Board of Directors
Mr. Crawford is a retired executive who was the Chairman of the board at SCR-Sibelco, a global (3.2 billion Euro) industrial minerals company based in Belgium (and parent company of U.S.-based Unimin Corporation) until 2016. Since becoming CEO of Sibelco, Mr. Crawford helped create one of the world’s largest industrial minerals companies with over 200 operations in 40 countries, more than 10,000 employees and over 3.2 billion Euros in revenues. Prior to becoming the Chairman, Mr. Crawford held several executive positions with Sibelco, including Group CEO. Mr. Crawford is currently sits on the board of Connor Investor Services, Inc, a private investment advisory firm in Wyomissing, PA, with close to US$1 billion under management.
Mr. Crawford obtained his MBA, with distinction, from Pace university and holds a BBA, Accounting, cum laude, with Niagara University.
David has considerable experience in global industrial minerals sales having spent over 30 years with Sibelco, one of the world’s largest industrial minerals companies. He was based in Belgium as Senior Vice President of marketing and sales for Europe, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa and more recently, was Chief Commercial Officer of Unimin North America, a division of Sibelco. In this position he was responsible for all aspects of product applications, sales, marketing and customer relationships for a wide range of mineral products serving many of the markets that have shown significant interest in Hudson’s GreenSpar product. He is presently Executive Vice President of High Roller Sand responsible for the business strategy, marketing and sales of that company and was recently president of Industrial Minerals of CT, LLC, an executive advisor for global industrial mineral markets.
Ms. Phillips has over thirty years of professional experience in business with particular focus in the areas of finance, corporate planning, land negotiations, business development, government relations, stakeholder/community relations and Indigenous negotiations in the energy industry. Ms. Phillips has a deep understanding Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) and the role of ESG through her relationships with Indigenous Peoples. She completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program and is the holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation (ICD.D).
Ms. Phillips is Vice‐Chair of the Board of Directors for Geoscience BC. She is President of the Petroleum Acquisition and Divestiture Association (PADA). In addition, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Society of Unconventional Resources (CSUR). Ms. Phillips holds a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina, a CPA CMA certification and the ICD.D.
Dr. Tony Harwood
Dr. Antony (Tony) Harwood is an economic geologist with 35 years of international exploration and mining experience focused on “green” and “battery” metals (REE’s & lithium), gold and base metals. Dr. Harwood was a founder and appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Montero Mining & Exploration Ltd. in 2009 and took the company to IPO on the TSX-V in 2011 exploring for REE and lithium. Previous to this, Dr. Harwood was the President and CEO of Africo Resources Ltd. Dr. Harwood served as Vice President of Placer Dome Inc. for 8 years, a major Canadian mining company before its acquisition by Barrick Gold Corp.
Dr. Harwood graduated from the University of Wales, College Cardiff, with a B.Sc. (Hons) cum laude and Ph.D. in Economic Geology.
President and Director
Jim has over 30 years international business development and project management experience in the mineral exploration, consulting and engineering industries with a focus on Arctic projects. He has held senior positions with engineering firms AMEC and Bateman. He was Co-Founder of Mongolian exploration company QGX Ltd., which was acquired for $300 million in 2008. He served as the Honourary Consul for Mongolia for eight years. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of Western Ontario.