Management Team

Aton Resources has assembled an experienced, success-driven team to achieve its mission of transforming investment opportunity in Egypt through mineral exploration.


Bill Koutsouras

Interim CEO & Chairman of the Board

Mr. Koutsouras is an international mining financier with over 20 years of capital markets expereince. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Endeavour Mining from 2002 to 2011, a mining-focused merchant bank, where he directed and managed the Endeavour group of companies. Mr. Koutsouras was primarily responsible for investment activities, financial operations and financial advisory mandates where he was involved in over $25 billion of M&A transactions and in excess of $4 billion of financing for junior / mid tier resource companies. He is the principal of Kouts Capital, a strategic advisory and consultancy company to natural resource companies. Mr. Koutsouras sits on several corporate boards of natural resource companies. He is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the CFA Institute.

Javier Orduña, MSC, MCSM, MAIG

Exploration Manager

Javier has 20+ years of experience primarily as an exploration geologist, and has worked in Australia, Central Asia, west and north-east Africa, Europe, Cuba, and the Middle East. He has worked in regional greenfield exploration, through to brownfield mine-based exploration, and also spent time as an underground mine geologist at St Ives in Western Australia. He has also worked on several feasibility studies and mine development projects, and has been involved in successfully bringing several major projects through to production in Kazakhstan. He has experience in a wide variety of geological settings, and mineral types and has been involved in gold, copper, chromite, nickel, bauxite, iron ore, and mineral sands exploration and development projects and has extensive experience in VMS deposits.

Javier has a BSc in Geology from Southampton University, and also has master’s degrees from the Camborne School of Mines and Imperial College in the UK.

Bennett Liu

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Liu has considerable experience in the areas of financial reporting, regulatory compliance, and treasury for Canadian public companies. He currently acts as a CFO and director of multiple public companies. Mr. Liu also has international experience working on projects around the world and is well versed in the requirements of complex regulatory environments and the requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards. Mr. Liu obtained a Bachelor of Technology in Accounting from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Tim Neall, BSC, C.ENG, MIMMM

Senior Exploration Geologist

Tim has over 35 years of global experience as an exploration and mining geologist. Prior to Aton Tim worked in Colombia and has extensive experience in Central Asia and the Middle East, after starting his career at the respected Mackay & Schnellmann consultancy.

Christina Boddy

Corporate Secretary

Christina Boddy has acted as Corporate Secretary for a number of public companies in recent years, including GT Gold Corp. (TSX:GTT), Nevada Sunrise Gold Corporation (TSXV.NEV), and Scottie Resources Corp. (TSXV: SCOT). Ms.Boddy acts as a consultant to public and private companies through Rhodanthe Corporate Services, a B.C.-based private company.