Richard is a Professional Geologist with a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Geology from Portsmouth University, and a Masters degree in Mineral Exploration from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada. He also serves as CEO of Winshear Gold Corp. (TSX-V:WINS), an exploration company with gold projects in Peru. He has over 30 years of experience in the mining and mineral exploration sector principally in southern Africa, and south and Central America. Richard has spent the last 18 years in public company corporate management, and has developed a wide network of business and financial contacts. He co-founded, and is CEO and director of, Winshear Gold Corp. (formerly Helio Resource Corp) which previously discovered the 1 million ounce SMP gold project in Tanzania.