Mr. Michael Hudson, B.Sc. (Hons 1st) is an explorationist and entrepreneur. During the last 30 years he has developed and financed mineral exploration properties and since 2004 has headed Mawson Gold 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-cobalt resource in Finland. He is also a founder and director of Hannan Metals Ltd (TSXV:HAN), a company with copper and silver interests in Peru and is a director of Sixty Six Capital Inc. (CSE:SIX). 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.