Board of Directors

Keith Henderson

President, CEO & Director

Mr. Henderson has 25 years’ global experience in the mineral exploration industry throughout Africa, Europe, and North and South America. He was educated in Europe, graduating with B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. in geology and has extensive experience in multiple mineral deposit types and commodities.  Keith worked with Anglo American Exploration in Europe and North America, leading a number of exploration projects and ultimately, he was appointed project manager for Anglo Coal as the company made its first entry into Canada. In 2007, Keith joined Cardero Resource Corp. as Executive Vice-President, where he played a critical role in advancing the Pampa de Pongo through a positive scoping study and ultimate sale for US$100 million cash.  He was formerly President & CEO at Dorato Resources and is currently President & CEO at Velocity Minerals focused on gold exploration in Bulgaria.  Keith serves on the board of several public companies.

Hendrik van Alphen


Mr. van Alphen is a successful mining executive with 35 years of experience. He is the founder of Pacific Rim and Cardero Resource Corp and has a long history of project spin-outs and value-creation with early involvement in Trevali Mining, ITH Mines, Balmoral Resources and others. Henk has been directly responsible for raising $200 million in the last 10 years and has been closely associated with an additional $800 million in finance. He is highly experienced in South America (Peru and Argentina) and acquired Peru iron deposit for $0.5M and sold for $100M cash.

Henk is currently President & CEO of Cardero Resource Corp and Wealth Minerals and a director at Blackrock Gold Corp., Ethos Gold Corp., Jagercor Energy Corp. and RavenQuest BioMed Inc.

Anne Labelle


Ms. Labelle has been the vice-president legal and sustainability of Midas Gold Corp. since 2011. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the legal, sustainability and regulatory affairs, including responsibility for oversight of legal affairs, and management and direction of the environmental, permitting and regulatory aspects of the Stibnite Gold Project. She is also currently on the board of directors of Fiore Gold (TSX-V. F). Ms. Labelle is a geologist and a lawyer, working in mineral exploration and development since the mid-1990s. She was called to the bar in 2006 in British Columbia, and practised securities law at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP before returning to the mining industry in 2008. Ms. Labelle is a graduate of Carleton University, with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Geology, obtained her law degree at the University of British Columbia, and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.

Stephen Pearce


Mr. Pearce is a practicing lawyer who specializes in corporate and securities work. He serves as a director and officer of several resource related public companies. He has a law degree from the University of British Columbia and an economics degree from York University.

Robert Kopple


Mr. Kopple is an experienced investor, businessman, and lawyer.  He is involved in a broad range of corporate financing activities with public companies.  He is an experienced lawyer, and a senior partner in a law firm based in Los Angeles specializing in estate planning, tax law, and business transactions.  He is an experienced investor with diverse interests in real estate, and a several operating companies in mining, health care and technology.  He is a significant investor in Centenera Mining.

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