David Cass is the president and director of Focus Ventures. He is a geologist with over 25 years of international experience in mineral exploration and mining for precious and base metals. Fifteen years of his career were spent with major mining company Anglo American Plc, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in jurisdictions such as Turkey, Iran, Eastern Europe and the Americas. Since 2006, Cass has worked for junior exploration companies exploring in Canada, Mexico, Central America and Peru. He holds a Master of Science degree in mineral exploration and mining geology from the University of Leicester and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from London Metropolitan University. He is a practicing member (P.Geo) of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.