. Gardiner & Associates LLC, a Denver-based company that specializes in mineral exploration consulting and business development. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in 1980, and a Master of Science degree from Acadia University in 1986. Mr. Gardiner is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, and the Wyoming Association of Professional Geologists. He has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Taranis Resources Inc.
James M. Helgeson is a geologist with over twenty years of experience in the mining industry. He has experience both as an exploration and a mine geologist, and has worked on a variety of deposit types in Nevada, Alaska, Argentina and Finland. He has been employed by a variety of major mining companies including Kennecott, Independence Mining Company (now Anglogold), Echo Bay Alaska, and Placer Dome U.S. Since 1999, Mr. Helgeson has been involved in the identification and acquisition of properties characterized by high-grade precious metal-rich mineralized systems. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska in 1988, and a Master of Science degree from Oregon State University in 1993. Mr. Helgeson is a member of the Geologic Society of Nevada, and the Society of Economic Geologists. He has been a Director of the Company since November 2002, and its Vice-President, Exploration since December 2002.
Glenn R. Yeadon is a barrister and solicitor practicing primarily in the field of securities law. He was a partner with Tupper Jonsson & Yeadon, either in his personal capacity or through a personal law corporation controlled by him, from 1983 to August 31, 1999. He has been associated in the practice of law with Tupper Jonsson & Yeadon (through a personal law corporation controlled by him) since September 1, 1999. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1975, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia in 1976. He has been the Secretary and a Director of the Company since its incorporation.
Gary R. McDonald has been a chartered accountant since 1976. From 1970 to 1983, he was employed by Coopers & Lybrand, Chartered Accountants, specializing in resource and mining audits and consulting work through exploration, development and commercial production stages for various clients. From 1983 to 1987, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Blackdome Mining Corporation, and its Corporate Secretary from 1985 to 1987. Since 1987, he has been the Office Administrator for Tupper Jonsson & Yeadon, Barristers & Solicitors, of Vancouver, B.C. He has been a Director of the Company since December 2002.
Mr. McCloskey is a Mining Engineer with a Masters in Business Administration, and a third generation mining executive from a family involved in the mining industry continuously from 1906. In the 1970’s Mr. McCloskey was directly involved in negotiations with the Canadian Government to implement the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin program. Over the last 30 years he has been a director and/or officer of numerous TSX and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies involved at a senior level in the financing, exploration and development of mining properties in North and South America, Europe and Africa. Most notably, he served as a Director and member of the Independent Committee of Sutton Resources Ltd., purchased by Barrick Gold Company in 1999 (Cdn$525 million) and Canico Resource Corp. purchased by Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Cdn$940 million). Mr. McCloskey was President and Director of the predecessor public company that became Baffinland and served on the board of the private Baffinland for over two decades, representing the second largest shareholder of the private company, McChip Resources Inc. As President and the largest shareholder of McChip and through his other indirect and direct Baffinland holdings, Mr. McCloskey was the second largest shareholder of Baffinland. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of Baffinland at the Annual and General Meeting of the Company on June 16, 2005. In addition to being a director of Taranis, Mr. McCloskey is a Director of McChip Resources, Inc. and Matachewan Consolidated Mines, Limited.