Mr. James is a geologist and business executive with over 45 years of technical and financial experience in the natural resource sector. His work has taken him throughout North America, Africa and Asia where he has held senior positions in both Oil & Gas and mining companies. Mr. James spearheaded TVI Pacific’s activities in the Philippines and is responsible for bringing on stream the Canatuan project, the first foreign funded, modern, full-scale producing mine in the Philippines since the passage of the Mining Act in 1995. At Canatuan, Mr. James developed two highly successful mining operations, one that produced 105,200 ounces of gold and 1.8 million ounces of silver 2004 to 2008; and another that produced 199,778 tonnes of copper concentrate and 30,558 tonnes of zinc concentrate from 2009 to 2014. From 2012 to present, Mr. James successfully developed a third mine into production in the Philippines, the Agata project, which has now produced close to 5 million tonnes of nickel laterite (a combination and nickel and iron ore) since commercial operations began in 2014.