Mr. Downie has been President & CEO of Premier since its inception in 2006. He has been working in the mineral exploration and mining industry for more than 25 years, was the founder of Premier’s predecessor, Wolfden Resources Inc., and has participated in several gold and base metal discoveries. Awards include the 2003 recipient of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s Bill Dennis Prospector Of The Year and several Exploration and Development acknowledgements from the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association.