Cornish Metals is led by a board of award-winning mining industry leaders with a proven track record of project execution and value creation for shareholders.

Patrick F.N. Anderson

Executive Chairman

Mr. Anderson is an exploration geologist and business executive with over 26 years experience in the resource sector. He is the founder, CEO and a director of Dalradian Resources Inc. where he has led the discovery of over 6 million ounces of gold at the Curraghinalt deposit in Northern Ireland, resulting in a takeover by Orion Mine Finance in 2018.  He remains as the CEO and a director of the now private Dalradian Resources. Mr. Anderson was a director, President, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Aurelian Resources Inc., which discovered a 13.7 million ounce gold deposit in 2006 and was acquired by Kinross Gold in 2008. He was named Mining Man of the Year by The Northern Miner in 2009 and received the PDAC’s Thayer Lindsley award for an international mineral discovery in 2008.

Kenneth A. Armstrong

Interim CEO and Director

Ken Armstrong has over 20 years' experience in the exploration industry, a decade of which, from 2005-2015, was spent as President and CEO of Strongbow Exploration (now Cornish Metals). Prior to that time he worked as a geologist for a number of companies including Rio Tinto, Aber Resources (now Dominion Diamond Corporation) and Navigator Exploration. He currently serves as President, CEO and a Director of North Arrow Minerals Inc. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (1992) and Queen's University (1995) and is a registered Professional Geoscientist in the Province of Ontario.

Don Njegovan


Don Njegovan is Chief Operating Officer of Osisko Mining Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science Mining Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba. Don has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, starting work underground in 1989 for Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd. He was formerly Managing Director of Global Mining at Scotiabank from (2010 - 2014), an investment banker at Toll Cross Securities Inc. (2005 - 2010) and was a former director of St. Andrew Goldfields until it was acquired by Kirkland Lake Gold in 2016. Don currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sable Resources Ltd and Ascot Resources Ltd., both of which are listed on the TSX-V.

John McGloin

independent director

Mr. McGloin is based in the UK and currently serves as a non-executive Director of Perseus Mining Limited, and Amphi Capital Ltd., a non-executive independent Director of Caledonia Mining Plc., and the non-executive Chairman of Oriole Resources Plc., and is the former Chairman and Chief Executive of Amara Mining.

John is a geologist and graduate of Camborne School of Mines and worked for many years in Africa within the mining industry before moving into consultancy. He joined Arbuthnot Banking Group following four years at Evolution Securities as their mining analyst. He is also the former Head of Mining at Collins Stewart.

The Board considers John F.G. McGloin to be independent for the purposes of the QCA Code.

Stephen Gatley

Independent Director

Mr. Gatley is a mining engineer and graduate of the Royal School of Mines, London. He spent the early part of his career working in the Cornish tin industry at both Wheal Jane and South Crofty mines and was the General Manager at South Crofty at the time of its closure in 1998. He also worked for Rio Tinto plc in senior positions at underground base metal mines in both Europe and South America, prior to joining Lundin Mining Corp. where he served as Vice President Technical Services from 2012 to 2021. In this position, he provided technical oversight to Lundin's operating mines and growth initiatives, including the acquisition and subsequent construction of the high-grade Eagle underground nickel/copper mine in Michigan, USA, the acquisition and subsequent expansion of the Candelaria copper open pit and its three underground mines in Chile and the acquisition and integration of the Chapada copper/gold mine in Brazil.

The Board considers Stephen Gatley to be independent for the purposes of the QCA Code.

Tony Trahar


Mr. Trahar has had a distinguished 40 year career in the mining, natural resources and industrial sectors.  From 2000 to 2007 he was CEO of Anglo American Plc, one of the world’s largest mining groups, and was also a director of Anglo Gold, Anglo Platinum and De Beers.  During his tenure at Anglo American, Tony oversaw a significant period of growth, delivering a 35% return on equity and returning US$10.5 billion (“bn”) to shareholders while overseeing US$15bn of strategic acquisitions as well as US$11bn of disposals. In addition, he negotiated and implemented the US$19bn ‘take private’ of De Beers diamond group with the Oppenheimer family and the Government of Botswana. Tony is currently a special adviser to Vision Blue Resources.
From 1985–2000, he was Chief Executive, and then Chairman of Mondi Ltd (now listed in London as Mondi Plc), a multinational forestry, pulp, paper and packaging group. Since leaving Anglo American he has also held a number of senior advisory roles for Barclays Natural Resource Investments (2007-2013) and Macquarie Bank (2014–2016). Tony holds a B.Comm degree and is a Chartered Accountant.

Samantha Hoe-Richardson

independent director

Samantha is an experienced non-executive director from a global mining, infrastructure and insurance background. She is currently a non-executive director of WE Soda Ltd, Assured Guaranty UK Ltd, Ascot Underwriting Limited, 3i Infrastructure plc and Independent Group Advisor on Climate Change & Sustainability to Laing O’Rourke. Samantha was Head of Environment & Sustainable Development at Network Rail until 2017 and prior to that spent 16 years at Anglo American plc, latterly as Head of Environment. She previously worked in investment banking and audit. Samantha holds a Masters Degree in nuclear and electrical engineering from the University of Cambridge, and is also a non-practicing chartered accountant.

D. Grenville Thomas

Chairman Emeritus

D. Grenville Thomas has over 50 years' experience in the mining industry, during which time he has built an impressive track record of discovery, most notably the world-class Diavik diamond mine and the Thor Lake rare metals deposit, both in the Northwest Territories.

Gren was the founder (and held positions of Chairman, President and Director) of Toronto-based Aber Resources Ltd. (now Dominion Diamond Corp.). He is also Chairman and Director of North Arrow Minerals Inc.; Director of Westhaven Ventures Inc.; and was Chairman of Winshear Gold Corp.

Shortly after graduation from University College, Cardiff, Wales (Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering in 1964), he moved to Canada and worked for a number of companies, including Falconbridge Nickel Mines in Sudbury, Ontario, Giant Mines in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and Highwood Resources, a company he founded. He spent a number of years as a self-employed mineral property prospector and contractor, focusing primarily on properties located in the Northwest Territories.

Gren's discoveries have earned him many honours, including "PDAC Prospector of the Year" for 1999; "Man of the Year" by The Northern Miner newspaper (2001); and in January of 2009, he was one of four individuals inducted into The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, located at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada.

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