Philippe Cloutier, P.Geo holds a B.Sc. in Geology and a certificate in Human Resource Management and has over 25 years of experience in the mining exploration and development business. Mr. Cloutier has previously worked for industry leaders such as Noranda Inc., Aur Resources Inc., and Soquem. Mr. Cloutier played a lead role in the discovery and delineation of the Bell-Allard South Cu-Zn Mine in Matagami, Quebec. Since September 2002, he has served as a member of the Order of Geologist professional inspection committee.