BOARD OF DIRECTORS
M.Sc., MBA, CEO & Director
Stephen is currently the CEO and Director of Orefinders Resources Inc. and Managing Partner of Minvest Partners. With over fifteen years of experience in finance and in the mining and metal industries, his interests lie in acquiring and developing natural resource assets. Previously he has held roles with RTO Capital and OMERS Pension Plan where he focused on acquisitions and asset management. He also is involved with the PDAC’s Capital Markets Program and lectures at the University of Toronto’s Lassonde Institute of Mining.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a Master of Science from the University of Florida.
B.A., J.D., Chairman
Alex has over 40 years of experience in the practice of corporate and securities law and the natural resource investment. He has been a director of numerous public companies on various exchanges including Nasdaq, NYSE, TSX and TSXV. For the last fifteen years he has focused exclusively the on mining and metals sector and has been instrumental in sourcing, funding and developing high-quality mineral assets in North and South America. In the past he was the founder, seed financier and principal behind a number of mining projects including the Cote Lake Project, acquired by IAM Gold in 2012 for over $580m and the Eagle One polymetalic project now owned by Noront Resources.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto Law School and a Diploma, LCE, from the University of Madrid.
M.Sc., P.Geo, VP Exploration & Director
Charles is a P. Geo with over 30 years experience in project generation, business development, exploration chemistry and hands-on project management. Charles previously held the position of General Manager of new business opportunities with IAMGOLD Corporation from 2008 until 2009, after having spent nearly 17 years in various capacities for Noranda-Falconbridge-Xstrata, including as country manager of Brazil from 1996 to 2001 and manager of the Frieda River Project from 2005to 2006. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Geology from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Geology from McGill University.
Mr. Gallagher is a graduate in commerce from McMaster University and holds a Master of Business Administration from York University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He was previously Chairman & CEO of Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. He has been a director or senior officer of a number of public and private companies including Inflection Capital Inc. and Xmet Inc. Previously he was in institutional sales for Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon and Union Bank of Switzerland (Canada). Mr. Gallagher has assisted a number of companies implement their growth plans primarily through the TSXV’s Capital Pool Program since 1997.
Anthony has worked with IAMGOLD for six years. He is currently the manager of Business Development and Innovation but also has experience as manager of Special Projects and in Investor Relations. In addition, he gained valuable experience working in a continuous improvement function at the Rosebel Gold Mine in Suriname. Tony has spearheaded many industry initiatives, one of them being an international co-op peer benchmarking program that is owned and run by the participating mining companies. A graduate of the Queen’s School of Business, Anthony is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Pierre Gaucher holds a degree in mining engineering of Laval University in Quebec (1981) and has a Master of Business Administration of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, in Montreal (1986). He worked during five years for IBM Canada Limited in marketing. He also worked for two years as a miner, mining engineer, foreman and captain of an underground Gold mine for Corporation Teck.