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About Kingfisher

Kingfisher Metals is a discovery driven team comprised of experienced geologists, backed by a solid management group with decades of corporate and capital markets experience.

The Kingfisher team has extensive experience with early stage exploration in British Columbia, public company management and capital markets.

We are a young and driven team, focused on discovery success. With the guidance of our experienced management and advisors, together we have +100 years of industry experience.

Born out of the longest bear market in the resource industry, we understand how to deploy capital in a responsible and efficient manner in order to create maximum shareholder value.

Experienced Motivated Management


Our goal is to take a discovery oriented approach by systematically and efficiently exploring district scale projects using the latest in exploration technology


Kingfisher Metals is committed to responsible and sustainable exploration in British Columbia. By working with Indigenous groups and all stakeholders, we seek to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes with minimal environmental impacts.

our Team


Dustin Perry, P. Geo.

CEO, Founder, Director, QP

Mr. Perry is an exploration geologist and entrepreneur with +13 years in the mining sector. He has worked on over 50 exploration projects throughout British Columbia, the Yukon and Mexico. He received a B.Sc Geology from the University of British Columbia and is a registered professional geologist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.

David Loretto, B.Sc

President, Founder, Director

Mr. Loretto is an exploration geologist and entrepreneur. He received a B.Sc (Hons) in Geology from Queen’s University. He has +10 years of experience in the resource sector working in both technical and management capacities. He has been involved with exploration in British Columbia, the United States and New Zealand. Mr. Loretto currently acts as a Director for several TSX.V listed companies.

Rick Trotman, B,Sc


Mr. Trotman is a professional geologist with a broad range of experience within the mining industry, having worked in both buy-side and sell-side positions as well as technically focused responsibilities with major mining companies. He was previously with Resource Capital Funds, a leading mining-focused private equity firm. Mr. Trotman currently acts as President & CEO of Barksdale Resources Corp.

Giuseppe Perone, LLB

Corporate Secretary, Director

Mr. Perone is a lawyer by background and has extensive corporate experience. His expertise covers securities, corporate commercial, mergers & acquisitions and capital markets related matters as well as regulatory compliance and corporate governance. Mr. Perone serves as an executive and director for various public and private companies in the resources and technology sectors.

Chris Beltgens, MBA


Mr. Beltgens has +10 years of investment, business development and corporate finance experience. Since April, 2016 he has been vice-president of corporate development for TAG Oil. Mr. Beltgens previously spent six years in London working in investment banking. 

Barry MacNeil, CPA


Mr. MacNeil is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC with more than 30 years of management and accounting experience in public company, private practice, and industry.  

Gayle Febbo, M.Sc


Ms. Febbo is an exploration geologist with +17 years in the mining sector. She obstained her M.Sc. degree in structural geology (Mineral Deposit Research Unit) from the University of British Columbia. She has spent the majority of her career working in the prolific Golden Triangle on world class projects such as Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell (KSM), Brucejack and Galore Creek.

our Team


Greg Liller, B.Sc

Greg has more than 40 years experience in exploration and mine development. He obtained a Bachelor of Geology from Western State College in 1977. He has seen 7 of the projects in which he played a key role become mines and was responsible for managing the exploration and development of more than 11Moz gold and 600Moz silver in combined reserves and resources. He has served as an officer or director of public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, the TSX main board, and the American Stock Exchange including Genco Resources Ltd (TSX), Gammon Gold Inc. (TSX, AMEX), MexgoldResources Inc (TSXV), Oracle Mining Inc. (TSX), and most recently Prime Mining Corp. (TSXV). Over the course of his career he has played a key role in securing over $300 million dollars in equity financings and $100 million dollars in debt financing.

Francis Macdonald, B.Sc

Mr. Macdonald is an exploration geologist who has spent the majority of his career with Newmont Mining Corp. He has extensive knowledge of exploration and targeting techniques related to VMS deposits and orogenic gold deposits. Currently Mr. Macdonald is VP Exploration of Kenorland Minerals

Zach Flood, B.Sc.

Mr. Flood is an experienced geologist who has managed mineral exploration in countries around the world including Mongolia, China, Dem. Rep. Congo, Peru, Argentina, Canada, and the U.S. over the past 15 years. Zach also spent numerous years within the Ivanhoe Group, evaluating early to advanced stage M&A opportunities in the mining sector. Zach is currently the Co-founder, President and Director of Kenorland Minerals Ltd, an established project generator, focussed on exploration in North America.  

Jim Miller-Tait, P.Geo.

Mr. Jim Miller-Tait has over 30 years of continuous exploration, development, underground, and open-pit production experience. Mr. Miller-Tait currently serves as VP Exploration for Imperial Metals. His experience includes Chief Geologist for the Oniva Group where he managed exploration and development programs at the past-producing Bralorne Mine. He has worked extensively in North America, Bolivia, and Mexico on grassroots exploration to full-production open pit and underground operations. His wide range of experience includes vein hosted gold, porphyry, and volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits. 

Charlie Greig, M.Sc. P.Geo.

Mr. Greig is a geologist with 30+ years of experience in the exploration industry. His main area of expertise is in geologic mapping, particularly as it applies to mineral exploration, and he has worked on exploration projects from grass-roots to development. Charlie has mapped, or worked on, a number of projects which have subsequently been put into production, including La India in Mexico (Grayd–Agnico Eagle), Wolverine in Yukon (Atna-Westmin, Yukon Zinc), Alamo Dorado in Mexico (Corner Bay-Pan American Silver), Brucejack Lake (Pretium), and Bisha in Eritrea (Nevsun). He has also worked on a number of advanced exploration projects which are not yet mines, but which have either reached an advanced stage of exploration, are in development, or have had a significant history of mining. These include: Asmara (Emba Derho, Adi Nefas, and Debarwa, for Sunridge Gold), Red Mountain (Lac Minerals, Seabridge), Casino (Western Copper and Gold), and Silbak Premier-Big Missouri (Westmin, Ascot Resources). Charlie’s recent exploration successes include GT Gold’s Saddle South high-grade gold discovery, and the Saddle North Cu-Au Porphyry discovery.

Corporate Governance

Kingfisher is committed to ensuring a mutually beneficial outcome for all parties involved. Kingfisher applies a policy of openness and transparency to all of its business practices in order to build a strong relationships and high levels of trust between the Company and its stakeholders.

The Board believes that good corporate governance improves corporate performance and benefits all shareholders.  Consistent with National Policy 58-201 – Corporate Governance Guidelines for corporate governance practices of reporting issuers, the Board of Directors facilitates its exercise of independent supervision over the Company’s management through frequent meetings of the Board, which is comprised of four (4) directors, one (1) of which is independent for the purposes of NI 58-101.  

Certain of the directors are also directors of other reporting issuers. The Board has found that the fiduciary duties placed on individual directors by the Company’s governing corporate legislation and the common law and the restrictions placed by applicable corporate legislation on an individual director’s participation in decisions of the Board in which the director has an interest have been sufficient to ensure that the Board operates independently of management and in the best interests of the Company.

Corporate Social Responsibility

As a team of avid outdoorspeople, Kingfisher Metals is committed to responsible and sustainable exploration in British Columbia. By working with Indigenous groups and all stakeholders, we seek to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes with minimal environmental impacts.

At Kingfisher, we understand the need for climate change action and the global transition to renewable energy sources. This shift will require green metals such as Copper to be extracted from the earth in the least impactful way possible – high grade underground mining.

We will see to it that Indigenous groups are consulted, incorporated and compensated appropriately as we seek to explore in their traditional territories.

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