Board & Senior Management

Mr. Hohnen has experience in the Japanese, Chinese and Korean markets, all of which play a significant role in the production of lithium ion batteries and the development of electric vehicle technology. Mr. Hohnen has been involved in the mineral resource sector since the late 1970s. He has had extensive international business experience in a wide range of industries including mining and exploration, property, investment, software and agriculture. He has held a number of directorships in both public and private companies and was founding Chairman of Cape Mentelle and Cloudy Bay wines, as well as being on the board of oil and coal company Anglo Pacific Resources Plc. Mr. Hohnen was also a director of Kalahari Minerals and Extract Resources, having successfully negotiated the sale of both companies to Taurus (CGN). He is also chairman of ASX listed, Boss Resources Limited and director of Salt Lake Potash Limited.
Mr. Secker is a mining engineer with over 30 years experience in the resources industry. During his career he has built and operated a number of mines and metallurgical processing facilities in Africa, Australia, China and Canada. His operating and project experience spans a number of commodities, including titanium, copper, iron ore, gold and lithium. For the past 10 years Peter has been Chief Executive of a number of publicly listed companies, most recently as CEO of Canada Lithium Corporation whilst successfully developing the Quebec Lithium project.
Over twenty years of experience in the oil and gas and mineral exploration industries.  Experienced in accounting, finance, corporate planning, treasury, and taxation with both public and private large and small oil and gas producers and small cap national and international mineral exploration companies.
Martin Fernando Vidal Torres has served as the Vice President, Exploration – Mexico for Bacanora since January 2011. He currently serves as General Manager of Minerales Industriales Tubutama S.A. de C.V. and Minera Sonora Borax S.A. de C.V., two fully-owned Mexican subsidiaries of Bacanora and the operating vehicles for the development of the Company's projects owned in Mexico. Mr. Vidal started his career as geologist with the US Borax exploration team and has years of experience working in Northern Mexico, particularly in the project areas that Bacanora are now developing. His experience includes almost 20 years of working with the multinational company Rio Tinto in the exploration of industrial minerals in several countries in America, occupying different technical and managerial positions. Mr. Vidal has a BSc. in Geology from the University of Sonora (1987) and studies in Non-Ferrous extractive Metallurgy in the same University.
Having begun his career at the LME, Mr. Leahy spent 29 years in the mining industry as a specialist corporate broker, including mining finance, origination and equity sales. Mr. Leahy has worked on a wide range of projects, worldwide, ranging from industrial minerals, precious metals, copper, diamonds, coal, uranium and iron ore. Having worked at James Capel, Credit Lyonnais, Nedbank, Canaccord and Mirabaud, he has substantial experience with international institutional fund managers, hedge funds and sector specialists. Over the years Mr. Leahy has been involved in many IPO’s and a large number of primary and secondary placings, developing junior companies through to production and beyond. He is currently a director of Mineral Commodities and Forte Energy.

Ray Hodgkinson is a retired Professional Engineer in Alberta, Canada who has spent the last 40 years in the oilfields and gasfields of Western Canada, northern Russia and at a shipyard in Japan.  He is a founding Director of Canadian mining companies Westcore Energy Ltd and Bacanora Minerals Ltd. and energy company Troy Energy Corp.

Jamie Strauss has had 30 years experience within the stockbroking and mining finance sector. Currently he is a Director of mining finance boutique, Strauss Partners Ltd - based in London, UK.  Previously, a Managing Director at BMO Capital Markets, 2007 - 2009.  He has raised in excess of $1bn for projects spanning the globe in both energy and mineral world on behalf of leading institutions in UK, Europe, North America and Australia.  He is particularly well known for his long term specialisation of the Diamond Mining sector as well as supporting development assets through to production. Jamie is a Director of Altius Minerals and Gold Standard Ventures.

Mr. Bolger serves as the Corporate Secretary of the Corporation. Paul Bolger is a partner with Tingle Merrett LLP, a Calgary-based corporate and securities law boutique firm, with a practice focused on corporate securities, corporate finance and commercial transactions involving emerging, growth and mid-capitalization companies. Mr. Bolger has extensive experience acting for public and private companies in a range of matters including equity and debt financings, public and private corporate acquisitions and business combinations, continuous disclosure obligations, share and asset acquisitions and dispositions, corporate restructurings, amalgamations, reorganizations and other business transactions.