Board of Directors
Board of Directors
David M. Rigg , P.Geo.,Chairman
David has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, including work on exploration and mine development programs in Ontario and Quebec. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Alexis Minerals Corporation. He has worked for Agnico Eagle Mines in Val d’Or, Quebec in various capacities including Exploration Manager Agnico Eagle Mines and has gained international experience in Africa and Sweden. He contributed to the discovery of the Musselwhite Mine and was a member of the Laronde Mine discovery team awarded Prospector of the Year award by the QPA in 1995. Mr. Rigg obtained a B.A. and M.A. from King’s College, Cambridge University, England in 1978 and a M.Sc. at Queens University in 1980.
François Perron ,President & CEO
Mr. Perron was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Goose Resources until its sale to Kodiak Exploration in 2010. Prior to joining Golden Goose Resources, Mr. Perron was a portfolio manager, managing various resource funds for NBC Alternative Assets in 2008 and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec from 2001 to 2007. In 2006, he was recognized by Brendan Woods International as a Top Gun Asset Manager in Mining. Prior to fund management, he was a research analyst covering the forest product sector at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Perron is also a director of Yorbeau Resources Inc., which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has a Bachelor of Science, Computer Science from McMaster University and an MBA from the Hautes Etudes Commerciales.
Robert Bryce , P.Eng.,Director
Robert is a mining engineer with over 43 years experience in the mining industry. He has been involved in all aspects of operations and management at various mines from Vice President of Mining Operations at Aur Resources Inc. to his current position as Chairman and President of XEMAC Resources Inc. He is a member of the Quebec Order of Engineers and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM).
Maurice J. Colson ,Director
Maurice has been associated with investment banking for over 30 years, mainly in the oil and gas industry. He was Managing Director for a major Canadian Investment Dealer in Europe and was Vice-President of First Marathon Securities Ltd., where he was one of the original partners and shareholders.
Mr. Mark Eaton ,Director
Mr. Eaton is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Belo Sun Mining Corp. He is an experienced investment professional with over 20 years of experience in equity capital markets specializing in the resource sector. From 1998 to 2007 he held the position of Managing Director of Global Mining Sales, a division of CIBC World Markets of Toronto and Manager of US Equity Sales for CIBC World Markets. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Eaton’s most recent position was as a Partner and Director of Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon Ltd., a Toronto-based investment dealer, which he held from January 2007 until he joined the Board of UEX Corporation in March, 2008, where he now serves as Chairman. Mr. Eaton is also on the Board of Directors for Rodinia Lithium, a Canadian mineral exploration and development Company. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Eaton was a private investor and consultant. Mr. Eaton is a graduate from Hull University, England.
Chantal Lavoie , P.EngDirector
Mr. Lavoie is a Professional Mining Engineer with extensive experience in mining operations and projects. Mr. Lavoie has spent the last eight years at De Beers Canada Inc. (“De Beers”) where he was responsible for the Canadian operations of De Beers including Snap Lake and Victor mines, the Gahcho Kue project and was acting CEO of De Beers. Mr. Lavoie has also worked for Barrick Gold Corporation at Goldstrike in Nevada and Aur Resources Inc. at the former Louvicourt mine. He is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Crocodile Gold Corp.