Mr. Michael Hudson, B.Sc. (Hons 1st) is an explorationist and entrepreneur. During the last 25 years he has developed and financed mineral exploration properties and since 2004 has headed Mawson Resources Ltd (TSX:MAW) as Chairman, CEO and Director. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1990 with a B.Sc. (Hons 1st) in Geology and more recently received the Tolhurst Noall Prize for "Mining Investment Analysis" in Victoria, Australia for the FINSIA Graduate Diploma. Starting his career underground for 3 years in Broken Hill in 1990 with Pasminco Ltd., he has managed and developed exploration to pre-feasibility projects in Pakistan, Australia, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Finland, Spain, Portugal and Sweden for major and junior mining companies. He was an integral team member for the discovery of the Portia gold deposit in the Olary district of South Australia, the Duddar Pb-Zn mine in Pakistan, the Norra Karr REE deposit in Sweden and the Rompas-Rajapalot gold property in Finland. Mr. Hudson is a founder and Chairman of Leading Edge Materials (TSXv:LEM) a critical metals company in Sweden which owns a globally significant heavy rare earth element project, and a graphite mine targeting the high purity graphite battery electrical storage industry, and a founder of Darwin Resources Ltd (now Tinka Resources Ltd TSXv:TK), a zinc explorer and developer in Peru. He is also a founder and director of Hannan Metals Ltd, a private company with base metal interests in Europe. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Member of both the Society for Economic Geologists and Australian Institute of Geoscientists.