President, Director

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.

COO, Director

Mr. Dehn has over 21 years of experience in the mining industry, spending the first 12 years of his career with Goldcorp in Toronto. He has worked in diamond, base metals, precious metals, industrial metals, oil and natural gas, as well as sand, gravel and peat deposits, primarily in the Americas on private, public company and government projects. His combination of technical and business skills have led to the development of new economical hydrometallurgical processes on historical geological deposits.


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.

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.


Mark has an extensive business background including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canamex Resources Corp. (TSX-V: CSQ), which is developing the Bruner Gold Property in Nye County, Nevada. He recently served from 2007 to 2014 as a Director, Senior Vice-President of Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer of Argex Titanium Inc. (TSX: RGX), a company he co-founded. Previously, Mark served as Chief Financial Officer for private and public Internet companies from 2000 to 2004. From 2004 to 2006, he was Vice-President of Corporate Finance with Desjardins Securities Inc., where he led a number of public and private financings and took companies public on the Canadian exchanges. Mark also served as a director or officer with other junior resource companies in Canada. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Highest Honours) in Political Science from Carleton University, an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.