Frank Candido has been an independent financial consultant since 1994. Mr. Candido led the takeover and subsequent implementation of new management,  a new technical team and a re-vamped Board of Directors at Golden Hope. Mr. Candido is currently the managing partner at Direct Financial Strategies and Communications, a company that he founded in 2006 and which specializes in the financing/consulting of private and public early stage and micro cap companies as well as providing ongoing public and investor relations services. Mr. Candido is a graduate of Concordia University and McGill University.

President & CEO

Mr. Tessier is a Professional Engineer and Geologist, involved in the mineral exploration and mining industry since 1989, including 12 years as Director, President and CEO of publicly traded Junior companies.  Mr. Tessier started his career as Exploration Manager of the Quebec exploration office for Cominco Ltd in Noranda.  He subsequently became geological consultant to the industry with clients from both the major and junior sectors in Canada, South and Central America and Central Asia.  In 2003, Mr. Tessier was appointed as President, CEO and Director of Murgor Resources Inc.  a position he held until 2015.  In 2015, Murgor successfully merged with a Toronto-based junior exploration company during very challenging market conditions, obtaining a 50% price premium for Murgor shareholders.  During his tenure at Murgor, the company raised over $38M through equity financing and asset value-creation (i.e. acquisition – value addition – monetization).   Since 2016, Mr. Tessier has been employed by the Ontario Geological Survey and has been an adjunct Professor at Queen’s University in Kingston since 2018.

Some of his technical achievements include the discovery of Zones 43 and 45 at the Barry gold deposit in Quebec (1995-96), directing the exploration that led to the discovery of  Zones 11, 17 and 54 at the Windfall Gold Deposit in Quebec (2003-04) and directing the exploration team that led to the delineation and expansion (by a factor of 200%) of the Hudvam & Wim Cu-Au deposits in Manitoba (2007-08).

Mr. Tessier obtained his Engineering degree at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and his MSc in Economic Geology at Queen’s University in Kingston.


Mr. Millington was Chief Counsel, Corporate, Rio Tinto Alcan. Rio Tinto Alcan is the aluminum division of Rio Tinto, an international mining company. Roy’s duties included corporate, compliance, commercial, human resources and project-oriented legal work. He was Corporate Secretary of Alcan Inc., an international aluminum company, until its acquisition by Rio Tinto in October 2007. He began his career with Alcan in 1989.


Michael Zurowski’s principal occupation is Executive Vice President of Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation. Prior to joining Baffinland, Mr. Zurowski was an independent industry consultant and an associate at Watts Griffis and McOuat where he was the project manager for the Comprehensive Mineral Development Strategy for the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mr. Zurowski has more than 25 years’ experience in the management and evaluation of advanced projects including 15 years with the Rio Tinto Group, initially based in Canada, then in Africa and Europe with shorter stints in other parts of the world. Mr. Zurowski is a Professional Engineer graduating from the University of Toronto in 1984 with a B.A.Sc. in Geological Engineering.


Dr. Kevin B. Heather is an economic geologist with more than 35 years of field experience in North and South America. Dr. Heather was a founding member of both Antares and Regulus and directed the exploration that led to the discovery of the high-grade Haquira East deposit in Southern Peru, which sold to First Quantum Minerals in December 2010 for C$650 million. His professional credentials include a BSc. (honours) degree in Geology from UBC in 1982, a MSc. degree in Geology from Queen’s University in 1985, and a PhD. degree from the University of Keele in 2001. Dr. Heather is currently the Chief Geological Officer (CGO) for Regulus and Aldebaran and is the QP (FAUSIMM) responsible at a corporate level for overseeing the technical aspects of both company’s exploration activities. During his career Dr. Heather has been involved with several discoveries and has worked on various world-class ore deposits including the El Indio Au-Ag-Cu Mine (Chile), the Pascua-Lama Au-Ag deposit (Chile-Argentina), and the Au-Ag Cerro Vanguardia Au-Ag deposit (Patagonia, Argentina).

CFO, Corporate Secretary

Nathalie Laurin has more than 25 years of experience in administration and accounting. During her career, she has held a range of jobs that have gained her experience in the financial industry, project management and the natural resource sector. She has been self-employed since 2006 handling bookkeeping, audit file preparation, and management of legal, regulatory and administrative matters for many public companies. Nathalie has been with working with Golden Hope since 2013.

VP Exploration and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Chapdelaine has over 25 years of international experience in the exploration, mining and drilling industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from the Université de Québec à Chicoutimi. After completing his Mater studies with SOQUEM, he joined Virginia Gold Mines as Senior Supervising Geologist. Mr. Chapdelaine remained with Virginia for over 10 years where he was instrumental for a number of gold based metal discoveries in the James Bay and Northern Quebec regions. Most recently, Mr. Chapdelaine served as Director and VP Exploration and Development at X-Terra Resources.