President, Director & CEO
Mr. Kolebaba has served as President and CEO of Diamonds North Resources Ltd since the Company's inception in 2002. Mr. Kolebaba's aggressive management style, innovative approach to exploration, ability to build strong partnerships with peers and the investment community has lead Diamonds North to become one of the prominent Canadian diamond explorers.
Mr. Kolebaba has been actively exploring for minerals since the 1980's and has experience with diamonds, gold, silver and base metals. Prior to joining Diamonds North Mr. Kolebaba has held positions with BHP Billiton, Cominco Ltd. and the Northgate Group of companies. Mr. Kolebaba's passion for diamonds began in the 1990's working under the likes of Rory Moore, Hugo Dummet & Charles Fipke at the Ekati Diamond Mine, where his experience ranged from early exploration to feasibility studies for the Panda & Koala kimberlite pipes. During this time, 123 kimberlites were discovered, and more than 10 kimberlites were bulk sampled. In 1997, Mr. Kolebaba then initiated exploration outside of the Ekati Project for BHP and became involved in regional exploration in Canada and abroad managing diamond exploration activity in Eastern Canada and exploring for diamonds in China, India, Russia, Botswana, the Middle East, Sweden and Australia.
|Bruce Kienlen, B.Sc., P. Geol|
Mr. Kienlen joined the Diamonds North exploration team in April 2003, and has served a key role in the generation and advancement of Diamond North's projects. Prior to joining Diamonds North, Bruce spent 7 years at BHP Billiton Diamonds, where he gained diamond exploration experience in Canada (including Nunavut and the Northwest Territories) and internationally including Sweden, the Middle East and Brazil. As VP Exploration, Mr. Kienlen's strong technical knowledge of indicator mineral chemistry, ability to assess regional terrains and evaluate kimberlite targets particularly in glacial environments has been fundamental in the development of Diamonds North's prospective land portfolio and the discovery of 29 kimberlites on Diamonds North's Amaruk project. Mr. Kienlen is responsible for successfully managing multi-million dollar budgets for the Company's northern operations and overseeing the assessment of the kimberlites discovered as they progress to more advanced stages of evaluation.
|Graham Gill, B.Sc., P.Geo|
Mr. Gill joined Diamonds North Resources in 2002 with a focus on project logistics, implementation and community relations. Mr. Gill has more than 15 years of exploration experience with base and precious metal programs in western Canada, Nevada and Africa. His experience ranges from field to senior project geologist with companies such as Cominco Ltd., Noranda Exploration Company Ltd., Hemlo Gold Mines Inc., and Battle Mountain Gold Limited. Mr. Gill's knowledge of logistics, community relations and government regulations has been integral to the Company's ability to efficiently work in Canada's north. In addition, Mr. Gill's technical planning and execution has been instrumental as the Company has advanced from target testing and kimberlite discovery to the bulk sampling stage of its kimberlites.
Corporate Secretary, Officer
Ms. Davies has worked with public resource companies over the past 30 years and has a background in both the financial markets and legal sectors prior to working in the resource industry. Ms. Davies is engaged in maintaining corporate compliance with regulatory bodies, legal filings and office systems development and administration, she brings a comprehensive understanding of governance procedures, regulatory and security filings to Diamonds North.
|Michael Lee, CGA|
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Lee is a CGA with over 16 years experience in public and corporate accounting. Mr. Lee's experience includes serving as controller for a variety of TSX Venture Issuers and private companies. Mr. Lee joined Diamonds North in February 2003 and his experience and knowledge has been instrumental in navigating the company successfully through the changing financial reporting and disclosure requirements of a public company.