Mr. Paxton brings over 30 years of combined experience in the mining industry and capital markets. Mr. Paxton currently serves on the boards of two companies in the natural resource sector and has had extensive exposure to financial markets. David has recently held positions as Chief Executive Officer of Vatukoula Gold Mines, a publically listed gold mining company with operations in Fiji, and Chief Executive Officer of Sumin Resources, a private gold exploration company operating in Suriname, South America. Mr. Paxton is a mining engineer and holds a South African Mine Managers Certificate. David has gained vast experience in overseeing mining operations during his involvement in the South African and international mining industry. David's cumulative experience as a Senior Mining Analyst for a Hichens Harrison & Co. PLC, and other significant roles at Union Capital Markets, Sectram Limited PLC, C.M. Oliver (UK) Ltd, Yorkton Securities Inc., and Ed Hern, Rudolf Inc., has proven successful to numerous financings for junior mining companies, both Canadian and United Kingdom based. David is currently a non-executive director of Kalahari Copper Ltd.