John King Burns
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Burns has extensive experience in managing risk and financing resource projects in the exploration, development and production stages, in the Americas and across the globe. Previously, Mr. Burns served as a non-executive, independent director of China Gold International Resources (TSX, HKEX), the affiliate of China National Gold Group. He also previously served as Chairman of Athabasca Potash (TSX.V), as Chairman of Dolly Varden Silver (TSX.V), as a director of Corazon Gold (TSX.V), as Chairman of Titan Goldworx Resources (CNSX), and as Chairman of Northern Orion Explorations (TSX).
Mr. Burns is former Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Drexel Burnham Lambert Commodity Group in New York, London and Chicago; former Managing Director and Global Head of the Derivative Trading and Finance Group of Barclays Metals Group, Barclays Bank PLC in London; and former Managing Director of Frontier Risk Management LLC, a grains and livestock focused CTA, in Chicago. Mr. Burns serves as lead director and an audit committee member for a number of private venture focused companies.
Mr. Burns was born and resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.