Board of Directors
CEO, President and Director
Mr. Barry has served as a director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Bull since March 2011. From August 2010 to March 2011, he served as our Vice President – Exploration. Between 2006 and August 2010, Mr. Barry spent five years working as Chief Geologist in West and Central Africa for Dome. During this time, he managed all aspects of Dome’s exploration programs and oversaw corporate compliance for Dome’s various subsidiaries. Mr. Barry also served on Dome’s board of directors. In 2005, he worked as a project geologist in Mongolia for Entree Gold, a company that has a significant stake in the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia. Between 1998 and 2005, Mr. Barry worked as an exploration geologist for Ross River Minerals Inc. on its El Pulpo copper/gold project in Sinaloa, Mexico, for Canabrava Diamonds Corporation on its exploration programs in the James Bay lowlands in Ontario, Canada, and for Homestake Mining Company on its Plutonic Gold Mine in Western Australia. He has also worked as a mapping geologist for the Geological Survey of Canada in the Coast Mountains, and as a research assistant at the University of British Columbia, where he examined the potential of CO2 sequestration in Canada using ultramafic rocks. Mr. Barry received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Otago in Dundein, New Zealand and is a Chartered Professional Geologist (CPAusIMM). He also serves on the board of directors of Sanatana Resources, Inc., a junior exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Edgar was appointed Chairman of the Board in April 2010. Mr. Edgar has broad experience working in junior and mid-size natural resource companies. He previously served as Dome’s President and Chief Executive Officer from February 2005 to April 2010, when Dome was acquired by Silver Bull. Further, Mr. Edgar served on Dome’s board of directors from 1998 to 2010. Mr. Edgar currently serves as a director of Denison Mines Corp., Lucara Diamond Corp., and ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. Mr. Edgar practiced corporate/securities law in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for 16 years.
Mr. Kunz has more than 35 years of experience in international finance, mining, energy, engineering, and operations. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Prime Mining Corp. Since 2014, he has been the managing member of Daniel Kunz & Associates, LLC, a resource development consulting firm. From July 2015 to October 2018, Mr. Kunz was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gold Torrent, Inc., a gold mine development company. He is the founder, and from 2003 until April 2013 was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director, of U.S. Geothermal, Inc., (now owned by Ormat Technologies, Inc.), a renewable energy company that owns and operates geothermal power plants in Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada. Mr. Kunz was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. from 1997 to October 2000 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer and director from November 2000 to March 2003. He was part of the team that discovered Oyu Tolgoi, one of the world’s largest copper-gold deposits. From March 2003 to March 2004, Mr. Kunz served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Jinshan Gold Mines Inc. Mr. Kunz was a founder of MK Resources LLC, formerly known as the NASDAQ-listed company MK Gold Corporation and directed the company’s 1993 initial public offering as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director. For 17 years, he held executive positions with NYSE-listed Morrison Knudsen Corporation (including Vice President and Controller). Mr. Kunz holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science. He is currently a director of Raindrop Ventures Inc., Greenbriar Capital Corp., and Gunpoint Exploration Ltd.
Mr. Underwood has 30 years of broad exploration experience in Africa and other parts of the world acting in executive and senior technical roles for major and junior exploration and mining companies. Since January 2017, he has been the Vice President of Exploration of Osino Resources Corp. in Namibia. Mr. Underwood is also a co-founder of, and since June 2020 has been a technical advisor for, Lotus Gold, a private company focused in Egypt. He was a co-founder, and from 2014 to 2015 served as the Vice President of Exploration, of BHK Mining Corp. operating in Gabon. Mr. Underwood has held previous roles between 2008 and 2013 with Newmont Mining Corporation, AngloGold Ashanti Limited and Anglo American focused throughout Africa as well as various consulting assignments including for RoxGold in Burkina Faso. Mr. Underwood has a BSc (Hons) degree, is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geology, and is a Registered Professional Scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.