|Richard A. Graham|
Position: President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Graham is a Professional Geologist, registered with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, and has approximately 18 years of geological experience in North America and overseas. Since February 2004, Mr. Graham has been Manager of Corporate Development for Ionic Management Corp., a privately owned management company focused on the resource sector. He is also a director and officer of various other public natural resource companies.
Dr. Pohl, a Certified Professional Geologist, is Vice President of Exploration for Sanu Resources Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of NGEx Resources Inc., a TSX Venture Exchange listed mineral exploration company, and he has a PhD in Geochemistry from Stanford University. Dr. Pohl is also a consulting geologist with Carlson Pohl Associates.
Mr Basha has been working in the mineral exploration industry for more than 23 years with major and junior companies domestically and internationally. His experience includes project generation, fieldwork, and senior management experience in gold, base-metal and magmatic nickel-copper-platinum group elements exploration. Mr Basha was instrumental in the discovery of the Hammerdown Gold deposit in Newfoundland. Mr. Basha was formerly Vice-President of exploration of Cornerstone Capital Resources Corp., leading the generative initiative that led to development of a large portfolio of projects and many successful joint ventures in eastern Canada and Ecuador. Mr Basha holds degrees in geology and engineering and in addition to his exploration experience has worked as a consulting geotechnical and environmental engineer in the past.
Mr. Downes joined Rhyolite Resources as CFO in February 2015 and has over 10 years of management and accounting experience in the natural resource and financial services sectors. Mr. Downes also serves as the CFO for Knol Resources Corp. and the VP Finance for Ionic Management Corp. Previously, he was the Manager of Financial Reporting for Sprott Resource Lending Corp. as well as Quest Capital Corp. and was a Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dublin, Ireland and Vancouver. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria.
Position: Corporate Secretary
Ms. Lee is a certified legal assistant. Ms. Lee worked as a legal assistant for a number of large law firms in the areas of corporate and securities laws. Since December 1996, she has been the Corporate Secretary of Ionic Management Corp., a private management company. Previously, she was the Corporate Secretary of Sprott Resource Lending Corp. from May 2009 to January 24, 2011 and from July 2003 to August 2008, a resource lending corporation which trades on the TSX and NYSE AMEX. She is also a director and/or officer of several other public companies.