BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Stan Spavold FCPA, FCA, CPA | Chairman
Mr. Spavold has been Chairman since 2014. He is Executive Vice President and a Director of CFFI Ventures Inc., Vice Chairman, Cognition Financial Services and a Director of Clearwater Seafoods Limited. Previously he was Vice President of Finance and Taxation at McCain Foods Limited and a Senior Tax Manager at KPMG. Mr. Spavold has served as a Governor of Dalhousie University, Chairman of The Cobequid Hospital Foundation and a Governor of the Tax Foundation of Canada. He holds a B.Comm from Dalhousie University and an FCA designation.
HCol Rob G. Sobey ICD.D
Mr. Sobey has been a Director since 2014. He is a Director of Empire Company Limited and SeaFort Capital Inc. Previously he was CEO of Lawton’s Drug Stores Limited. Mr. Sobey is Chairman of the Sobey Art Foundation and is an Honourary Colonel (RCA). He holds a BAH from Queen’s University, an MBA from Babson College and the ICD.D designation.
Darren Koningen P.Eng.
Mr. Koningen has been a Director since 2016. He is CEO and a Director of Minera Alamos Inc. Previously he was CEO of NWM Mining Corp., VP Project Development at GoWest Gold Ltd., VP Operations and VP Engineering at Castle Gold Corp and a Senior Process Engineer (mining and metallurgy) with Kvaerner Engineering. Mr. Koningen holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Mineral Process Engineering from Queen’s University.
Donald Christie CPA
Mr. Christie has been CEO and a Director since 2014. He is CFO and a Director of Akuna Minerals Inc. and Nevada Zinc Corporation and a Director of Rockcliff Metals Corporation and Northern Graphite Corporation. Previously he was an officer and/or a Director of Calvista Gold Corporation, Continental Gold Limited and San Anton Resource Corporation. Mr. Christie was also a senior investment banker at TD Securities and Newcourt Capital Group Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.
Bruce Durham P. Geo
Mr. Durham has been COO and a Director since 2014. He is CEO and a Director of Nevada Zinc Corporation and a Director of Akuna Minerals Inc., Rockcliff Metals Corporation and Minera Alamos Inc. Previously he was President of Canadian Royalties Inc., Chairman and a Director of Temex Resources Corp. and Vice President of Exploration at Golden Valley Mines Ltd. Mr. Durham holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario and is a Professional Geologist.