Dr. Gibbons is a former Minister of Mines and Energy for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador (1989-1997) and a former Vice-President of Jacques Whitford Group based in St. John’s Newfoundland. He holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and has received many academic and industry awards throughout his career. Dr. Gibbons has a rare blend of experience in both mineral and petroleum exploration and development.