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 a Director for Newcastle Gold Ltd. 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.