Leadership

Minco is pleased to introduce our Leadership Team consisting of our Board of Directors and Management.

Board of Directors

John F. Kearney - Chairman & Director

Mr. Kearney, Chairman, is a mining executive with over 45 years of experience in the mining industry. He is currently a director or senior officer of numerous mineral ventures including, Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited, Anglesey Mining Plc and is also Chairman of Xtierra. He holds degrees in law and economics from the University College Dublin and a Masters in Business Administration from Trinity College Dublin. He is a member of the Law Society of Ireland.

Patrick D. Downey - Director

Mr. Downey is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant and an Institute of Corporate Directors Certified Director with over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. He has been a director, CEO and CFO of Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange listed companies, including Northgate Minerals Corp., The companies he has been associated with have been involved in numerous mining operations primarily involving gold and copper mines in Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico and the USA. Mr. Downey is Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Terence N. McKillen - Director

Mr. McKillen is a retired professional geologist with 47 years of experience in the mining industry. He was Chief Executive of Xtierra and Minco from 2007 until April 2013. He holds degrees in geology from the University of Dublin (Trinity College) and the University of Leicester. He is a lifetime honorary member of the Association of Professional Geoscientist of Ontario. Mr. McKillen is a director of Xtierra Inc. and Conquest Resources Limited. He has extensive experience in exploration and development projects in Ireland, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, as well as North, Central and South America.

Peter McParland - Chief Executive & Director

Mr. McParland is the founder and Managing Director of Quarry and Mining Equipment (QME) with over 40 years experience in the Mining and Tunnelling industries.  QME is an International Mining Contractor, and is also a long-established Global Equipment Supplier of both new, and reconditioned, Mining and Tunneling Equipment. QME headquarters are in Navan, Ireland and also operate from offices in Toronto, Canada and Perth, Australia. Peter is also a Director on the Boards of several other private companies, both in the base metals and also medical fields, with proven entrepreneurial and management experience.

Michael Power - Director

Mr. Power is a director of Greencastle Resources Ltd., Moydow Resources Limited, Conroy Gold and Natural Resources Plc, and Minerex Drilling Contractors Limited. He is a Professional Engineer registered in Ontario and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst with 50 years of experience in the mining industry in Canada and worldwide.   Based in Toronto, Mr. Power was formerly Vice-President and Secretary of Moydow Mines International Inc., Vice-President of Corporate Development at Hemlo Gold Mines Ltd. and previously Noranda Mines. 

Danesh K. Varma - Director, Secretary & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Varma, Chief Financial Officer. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 31 years of experience in the mining finance industry, having been a director of American Resource Company, Northgate Exploration Ltd. and Westfield Minerals Ltd. Mr. Varma holds directorships with Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. and Anglesey Mining Plc.

Management Team

Peter McParland - Chief Executive Officer

Mr. McParland is the founder and Managing Director of Quarry and Mining Equipment (QME) with over 40 years experience in the Mining and Tunnelling industries.  QME is an International Mining Contractor, and is also a long-established Global Equipment Supplier of both new, and reconditioned, Mining and Tunneling Equipment. QME headquarters are in Navan, Ireland and also operate from offices in Toronto, Canada and Perth, Australia. Peter is also a Director on the Boards of several other private companies, both in the base metals and also medical fields, with proven entrepreneurial and management experience.

Danesh K. Varma - Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Varma, Chief Financial Officer. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 31 years of experience in the mining finance industry, having been a director of American Resource Company, Northgate Exploration Ltd. and Westfield Minerals Ltd. Mr. Varma holds directorships with Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. and Anglesey Mining Plc.