CEO & Director
Paul Wood has led and executed numerous transactions across the globe in minerals exploration and in other sectors. With a background in company formation, transaction structuring and M&A, he has a reputation for successfully driving projects to completion in multiple jurisdictions including Canada, USA, Europe, China, Japan and Africa. His background, networks and skillsets will serve BTU very well as we lever the strengths of this decidedly strong team as it embarks on its exploration and initial drill program in the Republic of Ireland. He received a BA from Dalhousie University and his MBA from University of Toronto Rotman.
PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR
Mike England has been involved in the public markets starting in 1983 working on the floor of the Vancouver Stock Exchange as a floor trader after successfully completing the Canadian Securities, Options and Futures Courses. Since 1995 Mr. England has been involved directly with public companies serving various roles including investor relations, CEO, directorships and presidencies and has raised in excess of $40 million to date for exploration and acquisitions.
VP of Exploration
Mr. McKinnon has been involved in the mining exploration industry since a very young age. Son of Don McKinnon Sr., of Hemlo fame, Mr. McKinnon has been actively exploring mining properties in Ontario and internationally. This includes having been involved in managing all aspects of exploration from property acquisition and grass roots exploration, to seeing projects through to the development stage. Mr. McKinnon also has an extensive network of business associates throughout Canada as well as internationally.
Mr. Logan is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and received both his BA and his MBA from the University of Toronto and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1996. Mr. Logan is a former Director and Chief Financing Officer for Almonty Industries Inc. (September 2011 to March 2017), a TSXV listed company. Prior to joining Almonty in 2011, Mr. Logan spent 15 years in Canadian Capital Markets Industry where he held a number of senior management positions including Managing Director, Investment Banking at Desjardins Securities Inc. from 2007 to 2011 and Director, Investment Banking at Westwind Partners Inc. and Partner at Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon Limited and Executive Director, Investment Banking at CIBC World Markets. Mr. Logan is a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Eurocontrol Technics Group Inc., a TSXV listed company, and former Director of Pinetree Capital Ltd., a TSX listed company.
Douglas Hunter, M.Sc., P. Geo
Mr. Hunter has worked continuously in mineral exploration and mineral deposit evaluation professionally for the past 40 years. He is an Ontario registered professional geologist (APGO, 2002) and has been a member of the PDAC since 1977. Doug began his career with the Ontario Department of Mines and moved into industry in the mid 1970’s. He has exploration management experience with both junior and senior mining companies throughout the world with a focus on gold and base metals. Doug is a co-founder and was senior officer (vice-president, exploration and director) of two publicly trading companies; Wallbridge Mining Company Limited and Duluth Metals both of which were listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Wallbridge was awarded in 2004 the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada E3 award (Environmental Excellence in Mineral Exploration).
Richard O’Shea brings over 20 years of experience in the mining and exploration sector, most recently as CEO and Director of Unicorn Mineral Resources Limited, a Private Company founded in 2010, which is exploring for Copper, Lead and Zinc in Ireland. Previously Mr O'Shea was a Director on the board of Ovoca Gold Plc from 2003 to 2007 where he served as CEO of the company. Ovoca is listed on the AIM Market in London (OVG.L) and also the Irish Stock Exchange (OVX.IR). Ovoca is an Exploration Company currently exploring for Gold and precious metals in Russia but was also the Company that explored the Galway region in the 1980’s where BTU has its licences currently. Mr O’Shea's depth of experience and history with the properties will be of great value to the company. He is based in Ireland and prior to his executive roles in the mining industry, practiced as an engineer.
Twila Jensen will act as an independent director for the company. Ms. Jensen has over 15 years of experience working in the capital markets and has extensive experience in marketing. Ms. Jensen has worked with hundreds of public companies in various sectors, and her passion lies in sales and marketing with a focus on strategy.