Mr. Vaughan, B.Sc., B.C.L, M.Sc. has participated in natural resource transactions in more than 65 countries over his career. Mr. Vaughan has served on various committees advising the Canadian government, the Ontario Securities Commission and the Toronto Stock Exchange on issues such as mineral policy, mineral strategy, mining finance, mining taxation, seed capital formation, junior resource policies, over-the-counter trading and nuclear issues. For 40 years Mr. Vaughan was the legal advisor to, and a director and member of, the Securities and Audit Committees of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. He also was a former director of the Toronto Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and a past member of the Joint Toronto Stock Exchange Ontario Securities Commission Mining Standards Task Force. Mr. Vaughan was counsel at the law firm Heenan Blaikie LLP from 2007 to February 2014 and a partner at the law firm Dorsey Whitney LLP from February 2014 until December 2016. He is currently a sole practitioner mining lawyer with an international practice.