Thomas Conway holds a B.Sc Mining Engineering (University of Minnesota) and attended Harvard Business School’s Executive MBA program. He is a results-oriented executive with 20 years of diverse experience largely with Newmont Mining Corporation (“Newmont”) in operations, general management, environmental affairs and risk management, including serving as Newmont’s Vice President of Risk Management. His operational experience at Newmont covered domestic and international assignments in open pit and underground operations where he has a record of enhancing operations through improved cost control and productivity innovations, while maintaining safety and environmental standards. Mr. Conway served as Vice President/General Manager Carlin Operations for Newmont where he was responsible for a 2 million ounce per year operation with 1,600 salaried and hourly employees; and Vice President/General Manager Minera Yanacocha where, under his guidance, Yanacocha expanded annual gold production from 300,000 ounces to 1.2 million ounces in 3 years. Mr. Conway also served as assistant General Manager at Yanacocha where he was responsible for the startup – ahead of schedule and under budget – of two metallurgical plants and three open pit mines. Mr. Conway has a strong understanding of the permitting process through time served as Manager, Environmental Affairs Carlin Operations, where he was responsible for compliance and permitting, and negotiations with the US EPA and the State of Nevada regulators. Since February 1, 2011, Mr. Conway has served as President and CEO of I-Minerals Inc., a TSX Venture Exchange listed company developing two unique industrial mineral deposits in Idaho, USA.