Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kocken brings more than 40 years' experience in mine development to the Company. He played a key role in developing the Bralorne mine and bringing it to its bulk sampling phase. Prior to joining Bralorne, Mr. Kocken built Inlet Metal and Machining Co. into one of Vancouver's largest mine and transport equipment fabrication companies. The firm's projects included Roberts Bank (coal stacker loader and conveyors); Vancouver Wharf (conveyor and loading systems); and a number of mines. Serving a CEO for Terra Mines, Mr. Kocken was instrumental in completing a 250 ton-per-day facility.
Dr. Mathew Ball
President and Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Ball is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada, and of the Society of Economic Geologists, USA. He has more than 25 years of international experience in exploration and operations geology. He was a semi-finalist winner of the "Goldcorp Challenge" and subsequently employed by Goldcorp and the overall winner, Geoinfomatics Explorations Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Chan is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience working with public mining and resource-based companies. Before joining Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd., she was a consultant for two mining companies listed on the TSX providing financial reporting, regulatory compliance and advisory services. Ms. Chan has a public practice accounting background and worked as an assurance manager with a focus on the audit of public mining companies. Ms. Chan obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Sauder School of Business in the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Wolfin brings 26 years of experience in mining and finance. He learned the business from the ground up, starting as a geologist's assistant in Nevada, a metallurgist's assistant at the Avino mine in Mexico and later in a number of mining and exploration-related capacities. In the late 1980s, Mr. Wolfin worked on the floor of the Vancouver Stock Exchange and also for several brokerage houses, gaining a solid foundation in the finance side of the industry. Since 1990, Mr. Wolfin has worked for the Oniva Group of Resource companies, including Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. (President & Director); Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd. (Vice-President Finance & Director); Coral Gold Resources Ltd. (President & Director); and Levon Resources Ltd. (Director). In his various roles with these firms, he has helped raise over C$50 million.
Ms. Chin has over 15 years experience in the mining and resource sectors, serving with public companies in regulatory compliance, governance and administration of corporate affairs. Ms. Chin is a member of both the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries and The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators ("ICSA") Canadian Division.
Mr. Smith has more than 12 years experience in Marketing and Corporate Development Consulting and 5 years progressive experience in Sales Strategy, Delivery, Organizational Development and Contract Negotiations. Mr. Smith has been a key role within the Bralorne organization for more than six years. Throughout this time he has marketed the Company to various global investment communities to raised more than $20 million in working capital for the Bralorne project to go from exploration, development and now expansion towards commercial production.