Board of Directors
Founder and Chairman
Mr. Ridgway is a successful prospector and mining financier, gaining his initial experience with grass roots mineral exploration. Starting out as a prospector in the Yukon Territory in the 70's, Simon and the teams under his guidance have discovered gold deposits in Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua and silver deposits in Mexico. Simon is a founder of Fortuna Silver Mines and the CEO of Volcanic Gold Mines.
Director, President and CEO
Bruce Smith, Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Geology from Otago University, New Zealand and MEng Water and Environmental Resources, IHE Delft, Netherlands. Bruce has been exploring for more than 20 years in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South America. He has participated in gold discoveries in Guinea, Guatemala and Nicaragua and led the team that discovered the 200Moz Ag eq Chinchillas deposit in Argentina.
Mario Szotlender holds a degree in international relations and is fluent in several languages. He has successfully directed Latin American affairs for numerous private and public companies over the past 25 years, specializing in developing new business opportunities and establishing relations within the investment community. He has been involved in various mineral exploration and development joint ventures (precious metals and diamonds) in Central and South America, including heading several mineral operations in Venezuela, such as Las Cristinas in the 1980's.
Mario was President of Mena Resources Inc. until it was purchased by Rusoro Mining Ltd., of which he was also President. In addition to being a Director of Radius, Mario is a Director of Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX and NYSE) and Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (TSX and NYSE). He also consults to other public companies and to several private exploration companies.
William Katzin is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, South Africa with a Bachelor of Commerce and Law degree. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. William has been a partner in private practice with a Vancouver firm of Chartered Accountants since 1986 and has experience working with resource and exploration companies.
“Brad has been a member of the Radius Board for many years, and he will be dearly missed at a Board level and as a friend,” states Simon Ridgway, founder and Chairman of Radius. “Brad’s energy and positive outlook has been uplifting. I am truly shocked and saddened by the loss.”
“Brad has been a good friend and a great Director for Radius. I have always appreciated his help and advice. As a geologist he was vastly experienced and technically strong and had an in-depth knowledge of our core business and projects. It was a pleasure to meet and talk with Brad as he was always enthusiastic and happy to advise and discuss geology,” states Bruce Smith, Radius President and CEO.
Everyone in the Radius team will miss Bradford and we send our best wishes and thoughts to his family and friends.