Management & Board
President & CEO
Mr. Tisdale has 40 years of experience in investing, financing and consulting to private and public companies in the areas of mining, oil and gas, and agriculture. He runs his own bank and sits on the board of a number of private and public companies. Over his career, Mr. Tisdale has raised over $2bn of both equity and debt financing and has been instrumental in founding several highly successful companies, including Rainy River Resources (purchased by Newgold) and Ryland Oil Corporation (purchased by Crescent Point). Most recently, Mr. Tisdale was integral to the successful sale of US Cobalt to First Cobalt Corporation, creating a post-transaction cobalt company valued at almost $400 million.
Ms. Gahagan has been a director of Canadian Palladium (formerly 21C Metals). Prior to her involvement in banking, Ms. Gahagan graduated from Queens University Law School and practiced corporate law for 20 years. Ms. Gahagan has extensive experience advising companies with respect to international tax-driven structures, mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Gahagan has successfully completed the Investment Management Certificate course offered by the Financial Conduct Authority (UK). Most recently, Ms. Gahagan was integral to the successful sale of US Cobalt to First Cobalt Corporation, creating a post-transaction cobalt company valued at almost $400 million.
Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary
Ms. Chin, a Chartered Professional Accountant, has over 15 years of experience in audit, finance and accounting within the mining, exploration and technology industries. She has served as director and executive officer for several publicly traded companies where she was responsible for all aspects of financial services, financial reporting, corporate governance, and has led numerous financings, mergers and acquisitions to successful completion.
Mr. Clark is a geologist (P Geo) with over 30 years of mineral exploration experience and has held various geological positions with a number of public mining companies. Mr. Clark has extensive experience in managing large scale exploration and development programs internationally including Asia and North America, and has worked extensively in the Hemlo and Wawa districts. He is the Executive Director of the Ontario Prospectors Association (OPA) and currently serves on the Minister of Mines Mining Act Advisory Committee. Most recently, Mr. Clark was integral to the successful sale of US Cobalt to First Cobalt Corporation, creating a post-transaction cobalt company valued at almost $400 million.
Mr. Newall is an experienced senior executive director, having served as a director or executive officer of numerous publicly listed companies. He was Investment Director of Intrepid Financial, an incubator of natural resource companies for eight years. More recently he has been interim CEO of Conversis, one of the UK’s leading language service providers and is Voluntary CEO of Oracle Cancer Trust, the UK’s largest head and neck cancer research charity. Mr. Newall is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Masters Degree in Law.
Mr. Tisdale has several years of finance and capital markets experience. He formerly worked as an investment advisor at Jordan Capital Markets and Leede Financial Markets Inc., specializing in financing small capital companies.
Richard Sutcliffe is a Professional Geoscientist with 30 years’ experience in global mineral exploration and development. He has had key management roles in developing several gold, platinum group metals, and copper-nickel mining projects. Dr. Sutcliffe was formerly President and CEO of TSX listed Ursa Major Minerals Inc. and TSXV listed Auriga Gold Corp. Mr. Sutcliffe has recently been focused on project generation in hard and soft rock.
Don Hoy has been involved in the mining industry in North America for over 26 years, acting in both technical and senior management capacities for junior and major mining companies. Most recently he was Vice President, Exploration and Development for Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. and prior to that, Vice President, Exploration for Freewest Resources Canada Inc. He was a recipient of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada 2009 Bill Dennis Award, as 1 of 5 persons credited with the ‘Ring of Fire’ discoveries in northern Ontario. Mr. Hoy holds a B.Sc. degree from the University of Western Ontario, a M.Sc. degree (Mineral Exploration) from Queen’s University and has been a professional geoscientist with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario since 2003.
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