Management, Directors & Advisors
President & CEO
Mr. Lawrick is the Managing Director of Thorsen-Fordyce Merchant Capital Inc., a private Toronto based merchant bank focused principally on the mineral industry. Mr Lawrick was the Founder of Anaconda Mining Inc., after merging his private company – Colorado Resources Inc with Anaconda Gold Corp in 2007. He served as President & CEO of the Anaconda until 2010, and has served as an officer and/or director of several other private and public mining and mineral exploration companies, including Volta Resources Inc. (TSX), Franconia Minerals Corporation (TSX), Brionor Resources Inc. (formerly Normabec Mining Resources Ltd.) (TSXV), and Serengeti Resources Inc. (TSXV). Mr. Lawrick holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (BCOM) from the University of Calgary.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Francis brings significant financial management and reporting experience in the junior mining industry to Magna Terra. He currently serves as Corporate Controller of Anaconda Mining Inc. where he manages the public financial reporting obligations and is involved in risk management, treasury and capital markets, and corporate development. Prior to joining Anaconda Mining in 2017, Mr. Francis previously worked as Corporate Controller with Jaguar Mining Inc. and Newmarket Gold Inc. (formerly Crocodile Gold Corp.). He obtained his CPA, CA with MNP LLP and holds a Masters of Management and Professional Accounting (MMPA) from the University of Toronto.
Chief Geologist, Atlantic Canada Exploration
25-year experience in grassroots gold and base metal exploration, development and mining projects in North America and Australia, with a focus on Eastern Canada. Previously Exploration Manager and Chief Geologist for Rubicon Minerals, Paragon Minerals, Coastal Gold and Anaconda Mining.
Denis K. Hall
Denis has over 40 years’ experience in the minerals Exploration Industry. Principally this includes the exploration for low sulfidation gold-silver deposits and porphyry copper deposits. Initially he spent 3 years at ASARCO’s Mission open pit copper mine south of Tucson, Arizona prior to graduate school. Thereafter, Denis worked for 17 years in Mexico first as mine Geologist, then District Geologist at the Tayoltita underground Ag-Au mine. In 1995, Denis became country manager in Mexico for Santa Fe Pacific Gold Inc. Over the past 20 years he has been involved in reconnaissance and project exploration in Argentina, First as Country Manager for Minera Andes Inc. (McEwen). Work with Minera Andes included the San Jose Ag-Au deposit prior to its being joint ventured. Denis was integral in locating and initiating the definition of the buried higher grade enriched blanket at the Los Azules porphyry copper Deposit. Denis was previously the VP Exploration for Atala Resources, Inc of which he is also a co-founder. Denis was appointed Chairman of Magna Terra Minerals Inc. in February 2017. Denis has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Geology (1962) and a Master of Science in Economic Geology and Petrology (1972) from the University of Arizona.
Patricia Kajda, CPA, CA
Ms. Kajda, CPA, CA, is a Partner and Business Advisor in MNP LLP’s Mississauga office and leads the Public Companies group for Peel Region. Patricia is fluent in IFRS and U.S. GAAP as required by Canadian and U.S. reporting issuers, and has significant experience in the junior mining and metals sector. Patricia is currently an audit committee chair and vice president board member for an NPO housing corporation and a board member of a Toronto based Chamber of Commerce. After graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours degree in Business Administration, Patricia became a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA).
Michael Byron, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Byron has thirty years of field work, research, and senior management experience in gold, base-metal, magmatic nickel & PGE, diamond, and gemstone exploration, spanning employment within the mineral exploration industry and government. He has provided consulting services to several junior explorers on African and South American gold and diamond projects, and co-founded a number of exploration companies with interests in North and South America. Dr. Byron was Vice President, Exploration of Aurora Platinum Corp. until its sale to FNX Mining in 2005. As the initial Vice President, Exploration of Lake Shore Gold he directed expansion of their exploration projects in the Timmins Gold Camp and oversaw the growth of the Timmins West deposit to more than 1.2 million ounces of gold laying the foundations for the now producing gold mine. In 2008, he joined Nighthawk Gold Corp. and began developing projects in the Northwest Territories. As Director and Chief Geologist he supervised the acquisition and advancement of the former producing Colomac Gold mine into a new multi-million ounce opportunity. Dr. Byron currently sits on the board of five publicly traded companies (including MTT), is a professional geoscientist registered in Ontario and the Northwest Territories, and holds advanced degrees in Geology including a PhD from Carleton University of Ottawa, Ontario.