Tres-Or Leadership

Laura Lee Duffett
Chief Executive Officer

Throughout her successful 30 year career, Ms. Duffett has gained significant profile as a senior manager of leading companies in the Canadian junior mineral exploration industry. A member of the Professional Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia, Registered Professional Geologist in the province of Ontario, a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada (GAC) and a graduate geologist from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Ms. Duffett has an extensive management background in geological research, marketing, corporate development, financing and technical project evaluation. Ms. Duffett has acted as a professional consulting geologist and Manager, Business Development for many companies including Eldorado Gold Corporation, HRC Development Corporation, Trillion Resources Ltd., Oliver Gold Corporation, Solomon Resources Limited, Nickelodeon Minerals Ltd., Brett Resources Ltd., Skeena Resources Ltd. and other companies. Ms. Duffett’s diverse international experience encompasses mineral exploration and acquisition programs in Southeast Asia, South America, Africa, Canada, the United States and Mexico. A well recognized technical keynote speaker at international mining and exploration trade shows, Ms. Duffett has a unique understanding of both the technical and market requirements necessary for successful management of mineral exploration companies. Ms. Duffett was appointed President in January 2000 and has taken the lead in strategic property acquisitions, project management and corporate developments.


GARETH E. MASON, B.Comm. – Chief Financial Officer, Director, Secretary
Graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto in 1989, Mr. Mason is a founding Partner of North American Cleaning and Equipment, a Division of the Mason Group of Companies Limited. An entrepreneur, in 2004 Mr. Mason rebranded the company and is President of NaceCare Solutions Inc. which has developed a successful enterprise importing commercial cleaning equipment technology and components from the UK for the Canadian and US markets. He has established offices in Canada and the United States, and affiliations in South America with the head office located in Toronto and sales offices in Montreal, Edmonton, Denver and Pittsburgh. Mr. Mason is the former President of the Canadian Sanitary Supply Association. With 30 years of experience in developing commercial cleaning equipment, his company is continuing to expand their reach by continuing to invest extensively in new product development while offering superior customer service. Mr. Mason brings expertise in financing and commercial accounting, international marketing, sales and management and corporate governance to the Board of Tres-Or Resources Ltd.

DAVID J. COWAN, LL.B. – Director
David Cowan is a partner and member of the Capital Markets and M&A Group of McMillan LLP, an international Canadian law firm with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Hong Kong. Mr. Cowan graduated from Law at the University of British Columbia in 1979 and was called to the British Columbia Bar Association in 1980. With over 30 years of experience, David acts on behalf of clients involved in a wide variety of endeavours, including companies with mineral properties in North, Central and South America, hi-tech companies developing and marketing computer software and hardware and e-commerce businesses. In representing these clients, he advises on a broad range of matters such as initial public offerings, reverse takeovers, public and private financings, stock options and other employment related issues, corporate governance issues as well as proxy fights, takeover defence mechanisms and corporate restructurings. Mr. Cowan represents numerous publicly traded companies, including TSX-Venture and TSX listed companies. He is a director of Alto Ventures Ltd., Forum Uranium Corp. and Northern Uranium Corp., all of which are companies listed on the TSX.V. He also advises non-public entities on securities and corporate finance matters. Prior to joining McMillan, David worked with the provincial government, including the BC Securities Commission, and was involved in the drafting of securities legislation.

WILLIAM MOURE, M.Sc., P.Eng. – Director
Mr. William Brent Moure is a practicing engineer, registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. Mr. Moure is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a M.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering and a B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering (with distinction). He is a member of the Minerals and Materials Society (TMS) and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIMM). William (Bill) Moure is the owner and President of Canadian Silver Refiners Ltd. The private company’s operations include silver reclaiming, recycling, smelting and refining, and silver alloy manufacturing. He is a volunteer firefighter, serving as Captain of the South Pigeon Lake Fire Dept. in Alberta. Bill joined the Board of Directors in October of 2014 and is a major shareholder, with a focus on advising and enhancing mineral project valuations and business development initiatives.

Mr. Louie Anthony Spedaliere LL.B is an independent director who joined the Board of Directors in January of 2018. Mr. Spedaliere’s academic background includes studies in Law at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1994-1997; trained by Professor’s Linda Singer, Michael Lewis and Frank Sander who is considered to be the father of ADR in Mediation at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A in 2003 and Conflict Mediation Services of Downsview, Mediation Training, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2004; Awarded a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, LL.B (Hons), Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, U.K. in 2006; Authored an honours thesis titled: ‘The Benefits of Family Mediation as Compared to the Traditional Adversarial Approach’; In 2006 Mr. Spedaliere became an Associate Member of Ontario Association For Family Mediation; in 2010 he was granted a license to provide legal services by The Law Society of Upper Canada. Since 2010, Mr. Spedaliere has provided legal services in Ontario courts, tribunals, administrative boards and mediated: civil litigation matters, family and workplace disputes. Mr. Spedaliere teaches in the areas which he provides services and has been instrumental in the preparation of curriculum changes to comply with the evolving requirements of the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities of Ontario, The Law Society of Upper Canada and ADR Institute of Ontario.


N. REID TORESON, B. Comm. - Advisor