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With over 30 years experience in property acquisition, development and brokering, and 15 years specifically in the mining sector, Mr. Drivas has consistently been able to assemble the right teams for exciting projects with real potential. Tom is a business entrepreneur with many years experience in various industries. He is also the President and major shareholder of Appia Energy Corp., a uranium exploration company actively exploring in the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan and with significant uranium / rare earth metals deposits at Elliot Lake, Ontario. Appia is listed on the CSE: "API".
Stephen has focused on management and operations in the mining and natural resources sectors for the past 12 years, and also has extensive experience in corporate development and fundraising; joint venture due diligence and negotiations; and management of public markets. His deep emerging markets background along with a strong understanding of stakeholder management, social development and structured community engagement and programming, positions him well to lead Romios’ First Nations community engagements. His corporate communications and media relations coupled with extensive issues management experience are additional assets to be leveraged as Romios builds towards the future. Stephen brings 12 years specifically focused on management and operations in the mining and natural resource
Mr. Skimming, P.Eng., is a professional geologist with over 40 years experience in the mineral resources industry and has served as an officer and/or director of a number of exploration and mining companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Since 1972, Mr. Skimming has represented private and public mineral resource companies as an exploration and mining consultant and in this capacity, has traveled extensively throughout Canada, United States, Argentina, Russia, Chile, Philippines, Brazil, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua and a number of countries in Eastern Europe on various exploration assignments. Mr. Skimming has been instrumental in the discovery and/or development of several mineral deposits which include: the Cullaton Lake, Shear Lake and Heninga Lake gold and base metal deposits in the former Northwest Territories of Canada; the world-class, Teck-Corona gold orebody at Hemlo, Ontario and the large Golden Reward, heap-leach, gold deposit in the state of South Dakota, U.S.A. Mr. Skimming obtained a B.Sc. degree from the University of Michigan and was enrolled in post graduate studies in mineral exploration at McGill University. Mr. Skimming has been a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario since 1971.
Brian E. Robertson, BSc., P. Eng., Grad. Dip. Business Administration Position: Director Mr. Robertson is a registered Professional Engineer (Ontario) with over 40 years of experience in the mineral resources industry and has served as an officer and director of a number of exploration and mining companies listed on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchanges. Mr. Robertson has extensive experience in the development and direction of exploration programs, project management, mine permitting, mine construction and development as well as mine operations and the evaluation of corporate acquisitions. He served as president of Victory Nickel Inc., Nuinsco Resources Ltd., and Mexican Gold Mining Corp., and is currently a director of Romios Gold Resources Inc., Appia Energy Corp. and Minnova Corp.
Mr. Kirkham, who has 27 years of experience, is the principal of Kirkham Geosystems that specializes in 3D computer modeling and resource/reserve estimations at the preliminary assessment, pre-feasibility and feasibility study stages of mining projects.
Mr. Kirkham obtained a Bachelor's degree in Science from the University of Alberta in 1983. He became a Professional Geophysicist with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) in 1987, in Northwest Territories and Nunavut (NAPEGG), in BC (APEGBC) in 2005, in Ontario (APGO) in 2011 and in Manitoba (APEGM) in 2012. He is also a member of GAC (Geological Association of Canada), the Past-President of the CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining), AMEBC (Association of Mineral Exploration of BC) and PDAC (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada). In addition, he is a Councilor for APEGBC, is the Chair of both the Geological Society and Best Practices Committee for CIM, and Chair of the Audit Committee for Geoscientists Canada.
Mr. Biczok,P. Geo., is a professional exploration geologist with over 40 years of experience in a wide range of ore deposit types including many that are relevant to Romios' various mineral properties such as copper-gold skarns, massive sulphides, shear-hosted gold,iron formation-hosted gold and various exhalative type deposits (Pb-Zn,barite). Mr. Biczok began work with Romios in August 2016 as a consultant in charge of the Lundmark-Akow Lake drill program in northwestern Ontario and his interpretation of the geology in those drill holes led to a new genetic model for the copper-gold mineralization and the subsequent discoveries of the first base metal massive sulphide and high-grade gold zones in the area. Before starting work with Romios he worked at Goldcorp's (now Newmont) Mussel white gold mine (18 km south of the Lundmark-Akow Lake property) for 12 years, most recently as senior exploration geologist and senior research geologist. Prior to this he headed up Phelps Dodge Exploration's copper, gold and lead-zinc exploration efforts in India from 1999-2002 and worked for a number of mining companies in western Canada including Mattagami Lake Exploration, Noranda Exploration, and Manitoba Mineral Resources managing exploration programs for base metals, gold and nickel. Among his achievements with these companies was the discovery of a new ore zone at Mussel white, initiation of the work that led to the discovery of the past-producing Brewery Creek gold deposit in Yukon and leading the team that discovered the Monument Bay gold deposit in northern Manitoba. Mr. Biczok is a graduate of Lake head University in Thunder Bay(Honours B.Sc. in Geology) and a registered Professional Geoscientist in Ontario. He is also a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument43-101.
Mr. Johnstone is a partner of Gardiner Roberts LLP. Mr. Johnstone attended the University of Toronto from 1977 to 1979 and then enrolled at Osgoode Hall Law School where he received his LL.B in 1982. He articled with the Law Department of Canadian Pacific and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1984. Mr. Johnstone worked for two (2) Bay Street firms (E.L. Stone & Associates from 1984-1986 and Erikson & Associates from 1986-1992) and for a period of six (6) years practiced predominantly in the areas of Corporate/Commercial and Securities Law before establishing his own Corporate Securities practice in 1992. In 2005, he joined Gardiner Roberts LLP as a partner. He is also a Director of five other public companies.
Mr. van de Water holds a B.Comm. from Concordia University, Montreal, and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants. He has had a forty year career in financial roles with a variety of companies including a multinational mining, metal processing and metal trading company and extensive experience with mining companies operating in Canada, Africa and Europe, all listed on the TSX, TSXV or LSE. He has held the positions of Controller, VP Finance, CFO and President at various times, and was the Finance Director of a large metal dealer on the London Metal Exchange. Mr. van de Water is also a Director of five other public companies.