GDR and PDI Company Overview
Gold Dragon Resources Corporation (“GDR”) is a Canadian company founded by former South African and Canadian mining executives. Our vision is to establish a geographically diversified multi-commodity mining house focused on the acquisition and development of near term gold, uranium, base metal and industrial minerals projects in Southern Africa, Chile, Ontario and elsewhere.
The composition of the GDR and PDI team is purposely designed to cover key areas regarded as critical in bringing mining projects from greenfields exploration status to actual production in as short a time as possible. GDR’s core competencies cover areas such as exploration, geology, metallurgy, mining engineering, mechanical engineering, finance and accounting, corporate governance, legal, secretarial, permitting and compliance, capital markets, human resources and mine management. Certain members of GDR’s technical team have a deep geological knowledge of northern Chile, which combined with a different approach has led to discoveries that others have overlooked. Management and directors have provided the founding capital for the venture and own 57% of the company.
Gordon T Miller Pr Eng, President and CEO
Gordon T Miller President & CEO, Director
Pr Eng NHDMM, PMD (UCT), SMP (Henley), MSAIMM
- • Gordon is a registered professional mining engineer who has 33 years of mining experience
- • Previously the founding CEO of Toronto listed First Uranium Corporation and CEO of Simmer and Jack Mines for six years. Before that Gordon spent four years with the Placer Dome Group in executive roles in South Africa, Canada and Australia.
- • Gordon started his career with Johannesburg Consolidated Investments where he worked for 18 years and became Chief Operating Officer for Randfontein Estates and Western Areas Gold mines in South Africa
- • Currently the President and CEO of Potash Dragon a 52% subsidiary of Gold Dragon Resources with assets in Chile
Robert K Mason, Secretary and General Counsel
Robert K Mason
B Comm (Hons), 1994 Carleton University: LLB, 1997 Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
- • Rob represents issuers and underwriters on corporate finance transactions, alternative finance arrangements (royalties, streams, linked-notes), M&A mandates and proxy advisory matters, with a particular emphasis on mining and other natural resource sectors.
- • He has extensive international experience, having recently led offerings by issuers located in South Africa, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada with projects throughout the world. Rob also works in the technology and private equity sectors
James PW Fisher Ceng - Executive Vice President
James Patrick William Fisher
(55) Ceng , Bsc (hons), EMBA (UCT),ARSM, FIMM, MSAIMM
- • Jim is a Chartered Engineer, a fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and has over 35 years’ experience in the Southern African mining industry, including nine years on the Zambian copper belt and the rest in South Africa, covering the metallurgy of gold, uranium, PGM’s and copper.
- • Jim initiated the feasibility study into tailings treatment for what has become Mine Waste Solutions, serving as Chief Executive Officer of First Uranium South Africa. This led to the listing of First Uranium on the TSX. After which Jim was the Chief Operating officer and Director in the newly listed company
Nigel RG Brunette - Director
Nigel Rennie Grant Brunette
(57) B.L. (Zim) LLB (Cantab) H Dip Company Law (Wits)
Formerly a merchant banker, Nigel held various positions with Rand Merchant Bank from 1983 to 1997, including General Manager, Corporate Finance. He started the Resources section of the Mergers & Acquisitions division, and in that capacity became one of the team of six, along with Peter Flack, Julian Baring, Adam Fleming, Roger Kebble and Ted Grobicki, who planned and executed the successful raid on Randgold & Exploration in 1994. Nigel then served on the Randgold board for eight years, during which time a revolution in the South African gold mining industry was initiated. This saw the end of the mining contracts held by the large mining houses, and the setting free of many successful mining companies as a result, to the great benefit of the industry. Having left the industry to retire to his farm, Nigel was approached by Roger Kebble in 2005 to join the board of Simmer & Jack Mines, where once again Roger had initiated a rejuvenation of an old and moribund company to take advantage of changing dynamics in the industry. He served as an independent director of Simmer & Jack Mines from October 2005 and as the non-executive Chairman of the board from January 2006 to January 2010. When Toronto listed First Uranium Corporation was formed in a spin-out listing, Nigel served as the founding non-executive chairman from December 2006 to March 2010. He was thus responsible for the leadership of the independent Boards of both companies, which underwent tremendous growth in the uranium and gold arenas in South Africa, resulting in an organisation that grew from 230 employees to over 14,000 employees when the Tau Lekoa mine was acquired in 2009. Nigel has been self-employed since 1997, farming sheep and cattle in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. He holds law degrees from the University of Zimbabwe and Cambridge University (United Kingdom) and a higher diploma in company law from the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa).
E Adrian Meyer - Director
E. Adrian Meyer
BCom (Hons) Rhodes University, CA (SA) CA (Canada)
Mr. Meyer is a Chartered Accountant and the co-founder and Deputy Chairman of Cidel Bank & Trust Inc., a private wealth management bank and a trust company. Cidel is now the largest privately owned bank and trust company in Barbados. Prior to this Mr. Meyer held executive level positions in two of the three largest trust companies in Canada. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in South Africa after receiving a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from Rhodes University.