Fred Bonner

Board of Directors

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Fred has held senior positions in public service with government for 22 years where he initiated and lead projects in environmental geology, land reclamation and public safety. He has extensive experience engaging communities and navigating large scale projects to create mutually beneficially outcomes for all parties.

Fred left public service in 2007 to become Vice President of Silvore Fox Minerals Corp. (formerly TSXV: SFX). In 2010 Fred entered the consulting field where he focused on environmental management, corporate social responsibility and community engagement. He is also the Director of Sustainability & Community Affairs for XT Energy Group, a Canadian renewable energy company, and served as Chief Geologist with Legion Metals Corp. (CSE: LEGN).

Fred has served on the Board of Directors of Rheingold Exploration Corp., which became International Battery Metals Ltd. (CSE: IBAT), from 2012 – 2017, Canadian Land Reclamation Association, Rural Water Watch Association. Fred is a past president and council member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia.

Fred received an Honours Geology from St. Mary’s University in Halifax and Masters’ Degrees in Applied Science and Urban and Rural Planning from Dalhousie University, Halifax. Fred is professional geologist, a Fellow of Geoscientists Canada and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.