Dr. Robert I. Valliant
Dr. Robert I. Valliant
Dr. Valliant co-founded NewOrigin Gold (formerly Tri Origin Exploration) in 1989 and completed its listing on the TSX in 1991. He also founded and subsequently completed TriAusMin Limited's Initial Public Offering and listings on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2004 and Toronto Stock Exchange in 2010. Dr. Valliant has more than 30 years of experience in base and precious metals exploration, discovery and development. Prior to founding Tri Origin, he was VP Exploration for LAC Minerals Ltd a leading North American gold producer until its takeover by Barrick Gold Corporation. Dr. Valliant's responsibility for exploration activities at LAC included the participation in significant discoveries in the Bousquet and Doyon area which became the largest gold producing district in Quebec. Dr. Valliant was also responsible for the management and direction of all exploration work conducted by LAC resulting in the discovery of the Page-Williams mine at Hemlo, one of Canada’s largest gold deposits. He initiated exploration activities for LAC in Australia and the western United States, leading to discovery of gold deposits at Ortiz, New Mexico and the Rosebud gold deposit in Nevada. With Tri Origin, Dr. Valliant was co-discoverer (with the late Dennis Sheehan) of the Lewis Ponds gold and base metal deposit in New South Wales, Australia. Dr. Valliant is a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada, a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, and the Society of Economic Geologists and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Dr. Valliant is currently a director of Midland Exploration Inc and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
Mr. Thomson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Palamina Corp., a junior exploration Company active in Peru. Mr. Thomson’s previous company, Soltoro Ltd., was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in June of 2015. Mr. Thomson is an entrepreneur who has been actively exploring in the America’s since 1993. Mr. Thomson is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Palamina Corp., Winshear Gold Corp. and Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd.
Mr. Janson joined the board in 2004 and chairs the Governance and Compensation and Audit Committees. Mr. Janson brings extensive senior management and financial leadership skills to NewOrigin. He has a Company Secretary Certificate and has extensive experience working in brokerage firms. He is currently Managing Director- National Wealth Management for Richardson GMP. Formerly, Mr. Janson was Managing Director for Eastern Canada – CIBC Wood Gundy and has also held senior management positions with Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. and Midland Walwyn Inc. Mr. Janson maintains a b relationship with the resource industry and its involvement with the financial community.
Alex Rodriguez Tovalino, MBA
Mr. Rodriguez currently serves as Vice President, Corporate Development overseeing strategy, business development and investor relations for O3 Mining Inc. Mr. Rodriguez is an economist with over 10 years’ experience in the mining industry and capital markets, spanning both corporate development and equity research roles. He led a range of strategic and finance initiatives at Volcan Compañía Minera (“Volcan”) as Head of Business Development. Prior to Volcan, Mr. Rodriguez worked at Kallpa Securities in metals and mining equity research. He holds an MBA from the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management.