Director and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. He has held that position since December 2003. He is also a Managing Director of Kensington Capital Partners Ltd and a National Director of Trout Unlimited Canada. Mr. Walker has a 38 year history in urban planning, energy security and power plant development in Ontario and internationally as well as experience on both public and private sector boards. Mr. Walker was a founding director of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority in 1992 and chaired the first Planning and Development Committee of the Board which provided oversight in the construction of CDN$4.4 billion terminal complex at Toronto Pearson Airport completed in 2004. He was instrumental in the development of a 117 megawatt cogeneration power plant at Toronto Pearson Airport which commenced operations in 2005. Additionally, he was a founding Director of the Borealis Infrastructure Fund which is now owned by Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement System (OMERS). Mr. Walker has worked in the financial services community as an investment banker with Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon and has served on the Board of Directors of Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. His background includes 10 years at Ontario Hydro where he was responsible for site selection, alternative energy and international market development. Mr. Walker has also acted as a senior advisor to Falconbridge on the Koniambo project, a CDN$3 billion nickel smelter, mine, power plant and port project in New Caledonia. Mr. Walker advises corporations on matters related to infrastructure and energy development and acts as a developer of power plants. Mr. Walker is a Registered Professional Planner in the Province of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Mr. Walker has a BSc. from Springfield College and a Masters of Environmental Studies (Urban and Regional Planning) from York University. Mr. Walker's qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his many years of senior leadership and management experience in international business development
Director of the Company, a position he has held since March 2000. He served as Secretary of the Company from March 2000 until December 2003, and has served as Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2003 to present. He also served as a director and the Secretary-Treasurer of Geo-Idaho from February 2002 until its acquisition in December 2003. Since 1983, Mr. Larkin has also been the President of the New Dawn Group, an investment and financial consulting firm located in Vancouver, British Columbia, and a director and officer of various TSX-V listed companies. New Dawn is primarily involved in corporate finance, merchant banking and administrative management of public companies. Mr. Larkin held various accounting and banking positions for over a decade before founding New Dawn in 1983, and currently serves on the boards of the following companies which are listed on the TSX-V: Esrey Energy Ltd., Condor Resources Ltd., Tyner Resources Ltd. Gstaad Capital Corp., Westbridge Energy Corp., Velocity Minerals Ltd and Capstream Ventures Inc. Mr. Larkin's qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his many years of senior leadership and management experience in corporate finance, merchant banking and administrative management of public companies.
Director of the Company, a position he has held since November 2006. Dr. Mink holds a PhD in Geology from the University of Idaho and is currently self-employed as President of Mink GeoHydro Inc conducting consulting activities in hydrogeology and geothermal resource evaluations. He served as Program Director for the Geothermal Technologies Program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) from February 2003 to October 2006. Prior to working for the DOE, Dr. Mink was the Vice President of Exploration for the Company from June 2002 to February 2003. He has also worked for Morrison-Knudsen Corporation, Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology and Idaho Water Resources Research Institute. Dr. Mink serves on the Geothermal Resources Board of Directors and is a member of the Geothermal Energy Association. His qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his many years of senior leadership and management experience in the geothermal energy industry.
Director of the Company, a position he has held since January 2017. Mr. Hedayat is the founder and Managing Director of Maryana Capital in Toronto, Canada. He previously cofounded Edoma Capital in London, was a Partner at Indus Capital in London, and worked for the Goldman Sachs Group in New York and London as a Managing Director and Co-head of Americas Principal Strategies. Mr. Hedayat currently serves as a Director for Restaurant Brands International Inc., and has previously served as a Director for companies in the cable, pharmaceutical and media industries. Mr. Hedayat holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with honors, earning a double major in Finance and Economics from McGill University. His qualifications to serve as a Director of the Company include over 20 years of investment banking experience with an emphasis in power, utilities, and distressed debt and equity in European, North American and Latin American markets.
Chief Executive Officer since April 2013 and a director of the Company since September 2011. Mr. Gilles also currently serves as a Director and Executive Board Officer of the Geothermal Resource Council. Mr. Gilles is a senior executive with 30 years of experience in the management, operations, maintenance, engineering, construction and administration of power and petrochemical plants and their related facilities. Mr. Gilles' primary activities have included the identification, evaluation and acquisition of existing renewable projects or portfolios, as well as heading development of new green-field opportunities. During his 23 year career with Calpine Corporation as Senior Vice President, Mr. Gilles managed the Company's geothermal portfolio of 750 megawatts at the Geysers geothermal field where he was instrumental in consolidating the majority of the ownership interests into a single entity. Mr. Gilles was part of the expansion and growth of Calpine Corporation from the very first megawatt to what is now the largest independent power producer in the United States. Mr. Gilles holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Gilles' qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his over 35 years of experience in the energy industry and his many years of senior management and director experience.
Co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since March 2000, President of the Company since September 2011, and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since December 2003. Mr. Glaspey served from March 2000 until December 2004 as the President and Chief Executive Officer for the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V") listed U.S. Cobalt Inc. until the acquisition of Geo-Idaho in December 2003. He also served as a director and the Chief Executive Officer of Geo-Idaho from February 2002 until the acquisition of Geo-Idaho in December 2003. During his career in the mining industry, he has held operating positions with ASARCO, Earth Resources Company, Asamera Minerals, Atlanta Gold Corporation and Twin Gold Corporation. Mr. Glaspey has 38 years of operating and management experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Processing Engineering and an Associate of Science in Engineering Science. His experience includes public company financing and administration, production management, planning and directing resource exploration programs, preparing feasibility studies and environmental permitting. He has formed and served as an executive officer of several private resource development companies in the United States, including Drumlummon Gold Mines Corporation and Black Diamond Corporation. He is currently a director of TSX-V listed Thunder Mountain Gold, Inc., which is also quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board. Mr. Glaspey's qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his over 38 years of experience in the natural resource industry and his many years of senior management and director experience.