Mr. Allen Leschert reports
NORTHAVEN ANNOUCES ELECTION OF DIRECTORS AND
APPOINTMENT OF ADVISORY BOARD
Northaven Resources Corp. completed its annual general meeting held on Sept. 12, 2012. The following persons have been elected to the board of directors for the ensuing year:
- Allen D. Leschert;
- Malcolm B. Fraser;
- Victor Bryant;
- Casey Cleland;
- Chilwin Cheng.
The company is also pleased to announce the appointment of the following individuals to its advisory board:
- Gerry Rayner, PGeo;
- James Leader, PEng;
- Kelly Hatfull, RPF.
The advisory board provides Northaven with access to senior-level technical expertise to assist Northaven management in carrying out its programs and activities. The individuals announced today have years of senior-level experience in their respective disciplines and collectively add a significant depth of expertise to the Northaven team.
Mr. Rayner, PGeo (independent professional geologist), Vancouver
Mr. Rayner is an independent technical consultant, who has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry and has practised his profession on every continent except Antarctica. The bulk of his time has been spent in Western North America, including Mexico and Central America, in Australia and the South Pacific, including Indonesia and other parts of Asia, and in various South American countries. Mr. Rayner's primary areas of expertise lie in reconnaissance exploration and in the evaluation of mineral properties at the earlier stages of exploration and development. While with Kennecott, Mr. Rayner was also in charge of exploration in Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific, where efforts during this period resulted in the discovery of several porphyry copper deposits, including the Ok Tedi mine.
Mr. Leader, PEng (independent professional mining engineer), Vancouver
Mr. Leader is a mining engineer with 30 years of varied experience in all aspects of mining, including operations, technical planning and consulting work, and has expertise in all levels of technical and economic evaluations of mining properties. He has experience in the use of computerized tools for reserve estimation, mine planning, and cost estimation for underground and open pit mines. After graduation from Camborne School of Mines in 1974, he worked for 4-1/2 years at a large underground copper mine in Zambia. From 1979 to 1980, he attended Queen's University in Ontario to obtain his MSc in mining engineering. He then worked for two years as a senior planning engineer for Amax of Canada at an open-pit molybdenum mine in Northern British Columbia. Subsequently, he worked as a mining analyst for Control Data Canada, undertaking resource evaluations and mine designs. In 1984, Mr. Leader joined Wright Engineers as a senior mining engineer and became a senior mining consultant with the successor company, Fluor Daniel Wright (now Fluor Daniel). During his 15 years with these companies, he undertook numerous project evaluations, due diligence and feasibility studies for many clients on projects worldwide. Since 2001, he spent four years teaching as an instructor in the mining technology program at BCIT, becoming a permanent member of staff in 2004.
Mr. Hatfull, RPF (independent professional forester), Vancouver
Mr. Hatfull is the managing principal of Hatfull & Associates (founded 1998). Mr. Hatfull has extensive experience in integrated forest resource management. His experience includes field implementation (planning and supervising), environmental monitoring, operational planning, local resource use planning and auditing. Mr. Hatfull has a thorough working knowledge of the requirements of British Columbia's natural resource (forest) regulations and has worked with local communities for many years to earn the trust of the public, special interest groups and government in ensuring sustainable resource practices. Mr. Hatfull is presently instructing in the renewable resources (forestry) program at BCIT and continues to consult on a part-time basis. Prior to starting his consulting firm in 1998, Mr. Hatfull worked for 22 years in the natural resources field as a forestry engineer, contract supervisor and natural resource technologist throughout the B.C. coast for private companies, the Greater Vancouver Water District, B.C. Forest Service, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. A significant portion of Mr. Hatfull's consulting practice for the last seven years has been in the area of access management for independent power producers in rugged mountainous terrain, an area of particular importance to Northaven for its various projects in British Columbia.
The company also granted incentive stock options to purchase an aggregate of 600,000 common shares without par value in the capital of the company to certain persons who are either a director, officer, employee or consultant of the company. The aforementioned stock options will be exercisable for a period of five years expiring on Sept. 13, 2017, all at a price of five cents per common share. The granting of the foregoing incentive stock options is subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.
We seek Safe Harbor.