Paul Ireland

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ireland is a Chartered Accountant with extensive financial experience in the mining and forestry sectors. He is currently Chief Financial Officer for both Catalyst Copper and AZ Mining Inc. Prior to joining Catalyst Copper, he was CFO and Corporate Secretary for Western Forest Products Inc. where he was responsible for finance, treasury, IT, procurement and public filings. He was also VP Finance at Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., a division of Rio Tinto, from 2002 to 2004 during the start-up of the Diavik diamond mine. Mr. Ireland has successfully negotiated significant debt refinancings and raised new equity capital. Mr. Ireland was also the CFO for Ventana Gold Corp prior to its acquisition in 2011.