Matthew Wood, Chairman and Director
Matthew Wood is Chairman of Steppe Gold and Antler Hill Mining, as well as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Five Star Diamonds Limited. Matthew is an outstanding mineral resource explorer and developer with over 25 years global industry experience in mining and commodities investment. He has managed successful deals in diamonds, coal, energy, ferrous metals, base and precious metals and other commodities. His unique skills in technical and economic evaluation of resource opportunities has been proven by an impressive record of nurturing resource deals from early stage, to market listings and successful exit strategies for his investors. Matthew has an Honours Degree in Geology from the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Certificate in Mineral Economics from the Western Australian School of Mines.
          . Peter Bures, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Peter Bures is Chief Executive Officer and a Director at Antler Hill Mining. Peter spent the first few years of his career at Placer Dome in Timmins, Ontario followed by 10 years on the sell side in equity research where he worked at Deutsche Bank, HSBC in New York and Toronto, and as Precious Metals & Mining Analyst/Strategist for Orion Securities (Toronto). In 2007 he transitioned to the buy side with Sentry Investments as an associate portfolio manager, specializing in metals and mining where he co-managed several top-ranked funds. Peter joined the BMO Capital Markets institutional sales desk in New York in 2011 as Director Global Mining Sales and was most recently with Canaccord as VP analyst covering gold and silver producers and royalty companies. Peter holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (geological and mineral engineering) from the University of Toronto.
Aneel Waraich, Director
Aneel Waraich is the co-founder and Executive Director of Steppe Gold Ltd., a near-term precious metals producer in Mongolia. He is also founder and managing partner of ATMA Capital Markets and ATMACORP LTD. and is a financial services professional with progressive experience in both the asset management and corporate finance businesses. Aneel focuses primarily on advising public and private companies in the Natural Resources sector. In previous roles at Goodman and Company Investment Counsel and Dundee Capital Markets he worked as an analyst valuating private equity companies. Most recently Mr. Waraich worked as an investment banker focusing on deal origination, going-public transactions and financings for both public and private companies in the resource and technology sectors. Aneel completed his MBA from the Goodman Institute of Investment Management at the John Molson School of Business and is also a level III Candidate for the CFA ® program.
Ali Haji, Director
Ali Haji has extensive knowledge of the financial services sector after having spent over 11 years in the Asset Management Industry performing strategic and process improvement roles. He started his career as a technology analyst at Invesco Ltd. in 2006 and advanced into various roles including Technology Risk, Controls, Program Management, and Process Improvement with international assignments involving mergers and acquisitions in Hong Kong, U.S.A and Australia. Most recently, he was also a principal contributor to the creation of a Center of Excellence in London, England for Invesco Ltd. Ali attended The University of Western Ontario and holds a BSc in Computer Science.