David Watkins, M. Sc.Chairman
Mr. Watkins is an international mining executive with 40 years of experience in building and managing mining companies. He is a geologist by training whose work resulted in the discovery, acquisition, development, and operation of 15 successful gold, copper, and zinc mines in Canada, US, Chile, Peru, Australia, and Zambia. His experience includes managing a number of corporate mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions. Mr. Watkins joined Atna Resources Ltd. as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2000. Prior to joining Atna, he was Senior Vice President of Cyprus Amax Minerals Company responsible for worldwide exploration and business development. He was President of Minnova Inc., a successor company to Falconbridge Copper where he and his teams discovered and built a number of mines that resulted in five operating divisions producing gold silver, copper, and zinc for the company.
Robert Cameron, P.Geo.President & CEO
Mr. Cameron has over 30 years of international experience in the mining industry including positions as President and CEO of Valley High Ventures and Bearing Resources Ltd. as well as Vice-President and Manager of exploration for Phelps Dodge Corporation of Canada Limited (a then subsidiary of Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc.). In addition he has extensive market and finance experience including a term as mining analyst for Research Capital. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
Bernard H. Kahlert, B.Sc., P.Eng.Director
Mr. Kahlert, a geological engineer, has more than three decades experience in international mineral exploration (including diamonds). Prior to joining Commander in 1990, he served as exploration manager for Amoco Minerals and Superior Oil in Australia, Canada and USA, as well as a consulting geologist for junior and major companies.
Eric W. NortonDirector
Mr. Norton spent over 30 years with Teck Resources Ltd. and three years with Baja Mining Corp. as Vice President, Project Development & Operations. He graduated from University of Toronto with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Metallurgy and Materials Science. While at Teck he held senior positions in Operations, Commercial & Business Development, his roles also included Manager, Strategic Opportunities, working with the Exploration Business Development Group & Manager, Business Development in Vancouver. While at Baja Mining he led the Definitive Feasibility Study for development of the Boleo Project in Mexico, and was active in working with brokers, banks and trading companies negotiating financing and commodity product agreements.
Mr. Macdonald is a finance and mining professional with background in junior company management, governance and financing holding a B.Sc. degree in geology from UBC and an MBA from Oxford.
Brian Abraham, LLB,P. GeoAdvisor
Mr. Abraham, is the Canadian chair of the Dentons Canada LLP mining practice group, he is a member of the British Columbia and Yukon Bars and practices mining and related law. He is a former adjunct mining law professor at the University of British Columbia and a member of numerous industry organizations. Having received a number of distinguished awards for his contribution to the industry and he is recognized in Lexpert as one of the top 500 lawyers in Canada. Mr. Abraham is a past National Chair of The Natural Resources and Energy Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
Mark Lotz, CAAdvisor
Mr. Lotz is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a joint major in Economics. He is a Canadian Chartered Accountant with 17 years of post-qualification experience, most of which has been in the minerals industry and minerals related securities business. Mr. Lotz has held CFO and other senior financial positions with several mining and exploration companies. He has also served as a senior executive officer for two Vancouver based securities firms. Prior to that, he served as a financial compliance officer for the Vancouver Stock Exchange, following four years as a Senior Auditor with Coopers and Lybrand, focusing on the mining and tax sectors.