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Ronald Netolitzky, M.Sc.

Chairman & Director

Ron is a geologist with 50 very successful years as a mine finder and developer who has received numerous honours  including Prospector of the Year (PDAC, 1990), Developer of the  Year (BC Yukon Chamber of Mines, 1996), and inductee into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame (2015).

Ron’s achievements include:

  • Direct association with the discoveries of the Eskay Creek, Snip and Brewery Creek precious metals mines
  • As Chairman and President, he oversaw the transformation of Viceroy Exploration Ltd. (Castle  Mountain mine), Loki Gold Corporation (Brewery Creek mine) and  Baja Mining Inc. into Viceroy Gold Corporation, a 200,000 ounce gold  producer, which after the development of the  Gualcaymayo gold project in Argentina, was  ultimately sold to Yamana Gold Inc.

Dale Wallster

CEO, President & Director

Dale is a prospector and geologist with over 40 years’ experience in North American mineral deposit exploration. As President and founder of Roughrider Uranium Corp., which was acquired by Hathor Exploration Limited in 2006., Dale and his team are widely credited for the discovery of Hathor’s Roughrider deposit. In January of 2012 Rio Tinto plc acquired Hathor for CAD$650 million. 

James (Jim) Currie, P.Eng.


Jim has held the role of Chief Operating Officer for several multi-operational mining companies. In May, 2018, he led the Aurizona Mine development for Equinox Gold Corp.; becoming COO in November, 2018 until Equinox merged with Leagold Mining Corporation in 2020. Prior to Equinox, Jim was COO of Pretivm Resources Inc. where he led development of their Brucejack Mine. Jim previously worked on the Mesquite Gold Mine when he was COO of New Gold Inc. where he also led the construction and development of their New Afton gold mine, which went  into production in 2012.

Latika Prasad


Ms. Latika Prasad has been an Officer and/or a Director of private  and publicly traded companies for 30 years. . She is currently the  Corporate Secretary of Realgold Resources Corp. since December  2016. She was a Director and Corporate Secretary of Turmalina  Metals Corp. from April 2017 to July 2019 (TSX.V: TBX), and  previously, Director and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Wabi  Exploration Inc. (CNSX: WAB) from September 2015 to July 2017.  She served as the Chief Financial Officer of Azincourt Resources  Inc. (TSX.V: AAZ) from October 2011 until June 2013 and as a  Director for Azincourt from May 2011 to April 2013.

James Hutton


James has over 37 years of resource company and capital  markets experience and is the founder of Owl Capital Corp.  James was the President CEO of Canada Dominion Resources  Group and President COO of CMP Resources Group that jointly  completed in excess of $1.4 Billion in flow through share  transactions for the Canadian resource industry. He has served  on multiple public boards and held several C level executive  assignments.

Andrew Davidson, B.Comm., CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

A graduate of the University of Calgary, Mr. Davidson is a CPA, CA, who has assisted multiple companies in financial and operations management, as well as playing a key role in raising capital for listed and private companies and leading a number of merger and acquisition transactions.  In the junior exploration space, Mr. Davidson has significant experience across multiple commodity types as well as investment entities focused on the junior natural resource markets.

David Tupper, P.Geo.

Vice President, Exploration

Mr. Tupper is a geologist with over 35 years experience in the mineral exploration industry; having managed a range of projects from concept to discovery, ultimately leading to surface and underground resource development. Dave has primarily worked in gold and gold-copper exploration across Canada, the western United States, northern Mexico, South America and Asia. Mr. Tupper is a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) registered with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia.

Lubica Keighery

VP Market Outreach & Investor Relations

Ms. Keighery is an experienced executive utilizing versatile skill sets acquired during her work for private, public companies as well as non-profit sector. After graduating, she had an experience working as a journalist and a broadcaster for a national radio in her native Slovakia before immigrating to Canada 17 years ago.

Lubica started in the mining industry in 2011 as Investor Relations Manager at Global Minerals Ltd. where she built up the corporate IR program into a fully diversified corporate public image.

A combination of a creative spirit and a practical mind, she understands that building a solid corporate and business development program and creating market awareness is not an isolated event, but a systematic, comprehensive process requiring multifaceted approach and continuous energetic effort.


Lubica Keighery
+1 778-889-5476

Southern Empire Resources Corp.

Suite 420 – 789 West Pender Street
Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6C 1H2

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