Management & Directors

Buchans Resources Limited is led by a team of experienced mining professionals who serve on the Management and Board of Directors in the UK and Ireland, as well as in Canada and Mexico.

John F. Kearney, Chairman & CEO

John Kearney, Chairman of Buchans, is a mining executive with 44 years of experience in the mining industry. He is currently a director or senior officer of numerous mineral ventures including Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited and Anglesey Mining Plc. He is Chairman of Xtierra and was Chairman and CEO of Canadian Zinc Corporation. He formerly  served as a director of the Mining Association of Canada. He holds degrees in law and economics from the University College Dublin and a Masters in Business Administration from Trinity College Dublin. He is a member of the Law Society of Ireland.


Danesh K. Varma, CFO

Danesh Varma, Chief Financial Officer. He is a chartered accountant with over 31 years of experience in the mining finance industry, having been a director of American Resource Company, Northgate Exploration Ltd. and Westfield Minerals Ltd. Mr. Varma holds directorships with Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. and Anglesey Mining Plc.


Patrick D. Downey, Director

Mr. Downey is a Canadian chartered accountant and an Institute of Corporate Directors Certified Director with over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. He has been a director, CEO and CFO of Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange listed companies, including Northgate Minerals Corp., The companies he has been associated with have been involved in numerous mining operations primarily involving gold and copper mines in Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico and the USA. Mr. Downey is Chairman of the Audit Committee of Buchans.


Peter McParland, Director

Mr. McParland is the founder and Managing Director of Quarry and Mining Equipment (QME), a leader in supplying remanufactured LHD scooptrams and drilling equipment and mining contracting services to the mining industry worldwide, based in Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland.


Michael Power, Director

Mr. Power is a director of Greencastle Resources Ltd., Moydow Resources Limited, Conroy Gold and Natural Resources Plc, Great Lakes Nickel Limited and Minerex Drilling Contractors Limited. He is a Professional Engineer registered in Ontario and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst with 50 years of experience in the mining industry in Canada and worldwide. Based in Toronto, Mr. Power was formerly Vice President and Secretary of Moydow Mines International Inc., Vice-President of Corporate Development at Hemlo Gold Mines Ltd. and previously Noranda Mines. Mr. Power is a member of the Audit Committee.


 Terence N. McKillen, Director

Mr. McKillen is a retired professional geologist with 47 years of experience in the mining industry. He was Chief Executive of Minco from 2007 until April 2013. He holds degrees in geology from the University of Dublin (Trinity College) and the University of Leicester. He is a lifetime honorary member of the Association of Professional Geoscientist of Ontario. Mr. McKillen is a director of Xtierra Inc. and Conquest Resources Limited. He has extensive experience in exploration and development projects in Ireland, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, as well as North, Central and South America.

Neil J. F. Steenberg, Secretary

Mr. Steenberg is a is a lawyer with more than 40 years’ experience in securities and mineral exploration law. He is Director and Secretary of Xtierra Inc. and Conquest Resources Limited and Secretary of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited.