Augustine Ventures has assembled a management team of high quality, experienced individuals with specific past success in exploration and project acquisitions all around the world. Management is committed to providing our shareholders with a unique opportunity to participate in Canada’s gold mining industry as the company explores and develops its land package in Wawa Ontario.
Dr. Robert (Bob) Dodds, Ph.D., P. Eng.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Dodds has 44 years working experience, primarily in the mining industry. In addition, Dr. Dodds has authored 17 scientific articles which have been published in various North American technical journals.
Dr. Dodds has had extensive experience in resource exploration, development and production with various resource companies such as and their operations including, Barrick Gold Corporation, The Kidd Creek Mine, Teck Resources Limited, Cominco, The Kerr Addison Mine, Noranda Inc. and Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. He acted as manager and operator at a gold mine in Northwestern Ontario and has provided engineering services for pit slope stability, rock mechanics, rock monitoring, dewatering, frozen earth cut off wall, tailings disposal systems, dams, blasting and Closure Plans.
Dr. Dodds has recently held senior management positions with Algonquin Power Utility Corp (“APUC”), a publically trading company on the TSX. APUC owns and operates renewable and thermal power generation facilities and regulated utilities (water, wastewater, electricity distribution and gas distribution) across North America.
Over a period of 13 years, Dr. Dodds held the following senior management positions with APUC:
- President and GM of an electricity distribution system;
- Director of Operations;
- Vice President of Service Delivery for regulated utilities;
- President and General Manager of a $100 million Energy From Waste facility;
In these roles, Dr. Dodds had responsibilities for Operations Management, Employee Hiring and Development, Development of Health and Pension Benefits Plans, Integration of Employees (of acquired assets), Negotiation of Collective Bargaining Agreements, Operating Profit, Capital Planning, Customer Relations and Customer Service.
Khurram R. Qureshi
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Qureshi became a Chartered Accountant in 1990 while working at a mid-size CA firm in Toronto. In 1996, he started his firm working with companies that planned to go public through IPO’s where his role was to prepare the target for audits, corporate governance, stock option plans, policies and procedures for operations.
Mr. Qureshi served as Director of Risk Management and later CFO for SLMSoft Inc. where he was a member of its M&A team that successfully completed 5 acquisitions within its sector.
Over the past 15 years Mr. Qureshi has served as the CFO for Infocorp Computer Solutions and Astware Technologies Ltd. in the technology sector, Lingo Media Corporation in the publishing sector and Estrella Gold Corporation where he successfully completed 3 acquisitions in the resources sector.
In addition to preparation of year-end and quarterly financial statements, management discussion and analysis, liaison with auditors, lawyers and transfer agents etc., he also successfully completed several private placement financings, mergers and acquisitions along with business acquisition reports, IFRS conversions, share consolidations and debt conversions. Currently, Mr. Qureshi is a partner at a boutique CA firm based in the Greater Toronto Area.
Dr. Ed Walker, P.Geo.
Senior Project Geologist
Dr. Walker is an independent consulting geologist with over 30 years project management and technical experience in mineral exploration and development. He has provided consulting services to senior and junior exploration companies, consulting engineers and mineral analysis laboratories. His geological, petrological and process mineralogical experience has included precious metals, diamonds, and base and rare metal deposits from around the world. His broad-based experience and demonstrated ability with multi discipline projects has benefited clients with discoveries, resource development, and ISO quality management system accreditations.
Dr. Walker graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Ph.D. in experimental petrology of diamond deposits. Also completed at Western was a post-doctoral mapping and petrological study of rare metal deposits. Apart from a four year period as laboratory manager of mineralogical services and process mineralogist at Lakefield Research Limited, Dr. Walker has worked for PetroLogic Inc. At the present time, he is a Senior Project Consultant at PetroLogic providing gold exploration consulting services. Since 2001, he has provided services in the Wawa area for a number of clients exploring for gold and diamonds.
Rose Xie is an Independent audit and financial management professional with 18 years experience in the financial sector, working with major financial companies (Deloitte Touche) and major firms (Starbucks). Rose has CPA and CGA accreditation and is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Updated on: March 23, 2016