Roy Durr, P. Eng
President & CEO
Mr. Durr is a registered Professional Engineer (Ontario, Canada) and an expert Executive Program Manager with over 30 years of experience in managing the design and execution of major mining and infrastructure projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master Certificate in Project Management from York University. His technical expertise coupled with his creative and innovative abilities have resulted in a special talent for project problem solving, such as the sinking of three Potash shafts through the unconsolidated, water saturated, Blairmore formation; a feat that had not previously been done. In the Tintic district of Utah, where Provo is performing the rehabilitation and restart of the underground Trixie Gold Mine, Roy Durr has employed his Project Management skills to achieve production and sale of ore within a record 14 months from Provo’s start of activities there, employing innovative and cost reducing techniques to achieve this success despite complications during the peak of the global Covid-19 pandemic. In every project he has managed, the projects are delivered on time, on budget and on target, using the highest industry standards of reporting and performance tracking.
Chief Financial Officer
Alexander Khersonski, CPA, CGA., is a senior financial professional with over twenty years of international experience in financial and operational management and financial reporting for both private and public companies operating in the resource sector. Alexander was appointed the Chief Financial Officer for the IG Group of Companies in 2010 and was instrumental in the eventual sale of the Malmyzh asset in 2018. Prior to his employment with IG Copper, Alexander worked for Kinross Gold Corporation for more than 6-years achieving the role of Vice President of Russian operations and was instrumental in the construction and successful operation of both the Kupol and Julietta mines.
David R. Sabourin P.E., Pr. Eng.
Advisor Mining & Project Development
David Sabourin is a registered professional engineer with a degree in Mining Engineering and an MBA in Finance. He has over 35 years of experience in the areas of mine operations and mine development, project management and business in North America, the Middle East, South Africa, the Indian Sub-Continent, the Far East and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Tintic Consolidated Metals as Chief Operating Officer, he was General Manager for Nevada Copper at the Pumpkin Hollow Mine located in Yerington, Nevada. David has extensive experience in underground mining, infrastructure and operations with a focus on safety, best practices and operational efficiency. He is adept at building high-performance teams through his ability to provide project team leadership, manage contractors and consultants, and apply his business acumen to achieve a successful outcome for all company stakeholders.
Thomas E Bowens, P. Geo
Advisor geology & Drilling
Thomas Bowens is a certified professional geologist with over twenty-eight years of international experience in the minerals exploration industry, and has spent the last twenty two years based in Mongolia (1998-2006) and Russia (since 2005). Prior to founding IG Copper and IG Tintic , Mr Bowens was the Vice President of Exploration and Chief of Operations for Fortress Minerals Corporation. Mr Bowens has been directly responsible for two major mineral deposit discoveries in Russia in the past 12 years, the Svetloye Gold Mine and Malmyzh Cu-Au Porphyry Deposit (sold to Russia Copper in 2018 for $200 million) and has a track record of success in the management and operation of exploration companies. He has worked for Cyprus Amax Exploration, Harrods Minerals, Ivanhoe Mines, and two Lundin Group Companies, International Uranium and Fortress Minerals. Mr Bowens has degrees in economics, geological engineering (Magna Cum Laude) and a master’s degree in Geology, the latter two from the Colorado School of Mines.
Stephanie Ashton has spent the last 25 years in the area of natural resources, specifically exploration and development of mining projects in Latin America, North America and Eastern Europe. She has founded exploration companies and mining services companies, serving on boards as well as in corporate development and financing through the companies’ growth stages. She has secured private equity and debt financings, participated in IPOs, negotiated Joint Ventures, as well as overseen accounting and auditing. Ms. Ashton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business with a minor in French from Cal Poly State University, a Master’s certificate in International Tax and Legal Strategy from HEC Paris, and a Master of Science in Mineral Economics from the University of Chile in Santiago. She was a regular contributor to opinion columns in the magazine, “Minería Chilena” between 2009-2015.