Eureka Lithium

Management Team

ERKA DJ Bowen headshot

DJ Bowen

Chief Executive Officer

With over two decades of experience in the finance industry, DJ Bowen has held roles including Portfolio Manager, Financial Analyst and Financial Software Developer. He has also served on the boards of several resource-focused public companies.  With Eureka Lithium, he hopes to enhance growth and market position

Shawn Ryan

Technical Advisor

Shawn is Canada’s most famous prospector. He grew up in Timmins, Ontario, and began his career in exploration in the early 80’s working with Kidd Creek Mine’s geophysics team and various other contracting firms. He moved to the Yukon in 1990 and settled in Dawson City. In 1996, after perfecting the art of mushroom picking, he decided to try his luck as a gold prospector. He initially focused his attention on the Dawson District, searching for the source of all the alluvial gold in that area. Success came quickly for Shawn as he was named Yukon Chamber of Mines Prospector-of-the-Year in 1998. His unique soil sampling techniques would ultimately lead him to the discovery of multiple significant gold deposits including the prolific Coffee discovery acquired by Goldcorp in 2016 when the major bought out Kaminak Gold for $520 million. Shawn turned his attention to Newfoundland in 2015 and was instrumental in the island’s Gold Rush that started in 2021 and continues today. Extensive research led him to pursue lithium for the first time in his career, starting in under-explored Nunavik. 

Gareth Bowra

Chief Financial Officer

Gareth Bowra is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with over 10 years of public and private company experience and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University. Gareth began his career with BDO Canada LLP before transitioning into an industry role as a Controller for a Vancouver-based software developer. He later took on a Financial Controller role with a global environmental consulting firm. Since 2021, Gareth has been a Manager of Financial Reporting and Advisory Services at Treewalk (formerly ACM Management Inc.), working with a variety of publicly listed companies trading on the TSXV, CSE and OTC, along with private companies looking to go public.

Afzaal Pirzada


Afzaal Pirzada is a professional geoscientist with over 30 years’ experience in mineral exploration and mining with expertise in lithium and rare metals, graphite, PGE’s and uranium. Throughout his career he has managed multiple exploration projects in various jurisdictions across Canada, the U.S., and internationally. He has worked as Project Geologist, VP Exploration, Director and CEO of Adriana Resources, Rock Tech Lithium and various other mining companies. In addition to his valuable consulting for Eureka in Nunavik, Afzaal is also advancing Ultra Lithium’s brine project in Nevada, and a hard rock lithium project in Northwest Ontario’s Georgia Lake pegmatite field.