Mark Jarvis

Mark Jarvis

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Jarvis has more than 30 years' experience in exploration and development of mineral resources, both in oil and gas and metals. After a career in financing exploration projects as a stockbroker, Mr. Jarvis moved to the corporate side of the business in 1996. He joined the Board of Ultra Petroleum, which at the time was a small oil and gas exploration and development company with a large, unconventional gas deposit. As Director responsible for Corporate Finance, he raised the equity capital necessary to prove the concept and to establish enough production to finance further growth with debt. Ultra Petroleum has grown from an exploration play to 3 TCF of proved gas reserves.

Mr. Jarvis became CEO and President of Giga Metals Corporation's predecessor company in January 2004. During his tenure, the company has drilled off a giant nickel/cobalt deposit, worked out a reliable metallurgical circuit, and published a Preliminary Economic Assessment.

Brian Fiddler, CPA CGA

Brian Fiddler, CPA CGA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Fiddler is a resident professional with over 30 years of corporate accounting and operations experience. Mr. Fiddler also brings extensive experience working specifically with resource-based companies both as a consultant and as an Officer.

Leslie Young

Leslie Young

Corporate Secretary

Ms. Young's 25-year background in the junior capital markets started with CM Oliver & Company where she served as Executive Secretary to senior management and board members. Ms. Young joined Giga Metals' predecessor company in February 2004 as the Corporate Secretary and Office Administrator. She is responsible for corporate filings, assisting and reporting to the President, secretary to the Board Meetings, to act as liaison with corporate council and respective corporate matters, and to act as Manager to administrative employees and the general operations.

David Tupper

David Tupper

Manager of Exploration

David has over 32 years of mineral exploration experience, which includes managing the identification, acquisition and execution of numerous high quality, early stage to large-scale drill exploration projects. He has experience exploring for uranium, gold, base metals and coal in a wide variety of geological settings in North, Central and South America, as well as Asia. He also has experience in surficial geological mapping associated with slope stability and contaminated sites environmental work. David is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

Tony Hitchins, B.A.Sc., M.Sc.

Tony Hitchins, B.A.Sc., M.Sc.


Mr. Hitchins completed his bachelors and masters degrees in engineering geology and economic geology at the University of Toronto. Subsequently Mr. Hitchins spent the next twenty years involved in various aspects of mineral exploration from field geologist to project manager. Exploration targets included volcanogenic massive sulphides, carbonate and sandstone hosted Pb-Zn-Ag, vein gold, intrusive hosted gold, base metal skarn, and tungsten-molybdenum porphyry deposits for the Amax group of companies. Between 1994-1998, he was district exploration manager for Cyprus Gold in Western Australia. Since returning to Canada Mr. Hitchins has worked with Vancouver based junior exploration companies.

Independent Qualified Person

Ronald G. Simpson, P.Geo

Ronald Simpson is a Professional Geoscientist with 30 years of international experience in mineral exploration. He has specialized in resource estimation, GIS and property evaluation since 1987.

Advisory Board Members

Tookie Angus

Mr. Angus headed the Global Mining Group at law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin and was more recently Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Endeavor Financial. He chaired the committee of independent directors of Canico Resource Corp. that evaluated the 2006 takeover offer for that nickel company from CVRD of Brazil. Mr. Angus will advise the Company how to achieve maximum shareholder value from Giga Metals Corporation's predecessor company's resource. He brings a wealth of business, legal and strategic experience to the table. His strategic advice will be particularly important to Giga Metals Corporation over the next years as it continues to advance the Turnagain project.

Cliff S. Carson

Mr. Carson was President and Director of Diamond Fields Resources Inc. from May 1995 until July 1996, when Diamond Fields was acquired by Inco in a $4.6 billion transaction.  Prior to that Mr. Carson was Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales at Falconbridge Ltd., a member of the Advisory Board for Nikkelverk Nickel Refinery at Kristiansand, Norway and Chairman of the Nickel Development Institute.

Dr. David Dreisinger

Dr. Dreisinger holds the Chair in Hydrometallurgy at the University of British Columbia and has extensive experience consulting to industry on metallurgical issues. 

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