Mr. Sundher has over 15 years experience in the global resource sector, in 2001 he co‐ founded Red Hill Energy and was instrumental in growing the Company's assets to include over 1.5 Billion tonnes of thermal coal in Asia.. Mr. Sundher has sourced, financed and developed numerous mining projects internationally. Mr. Sundher is the founder of Canrim Ventures, a Singapore based venture capital firm that specializes in raising capital for international exploration and development projects. Mr. Sundher's specialties include project acquisition, corporate financing and project development.
Mr. Parken received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Calgary in 1977 and his Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Calgary in 1980. From 1980 to 1990, Mr. Parken practiced corporate securities law with a major Canadian law firm of which he was a partner. He has public company management experience and a wide range of experience in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Parken also has extensive experience in managing and operating both resource and technology companies.
Mr. Clark is the Executive Director of the Ontario Prospectors Association (OPA). Garry has been a Director, Vice President or President of the OPA since its formation in the early 1990's. Mr. Clark currently serves on the Minister of Mines Mining Act Advisory Committee (Ontario) and the Ontario Geological Survey Advisory Board. He graduated with an HBSc (Geology) from Lakehead University Thunder Bay. Mr. Clark has held geological positions with Major and Junior explorers in addition to over 25 years of consulting experience. He brings to Challenger Deep extensive experience in managing large scale exploration and development programs internationally including Asia.
Mr Talaska has over 25 years experience in the mining and exploration industry. He has held senior positions with a number of companies both in Australia and Asia. In these roles he has extensive experience in: project identification, open pit and underground mining, value adding and optimizing of mining operations and management of geological teams in the production and exploration environment.
Mr. Juffry is President Director of PT. Bestindo Kwadratama, an Indonesian based mining services company established in early 2004, which provides a variety of services in the field of exploration to the management of mining operations to both domestic and overseas mining companies, including several companies listed on an international stock market that are involved in coal as well as mineral mining projects in Indonesia.
Shakir, a Chemical Engineer and Extractive Metallurgist by background training and experience, has developed a career in commercial and contracts management with over 20 years of experience in the mining industry. He is also the Commercial Executive Officer of BEST Group Companies, which involved among other things in nickel mining operations, coal and mineral exploration projects in Indonesia.
Mr. Stevenson is a Barrister and Solicitor and the principal of Brent C. Stevenson Professional Corporation. Mr. Stevenson's practice focuses on corporate and securities law for both private and public companies in a variety of industries, including various merger and acquisition transactions as well as private and public offerings of securities. He also advises on continuous disclosure and corporate governance compliance matters. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Stevenson also provides consulting services to various companies with respect to business development matters.
Mr. McKenzie has over 20 years experience working in international equities markets. His experiences include acquiring, selling, financing and developing multiple international mineral and energy projects in North America, South America and Asia. In his career he has acted as Director, Vice President and President of several resource companies. Mr. McKenzie also previously worked as a licensed equity trader at Brink Hudson Lefever in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Mr. Kelly is a Partner (through his professional corporation) of Kelly & Creaghan, Chartered Accountants, a Calgary, Alberta based accounting firm. Mr. Kelly serves a variety of clients in the financial services, construction and real estate industries. Mr. Kelly is a past president of the Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants and has served on a variety of community and professional boards and committees. Mr. Kelly has served on the Tax Review Committee for the Province of Alberta and is currently a public representative on the Provincial Internal Audit Committee of the Province of Alberta.
Mr. Thomson is a Chartered Accountant who practiced with major public accounting firms before starting his own practice in 2008. Mr. Thomson acts for a variety of companies in the natural resource sector.
Mr. Shaunessy is the founder and principal of Shaunessy Investment Counsel Inc., an independent Calgary-based portfolio manager. He has been a senior institutional research manager and institutional investment manager for over 20 years. Prior to establishing Shaunessy Investment Counsel in 2000, Terry held senior positions with HSBC Asset Management, Gordon Capital, Gryphon Investment Counsel and Merrill Lynch. At Merrill Lynch, Terry was the Director Of Research and a top-ranked bank analyst. At Gryphon, Terry was Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager (one of four) responsible for investing over $7 billion in assets in equity markets.