Kieran Downes has over 40 years diversified experience in gold, base metals, uranium and diamond exploration. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geology from University College Galway (1971) and a Ph.D. in Geology from Dublin University (1974). He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Industrial Research & Standards, Dublin (1974-1977). He is a Registered Professional Geologist in British Columbia and Saskatchewan and president of Tristia Ventures Corp., a company providing services in mineral exploration, property valuation and geochemistry. Kieran is currently President, CEO and Director of Troymet Exploration Corp.