Richard Warke is the Chairman for Arizona Mining. He has been responsible for the founding and success of several resource companies including: Arizona Mining, Augusta Resource Corporation, which was recently sold for $666 million, and the former Ventana Gold Corporation, which was sold in 2011 for $1.533 billion. Alongside Arizona Mining, Mr. Warke currently serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director for Catalyst Copper. He has more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance and marketing in the global resource industry, and has been involved in raising over $1 billion dollars in equity for resource companies. Although his endeavours have primarily involved mineral resource operations, he has also been involved with oil and gas, forestry, technology and manufacturing operations.