The Team

Our Team

James serves as Chairman and CEO of VanGold Mining Corp. His career began in the financial services industry with a successful 19-years as a retail broker, investment banker, and manager with several Canadian investment firms. These included First Canada Capital Ltd., Research Capital Corp., and Majendie Securities Ltd., where he was instrumental in the financing of numerous small-cap public companies in the mining exploration and development industry. James then went on a career in mining exploration, serving as CEO of NuLegacy Gold Corp. from 2012 until April 2019. He is also currently a director of Orestone Mining Corp. James was born in the gold mining community of Timmins, Ontario, and is a graduate of the University of Alberta.

James Anderson

President & ceo

Born in Hungary and Educated in the USA, Tamás makes his home in Budapest. An avid resource investor, Tamás has managed a Budapest based precious metals fund and is in close contact with other European precious metals investors.

Tamás Bakács

managing director

Richard is currently Director of VanGold Mining Corp.  Previously he was President and Director of Barksdale Resources Corp. (TSXV:BRO), where he played a vital role in acquiring the Company’s flagship Sunnyside project in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.  Sunnyside is located adjacent to South32’s Taylor deposit, which was acquired in 2018 for $2.1 Billion.  Richard has 20+ years’ experience in corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and administration of junior resource companies. Prior to Barksdale, Richard was Director and Corporate Secretary of Gold Standard Ventures Corp. (listed on the TSX and NYSE) from 2009 to 2017.  During his time at Gold Standard, the Company’s market capitalization increased from $23 million to over $400 million.  His understanding of the junior exploration markets and ability to position, structure, and administer companies has been integral to their successes.

Richard Silas

director & corporate secretary

Mr. Turnbull is a consulting geologist with over 30 years experience in diamond, precious and base metal exploration.  He holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and is a Qualified Professional Geoscientist recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.  Mr. Turnbull has managed or served on the boards of a number of junior exploration and mining companies with assets ranging from early stage to advanced projects world wide.  He has played a key role on exploration teams responsible for the exploration and development of the Eskay Creek Gold Deposit in British Columbia, Canada, the Petaquilla Cu-Au Porphyry Deposit in Panama, the Mt. Kare Gold Deposit in Papua New Guinea and the OJVG Gold Deposits in Senegal.

Douglas Turnbull

geological advisor

Attila has over 20 years of experience in the stock brokerage and asset management field in Hungary. As well as substantial local business contacts, he has an extensive network of professional contacts in the Hungarian government regulatory and supervisory fields, and has experience in all aspects of regulatory affairs. 

Attila Balogh