Lynnette earned a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has extensive experience as a geologist, focussing on orogenic gold and stratiform copper mineralization in Africa. She was part of the Randgold Resources (now Barrick Gold Corp.) team which developed the +3Moz Tongon gold mine in Côte d’Ivoire. Lynnette headed up the Economic Geology at the University of Cape Town. She was regional VP Sub-Sahara Africa of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) and is a fellow of a number of professional international geological societies. She is a registered SACNASP Professional Natural Scientist (Pr.Sci. Nat.).
Helen has had a successful career spanning more than 30 years as an economic geologist in the natural resource sector. She is currently a director of Pan Iberia Ltd. (UK) and one of the founder members of Panex Resources Pty. Ltd., a private global mining development company. She was a director and shareholder of Pangea Exploration (Pty) Ltd for 20 years during which time they discovered and evaluated a number of world class mineral deposits throughout Africa. From 2012 the Pangea platform was affiliated to Private Equity company, Denham Capital International, providing asset analysis and technical evaluation of mineral investments in Africa. Helen holds a B.Sc. Geology (Hons) (Cum Laude), from the University of Stellenbosch SA. She is a recipient of the Gencor Geology Award and Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa and member of the International Society for Economic Geologists.
Mr. Lynch is a highly successful investor and entrepreneur in the mining and cannabis sectors. Mr. Lynch was a founder of Tanrange Exploration (now Tanzania Royalty Company) that surpassed a CDN$1B market capitalization. Mr. Lynch was also a founder and director of Hana Mining and a co-founder of Cannabis Wheaton (now Auxly Cannabis). Prior to his entrepreneurial pursuits, he was a professional football player in the CFL. Mr. Lynch holds a B. A. from the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Kanakis is the co-founder of Trinity Venture Partners Inc., a boutique Merchant Bank. He is also the Chief Business Officer and Co-founder of Cybin Inc., a leading mental health company. Mr.Kanakis has 20 years of experience in building and managing successful companies. He was co-founder of multiple start-ups across a variety of sectors and has successfully raised nearly CDN$200M for various companies.
Eric So is the co-founder and Managing Director of Trinity Venture Partners Inc., a boutique merchant bank. He is also the Executive Chairman and co-founder of Cybin Inc., a leading mental health company. He is a veteran investor, owner and operator, of various public and private companies over the last 15 years and has led C-level corporate strategy, development and finance at all stages of the business life cycle from start-up to high growth and large international. A trusted advisor he began his career practicing in the areas of corporate commercial, securities, finance and mergers and acquisitions at a leading international law firm.