Directors & Officers

CEO, Director

Craig Dalziel, CEO and Director of Oroco Resource Corp., brings 35 years of financial, investment and corporate governance experience to the company, most recently as President and a Director of ATM Mining Corp., a British Columbia resource management company which founded both Oroco and US Cobalt Inc. (originally Northern Rand Resource Corp​.) a TSX-listed company. During the mid-1990s, Mr. Dalziel was President and a Director of Ming Financial Corp., which financed and facilitated, as majority partner, the re-activation of the Rambler Mine and its 1000 tonne per day copper/gold processing facility in Newfoundland, Canada. Focused in the early 2000s on Asian resource opportunities, Mr. Dalziel was the founder and President of Sunda Mining Corporation, the forerunner of Southern Arc Minerals Inc., a TSX-listed mineral exploration company initially active in Indonesia, for which he was responsible for shaping much of the early business development strategy. 


Mr. Graham is an accomplished mining professional with over 20 years of experience in the development and exploration of mineral deposits, mostly gained with major mining companies Rio Tinto and Anglo American, including as Chief Geologist with the Project Generation Group at Rio Tinto. Mr. Graham has been involved with evaluation and pre-development work on several projects in Canada and abroad, including Resolution Copper (Arizona, USA), Diavik Diamond Mine (Northwest Territories, Canada), Eagle Nickel (Michigan, USA), Lakeview Nickel (Minnesota, USA) and Bunder Diamonds (India).  Mr Graham studied Geology at the University of Regina and earned a BSc (Hons) in Geology at the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.


Stephen Leahy, Chairman of Oroco, has an extensive and diverse business background. Formerly the Chairman and CEO of American Tungsten Ltd., which was at one time the largest producer of tungsten concentrate outside of China. Mr. Leahy currently serves as Auracle Remote Sensing’s Executive Chairman overseeing the company’s strategic vision. He also recently led the team responsible for securing Valemount Glacier Destinations’ Master Plan approval for an international ski resort in British Columbia, Canada.


Steve Vanry’s career includes over 25 years with public and private natural resource companies at both the management and board levels. He concentrates on fund raising, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and financial reporting. Mr. Vanry is a principal in Vanry Capital Partners, a firm specializing in facilitating the transition of private natural resource companies to public listings. Mr. Vanry holds the Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA) and Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designations and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Vancouver Society of Financial Analysts.


Robert Friesen, a P. Geo., has served several major and junior mining companies, including five years with Teck Exploration Ltd. and 17 years with the Noranda group. Mr. Friesen has extensive experience in underground and open pit mining operations, mine area exploration, and the development of mining projects from pre-feasibility through production. Mr. Friesen has worked with a number of multi-scaled open pit and underground mining projects including, most recently, the New Afton Project near Kamloops, B.C., Canada.


Mr. Rice is a well-known international entrepreneur with a career focus on the mining and renewable energy sectors. Working with finance and investment companies in several major banking markets around the world, including the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Australia, Mr. Rice brings over 40 years of capital markets knowledge to the company. Over the course of his career, he directly contributed to the success of numerous early-stage public and private companies.

Corporate Secretary

David Rose has been a practicing lawyer since 1990. After working as an agent prosecutor for the Department of Justice and as Crown Counsel for the Attorney General of BC into the mid 1990’s, Mr. Rose began working in a mix of private legal practice and venture finance. He has been providing legal and management consulting services to resource companies and venture start-ups for the last 20 years. Over the course of his career, Mr. Rose has gained significant experience and expertise in multi-jurisdictional transactions and legal matters in Mexican resource law.