Directors and Management
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Ms. Akiko Levinson has over 20 years experience in junior mining. Ms. Levinson was previously President and Director of Gold Canyon Resources Inc. which advanced a multi-million ounce gold deposit in Ontario. Irving resulted from the completion of a plan of arrangement whereby Gold Canyon Resources shareholders received shares of Irving.
Dr. Quinton Hennigh
Director and Technical Advisor
Dr. Quinton Hennigh is an economic geologist with more than 25 years of exploration experience with major gold mining firms including Homestake Mining, Newcrest Mining and Newmont Mining. Currently, Dr. Hennigh is co-Chairman of Novo Resources Corp. and Geologic and Technical Advisor to Crescat Capital.
Mr. Kevin Box has worked as a Geographic Information Systems Analyst specializing in mineral exploration for over 14 years. He is currently the GIS and Research Manager for Irving Resources. His expertise in utilizing GIS techniques to analyze geological data played a significant role in the discoveries of the Beatons Creek gold deposit in Western Australia (Novo Resources Corp), the Springpole gold deposit near Red Lake, Ontario (Gold Canyon Resources Inc.), and the Rattlesnake Hills gold deposit in Wyoming (Evolving Gold Corp). Mr. Box has a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Colorado State University and a M.Sc. in Geographic Information Systems from Penn State University. Mr. Box is a veteran of the US Army where he worked in Logistics and Management.
Director and President of Irving Japan
Mr. Haruo Harada graduated from Kagoshima University with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Science and has over 30 years experience in mineral exploration around the globe. Mr. Harada worked closely with management of Irving through his role as Director of Mitsui Mineral Development Engineering Co., Ltd., Irving’s lead contract engineering firm in Japan, prior to joining Irving.
Chief Financial Officer
VP of Exploration and Alliance Project Manager
Mr. Shuichi Miyatake is a geologist with 35 years’ experience in mineral exploration and joint venture management through his service with the Metal Mining Agency of Japan (MMAJ) and Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC) and immediately prior to joining Irving, he served as Director General of Metals Development at JOGMEC. Mr. Miyatake holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Okayama University and a Professional Degree from the Colorado School of Mines. During his career, he has mostly engaged in project identification and early stage exploration leading to multiple discoveries including the Seta epithermal gold deposit, Hokkaido and the world-class platinum group metal deposit, Waterberg, in South Africa which was awarded Outstanding Achievement Award by the Mining Journal in 2012.
Technical Advisor and Chief Mining Engineer, Irving Japan
General Manager, Omu Office and Omui Mine Site, Irving Japan
Dr. Takeshi Uemoto
Omu Project Manager, Irving Japan
Dr. Takeshi Uemoto holds a B.Sc and M.Sc. from Hiroshima University and a Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia. Dr. Uemoto has worked as senior exploration geologist for Gold Fields Australasia at its St. Ives and Agnew gold mines in Australia and prior to that as senior geologist for Mitsubishi Materials Corporation exploring for geothermal resources in Japan.