James Puplava, CFP
Mr. Puplava is President of Puplava Financial Securities Inc. (PFS), an investment advisory and money management firm. Founded in 1985, PFS specializes in investment, retirement, tax, and estate planning services. Mr. Puplava is also president of Puplava Securities Inc. a Broker-Dealer and Member of NASD/SIPC. He is a member of the Market Technicians Association and a CMT candidate. Among his many awards and achievements, Mr. Puplava was honoured in 1992 as one of America’s top ten Financial Representatives by Registered Representative Magazine.
Gordon Cummings C.A.
CEO & President
Mr. Cummings joined Kimber Resources in July 2006 as CFO and became the CEO and a Director in November 2007. Mr Cummings has over 23 years of experience in finance and management including senior managerial positions in two of the Big 4 audit firms and the role of Group Accountant with a London, England based insurance group listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to joining Kimber, Mr. Cummings held the position of CFO and then subsequently CEO and Director of a Canadian alternative investment manager that develops and distributes public, full prospectus funds. Mr. Cummings holds an accounting degree from the University of Glasgow and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and in British Columbia.
Keith Barron, B.Sc., Ph.D. Geol.
Dr. Barron is a geologist with over 30 years of exploration experience on all the continents except Antarctica, and in a wide variety of commodities including gold, uranium, base metals and diamonds. He holds a B.Sc. in geology from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Barron is the President, CEO and Director of Aurania Resources Ltd, Director of Firestone Ventures Inc., Director and founder of U3O8 Corp and was co-founder of Aurelian Resources Inc. with a 13.7 million ounce gold discovery (Fruta del Norte) made in 2006 - a company acquired by Kinross Gold in 2008. In 2008, he was awarded the PDAC's Thayer Lindsley International Discovery Award for his role in the discovery of the Fruta del Norte gold deposit and he was also jointly named the Northern Miner's Mining Man of the Year 2008. Dr. Barron served as a director of Kimber in 2006 and 2007.
Leanne Baker, PhD
Chair of Compensation Committee
Dr. Leanne Baker is President, CEO & Director of Sutter Gold Mining Inc. She is a former metals and mining equity analyst and managing director of Salomon Smith Barney, and she is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines (M.S. and Ph.D. in mineral economics). Dr. Baker is also a director of Agnico-Eagle Mines, Reunion Gold Corporation, and McEwen Mining Corporation.
R. Dennis Bergen P.Eng.
Chair of Technical, Safety and Environmental Committee
Mr. Bergen has over 30 years experience in management, mine engineering, and mine development and operations. Most recently he was General Manager of the Cantung Mine in the Northwest Territories. From 1997-2003 he held the position of Vice President of Operations for Wheaton River Minerals. He has been involved in a senior capacity in the building, opening and operating a number of open-pit and underground mines.