Mr. Gibson cumulates over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry as a miner, mine manager, director, CEO and President. Mr. Gibson’s experience has focused on gold and copper mines primarily in Canada, US and Australia.
Mr. James Fairbairn has over 30 years of experience in accounting, financial management, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. In addition to his executive management experience, he is well acquainted with key corporate governance issues having served on numerous boards of both public and private companies. Mr. Fairbairn graduated from the University of Western Ontario (BA) and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA 1987), in addition to having obtained the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D). Mr. Fairbain was previously Chief Financial Officer of Metanor Resources Inc., prior to its acquisition by Bonterra, and is well acquainted with the operations of the Company.
Akiba Leisman co-founded and serves as the CEO of Sailfish Royalty Corp. Previously, Mr. Leisman was Executive Chairman and Interim CEO of Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. (now Mako Mining Corp.), leading the company through the spinout of Sailfish and the merger of Marlin with Golden Reign Resources Ltd. to form Mako Mining Corp. Mr. Leisman is also a consultant at Wexford Capital LP where he oversees the precious metals public and private equity portfolios. Prior to consulting for Wexford, he was a Senior Analyst at Red Kite Capital Management for the Mine Finance funds where he was responsible for senior secured investments on metal mining assets. Previously, he was an Associate at Standard Bank working in the Structured Commodity Products and Mine Finance groups. Mr. Leisman has an MBA from New York University, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mr. Folk brings over 35 years of extensive leadership experience in the Canadian mining finance industry. During his career, he has financed and advised both junior and advanced Canadian companies at the senior board or executive level. Mr. Folk is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and currently is Vice President of Brant Securities Ltd. Interim CEO of Monarca Minerals Inc. and is the Chairman of Atlanta Gold Inc.
Mr. Happjack is currently the President of Air Creebec, a regional airline based in Val-d’Or, Québec, that operates regularly scheduled flights, charters and freight services to 16 destinations in Quebec and Ontario, with its 400 employees. Prior to joining Air Creebec in 2010, Mr. Happyjack held various positions in the financial, management and accounting fields, all the while remaining actively involved in various projects to promote the economic development of The Cree First Nation of Waswanipi. Mr. Happyjack holds an MBA from the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscaminque, where he also completed a Certificate in Accounting. He also holds certificates in Community Economic Development and Management and in Community Management, from Concordia University.
Mrs. Ouellette has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources and management acquired through a number of senior positions with Lake Shore Gold Corp, FNX Mining, Dynatec and Domtar Forestry. She has a proven track record in providing leadership and strategy in the development and growth phase of mining operations, as well as merger & acquisition transactions.