Michael Robert Hudson, B.Sc.(Hons) GDipAppFin FAusIMM MSEG MAIG
Director, CEO, Chairman
On January 9, 2017, Mr. Michael Hudson was appointed as a director of the Company and the Company’s Chairman, and CEO. During the last 26 years Mr. Hudson has developed and financed mineral exploration properties worldwide. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1990 with a B.Sc. (Hons 1st) in Geology and more recently received the Tolhurst Noall Prize for “Mining Investment Analysis” in Victoria, Australia for the FINSIA Graduate Diploma. Starting his career in Broken Hill in 1990 underground for three years with Pasminco Ltd, the largest global integrated zinc producer during the 1990’s, he spent ten years exploring or developing zinc-lead projects world wide from exploration to pre-feasibility projects in Pakistan, Australia and Peru. Moving into the Canadian capital markets 16 years ago, he has raised more than US$100M for primarily European focussed exploration and project development in Finland, Spain, Portugal, Sweden and Ireland. Discoveries or projects significantly advanced include: Broken Hill (The Pinnacles and Western A-Lode – Zinc, Lead), Pakistan (Duddar - Zinc), Peru (Accha - Zinc, Bongara – Zinc), Olary (Portia - Gold, Benagerie Ridge – Copper-Gold), Sweden (Norra Kärr – Heavy Rare Earths) and Finland (Rompas – Gold). Since 2004 has headed Mawson Resources Ltd (TSX:MAW) as founding Chairman, CEO and Director. He is also a founder and Chairman of Leading Edge Materials (TSXV:LEM) a critical metals company in Sweden. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Member of both the Society for Economic Geologists and Australian Institute of Geoscientists.