Board of Directors
Dickson Hall is a partner in Valuestone Advisory Limited, manager of Valuestone Global Resources Fund 1, a mining fund associated with Jiangxi Copper Corporation and China Construction Bank International. Mr. Hall has more than 40 years’ experience in the resource field, much of it in Asia. From 2005 to 2016 he directed corporate development efforts in Asia for Hunter Dickinson Inc. raising capital, establishing strategic partnerships and broadening the Asian shareholder base for HDI public companies. He was Senior Vice President of Continental Minerals Corporation which developed the Xietongmen copper-gold project in Tibet, China before selling to China’s Jinchuan Group in 2011 for $446 million. Mr. Hall is also a director and Investment Committee member of Can-China Global Resources Fund, an energy and mining fund backed by the Export-Import Bank of China. He is or has been a director of various resource and non-resource companies.
Mr. Hall is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (BA, MA) and has diplomas from Beijing University and Beijing Language Institute.
Liu has over 25-years experience in private equity investment, consulting and business management. He is a partner at Valuestone Advisors Limited. John has a wide range of private equity investment experience across multiple sectors, including mining. He was previously an advisor to Jiangxi Copper Corp., the largest integrated copper company in China, focused on its global development strategy and overseas M&A projects. Prior to that, he held positions in renowned private fund managers: Greenwoods Private Equity Funds, Mousse Partners, Actis and Merrill Lynch Direct Investment Group. He was a member of the board of a number of portfolio companies. John received an MBA from the University of British Columbia in Canada, and a B.Sc. in computer science and engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University in China.
Mr. Ryan has been an active entrepreneur in the resources sector for over twenty years. He has extensive experience in the natural resource sector having served as an officer and/or director of companies such as Cadence Resources, High Plains Uranium, U.S. Silver Corporation (now Americas Silver Corporation), and Western Goldfields, Inc. Mr. Ryan has extensive executive experience, and provides the Board of Directors with valuable insights regarding mining operations as well as public company expertise. Mr. Ryan obtained a B.S. in Mining Engineering from the University of Idaho in 1985 and a Juris Doctor from Boston College in 1992.