Mr. Lyons is a director of several public and private corporations and currently serves as lead director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. He also serves as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee of Canaccord Genuity Ltd (UK) and is FCA approved with respect to such roles. Mr. Lyons also serves on Canaccord's subsidiary boards in the US, Australia and Hong Kong, as Chairman of Polaris Materials Corporation and as a director of Martinrea International Inc. Mr. Lyons is a civil engineer (University of British Columbia) with an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. He has also received his ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is a past Governor of the Olympic Foundation of Canada, past Chairman of the Mining Association of BC and in 2007 was awarded the INCO Medal by the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy for distinguished service to the mining industry.
Mr. Rule began his career in the securities business in 1974, and has been principally involved in natural resource security investments ever since. He is a leading resource investor specializing in mining, energy, water utilities, forest products and agriculture and has originated and participated in hundreds of debt and equity transactions with private, pre-public and public companies. Mr. Rule is the Founder of Global Resource Investments, President and CEO of Sprott US Holdings and a member of the Sprott Inc. Board of Directors.
Mr. Boggio has served as an independent director for several mineral resource companies since retiring from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, following a 30 year career as an auditor and partner with the firm. At the time of his retirement he was the leader of the firm’s BC Region mining sector practice. He currently serves on the board of directors of Pure Gold Mining Inc., Polaris Materials Corporation and Lithium Americas Corp. He is also a board member of British Columbia Hydro Corporation and Genome British Columbia.
He has served as the president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and as the Chair of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. In 2007 he was awarded the designation of Fellow Chartered Accountant for his distinguished service to the profession and community.
Mr. Hochstein has a wealth of experience in the mining industry. He is currently the President and CEO of Lundin Gold Inc. (TSX, Nasdaq Stockholm), a gold development company focusing on the development of the Fruta del Norte deposit in Ecuador. Mr. Hochstein previously was President and CEO of Denison Mines Corp. (TSX, NYSE MKT) for seven years. He is also a director and member of the audit committee of Energy Fuels Inc. (TSX, NYSE MKT) and a director of Denison Mines Corp. Mr. Hochstein is a Professional Engineer and has a B.Sc. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.
Ms. Dunne serves on the Board of Sprott Resource Corp. (Audit Committee, Corporate Governance Committee and Conflict Resolution Committee member). Ms. Dunne also serves on the Board of Directors of Tundra Oil & Gas Limited, where she chairs the Audit Committee. Tundra is a wholly-owned subsidiary of James Richardson & Sons, Limited. Ms. Dunne was Vice President, Finance and CFO of Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. from start-up in February 2007 until retiring on September 2, 2013. Ms. Dunne was Vice President, Finance and CFO of True Energy Inc., and subsequently True Energy Trust from November 2002 until June 2006. From December 2000 to November 2002 Ms. Dunne consulted for various petroleum companies in the areas of finance, tax and investor relations. Prior thereto, she was Vice President, Finance and CFO of Ionic Energy Inc. since January 1998. From October 1996 until joining Ionic Energy Inc., Ms. Dunne was Vice President, Finance for Petrorep Resources Ltd. Prior thereto and from August 1994 to October 1996, Ms. Dunne held various positions with Barrington Petroleum Ltd, finally as Treasurer. Ms. Dunne graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and joined the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1983. Ms. Dunne has been a member of the Canadian Performance Reporting Board of CPA Canada (formerly Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants) since 2012. She is currently the Chair, and since 2011 has been a Member of, the Small Company Advisory Group of CPA Canada.
Mr. Wang is the Chief Executive Officer and President of WISCO Canada Resources Investment Limited, based in Toronto. He is a mining engineer by profession with over 20 years of experience with operations and investment in the iron ore mining industry. Mr. Wang also has a wealth of experience in overseas mining investment and management, having served as a director of Hong Kong WISCO GUANGXIN KAM WAH Resources Limited, which managed the development of the Soalala project in Madagascar. Mr. Wang sits on the board of Century Global Commodities Corporation (TSX). Mr. Wang attended the XI'AN University of Technology and Architecture in China, majoring in mining engineering and subsequently the Wuhan University of Technology and Science as the mining engineering graduate student. Mr. Wang also holds a Master Business Administration degree from Ohio University, USA.
Mr. Charter is currently a corporate director serving on four public company boards including Sprott Resource Holdings. He is the Chair of the Board of IAMGOLD Corporation (TSX), and is a director of Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX) and Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX). He is currently the Chairman of HGC Holdings, the private holding company of HGC Investment Management Inc., an employee-owned investment firm specializing in low volatility, highly liquid, event-driven mandates. Mr. Charter was the President, CEO and a Director of Corsa Coal Corp., a metallurgical coal mining company listed on the TSXV with operations in Pennsylvania, from 2010 to August 2013. He was a partner in a national law firm. Mr. Charter then joined the Dundee group of companies as an Executive Vice President with a number of capital markets related responsibilities. He became the inaugural Chairman and CEO of the Dundee Securities group of companies, and oversaw its growth from a start up to a major independent full service financial services company. Mr. Charter left this group and focused his attention on his personal consulting and investment company, and as a corporate director primarily in the resource and real estate sectors. Mr. Charter has been a director of a number of other public companies and has extensive corporate governance experience having sat on and chaired a number of committees during his career. Mr. Charter is a graduate of McGill University where he obtained degrees in Economics and Law and has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program and is a member of the Institute.
Mr. Yuzpe was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Resource Corp. in 2013. He has over 15 years of executive and financial management experience with public and private corporations. Over his career, Mr. Yuzpe has developed specific expertise in financings, restructurings, financial and internal reporting, strategic development and business planning, corporate governance, investor relations, regulatory compliance and treasury management. Prior to being appointed President and Chief Executive officer, Mr. Yuzpe served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sprott Resource Corp., is currently the chairman of One Earth Farms Corp., and a director of Long Run Exploration Ltd. Mr. Yuzpe is also involved with Save the Children Canada, a charity focused on youth at risk and was previously the Treasurer, member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Street Kids International for more than 10 years. Mr. Yuzpe holds a Bachelor of Science, Engineering (Mechanical) degree from Queen’s University along with the Professional Engineering designation (P.Eng.) and a Masters in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario. Mr. Yuzpe also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Embry was with Sprott Asset Management LP from 2003 to 2014, focusing on precious metals investments. Mr. Embry has researched the gold sector for more than 40 years and has accumulated industry experience as a portfolio management specialist since 1963. After graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Mr. Embry began his investment career as a Stock Selection Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Great West Life. He later became Vice President of Pension Investments for the firm, where he served for a total of 23 years. Mr. Embry subsequently held the position of Vice-President, Equities and Portfolio Manager at RBC Global Investment Management for 15 years prior to joining Sprott Asset Management LP.