Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Gerry has extensive experience in the origination and execution of global mining and energy private equity and finance transactions. His career includes more than 30 years in the financial sector holding senior positions with major investment firms including the executive committee of CIBC Wood Gundy. Most recently, Gerry was CEO of McCarvill Corporation, a diversified financial services company, which financed mining and energy companies. He helped establish Repadre Capital Corporation, a mining royalty company, now IAMGOLD (TSX), Desert Sun Mining, acquired by Yamana Gold (NYSE), Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines (TSX) and Metals Royalty Corporation. The combined market capitalizations of these companies is several billion dollars.
Hon. Scott Brison, P.C., M.P.
Scott Brison, is a Canadian Member of Parliament. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission and has been named by the World Economic Forum of Davos, Switzerland, as one of its "Young Global Leaders". Mr. Brison has received the Order of San Carlos by the President of Colombia. In government, has served as Minister of Public Works and Government Services, as well as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister for Canada-U.S. Relations. Mr. Brison is Chairman of the board of Seafort Capital, and served previously as Vice-President of a Canadian investment bank. He has a B. Comm. in finance from Dalhousie University and completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Executive Education program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
G. Edmund King
Ed has been Chairman & CEO of MTHIRTY Communications, an Internet Media Company since May 2004. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wood Gundy Ltd. and CIBC Wood Gundy Ltd. from 1988 to 1995. He is a past Chairman of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. Ed served as Chairman of (WIC) Western International Communications from June 1994 to January 1998. He served as Deputy Chairman of Rockwater Capital Corp. from January 1996 to March 31, 2003. He has been Corporate Director of Caldwell Partners International Inc. since 2003 and currently serves as Chairman. He served as Director of Xstrata Canada Corporation (formerly Falconbridge Ltd.) from June 1994 to August 2006. He served as Director of Imax Corporation from June 1999 until June 2004.
Major General Lewis MacKenzie
Lewis served 36 years in Canada's Army primarily out of country in Germany, Gaza, Cyprus, Vietnam, Cairo, Italy, Central America and Sarajevo. In 1992 he commanded the multi-national UN force that opened the Sarajevo airport for the delivery of humanitarian aid. Since his retirement he has been under contract to CBS, BBC, CBC, and CTV as a military analyst. He writes regularly for the Globe and Mail and has published two books. The first was "Peace Keeper, Road to Sarajevo", a number one best seller in 1993 that was the basis for a television documentary, "A Soldier’s Peace", that won a New York film festival award in 1995. The second was "Soldiers Made Me Look Good" in 2008. Lewis holds a number of honourary degrees from Canadian universities and is a member of the Order of Canada for his humanitarian work in Africa.
As a diplomat Ken served in the Canadian Foreign Service where his career ranged from trade development responsibilities in Guatemala and London; aid related matters in Pakistan; Ambassador to Iran, and enhancement of Canada’s image in New York. His private sector experience included six years as a senior Vice President of RJR Nabisco where he formulated and implemented policies to strengthen the corporation’s international interests and relationships. His board memberships include energy companies in Calgary, New York, and Mexico. Ken served as Chancellor of Victoria College at the University of Toronto and has received both the Order of Canada and the United States Congressional Gold Medal.