Ms. Neal has more than 30 years of experience in accounting including 23 years in the gold mining industry. Kim’s experience involves many operating mines including Meridian Gold’s Royal Mountain King Mine, Western Goldfields Inc.’s Mesquite Mine and Pegasus Gold / Apollo Gold / Jipangu International’s Florida Canyon Mine where she recently held the position of Corporate Controller. Ms. Neal has been involved in virtually every aspect of finance in the minerals industry. Ms. Neal also offers substantial expertise in dealing with complex corporate auditing and compliance issues, as well as her superior organizational, management and communication skills.