Tookie Angus - Advisor (IN MEMORIAM)
Thunderstruck is saddened by the passing of our longtime friend, shareholder and advisory board member, Tookie Angus. “Tookie was a force of nature, stated President/CEO Bryce Bradley, “He has shaped the lives of many people, and we will miss him professionally as an experienced advisor and personally as a friend and mentor. He was a rare and unique individual and has left the world a better place. Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to his wife Helen and loved ones, we are grateful that he was part of our lives and he will be sorely missed.” Tookie spent the last 40 years focusing on the structuring and financing of significant international exploration, development and mining ventures. He served as Chairman of the Board of B.C. Sugar Refinery Ltd. and Nevsun Resources. He has served as director of First Quantum Minerals, and Canico Resources Corp. until its takeover by CVRD in 2005. He was a director of Bema Gold until its takeover by Kinross Gold in 2007. Additionally, he was Managing Director of mergers and acquisitions for Endeavour Financial, a director of Ventana Gold until its takeover by AUX Canada Acquisition in 2011, and a director of Plutonic Power until its merger with Magma Energy in 2011. At the time of his passing, he was Chairman of K92 Mining and Sun Summit Minerals, and a valued member of Thunderstruck’s Advisory Board.
Eric Roth - Advisor
Eric holds a Ph.D. in Economic Geology from the University of Western Australia and is an economic geologist with over 30 years of experience in international minerals exploration and mining project evaluation. He was most recently COO of Mariana Resources Ltd, which was acquired by Sandstorm Gold Royalties in July 2017 for the high-grade Hod Maden copper-gold discovery in NE Turkey. Prior to this, Mr. Roth was CEO of Aegean Metals Group Inc (original acquirer of the Hod Maden project) and President/CEO of Extorre Gold Mines Ltd (discoverer of the high-grade Cerro Moro gold-silver deposit in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, which was acquired by Yamana Gold Inc. in mid-2012 for CAD 440M).
Eric worked for AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (AGA) from 2002-2008, initially as the Lima-based Peruvian project and South American opportunities manager and subsequently as the Johannesburg-based Global Head of Greenfields Exploration. During his Johannesburg tenure, AGA’s greenfields exploration teams brought in over 20+Moz Au in new Inferred Resources through discoveries in Colombia (Colosa, Gramalote), Australia (Tropicana), and the DRC (Mongwalu) at a discovery cost of <USD 15/oz. Prior to AGA, Eric worked with TSX-listed Aur Resources Inc., discoverer of the high-grade Louvicourt VMS deposit located near Val d’Or, Quebec.
Mr. Roth is currently the President and CEO of Capella Minerals (TSXV-CMIL) and Non-Executive Director of Awale Resources Ltd. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM).
Ian Gandel - Advisor
Mr. Gandel is a successful Melbourne based businessman with over 20 years' experience in the exploration and mining sectors. Currently, Mr. Gandel is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Alliance Resources Ltd (Gold & Iron Ore), Alkane Resources Ltd (Gold and Copper) and Australia Strategic Materials Ltd (Rare Earths and critical metals) and has grown their respective market capitalizations significantly.
Outside of the resource sector, Mr. Gandel has also been involved in the construction and real estate development of some of Australia's largest shopping centers and previously with the building of the well-known Australian Priceline retail drug store chain.