Mr. J. Andrew McQuire received a mining engineering degree from Queen’s University in 1970 and went on to earn his masters degree in mining engineering in 1974, and a CMA in 1980. Between 1972 and 1978, Mr. McQuire worked with Placer Dome as a mining engineer. He went on to join Sunlife Financial as a portfolio manager and analyst until 1987, and was a senior gold analyst with RBC Financial Group until 1990. Mr. McQuire joined Broad Oak Associates as Executive Vice President until 1996. Since 1996, Mr. McQuire has worked as a private consultant and is a director of a number of public companies.