Mr. Ernie Eves, Q.C, is the former Premier of Ontario (April 15, 2002 – October 22, 2003) and former Finance Minister (1995-2001). Since 2003, Mr. Eves has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Natel Strategies International Inc., and serves as Vice-Chair to both Enterprise Canada and PACE Credit Union. Also, Mr. Eves serves as Chair to The Justin Eves Foundation, and is a member of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Canada. As well, Mr. Eves acts as an advisor and Board Member in several firms and organizations in Canada and the United States.
Mr. Harvey graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of New Brunswick in 1959. He served as President and CEO of Hemlo Gold Mines Inc. from 1989 to 1991. He also held the position of President of Noranda Exploration Company Limited from 1982 to 1994 and was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of Noront Resources until 2009. Mr. Harvey was the co-recipient of the Bill Dennis Award for a Canadian discovery in 2010 for his role in the discovery of the 'Ring of Fire' by the Prospectors and Developers Association.
Mr. Howlett is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in senior financial roles. He has a proven track record of adding value to clients and employers over his career, which included six years as CFO of ELI Eco Logic Inc., a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company. He also serves on the Board of Directors of a TSX Venture Exchange listed junior exploration company. Mr. Howlett graduated with a B. Comm from Concordia University in 1983 and received his CMA designation in 1989.
Mr. Irwin practices securities and corporate/commercial law and has been the managing partner of Irwin Lowy LLP since January 2010, prior thereto he was the President of Irwin Professional Corporation from August 2006. Mr. Irwin advises a number of public companies, board of directors and independent committees on a variety of issues.
Mr. Peters is a finance executive with over 15 years of experience in the mineral exploration business. Since 1996, Mr. Peters has been the Vice President, Finance of Northfield. Also he is currently a director of Carrie Arran Resources Inc. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Peters was also the CFO of Gold Eagle Mines Ltd. (prior Southern Star Resources Ltd.) which was purchased by Goldcorp Inc. for $1.5 billion in 2008. In the past he has also served as an officer and/or director of Geoglobal Resources Inc., INV Metals Inc., and Aranka Gold Inc. Mr. Peters has a BBA from Brock University in Ontario, Canada.
Mr. Pladsen has extensive experience in corporate finance, financial reporting, and management of public and private companies both inside and outside the resource sector. These positions included, CFO of Katanga Mining Limited from 2004 to 2006, CFO of Andina Minerals Inc. from 2005 to 2009, and CFO of Atacama Pacific Gold Corporation from 2009 to the present, as well as consulting work for several TSX and TSX-V listed junior mining companies. He has been a director of Northfield Capital Corporation ("Northfield"), a resource investment company, since 1994, and is also currently a director of Carrie Arran Resources Inc., EPM Mining Ventures Inc., KWG Resources Inc., and White Pine Resources Inc. Mr. Pladsen holds a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 1985.