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George Ireland

Mr. George Ring Ireland, B.S. serves as the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, and Managing Member at Geologic Resource Partners LLC. Mr. Ireland founded Geologic Resource Partners LLC in 2004. He has been the President of GRI Holdings LLC since June 2000. Mr. Ireland has vast years of experience in all aspects of the resource sector, ranging from field geology to banking and venture capital. He has over 35 years of experience in the mining and metals industry in positions ranging from field geologist to banking and venture capital. He was General Partner of Ring Partners LP from 2000 to 2004. He served as Partner and Analyst at Knott Partners since February 1991 until May 2003. From February 1991 to May 2003, he served as a Partner and an Analyst at Knott Partners LP. From 1987 to 1991, He served as a Vice President of Fulcrum Management, Inc. and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MinVen Gold Corporation. Prior to 1993, he held a variety of positions at Cleveland-Cliffs Inc, The Chase Manhattan Bank, ASARCO Inc., and Ventures Trident LP. He has been Director at Lithium Americas Corp. (Alternate Name: Western Lithium USA Corporation) since November 13, 2015 and has been its Chairman since March 30, 2016. He has been a Director of Blue Wolf Mongolia Holdings Corp., since May 2011, and Peru Copper Inc., since May 12, 2004. He has been an Independent Director at Amerigo Resources Ltd. since June 4, 2012. He serves on the board of directors of Merrill & Ring Forest Products LLC. He has been a Director of Geo informatics Exploration Inc. since November 2005. He has been a Non-Executive Director at Africo Resources Ltd. since October 16, 2014. He has been a Director of Rathdowney Resources Ltd. since August 2014. He served as a Director of Kiska Metals Corporation from June 23, 2010 to July 29, 2015. He served as Director of Taseko Mines Ltd. from July 7, 2014 to February 24, 2016. He served as a Director at Kiska Metals from November 18, 2005 to December 31, 2007 and from August 18, 2008 to August 5, 2009. He served as a Director of Great Western Minerals Group, Ltd from April 2012 to December 4, 2013 and Uranium Resources, Inc. from May 25, 1995 to July 3, 2008. He served as a Director of Kiska Metals Corporation from November 18, 2005 to December 31, 2007 and August 18, 2008 until August 5, 2009 respectively. He is a Fellow in the Society of Economic Geologists. He graduated from Phillips Academy with B.Sc. degrees in Resource Economics and Geology. He earned a B.Sc. Degrees in Resource Economics and Geology in 1980 from University of Michigan. Mr. Ireland also attended New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business.