Mayo Lake Claims Groups, Yukon Territory


Independent Directors

Bios of Mayo Lake Minerals Officers and Directors

Bios of Independent Directors



President and CEO, Director
Vice-President, Exploration
Chief Financial Officer
Corporate Administration
Corporate Secretary

Independent Director
Independent Director
Independent Director

Dr. Rampton has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of mineral exploration and development from grass roots exploration through to corporate management in domestic and international jurisdictions. He has been jointly responsible for financings in excess of $30M and was President, CEO and a director of TSXV listed Kinbauri Gold Corp. from its inception in 1984 until its take-over in 2009. At Kinbauri, he was responsible for all aspects of its governance, finances, strategy and development. He successfully negotiated the purchase of two mines and a mill in Spain in 2007 for US$5M; Kinbauri was subsequently taken over in 2009 for about tenfold of the Spanish asset’s purchase price.

Dr. Rampton founded Carube Resources Inc. in 2011, which evolved into Carube Copper Corp., a TSXV listed company with operations in the Caribbean and Canada. He served as President, CEO, VP Corporate Development and a director at various times until 2017. He is also President and CEO of Auropean Ventures Inc., a private company with operations in Europe from 2012 until present.

Dr. Rampton is the sole principal of Rampton Resources Group Inc. and has been President, CEO and a director of Mayo Lake Minerals since its inception in 2011. He is a member of numerous professional associations and he has authored or co-authored over seventy articles in his fields of expertise, most recently on the dispersal of ore tracers in surficial materials. He is a professional engineer (Ontario) and is a “Qualified Person” under securities legislation in Canada.

Dr. Rampton holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Geology) from the University of Manitoba and a Doctorate (Geology) from the University of Minnesota.

Mr. Sutherland has over ten years of work experience in Canada, Australia, China and the Caribbean, focusing on early stage exploration and development projects for juniors, majors and government. He has served as an exploration geologist at Goldcorp’s Musselwhite Mine, Kirkland Lake Gold’s Macassa Mine and has contributed to projects in the Yellowknife gold camp, Gowganda silver camp, Rouyn-Noranda VMS district, Pilbara Iron district, Jamaican porphyry district and north China Craton.

Mr Sutherland is the sole principal of Sans Peur Exploration Services Inc. He was appointed VP Exploration of Mayo Lake Minerals Inc. in June of 2017 and has been overseeing Mayo Lake’s exploration activities as senior geologist since its inception in 2011. He has sourced significant government funding for Mayo Lake’s exploration programs during the most recent downturn. Mr. Sutherland is a professional geologist registered with the APGO and NAPEG and is a “Qualified Person” under securities legislation in Canada.

Mr. Sutherland holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geology from the University of Ottawa and an Master of Science in Geology from Queens University.

Mr. Rancourt provides Mayo Lake Minerals with impressive business development and leadership skills. For over 40 years, he has been involved in the public, private and not for profit sectors. In senior management positions, he has helped coordinate a number of mergers, several acquisitions and multiple corporate restructurings; as well as numerous private financing rounds. He is fluently bilingual.

In particular, he has held senior management positions as President of The Lowe Martin Group, Vice-President and CFO, March Networks; Vice President of Operations, Canada Communications Group Inc. and Chief Financial Officer, Ventana Management Services/East Lane Developments. He has also provided management services and advice to Canada’s House of Commons.

Of special note, is that he has extensive experience in the north while working with First Nations communities. While Business Manager of Mackenzie Valley Construction Ltd a company owned 51% by the Gwich’in Development Corporation and 49% by Flint Energy Services Ltd., he was responsible for operations in Inuvik and Ft McPherson, NWT. Mr. Rancourt has also worked for the Inuvialuit Development Corporation a First Nations owned holding company with consolidated revenues in excess of $168M.

M. Rancourt is a graduate of the University of Ottawa where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors for Not For Profit Organizations – Telfer School of Management.

Mr. Munro’s business career includes ten years in the practice of law (criminal and civil), ten years as an investment advisor and thereafter 20 years of experience in all aspects of corporate management including administration, legal, financing and investor relations for private and public companies. From 2011 until 2016, he served as Corporate Administrator of Carube Copper Corp. (formerly Carube Resources Inc.) a TSX-V listed exploration company with operations in the Caribbean and Canada and from 2011 until mid-2018 he served Auropean Ventures Inc., a private Ontario based company with operations in Europe, in a similar matter.

Mr. Munro has been Corporate Administrator for Mayo Lake Minerals Inc. since its inception in 2011. In the past, he has been actively involved in coaching minor football as well as fundraising for various athletic programs and charitable initiatives.

Mr. Munro has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick and a Bachelor of Law from Queen’s University.

Mr. Irwin has practised law, primarily securities, since 1996 at which time he became a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. From 1998 to 2004, he was associated initially with Boyle & Company and subsequently with Power Budd LLP. From 2004 to 2006, he was associated with Wildeboer Dellelce LLP.

Mr. Irwin initiated his own practise in 2007 and is a principal of Irwin Lowy LLP, a Toronto based law firm specializing in corporate and securities law. He has been, and is, a director and officer of a number of private and public companies. Mr. Irwin has served as Secretary of Mayo Lake Minerals since its inception in 2011.

Mr. Irwin received his Bachelor of Arts from Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec in 1990 and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1994.

Mr. Ackert began his career as a regional geologist with St. Joe Minerals, Bond Gold Canada and LAC Minerals in the 1980s. In 1990 he became mine geologist at LAC Minerals' Golden Patricia Mine (Barrick Gold Corp after 1994) where he specialized in production and exploration. In 1996 he was appointed VP Exploration for Orezone Resources Inc., focusing on West Africa, and was subsequently named VP Technical Services in 2005. During his time at Orezone, its market cap increased from $2M to over $300M due to development of Orezone’s projects in West Africa.

Mr. Ackert has served as VP Exploration, President and CEO and a director of Carube Copper Corp. and its predecessor over various intervals from 2012 until 2017. Presently, he is VP Business Development of Carube Copper Corp. He is also a director of Advance Gold Corp. and Altai Resources Inc., both listed on the TSXV and Auropean Ventures Inc., a private company with operations in Europe.

Mr. Ackert is the sole principal of JSA International Geoconsulting. He was VP Exploration and a director of Mayo Lake Minerals from 2011 through 2017. Presently he continues as a director. Mr. Ackert holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Toronto.

Mr. Leblanc began his career on the money market desk at the Bank of Canada in 1973 and in 1977 moved to Export Development Canada as an International Economist. In 1984 he was hired by McLeod Young Weir, a Canadian investment dealer, which later became Scotia McLeod. In 1992 he joined Richardson Greenshields who were then acquired by RBC Dominion Securities in 1996. He was named a Vice President of RBC in 1996 and held the position until he retired in 2009. Following 1984 he specialized in commodity and currency futures and options.

Mr. Leblanc is involved in commercial real estate development in the Ottawa region. He presently is the principal and President of Carp Retirement Properties Inc. and Storeyworks Development Inc. He holds positions on the Boards of several quasi-governmental institutions.

From 2012 until 2017, he served as a director of Carube Copper Corp. (originally Carube Resources Inc, a publically listed company with operations in Jamaica and Canada).

Mr. Leblanc has been a director of Mayo Lake Minerals since its inception in 2011. He is also a director of Auropean Ventures Inc., a privately held junior exploration company with operations in Europe.

Mr. LeBlanc holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics, Math) from Queen’s University, and a Master of Arts from the University of Ottawa.

Lee Bowles, DirectorMr. Bowles has been in the investment business since 1994. During this time he has worked for several leading independent investment dealers in Toronto, New York and London as a fixed income trader and investment banker and in institutional sales. He has been credited with helping build one of Canada's leading resource focused investment dealers. Most recently, Mr Bowles specialized in providing institutional equity sales coverage with a focus on European based institutions. He maintains a substantial number connections to financial market insiders, analysts and managers.

Mr. Bowles is the founder and principal of investment advisory firm, Ironstone Capital Corporation. Ironstone specializes in counseling emerging resource based companies regarding share capital, alternative financing, initial public offerings and strategic initiatives.

Mr. Bowles has been a director of Mayo Lake Minerals since 2017. He is also director of TSX listed Levon Resources Ltd. and TSXV listed Richmond Minerals Inc.

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