Anastasios (Tom) Drivas

President, CEO, Director

Tom Drivas is a business entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in various industries, including over 20 years in the mineral resource industry and is also currently a Director of Romios Gold Resources Inc., a publicly traded company he founded in 1995.

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Stephen Burega


The newest member of the Appia team, Stephen took over as President in January 2023. Stephen brings 16 years of management and operations experience in the mining and natural resources sectors including corporate development and fundraising; joint venture due diligence, structure and negotiations; and management of public markets. His deep emerging markets background along with a strong understanding of stakeholder management, social development and structured community engagement and programming also positions him well to lead Appia’s First Nations community engagements. His additional 8 years of corporate communications and media relations coupled with extensive issues management and government relations experience are important assets to be leveraged as Appia builds towards the future.

Stephen is also President and CEO of Romios Gold Resources which focussed on base and precious metal exploration in North America. 

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Frank van de Water B. Com., CPA, CA

CFO, Secretary, Director

Frank van de Water has been involved with international mining, metals and resource companies in North and Latin Americas, Europe and Africa for over 40 years.

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Dr. Irvine R. Annesley Ph.D., P.Geo.

VP Exploration

Dr. Annesley (Ph.D., P.Geo.) is Professor in Economic (Mining and Mineral Exploration) Geology at École Nationale Supérieure de Géologie, (Nancy, France), and Adjunct Professor in Geology at the University of Saskatchewan, (Saskatoon, Canada). He has over 35 years of global exploration and applied research experience in uranium, gold, and base metals, most recently with Athabasca uranium explorer JNR Resources Inc.

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