Heye has over 20 years of experience with top-tier mining companies and financial groups. As the former President & CEO of Ecuador Gold & Copper Corp. (“EGX”) he was instrumental in the creation of Lumina Gold Corp. through the C$200m merger of EGX with Odin Mining. He is a co-founder of Auryx Gold Corp. and co-lead Auryx through IPO, capital raising, project development to the C$180m sale to B2 Gold Corp. Prior to that he worked for Nedbank Capital and Old Mutual Investment Group. He spent the first ten years of his career with Rio Tinto, AngloGold-Ashanti and Gold Fields, building and operating mines in Africa.