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Keith Spence

CEO & Partner

Global Mining Capital

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Mr. Spence has been involved in over $18 billion domestic and international transactions and financings, and has been active in the private equity and M&A space internationally; advising companies across the globe. He held senior positions in capital markets at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Bank of Montreal (BMO) and Scotia Bank.

He was CEO of Alliance Pacific Resources, a mining company exploring for gold and base metals in western China, which was subsequently acquired at a substantial return. He has conducted business in China and Asia for several years, including numerous high-level negotiations and transactions in outbound investments in mining, globally.

As a field geologist, he has experience in gold and base metals exploration in the Canadian North, China, Latin America, Africa and internationally. He is Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the internationally recognized Canadian mining valuation standards and guidelines for projects; which is referenced by the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX-V), Singapore Stock Exchange, and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He has presented and written extensively on project valuation. He has been quoted in the media on international mining investments, in leading press such as Bloomberg, The Globe & Mail, Financial Times of London, South China Morning Post, China Daily, CCTV, AP and Reuters.

Mr. Spence is a member of the Board of Directors of The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), Hon. Board of Trustees of The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and is a graduate and member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) – as well as valedictorian. He has been on the Boards of Ontario Place, the ROM and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, Faculty of Science at Western University. Keith was also Chair of the Mineral Economics Society and Chair of The Toronto Board of Trade, Gardiner Awards. He was named a “Toronto Trailblazer”.

Keith received the CIM Distinguished Lecturer Award, the CIM Fellow Award, the SME Mineral Economics Award (USA), the PDAC Distinguished Service Award, the Harry Jerome Award for Professional Excellence, the CIM Distinguished Service Medal, the Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award for outstanding contributions to Canadian mineral economics; and received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal Award, for contributions to Canada. A Commonwealth Scholar recipient; he is a graduate of the Global Management program at Harvard University, has an Honors B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Western Ontario, the Canadian Securities Institute Certificate and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business.

Keith Spence
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