Mr. Chris Towsey brings significant geological expertise to the Board of Directors and will complement the Board’s expertise whilst furthering the commitment of the Board to independence and transparency. Mr. Towsey’s appointment is subject to the normal course clearing of his Personal Information Form (PIF) in accordance with the rules of the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V).

Christopher Towsey is currently Managing Director of a private geological consulting company. He was an independent director of Black Dragon Gold while on the TSX-V and until April 2016, was a Director of Citigold Corporation Limited Australia. Further he was a Director of Great Mines Ltd and the Queensland Resources Council, the premier mining industry representative body in Queensland. He has 40 years’ experience as a mining and exploration geologist with particular expertise in mining of narrow-vein gold deposits, ore reserve estimation, geochemistry and in copper and lead-zinc-silver mines. Mr. Towsey holds Honours and Masters degrees in economic geology from the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), a Chartered Professional (Geology), Chair of the AusIMM Health & Safety Society Committee and a Competent Person under the Australian JORC Code for the reporting of mineral resources and ore reserves.