ALQ Gold is a mineral exploration company whose 100%-owned, royalty-free, Lustdust Property is advantageously situated with nearby road and rail access in north-central British Columbia. Lustdust consists of 20 contiguous mineral claims covering 9,583 hectares and contains twelve known mineralized areas, of which the copper-gold-silver Canyon Creek Skarn Deposit has a NI 43-101 compliant resource. ALQ Gold Corporation has approximately 5.52 million shares issued and outstanding, 6.22 million fully diluted. Shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “ALQ”.


Carl J. Pines, CEO, Director

Mr. Pines holds a Bachelor of Sciences from McGill University, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia and attended the Stanford University Graduate Management Program. His areas of practice are Business & Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Restructuring. Currently an Associate Counsel with Owen Bird Law Corporation, Mr. Pines has been involved in commercial law his entire career as well as being a Director of several private companies.
Having served as Director for fourteen years and the Audit Committee Chair means no one is more knowledgeable about ALQ Gold’s history, nor was better prepared to take charge of the Company, than Mr. Pines following the untimely death of ALQ’s founder, George Whatley.

Joanne N. Ward, CFO, Secretary, Director

Ms. Ward, née Whatley, earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of British Columbia in 1987 which led to a business career spanning over 20 years. Ms. Ward has consulted part time for the Company since 2001, joining the Company in 2009. Having worked with the former Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Ward continues to prepare and assist with the Company’s bookkeeping, accounting and quarterlies, including the Management Discussion & Analysis (MD&A).
Experienced in several aspects of business including management, supervision, bookkeeping, accounting, budgeting, payroll, purchasing, and graphic design, Ms. Ward is a welcome addition to the Board of Directors. Her career in business coupled with her experience and knowledge of the Company’s history has proved to be an invaluable asset.


Stephen M. Leahy

Mr. Leahy has more than 26 years’ experience in venture capital, primarily in the resource sector, and has been instrumental in the formation, financing and development of a number of public and private corporations. Mr. Leahy previously acted as a senior officer or director of StarTech Energy Inc. (TSX), First Silver Reserve Inc. (TSX) and Wellco Energy Services Inc. (TSX). As founder of North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd., he was instrumental in facilitating the company’s acquisition of its wholly-owned Cantung mine and Mactung deposit.

Neil F. Hummel - Chair of Audit Committee

Mr. Hummel, a Chartered Accountant, brings with him over 30 years of diverse financial experience, including operating in a public company environment, executing aggressive acquisitions, and obtaining public and private financing. He has valuable experience in financial and general management, strategic planning, restructuring to improve performance, public and private financings, corporate banking and relations with various regulatory authorities. He has been a member of the Boards of Directors for both private and publicly traded companies. He was, until the sale of it, the CFO of a high tech company in Vancouver with operations in the Netherlands, Ireland and Sweden. That company was sold to a German public company in 2011 for over $40 million.

Jim Ritchie

Mr. Ritchie has been in the construction business for over 40 years. Working his way from plant chemist to president of Synkoloid Company of Canada, he subsequently organized the management buy-out of this Company and its U.S. subsidiary, Beadex Manufacturing. The two businesses were then sold to a U.S. public company in a very profitable transaction for the investors. Mr. Ritchie is currently president of a building supply business. His skills at employee recruitment and management have earned him industry-wide respect.