Mr. Troup a P.Eng., has served as Vice President, Exploration of Cream Minerals Ltd. Since 1997 and as a director of the Company since 1987. He also serves as Vice President, Exploration of Valerie Gold Resources Ltd. And Emgold Mining Corporation, and President and director of Sultan Minerals Inc. In addition, Mr. Troup was President of Archean Engineering Ltd., a firm offering project management and mineral exploration services, from 1981 through 1988.
Mr. Troup graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario with a M.Sc. in Geology. He has 30 years experience in the mining industry in North American, South America, Southeast Asia and North Africa working for Rio Algom Exploration, Teck Corporation, Canada Nickel Corporation and Placer Dome Canada Limited.