Can someone tell me if this is a recent development or have they been around for a while?

 

Avanti has formed an advisory board comprised of several distinguished mining executives who will act as strategic advisors to the board of directors. The mandate of this group is to assist Avanti with its strategic plans and to use their extensive contacts to assist the company with anticipated transactions:

 

http://www.avantimining.com/s/Advisors.asp