Conrad Swanson


has 30 years experience in the public market.  In 1991 he founded one of the first Internet companies in Vancouver, Internet Direct, which was sold to Bell, in 1995. In 1998 was a founding member of Western Canadian coal, which Walters Energy brought in 2010 for $2.2billion.  In 2011 him and his group of investors funded Richfield Ventures, which acquired the Black Water gold deposit in central BC and that property was sold to New Gold for $550m, in 2012.

In 2003, he started Gold Reach resources ltd. where he has raised more than $25m for exploration.

Derrick Strickland P. Geo, BSc., MBA

VP Exploration

Derrick Strickland, P.Geo, BSc., MBA serves as a Geological Consultant and holds over 25 years of industry experience. Mr. Strickland is a Director and advisor to several junior exploration companies. This experience includes President/Director and management of exploration projects in remote locations, instituting quality assurance programs, providing geological technical expertise and leadership to resource companies at the board level.

His international geological experience encompasses a wide range of commodities – gold, uranium, diamonds, potash and copper, in addition to other specialty minerals and deposit types. Mr. Strickland has exposure to geological and cultural environments all over the world.

Jay Roberge


Mr. Roberge brings over 25 years of business experience and has served as Executive Management, Director and/or Chairman of a number of publicly traded and private companies in natural resources (mining), technology and energy industries. He is an avid supporter of International trade and investment between Canada and Asia. He is on the Board of Directors for the Hong Kong Canada Business Association, and on the Advisory Board of Mines & Money in Hong Kong, Toronto, and London.

Alvin Jackson


Mr. Jackson has over 40 years of worldwide experience in mineral exploration and development. During his career he has been directly involved with the exploration drilling and pre-feasibility studies on two major gold deposits (Detour Lake, Ontario and Golden Cross in New Zealand) and one porphyry copper deposit (Huckleberry, B.C.), all of which subsequently became producers. His experience includes work as an Exploration Manager for Cyrpus Minerals Canada from 1989 to 1992 and serving as President and CEO/COO of Eurozinc Mining between 1999 to 2005, where he directed that company in its acquisition of the Alijustrel and Neves Corvo zinc and copper mines in Portugal. Eurozinc subsequently grew to a market cap of over $1.5 billion before merging with Lundin Mining. Currently, Mr. Jackson serves as Director and VP Exploration and Development of Freegold Ventures.

Gregory Stewart


Gregory Stewart is a businessman and entrepreneur residing in Calgary, Alberta. As a Director for International Samuel he brings over 35 years of practical experience in the Canadian securities markets. As Chairman and President of 2 private and long established investment partnerships he has developed skills in strategic planning and analysis. Previous experience as a Director of a small publicly traded oil producer led to becoming Chairman and President of the company for a period of 3 years. Gregory has worked with many organizations demonstrating a commitment to excellence through exceptional communication skills.


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