Dr. Anthony Taylor, Bsc, PhD, CPG
Dr. Taylor received an honours degree in geology from Durham University in 1964 and subsequently completed a PhD in Geology from the University of Manchester between 1972 and 1974. He has held various exploration geology and management positions with major mining companies including Cominco, Selection Trust, BP Minerals, RTZ, and Gencor until 1994. He was directly involved on the ground, or in a management role, in a number of mineral discoveries, some of which became successful producing mines. They include nickel in Australia, platinum group metals and copper-zinc in South Africa and gold in the USA.
On the entrepreneurial side, Dr. Taylor founded Millennium Mining Corporation, a private Nevada minerals exploration company which became Gold Summit Corporation. He served as President, CEO and Director of Gold Summit Corporation, a TSXV listed company, from October 2003 until the merger that formed Crown Gold Corporation Minerals thereafter serving as Executive Chairman until 2011. In 2012 he helped instigate the founding of Selex Resources, a private Ontario Corporation where he is currently President, CEO and a Director.
Dr. Taylor recently retired as an Independent Director of Hecla Mining Company, listed on the NYSE since 2002. He was also the Chairman of Hecla’s Corporate Governance Committee and a member of Hecla’s Compensation and Health, Safety, Environmental and Technical Committees.