Keith is a professional engineer with a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration degree, and with more than 30 years of experience in progressively more senior roles from General Manager to COO. He has worked in precious and base metals systems, at both open pit and underground operations in North America and internationally, including an extended period in Australia and Papua New Guinea. This work has been performed for both senior and junior companies including Placer Dome Inc., Aur Resources Inc., Inco Ltd., Cominco Ltd., and Dynatec Corp. During his career, Keith has demonstrated expertise in a number of key areas including operating efficiencies and optimizing operations, cost control, and managing budgets for improved financial performance. He also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and preparation of feasibility studies.