Mr. Allison has over 36 years of experience in the natural resource industry working in technical, business, project development and management roles. He formerly served, from 2012 to 2015, as chief executive officer and chief operating officer of Brazahav Resources, a private entity developing a brownfield gold mine project in Brazil. Prior to this, he was the director of research and chief geologist at Casimir Capital LP, specializing in junior mining companies. He was a director of business development at Sempra Commodities from 1999 to 2009, where his responsibilities included metals, concentrates and energy. Over his career, Mr. Allison has also served in various roles for Cyprus Amax Minerals, Amax Energy, SPG Exploration and Texaco. He has served on the boards of several private and public companies. Mr. Allison received a BS in geology from Brown University (1978) and an MS in marine geology from the University of Georgia (1980).