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  • Ron Goguen

    President and CEO, Director

    Ron purchased his first exploration drilling company, Ideal Drilling, in 1980. In 1981, he added a second exploration drilling company and increased sales and net income significantly. Those companies were combined to become Major Drilling Group International Inc., a publicly traded company that has traded on the TSX since March 1995 (TSX:MDI). Ron served as President and Chief Executive Officer until 2000 and during this time was a key driving force in building Major Drilling into one of the largest mineral drilling service companies in the world (33 operations in 15 countries).

    Since leaving Major Drilling in 2000, Ron has served as the President of Royal Oaks Real Estates Inc. and Royal Oaks Golf & Country Club. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Northeast Bank since 1990. During 2006 Ron was appointed Chairman of the Board for Beaver Brook Antimony Mine Inc., and he remained so until bringing the operation into production during early 2008. Beaver Brook is the largest antimony mine outside of China. 

    During 1995 Ron was named Atlantic Canada’s Entrepreneur of the year as presented by Governor General of Canada.

  • Ian McGavney

    COO - Director

    Mr. McGavney is an experienced junior mining company executive with prior roles in both public and private companies. From 2003 to 2009 he was a founder and President of Skye Capital Corporation Inc.. Skye Capital Corporation assisted in founding, financing, and managing junior exploration start ups as well as restructuring situations. 

    From 2009 to 2016, Mr. McGavney served as an Investment Advisor with TD Wealth-Private Investment Advice, a division of TD Bank Group. Since 2016, he as acted an independent finance/marketing consultant to several public and private mining/exploration companies.

  • Camilla Cormier

    CFO and Director

    A CPA who has 30 years experience acting as a CFO and Controller, including the 14 years with several public companies.

  • Jamie Lavigne P.Geo


    Mr. Lavigne is an economic geologist with over 30 years experience covering exploration, deposit delineation, resource estimation, and mine development. Mr. Lavigne has developed expertise in gold mineralization systems through project work and consulting assignments in Mexico, SE Asia, Colombia, Peru, the western USA, and Archean terrains in eastern and northern Canada.  Mr. Lavigne has a M.Sc. in geology and is a registered Professional Geologist (P.Geo.).

  • Kevin O'Connor


    Mr. O'Connor is a corporate attorney based in Chicago, IL. He has practiced for 25 years in the areas of M&A, joint ventures, and corporate law. Having worked in China for 11 years for multinational mining and transportation equipment companies, he is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

  • William D. Macdonald


    Mr. William D. Macdonald is a former Director and Logistics Manager of Landdrill International Inc. (“Landdrill”). Landdrill is a Canada-based company engaged in providing drilling services throughout Mexico and Nicaragua.  The company offers drilling services, including surface and underground diamond core drilling, directional drilling, reverse circulation hammer, reverse circulation blade, reverse circulation grade control, blast-holed drilling, water well drilling, geotechnical and environmental drilling.

  • Roger Doucet


    Roger Doucet, B.Sc. in Geology is retired from Agnico Eagle Mines, where he was Director of Exploration for Mexico and has been an officer of several public and private mineral exploration companies including Ancash Mining, Dynacor Mines Inc., Morrison Minerals Ltd., and Inca Drilling S.A. Peru. From 1975 to 1988, he worked for Lac Minerals Ltd. during which he discovered the Bousquet 1 gold mine and was involved with discovery of the Doyon Gold Mine. He was granted the “Prospector of the Year” Award in 1978 by the Québec Prospectors Association for the discovery of the Doyon and Bousquet #1 deposits in Abitibi, Quebec. Mr. Doucet was in charge of the re-evaluation of the East-Malartic and Canadian Malartic mines which lead to the discovery of large, low grade gold zones. Mr. Doucet was Exploration Manager for Agnico-Eagle Mines in Mexico with responsibilities that included mineral exploration activities at Agnico’s sites including Pinos Altos.