Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board, Corporate Governance, Compensation & Audit Committees
Mr. Hick has considerable experience in both senior management and Director capacities with a number of public companies over the last 33 years, prior to which he was actively engaged in the practice of law in Ontario. During his career, he has been the President and/or CEO of a number of public companies where he had direct involvement in and responsibilities for the financial results and reporting of such companies. In addition to serving as a Director, he has served or is currently serving on the Audit Committees of a number of public companies.
Mr. Knudsen is a highly respected businessman in Greenland where, from 2007 to 2011, he served as the CEO of Royal Greenland A/S, which is the biggest company in Greenland and one of Europe’s largest seafood companies. Prior to this, he was the CEO of Air Greenland for five years. His mining experience stems from 1974, when he served for nine years as Finance and Accounting Manager, then VP Finance of Cominco’s Black Angel lead/zinc/silver mine in Greenland.
Technical, Corporate Governance, Compensation & Audit Committees
Mr. McConnell is a graduate of Colorado School of Mines, with a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering. He has more than 33 years of mining experience, including exploration, engineering, environmental assessment and permitting, construction and operations. He has worked in a senior management capacity with the following public companies: Victoria Gold Corporation (currently the President and a Director), De Beers Canada Ltd., Strategic Resource Acquisition Corporation, Western Keltic Mines Inc. and Breakwater Resources Ltd.
Dr. John McDonald
Mr. McDonald has over 40 years’ experience in the mining industry, most notably as the V.P. Exploration for Winspear Diamonds Inc., where he was responsible for the discovery and development of the Snap Lake diamond deposit, subsequently acquired by De Beers for $480 million in 2000. His career includes positions as the V.P. Exploration for Diamondex Resources Ltd.; Chief Geologist and Exploration Manager, Western Canada for Esso Minerals Canada; and a Professor at both the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon and at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
Technical and Compensation Committee
Mr. Wilson has over 40 years of experience in the development and operation of construction materials and industrial minerals operations. Mr. Wilson joined Polaris Materials Corporation in 2001, was its president and CEO from 2009 to 2015 prior to which he was President of United States Lime & Minerals Inc., a NASDAQ-listed public company producing lime products and construction materials from limestone quarries located in the south-central states. From 1992 to 1998, he was a founding director and Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Global Stone Corporation, a Toronto-listed public company producing construction aggregates and lime products.