David H. Brett
President, CEO and Director
David Brett, MBA, appointed October, 2014, brings to EnGold over 35 years of experience in the mining industry and public company management. David is the former President & CEO of Toronto Stock Exchange listed Cusac Gold Mines Ltd, a BC gold producer and explorer that completed a merger in 2008. He is the current CEO of TSX Venture listed explorer Pacific Bay Minerals Ltd. David’s mining experience has primarily been focused in British Columbia, but also includes financing and managing exploration projects throughout the Americas, including Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, the USA, Quebec, and Yukon. During his career, David has also founded and financed a number of enterprise software and ecommerce businesses.
Rob Shives, P.Geo.
Vice President of Exploration
Rob Shives, P.Geo., who joined EnGold in 2007, brings to the Company nearly 40 years of experience in the private exploration and public sectors across a diverse range of geological environments. He has made discoveries which led to producing gold deposits. As Head of the Radiation Geophysics Section, Geological Survey of Canada (1998 to 2007), Mr. Shives managed Section activities to ensure ongoing collection of high quality airborne and ground data. He performed interpretation and numerous practical field studies in and outside Canada to develop case histories in a wide variety of geological settings. Mr. Shives has presented successful applications as numerous formal published papers, short courses, talks and posters, in BC, Canada and worldwide. He left GSC in 2007 to contribute to exploration at Lac La Hache as an advisor. In 2009, he accepted EnGold positions as Director and VP Exploration, eager to demonstrate potential for large porphyry Cu-Au and related skarn-type system(s) at Lac La Hache.
Rolf van Driesum
Chairman of the Board, Director
Mr. van Driesum has been an investor with EnGold since 2008 and he became a director in 2014 and Chairman of the Board in 2015. He formerly practiced commercial real estate within central and northern British Columbia.
Mr. Novak, EnGold’s largest shareholder, who joined the board in July 2021, is a highly successful Prince George based entrepreneur with interests in lumber, real estate and other ventures. His business career spans six decades across multiple industries. Mr. Novak brings an unparalleled depth of business experience to the board of EnGold.
Mr. Reimer has been a Director of EnGold Mines since 2004. He has 30 years experience in the mining industry, the last 20 of which have been with companies owned by Imperial Metals (III - TSX). Mr. Reimer is formerly the General Manager at Imperial Metal’s Mount Polley Mine.
John K. Brown
John K. Brown joined EnGold in 2011 and served as Chairman until stepping down in 2015 to focus on his other business interests. John’s tremendous passion for mineral exploration and belief in the Lac La Hache Property led him to rejoined EnGold’s board in 2018. John brings to EnGold decades of entrepreneurship, investment and business experience in various enterprises including new technology ventures, food products, and the resource sector.
Alastair Brownlow, CPA, CA, CPA (Washington)
Chief Financial Officer
Alastair Brownlow is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (Washington) with significant public company experience who has specialized in the mineral exploration and development field in Canada and throughout the world. Mr. Brownlow works with EnGold’s accounting services provider Red Fern Consulting Ltd. and also has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University.