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.

Yingting (Tony) Guo, P.Geo., MMSA

Director, President and Chief Geologist

Yingting (Tony) Guo has over 30 years’ experience in the mining industries. He has worked on mineral exploration and development projects/mines mainly in Asia and North America. Mr. Guo’s business expertise includes the mineral resource exploration, estimation, development, assessment, acquisition and project management. Mr. Guo has participated and managed several mineral exploration projects internationally and has directly involved discovering two large gold deposits (MOz Plus) for the last 20 years. His credentials include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the Nanjing University as well as a Doctor Degree in Geology and Exploration from China University of Mining and Technology. He is a registered Professional Geoscientist from the Province of British Columbia, Canada and QP Committee member of Mining and Metallurgical Society of America. As a Senior Geologist or a Senior Management Officer, Dr. Guo has worked from mining companies to consulting firms such as SW Tech Corporation, Jinshan Gold Mines, China Gold International, Behre Dolbear Group etc. Dr. Guo is the founder and Chairman for the Association of Chinese Canadian Mining Professionals in Canada. Dr. Guo currently is the Chairman of C2 Mining International Corporation and Transcontinental Gold corporation.

James Lavigne P.GEO. MSC

Director & Technical Advisor

Mr. Lavigne has been a director of Jaxon Mining 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. He has held senior technical positions with major Canadian and Australian mining companies and has been involved in technical and management roles with several junior exploration companies. Mr. Lavigne is currently a consulting geologist specializing in advanced exploration and resource delineation and estimation. Mr. Lavigne has a B.Sc. (Geology) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a M.Sc. (Geology) from the University of Ottawa. He is licenced as a Professional Geologist by the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists.

Laurence Stephenson P.GEO. MBA


Mr. Stephenson has been a Director of JAXON MINING 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.

Melinda Hsu CPA, CGA


Ms. Melinda Hsu has over 30 years of diversified experience in areas of accounting, finance, corporate development and administration. She has held senior management positions with various mining and oil & gas companies with both Canadian and international operations and has served as CFO and corporate secretary for various TSX and TSX Venture listed companies. Ms. Hsu is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and Ontario and has a Master of Arts in Commerce from Renmin University of China.