West Vault management have worked together as a highly-effective team for over ten years, discovering and developing significant mining properties in Canada, United States, South Africa and Tanzania. In Nevada we have partnered with the best and most experienced consultants.
Peter joined West Vault’s board in June 2019, and brings a wealth of experience including his experience investing in precious metals as a strategic asset class for over 25 years. He founded Sun Valley Gold LLC (“SVG”) in 1992 and serves as SVG’s president. Prior to founding SVG, he worked for Morgan Stanley & Co. as a principal of the firm specializing in equity portfolio risk management and derivatives. Mr. Palmedo was also a director of Chesapeake Gold Corp. until 2013.
R. Michael Jones, B.A.SC., P.Eng
Director, President & CEO
Michael Jones brings over 30 years of experience as a professional geological engineer, and has been instrumental in raising of over $1 billion for exploration, mining development and production. He founded Glimmer Resources Inc. which discovered the Glimmer Gold mine in Ontario, now Black Fox. During six-years as President of Cathedral Gold Corp., Mr. Jones ran a producing gold mining company. He was instrumental in a feasibility study and financing for a $1 billion mining project during two years as Vice President with Aber Resources.
Mr. Jones is President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Platinum Group Metals Ltd, a co-founder and former director of MAG Silver Corp, and co-founder and former director of West Timmins Mining which was purchased in 2009 by Lake Shore Gold Corp. Mr. Jones served on the Securities Policy Advisory Committee of the British Columbia Securities Commission for six years and holds a B.A.Sc. in geological engineering from the University of Toronto.
Frank Hallam, B.B.A., C.A.
CFO & Corporate Secretary
Frank Hallam founded New Millennium Metals Corp and Sydney Resource Corp. Mr. Hallam has extensive operating and financial experience at the senior management level with several publicly listed resource companies and has over twenty years of experience working in East and South Africa, including his role as CFO and Director with Tan Range Exploration. In addition to his involvement raising over $1 billion for exploration, mining development and production, he established and administered exploration programs in Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Eritrea, and has been involved in negotiating and managing property deals with Anglo Platinum Ltd., Barrick Gold Corporation, Johannesburg Consolidated Investments, and Newmont Mining Corporation.
Mr. Hallam is CFO, Corporate Secretary and a director of Platinum Group Metals Ltd., co-founder and former director of West Timmins Mining which was purchased in 2009 by Lake Shore Gold Corp, and is co-founder and former director of MAG Silver Corp. Mr. Hallam previously served as an auditor in the mining practice of Coopers and Lybrand. He is a chartered accountant and has a degree in business administration from Simon Fraser University.
Pierre Lebel, MBA, LLB
Chairman of Imperial Metals Corp. since 2003, and was its prior President from 1986-2003. Mr. Lebel has extensive experience in managing public companies and has served as a director of a number of public companies. In 1998 he was the recipient of the E.A. Scholz Award for excellence in mine development in British Columbia.
Mr. Lebel is a director of Home Equity Bank and the Business Council of British Columbia, and a former director of the Mining Association of British Columbia and the Mining Association of Canada. He holds an MBA from McMaster University and an LLB from the University of Western Ontario. He holds an MBA from McMaster University and an LLB from the University of Western Ontario.
Kevin Falcon, BA
Prior to joining West Vault, Mr. Falcon served as the Minister of Finance and as Deputy Premier of British Columbia. His extensive outreach to world capital markets following the global economic downturn, coupled with his introduction of a fiscally responsible budget, resulted in the re-affirmation of BC’s Triple A credit rating. As one of BC’s longest serving Ministers of Transportation and Infrastructure, he oversaw the largest capital investment program in BC history, including the Sea-to-Sky highway, Canada Line rapid transit project, Kicking Horse and Port Mann bridges, to name but a few. Most recently, he has been hired as Executive Vice President of Anthem Capital Corporation. Mr. Falcon is a recipient of both the Queen’s Diamond and Golden Jubilee medals for his public service. Mr. Falcon received a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University and completed the Real Estate Mortgage and Licensing program from the Faculty of Commerce at UBC.
Sandy McVey, P. Eng. PMP, MSc
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. McVey joined the company in November of 2012 to oversee the development, permitting, mine design and construction of the TUG project for West Vault Mining, and to acquire and develop further precious metal properties. He has been instrumental in acquiring and advancing to construction-readiness the Company’s Hasbrouck Gold Project. He has over 30 years’ experience in management of underground and surface mines, and mine and heavy civil construction in Canada, USA, UK, and Africa.. Mr. McVey is a Professional Mining Engineer and a registered Project Management Professional.