Directors & Officers

Ryan Kalt - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Kalt is an experienced corporate executive and financier with more than 20 years of senior leadership and board of director roles at both private and publicly traded companies. He is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clean Commodities Corp. Prior to Clean Commodities Corp., Mr. Kalt was the CEO of Gold Royalties Corporation, an investment issuer listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, which was acquired by Sandstorm Gold Ltd. in 2015. Mr. Kalt is a past recipient of Finance Monthly's CEO Award and has received award recognition from the Business Development Bank of Canada, Export Canada, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and other prominent business organizations. He holds a B.Comm. (Hons) from Queen's University, an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario, an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an LL.M. (Energy, Natural Resources &  Environmental Law) from the University of Calgary.

Ryan Cheung - Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Cheung is the Founder of MCPA Services Inc., Chartered Professional Accountants. He brings an extensive experience base in public and private companies and has served as the Chief Financial Officer of numerous publicly listed corporations, including recently as CFO of Clean Commodities Corp. Mr. Cheung holds a CPA, CA and has been a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia since 2008. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) from the University of British Columbia and a Diploma in Accounting from the University of British Columbia.

Toby Hughes - Vice-President, Exploration

Mr. Hughes, P.Geo., P.Geol., is a registered professional geologist with a successful gold exploration career spanning more than 35 years. He commenced his career with Noranda Exploration at Hemlo. During his career, Mr. Hughes has served in progressively senior roles at some of the world’s leading mining companies including being a Senior Geologist on behalf of Goldcorp. (Red Lake), Agnico Eagle Mines and Ivanhoe Mines. He also previously served as VP, Exploration for Grandview Gold Inc. Mr. Hughes has extensive experience in project management, drill supervision and structural geology (including the mapping, interpretation and modelling of orogenic fold-thrust belts). He holds a B.Sc. Hons. Geology from the University of Dundee (Scotland).

Brian Hearst - Director

Mr. Hearst is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, including 15 years as a Chief Financial Officer of junior and senior public companies. He currently acts in a financial advisory capacity for emerging entities in the resource industry and prior thereto was the Chief Financial Officer of Canacol Energy Ltd. which expanded to a capitalization in excess of $500 million under his financial stewardship. Mr. Hearst holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary.

Eugene Hodgson - Director

Mr. Hodgson is an accomplished senior executive with over 30 years of public and private sector experience. He is currently the President of Fabled Copper Corp. and the CFO of Trait Biosciences Inc. In addition to his executive roles, Mr. Hodgson is a Director of Century Metals Inc. and Rover Metals Inc., both of which are publicly listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Hodgson has also served on the Board of Directors of various companies including Grandfield Pacific Corporation, Arimex Resources Inc., Sea Breeze Power Corp., Silvermex Resources Inc., Chair of Pacific Cascade Minerals and CFO/Director of Timmins Gold Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from the University of Calgary.