• Corporate

Management & Advisors

  • Leo Hathaway

    Executive Chair & Co-Founder

    Leo is a geologist and senior executive in the mining and exploration industry with 25 years of experience. He currently serves as Senior VP of Lumina Gold Corp., Senior VP Exploration of Luminex Resources Corp. and VP Exploration for Strategic Resources Corp. and is a Director of Bluestone Resources Inc.

    His previous roles include Chief Geological Officer for Lumina Copper Corp., VP Exploration for Northern Peru Copper Corp., Regalito Copper Corp., and Lumina Resources Corp. All of these companies were acquired by large mining companies and were derived from the original Lumina Copper Corp, for which Leo was VP Exploration. Prior to 2004 he worked for Inmet Mining in Europe, Central and South America and also Australia.

    Leo holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Applied Geology from the University of Plymouth, a M.Sc. in Mineral Exploration from the University of London, and has a P.Geo designation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of BC.

  • Hilbert Shields

    CEO, Director & Co-Founder

    Hilbert is a geologist and entrepreneur who has over 35 years’ experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry. He was the co- founder of and served as, Chief Executive Officer of First Bauxite Corporation and was VP Exploration of Golden Star Resources where he managed the exploration of the Omai gold deposit in Guyana, from acquisition through to the completion of the feasibility study.

    Hilbert has been a Director of the Guyana Geology & Mines Commission and the Guyana Gold Board and is a currently the Vice-President of the Guyana Gold & Diamond Miners Association, sits on the Council of the Private Sector Commission of Guyana and is a Co-Chair of the Guyana Extractive industries Transparency Initiative.

    He holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology & Environment from Oxford Brooks University UK and a Master's degree in Geology from Mackay School of Mines University of Nevada. Hilbert is a dual Canadian and Guyanese citizen.

  • Rory Harding

    VP of Corporate Development

    Rory is an experienced business development professional and financier. Until 2018 Rory ran a West African representative office for London- based Merchant Bank and resource finance boutique, Strand Hanson. Rory now lives in Guyana where he continues to represent Strand Hanson for the Caribbean, as well as number of multinational companies in a variety of industries. Rory has implemented business development for International Energy Trading Houses and has acted as the representative for two major Chinese SOEs, with infrastructure projects currently under development. Rory holds a BSc in BioSciences from the University of Exeter. Rory is a dual British and Guyanese citizen.

  • Colin Porter

    VP Exploration

    Colin is a geologist with over 25 years’ experience in exploration management and applied structural geology. Colin’s expertise spans a wide range of gold mineralization systems including Archaean, Proterozoic and Pan-African orogenic deposits and districts. Previous roles include Head of Exploration for Mwana Africa PLC and as a Structural Geologist for Anglogold Ashanti, Africa Region with extensive experience in the Birimian craton of West Africa, which included planning and implementation of deposit scale and brownfields exploration at major mines (Obuasi, Sadiola, Morila, Siguiri). Colin holds a BSc (Hons) in geology from Queen’s University Belfast, a PhD in geology from University of Southampton and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

  • Grant Tanaka

    CFO

    Grant brings over 15 years of financial leadership experience in the mining industry. Before joining Golden Shield Resources, he was the Director, Finance Operations with Ma’aden Gold & Base Metals. Prior to this Grant held senior financial positions at Teck Resources Limited, New Gold, Copper Mountain Mining Corporation, and Bisha Mining Share Company an operating subsidiary of Nevsun Resources. He has experience at both the corporate and operational levels having worked throughout North America, Mexico, Africa and the Middle East in gold, base metals and coal operations. Grant has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, specializing in Entrepreneurial Leadership and is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).


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