A. Paul Gill, Executive Chairman
Paul Gill is involved in the strategy, planning and implementation of creating new businesses and restructuring organizations. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Lomiko Metals, CEO of Lomiko Technologies, and a Director of Graphene ESD and Altair Ventures. Mr. Gill was instrumental in spearheading investment activities under Lomiko Technologies into Graphene 3D Lab (TSXV: GGG), a graphene and 3D printing company, Graphene ESD and Smart Home Devices Ltd, an electronics manufacturer and Promethieus Technologies Inc.
Until October 2006, Mr. Gill was heavily involved in the dynamic growth stage of Norsemont Mining, during which the company grew from a market capitalization of $1M to a buyout of $512M. During his tenure with Norsemont Mining, Mr. Gill was the vice-president of business development, as well as the director, president and CEO, chief financial officer, and corporate secretary. In 2011, Norsemont was bought by HudBay Minerals for $512 million.
Anu Dhir, Lead Independent Director and Chair of ESG Committee 1
Ms. Dhir is co-founder of a technology company called Wshingwell. She is based in Toronto, Canada. Wshingwell is a forprofit community relationship platform that allows individuals, communities and organizations to micro-fundraise around experiences and events. Prior to starting Wshingwell, Ms. Dhir spent the last 20 years in the resources sector. Most recently she was a co-founder and executive of ZinQ Mining, a private base metals and precious metals company that focuses on the LatAm Region. She also spent many years associated with Katanga Mining Limited, where she served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Company Secretary. Ms. Dhir is a non-executive director of Golden Star Resources Ltd. and Taseko Mines Limited. Ms. Dhir is a graduate of the General Management Program (GMP) at Harvard Business School, she has a law degree (Juris Doctor) from Quinnipiac University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Toronto.
Dominique Dionne, Director 2,3
Ms. Dionne is an award-winning communicator who has held high level positions in the areas of public relations, government relations, and brand management with major international companies. She is based in Lac Supérieur, Quebec and is Francophone. She currently serves as a Corporate Director on the boards of publicly listed companies and not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Dionne chairs the board of directors of Public Relations Without Borders, an international cooperation organization. Until recently, she held the position of Vice President, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications at PSP Investments, one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers. Previously, she served as Vice President, Institutional and International Relations at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, where she was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to position and ensure the Caisse’s outreach, both throughout Québec and at the national and international levels. Prior to serving at the Caisse, she was Vice President, Public Affairs, at Xstrata Nickel (now Glencore) and Vice President, Communications, at Bombardier.
Belinda Labatte, CEO and Director 1
Belinda Labatte, CFA, MBA, ICD.D, has more than 15 years of senior management experience in mining and the extractive industry, and 20 years of capital markets experience, including a decade of strategic development, capital markets investment banking experience, stakeholder engagement, and asset acquisition and disposition processes. Her most recent position was Chief Development Officer of Mandalay Resources Corp. Prior to that, Ms. Labatte was the founder and President of her own Company, The Capital Lab Inc., a leading Toronto-based consulting firm. Ms. Labatte is fluent in French, Spanish and German and graduated from the Rotman School of Management with an MBA. She holds the ICD.D designation and is CFA charterholder. Ms. Labatte serves as independent director of GCM Mining Corp and Star Royalties Ltd.
Eric Levy, Director and Chair of Corporate Compensation and Nominating Committee
Eric Levy is Head of Osler’s Montreal Corporate Group and Chair of the Gaming Group. He also sits on the Osler Partnership Board. Me. Levy specializes in cross-border M&A and securities law and has significant experience in public offerings, private placements, recapitalizations and stock exchange listings.
Me. Levy has developed a stellar international reputation and 22 years of experience advising on complex issues concerning securities and governance matters. He is an advisor to numerous Canada-based private and public companies as well as multinationals in various industries, including mining and gaming. His private equity expertise includes representing numerous technology-based companies and institutional private equity funds in structuring cross-border ﬁnancings.
Lee Arden Lewis, Director 2
Ms. Lewis is a status member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and based in Prince Edward County. Ms. Lewis is a strategist who develops collaborative business models. A community builder, Ms. Lewis is committed to the broadening of equitable and productive work environments. Lee helped create Telesat’s first Broadbent portal for Indigenous people in North America. As the Canadian Liaison for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), she oversaw digital policy innovations for Canadian and U.S. governments including the launch of the first Aboriginal Canada web portal and information technology training for Indigenous people (ITTI). As consultant for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) Ms. Lewis produced projection reports on the effects of the digital age on Indigenous cultures and identified potential paths forward. Working with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge Group, Ms. Lewis served as a consultant for Canada Ontario Resource Development Agreement Committee (CORDA), Environment Canada and Canadian Wildlife Services addressing Species at Risk Act (SARA). Ms. Lewis’ work with the Navajo Heritage Program and the Aboriginal Working Group brought together Indigenous Chiefs from Canada to the Navajo Nation to share governance information. For over a decade Ms. Lewis was the sole proprietor of Jackson’s Falls Country Inn and Indigenous restaurant in Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Sagiv Shiv, Director and Chair of Audit Committee 3
Mr. Shiv is a Managing Director at B. Riley Securities based in New York City. Prior to B. Riley’s acquisition of National Securities, Mr. Shiv was the Senior Managing Director and the head of the Advisory Services Practice at National Securities Corp. Prior to National, Mr. Shiv led the global M&A and Advisory Practice at INTL FCStone Inc. and at Merriman Capital. Prior to entering investment banking, Mr. Shiv served as Chief Financial Officer of three multi-national diversified holding companies. At his last corporate position, Mr. Shiv served as CFO of The Plastiflex Group, an international manufacturing company, with 6,000 employees in 10 locations in eight countries. As CFO, Mr. Shiv led the acquisition, integration, and divestiture of several businesses. He has also served on the boards of several publicly-traded companies, as well as on the boards of private entities and charities.
1 – Member of Audit Committee
2 – Member of ESG Committee
3 – Member of Corporate Compensation and Nominating Committee