Management

HIGHLY REGARDED NICKEL EXPERTS

BENJAMIN H. COOPER

PRESIDENT

  • Experienced President and Corporate Advisor of public companies, with 22 years of frontline capital market experience.
  • Raised over $200m for public companies and responsible for financing, administration, marketing and management of public companies.
  • Expertise in exploration management, resource development and PFS mine study operations for nickel, copper and iron ore assets.
  • Company founder and investor.

Tony donaghy

principal geological consultant, 

expert advisor nickel: csa global

  • Internationally recognized expert in the global search for nickel, copper, cobalt and platinum group elements (PGEs) and a skilled exploration geologist who is familiar with most geological environments and a broad variety of mineral commodities.
  • Over 20 years’ experience covering all continents and all aspects of the industry – from leading continental-scale grassroots targeting exercises, through greenfield and brownfields exploration project design and execution, mining, property evaluation and due diligence, to board level strategy development and guidance.
  • Began his career with the Falconbridge Exploration team in Sudbury, ON, and prior to joining CSA Global was the Global Commodity Leader for Nickel and Platinum with Anglo American Exploration, with responsibility for the technical oversight of all Anglo-American nickel exploration activity globally.

DANIELLE GIOVENAZZO PHD, P.GEO

specialist GEOLOGIcAL TECHNICAL ADVISOR,
Highly regarded nickel expert

  • 30 years of extensive exploration experience focused on managing nickel, copper and PGE sulphide projects.
  • Her work with Falconbridge, Xstrata Nickel, Castillian Resources and as a Director of Newgenco Pty Ltd covered brownfield, greenfield and continental scale project generation projects in North America, South America, West Africa, northern Europe and Australia.  She has managed teams and projects globally, and is well acquainted with the more practical aspects of conducting exploration for magmatic sulphides.
  • Holds a PhD on the Metallogeny of the Kenty Lake Ni-Cu-PGE deposit located in the Cape Smith belt and is currently president of the OGQ (Quebec Professional Association of Geologists) and board member of SOQUEM the Quebec government lead partnered program.

rebecca sproule, phd, P.Geo

strategIc technical advisor

  • Dr Sproule is an exploration geologist with wide ranging global experience in five continents over 20 years across the exploration spectrum from project generation to advanced projects in base metals and gold with major and junior mining exploration companies.
  • Rebecca helped with the discovery and definition drilling for the Lynx gold deposit, which was awarded the discovery of the year in 2017 by the Association de l’exploration minière du Québec (AEMQ). She was also part of the team that found the Dablo PGE-Ni-Cu discovery in Burkina Faso with NewGenCo Pty Ltd in joint venture with First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
  • Rebecca obtained a PhD at Monash University, Australia in 1999 on “Proterozoic mafic-ultramafic intrusions in the East Kimberley and their associated Ni-Cu-Co and/or PGE mineralisation”. She was a researcher and lecturer at Laurentian University with research projects including the PGE Potential of Ontario with the Ontario Geological Survey. Rebecca is also an Adjunct Faculty member at the Centre for Exploration Targeting at the University of Western Australia.
  • She is a member of the Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, Ordre des géologues du Québec and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.

MARTIN TUCHSCHERER, P.GEO, PHD

CHIEF GEOLOGIST

  • Dr Martin Tuchscherer is a seasoned and successful professional geoscientist with over 20 years’ experience across multiple commodities and companies. Martin has worked as a project, senior project and chief geologist for junior exploration and major mining companies.  His exploration experience has been with various commodities that include Ni-Cu-PGE, Cu-Co, Cr, Au, and IOCG on projects in Canada, central and southern Africa and the USA. These projects ranged from grassroot targeting, advanced project drill-out to producing mine exploration stage.
  • In particular, Martin participated in the discovery and definition drilling of the Black Thor and Black Label chromititedeposits of the Ring of Fire in Ontario with Freewest Resources Canada and Cliffs Natural Resources. He also actively participated over several years in Ni-Cu-PGE grassroot and near mine exploration on the Nunavik Nickel Project with Canadian Royalties Inc. He helped with the discovery of the Lynx gold deposit with the Osisko Mining exploration team on the Windfall Lake project. He recently helped with the discovery of the Patwon gold showing on the Elmer Property located in the Baie-James region of Quebec as Chief Geologist with Azimut Exploration.
  • Over the course of his career Martin has published several scientific articles and presented at numerous international conferences. He is a fellow of the Society of Economic Geology (SEG) and members of the Ordre des géologues du Québec, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (AEMQ), Geological Association of Canada, and Geological Society of America.

Board

David Fitch

DIRECTOR

  • CEO & joint major shareholder of the Fitch Group, a property development and investment company in Australia.
  • Extensive experience in strategic planning, commercial negotiations, business operations and asset management, with a focus on greenfield development sites for the commercial and retail sectors & residential development.
  • Also actively involved as a Director and investor of QEM Limited a vanadium resource company, BioCentral Laboratories Ltd a producer of advanced products for the firefighting industry and as dust suppressants and DBRB Property Group which manages diverse portfolio of other investments. 

Mathew Gilbertson

Director

  • Director with 25+ years’ management experience within mining and technology sectors for government, public and private sectors. Deep connection to high technology and implementation.
  • An In-demand executive management level turnkey consultant, specializing in operational efficiency and economic optimization to customers including Microsoft, Macquarie, HP, as well as State and Federal government agencies in Australia and Singapore.
  • Mathews leadership and experience in the private, public and not for profit sectors enables him to bridge operational, financial, and technical requirements for the company and its board.

david crevier

Director

  • Partner of the law firm Colby Monet LLP, located in Montreal, Quebec.
  • Mr. Crevier is a member of the Barreau du Quebec and has practiced as a lawyer since 1975, primarily in the area of commercial law, assisting public and private companies in the natural resource and technology sectors. Mr. Crevier has acted as a director for Goldstar Minerals Inc., a TSX Venture-listed issuer, since September 2016.

AAMER SIDDIQUI

Chief Financial Officer & DIRECTOR

  • Manager of Financial Reporting as MSSI a qualified Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant.
  • With 10+ years’ experience as a CFO, Aamer provides financial and management advisory services to public companies.
  • Mr Siddiqui specializes in accounting, budgeting, tax and assurance advice services.
  • Serving  a number of exploration and mining companies listed on the CSE, TSX and TSX-V, Mr Siddiqui leverages his skills and experience to provide integration for reporting issuers.
     

monique hutchins

company secretary

  • Monique Hutchins is the Managing Director of DSA Corporate Services Inc. and has over fifteen years of corporate secretarial, corporate governance, client relationship and marketing experience. Monique was previously the Director of Business Development & Marketing and Corporate Secretary at Independent Review Inc., the organization that runs Independent Review Committees that is a part of the governance structure of every investment fund in Ontario. She has previously held senior roles at Kingsdale Shareholder Services and Institutional Shareholder Services. Monique is a member of the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada (CGIC) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. She also serves as the Chairperson of a non-for-profit Board.

legal advisors

denis peterson

seniior partner Petersen mcvicar laywers

  • Dennis Peterson formed Peterson Law (now Peterson McVicar LLP) in 1995 which primarily focuses on securities and corporate finance law.  Dennis is an established lawyer in the area of small cap mining and natural resources law in Toronto. Dennis has extensive experience with public resource companies, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, and practises exclusively in this area. 
  • Clients of the firm are listed companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange and U.S. Stock Exchanges. The practice of Peterson McVicar is heavily concentrated on the mining sector and we have particular expertise in organizing pre-IPO enterprises and advising on the going public process.

taylor dignan

solicitor

  • Taylor Dignan joined Peterson McVicar LLP as an articling student in 2018. His current work as an articling student involves assisting on private equity offerings, assisting clients meet their continuous disclosure obligations, providing guidance to clients regarding their corporate governance practices, and researching and writing articles on emergent trends in North American securities law.
  • Prior to joining the law firm, Taylor worked in the trade branch of Global Affairs Canada, helping negotiate, among others, the Canada-EU, Canada-Japan, and Canada-India free trade agreements. During his time at University of Victoria, Taylor was recognized for his outstanding achievement in securities regulation and articled at a  public-interest law firm associated with the University. His areas of interest and experience include securities law, international trade law, anti-money laundering law, criminal law and the regulation of cryptocurrencies.

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