Directors & Officers

John Theobald

Director, President & CEO

Mr. Theobald has over thirty-five years in the international mining industry and has been involved with exploration, business development, operations, investments and capital markets. Most recently he was a director of ASX listed High Peak Royalties Ltd, director, CEO & COO of London and TSX listed royalty company Anglo Pacific Group plc, and served as Chairman of First Coal Corporation which was successfully sold to Xstrata plc for C$147 million. From 1999 to 2008 he held a number of senior positions with Sibelco, a major industrial minerals group, where he gained significant experience of kaolin, feldspar, clay and quartz markets and operations. Mr. Theobald has a B.Sc. with Honours in Geology from the University of Nottingham, is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council, Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (UK) and Member of the Institute of Directors (UK).

Allen L. Ball


Mr. Ball is a successful Idaho business man and has been involved in many business ventures including farming, farm implement sales, vending machines, cosmetics industry, mining, timber, construction and related materials, high tech venture capital, commercial car washes, A/R factoring, septic system sales / installation / servicing, lending, real estate development, hospitality, assisted living, pharmaceutical, firearms manufacturing, fishing lodge/outfitting, and motorsports sales, but he is probably most known for his involvement in forming Melaleuca, Inc.

In 1983, Allen and his brother Roger started a business formulated around “tea tree oil” which is obtained from the melaleuca plant. This evolved into the privately held company which is now known as Melaleuca, Inc. where Allen continues as a major shareholder and Chairman of the Board.

J. Gary Childress


Mr. Childress has a BS in Ceramic Engineering from Clemson University and has spent much of the last 40 years in industrial minerals or related industries. He currently serves as General Manager of Edward Orton Ceramic Foundation, the primary focus of which is providing products to assist and enhance high temperature processing of ceramics and other materials. Mr. Childress also served as Vice President of Hecla Mining Company from 1994 to 2001 where he was responsible for Hecla’s industrial mineral division including acquisitions and project development.

W. Barry Girling


Mr. Girling has been active in various aspects of mineral exploration since 1977. He couples his geological understanding with a B.Com. (Finance) degree to provide consulting services to a number of TSX Venture Exchange companies. He has strong capital markets experience gained as a founder of Foundation Resources Inc. and Search Minerals Inc and completed the re-organization of Roxgold Inc. and the acquisition of its Burkina Faso gold properties. Aside from I-Minerals Inc., Mr. Girling is also a director of Kiska Metals Corporation and BRS Ventures Ltd. as well as Corporate Secretary of Search Minerals Inc.

Wayne Moorhouse


Mr. Moorhouse has extensive experience with public companies and has acted as the CFO, corporate secretary or president of a number of TSX and TSX Venture listed resource companies and their subsidiaries including Roxgold Inc, Silvermex Ltd, Genco Resources Ltd, Andover Ventures Inc. and Stealth Energy Inc. His background includes public company reporting, mine development, operations, mine finance, contract negotiations, community and government relations, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Moorhouse is currently the CFO of Midnight Sun Mining Corporation and a director of Source Exploration.

Matt Anderson


Mr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2008 while articling at a large accounting firm. Matt is a Senior Consultant with Malaspina Consultants Inc., a private company that provides accounting and administrative infrastructure to junior public companies. He serves or has served as CFO of several junior public companies.