President, CEO & Director
Mr. Roque started his career in private banking with Millennium BCP, a large Portuguese bank and joined Barclays Capital in 2007, where for several years he spearheaded the Portuguese derivatives and structured products team with a focus on commodities. He is a co-founder of Reyna Silver, a silver exploration company with a portfolio of Mexican silver assets, built around two assets that formed part of MAG Silver’s original IPO.
Mr. Roque is also a co-founder and director of Arabian Shield Resources, a private mining company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mining assets in the Arabian-Nubian Shield and surrounding regions of the Middle-East.
Marco is a CFA charter holder, earned an MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and London Business School, a Masters in Finance from Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon as well as an undergraduate Management degree from the same school.
Mr. Chen has over 20 years of experience in senior financial roles with Canadian mining companies at various stages of development. From 2012 and 2021, he was the CFO of Selwyn Chihong Mining Ltd., which owned a significant zinc and lead project in the Yukon. Prior to Selwyn, Mr. Chen was the Manager, Finance for Eldorado Gold Corporation from 2005 to 2012 during which Eldorado had four operating gold mines and two projects under construction. Before Eldorado Gold, he worked as the Corporate Controller for Afcan Mining Corp. which was acquired by Eldorado in 2005. Mr. Chen began his career as an auditor with KPMG LLP and is a CPA, CMA in British Columbia with an MBA degree from Western University.
Jill Maxwell, P.Geo is an exploration geologist with 13+ years focused in the precious metals sector. She brings a wide range of experience in mineral exploration from greenfields programs through to feasibility level studies for orogenic gold and Ni-Cu-PGEs, including at Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.’s Back River Project (now owned by B2Gold) and North American Palladium Ltd.’s Lac des Iles Mine through and following its acquisition by Impala Platinum. Jill has a demonstrated track record for exploration success in various leadership roles on discovery teams at greenfields and advanced staged projects, and most recently as Exploration Manager for Cassiar Gold Corp.
Senior Advisor Corporate Affairs
Mr. Rice is a Chartered Professional Accountant with an entrepreneurial spirit and a community focus. Building relationships and bringing creative solutions to complex problems has supported multiple successful projects spanning multiple sectors and industries.
Mr. Rice is a Founding Director for the Columbia Institute for Renewable Energy, Director with the Chamber of Mines of Eastern BC, West Kootenay Boundary Community Investment Co-op, Community Futures Central Kootenays and involved in advancing numerous other non-profit and community impact organizations.
An active community member, Tyler was recently honoured as the 2020 Volunteer of the Year by Community Futures of Central Kootenays for his contributions to the area, including coaching hockey and basketball teams, serving on volunteer boards and mentoring local businesses.