Mr. Cubitt has 25 years of experience working with resource companies in various capacities as founder, finance agent and institutional investor. Most recently, Mr. Cubitt was director of investments for Vertus Investment Advisory and Ascenta Asset Management, offshore investment advisory firms for which he was responsible for precious metals and special situations mining and energy funds.
John King Burns
Chairman & Lead Director
Mr. Burns is former Chairman and founder of Northern Orion, which was subsequently acquired by Yamana Gold in a $1 billion transaction. He also served as Global Head and Managing Director of the Derivative Trading and Structured Finance Group at Barclays Metals London, a unit of Barclays Bank PLC, from 1991-1997, which provided over $3 billion to the mining industry during his tenure. It was Mr. Burns and his Barclays team that first proposed the combination of Minas Luismin S.A. with Wheaton River Minerals, which later became Goldcorp. He currently serves as Independent Director of China Gold International Resource Corp ($800 million market capitalisation) and to Simba Essel Energy and was an Advisor to Western Potash in the $32 million investment by a subsidiary of China National Overseas Oil Corporation (CNOOC). Mr. Burns’ prior accomplishments working within the mining industry include being former Chairman and Lead Director of Athabasca Potash (before it was sold to BHP for $341 million); as well as former Chairman of Dolly Varden Silver which, like Jaxon, is focused on the Golden Triangle in BC.
Oleg Scherbina CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Oleg Scherbina has over 17 years of financial management experience including the last 6 years in the mineral exploration and gold mining industry. He has worked for a number of years with resource companies including Uranium One Inc., Eureka Mining, Bema Gold Corporation and Zoloto Resources Ltd. He holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Audit from Odessa State Economic University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Law from Odessa State University, Ukraine.
Mr. Ballantyne has the significant role of being the Manager of the Company’s projects. Mr. Ballantyne had a distinguished career of 23 years starting in 1974, with the Geological Survey of Canada, as a well-known member of the Mineral Resources Division, where he specialized in Applied Exploration Geochemistry. He was responsible for the development and initiation of the National Geochemical Reconnaissance Stream Sediment surveys in the Canadian Cordillera and as a guest speaker has presented his research on a variety of deposits nationally and internationally. Since 1996 he has consulted to junior and mid-tier mineral exploration companies including a six year term ending in 2008 with Starfield Resources Inc. where he was an integral part of the successful exploration and development of resources at the Ferguson Lake copper-nickel-cobalt-platinum group metal deposit in Nunavut, Canada. Mr. Ballantyne is a B.Sc. graduate of the University of Guelph, Ontario.
James Lavigne P. GEO MSC
Director & Technical Advisor
Mr. Lavigne has been a Director of JAXON MINERALS INC. since November 2008. Mr. Lavigne has over 25 years’ experience in all phases of mineral exploration and development predominantly in base and precious metal deposits. His positions included Vice-President of Exploration for Goldbrook Ventures Inc. where he was responsible for design implementation and management of their programs; senior geologist with FNX Mining Company; and consulting geologist with Wardrop Engineering. He is currently Vice President Exploration for Garson Gold Corp. focusing on the New Britannia Gold Mine, Snow Lake, Manitoba. Mr. Lavigne has a B.Sc. (Geology) from Memorial University of NFLD and a M.Sc. (Geology) from the University of Ottawa
Laurence Stephenson P. GEO MBA
Mr. Stephenson has been a Director of JAXON MINERALS INC., since November 2008. He has over 40 years’ experience in the field of mineral exploration and in guiding new companies in the acquisition and utilization of capital. He was instrumental in starting Glencairn Exploration Ltd., a listed company and its subsidiary, Wheaton River Minerals Ltd. (formerly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange before its plan of arrangement with Goldcorp Inc.). Mr. Stephenson received his B.Sc. from Carlton University and his MBA from York University. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
Ms. Fairhurst has more than 15 years of experience in the financial and public company markets. The majority of her time has been spent administering capital assets in the Canadian and Australian resource sectors. She subsequently went on to be a founder and executive in the resource business in her own right. Emma has significant experience in international development and corporate responsibility working in East Africa. She is a director and founding member of Global Change for Children Society, a volunteer charity sponsored by mining companies.
Garry Stock, CFA
Mr. Stock has worked in the resource industry for 20 years, helping build companies from inception to up to $500 million in market capitalization. He has been involved in $400 million in equity financings and has acquired/developed exploration assets across most commodities within Canadian, US, Australian and British securities jurisdictions. Garry holds a Honours BA in Economics and completed the CFA program in 1998.