Board of Directors

Darian Yip

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Yip has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry and has been focused on the metals and mining sector for the past 13 years. In 2014, he co-founded and was a partner and Managing Director for a Canadian, publicly-listed investment bank’s operations in Asia and was responsible for setting up their Beijing and Hong Kong offices. Prior to this, he assisted another Canadian investment bank in growing their Asian mining franchise. For the past 8 years Mr. Yip has focused on cross-border transactions between Chinese and Canadian companies in the natural resources sector.

Ross McElroy, P. Geol.

Ross McElroy, P. Geol.

CEO, President & Director

Mr. McElroy is a professional geologist with over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. He is the winner of the 2014 PDAC Bill Dennis award for exploration success and the Northern Miner 'Mining Person of the Year'. He has comprehensive experience with working and managing many types of mineral projects from the grass roots exploration to feasibility and production.

Mr. McElroy has held senior technical and executive positions with both major and junior mining companies, which include BHP Billiton, Cogema Canada, and Cameco. He was a member of the early stage discovery team of the giant MacArthur River uranium deposit.

Mr. McElroy was a key part of the hugely successful Fission Energy Corp. team as President, COO and Chief Geologist. He headed up the technical team that made the discovery at Waterbury Lake, SK and Fission Uranium Corp.'s Triple R deposit at its PLS project. Mr. McElroy assumed the role of CEO in September 2020.

Mr. McElroy received a Bachelor's Degree in Science, with a Specialization in Geology from the University of Alberta in 1987 and is a registered professional geologist in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Nunavut/Northwest Territories.

William V. Marsh

William V. Marsh


Mr. Marsh previously worked on domestic and international drilling programs for Chevron for 15 years both in Canada and Internationally. Mr. Marsh was a former director of Pacific Asia China Energy until its sale to Green Dragon Gas wholly owned subsidiary, Greka China Ltd, for 35.18 million in 2008. He was also a former director of Predator Capital Corp. and Wolf Capital Corp. Mr. Marsh has also provided consulting services to a number of resource exploration and production companies, both public and private, operating in Canada and internationally.

Frank Estergaard, CA

Frank Estergaard, CA


Mr. Estergaard is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). Mr. Estergaard was a partner with KPMG where he participated in a broad range of audit, taxation and structural/reorganization transactions and served on the firm's Management Committee and Partnership Board. Since retiring from KPMG, Mr. Estergaard has served as a director and chair of the audit committee for Fission Energy Corp., Fission 3.0 Corp., QHR Technologies Inc., Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. and Conic Metal Corp., and as CFO for Metalex Ventures Ltd. and CFO and / or director for several private companies.

Beatriz Orrantia, BCL, LLB

Beatriz Orrantia, BCL, LLB


Beatriz Orrantia has over 17 years of mining industry experience in both legal and operational capacities. She is an ESG/Sustainability expert, previously VP Special Projects at Barrick Gold. Prior to joining Barrick Gold, Ms. Orrantia was an M&A, securities and mining lawyer at leading law firms in Toronto, including McCarthy Tétrault and Gowlings. Ms. Orrantia holds a law degree (Civil Law, full scholarship for academic excellence) from Universidad del Rosario in Colombia, and a law degree (Common Law) from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) in Canada. She is pursuing her Master's degree in Sustainability at Harvard University and holds a certificate in Sustainability and Innovation also from Harvard University. Ms. Orrantia is a corporate director certified by the National Association of Corporate Directors, the leading certification in the United States for board members.

Rob Chang

Rob Chang


Mr. Chang has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a sought after expert in uranium markets. An experienced senior executive, he currently sits on the boards of three mineral resource companies and is on the advisory board of another. He is currently the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gryphon Digital Mining and his past roles include serving as the Managing Director and Head of Metals & Mining at Cantor Fitzgerald where he provided research coverage in precious metals, base metals, lithium, and uranium. He is well familiar with the uranium mining industry, and is considered a subject matter expert by several media outlets. He was recognized by Bloomberg as the "Best Precious Metals Analyst" in Q1 2016.

Mr. Chang is frequently quoted by and a regular guest of several media outlets including: Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC, and the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Chang previously served as a Director of Research and Portfolio Manager at Middlefield Capital, a Canadian investment firm which managed $3 billion in assets. He was also on a five-person multi-strategy hedge fund team where he specialized in equity and derivative investments.

Mr. Chang completed his MBA at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.

Felix Wang


Mr. Wang has extensive experience in fundraising and investor relations field. Before joining CGN Mining, he served in the Corporate Finance and Investor Relations team of a leading global electric vehicle startup in China, and successfully raised more than US$740 million for the company. Prior to that, Mr. Wang served in the Investor Relations & Corporate Communication department in CITIC Pacific, a subsidiary of China's largest conglomerate CITIC Group. He obtained double Bachelor degrees in Economics and Business Administration from McDaniel College, USA, and Master of Science in Accounting from Boston College, USA.