Terrence A. Lyons is a director of several public and private corporations and currently serves as lead director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. He also serves as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee of Canaccord Genuity Ltd. (UK) and is FCA approved with respect to such roles. Mr. Lyons also serves on Canaccord's subsidiary boards in the U.S., Australia and Hong Kong, as Chairman of Polaris Materials Corporation and as a director of Martinrea International Inc. Mr. Lyons is a civil engineer (University of British Columbia) with an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. He has also received his ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is a past Governor of the Olympic Foundation of Canada, past Chairman of the Mining Association of BC and in 2007 was awarded the INCO Medal by the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy for distinguished service to the mining industry.
Rick Rule began his career in the securities business in 1974 and has been principally involved in natural resource security investments ever since. He is a leading resource investor specializing in mining, energy, water utilities, forest products and agriculture and has originated and participated in hundreds of debt and equity transactions with private, pre-public and public companies. Mr. Rule is the Founder of Global Resource Investments, President and CEO of Sprott US Holdings and a member of the Sprott Inc. Board of Directors.
Lenard Boggio has served as an independent director for several mineral resource companies since retiring from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, following a 30-year career as an auditor and partner with the firm. At the time of his retirement, he was the leader of the firm’s BC Region mining sector practice. He currently serves on the board of directors of Pure Gold Mining Inc., Polaris Materials Corporation and Lithium Americas Corp. He is also a board member of British Columbia Hydro Corporation and Genome British Columbia.
He has served as the president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and as the Chair of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. In 2007 he was awarded the designation of Fellow Chartered Accountant for his distinguished service to the profession and community.
David Smith is the Senior Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and has held this position since October 2012. Previously Mr. Smith held the position of Senior Vice-President, Strategic Planning and Investor Relations of Agnico. Prior to joining Agnico's investor relations team in 2005, Mr. Smith was a mining analyst and also held a variety of mining engineering positions, both in Canada and abroad. Mr. Smith is a Chartered Director, and a director of eCobalt Solutions Inc. He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queen's University in Kingston and the University of Arizona, respectively. Mr. Smith is also a Professional Engineer.
Ms. Dunne serves on the Board of Sprott Resource Holdings Inc., and also on the Audit Committee and the Conflict Resolution, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Ms. Dunne is also a Director for Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd (TSX) and a member of the Board of Directors of Tundra Oil & Gas Limited, where she chairs the Audit Committee. Tundra is a private, wholly-owned subsidiary of James Richardson & Sons, Limited. On July 22, 2016, Ms. Dunne was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Capital Markets Authority Implementation Organization and as a Director Designate for the Capital Markets Regulatory Authority.
Ms. Dunne graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1979. She joined the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (now CPA Canada) in 1983. She received her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2016. Ms. Dunne has been a member of the Canadian Member Performance Board of CPA Canada since 2012, and is currently co-chair. She was a member and Chair of CPA Canada’s Small Company Advisory Group from 2011 until February 2017.
Ms. Dunne was Vice President, Finance and CFO of Painted Pony Ltd. from start-up in February 2007 until retiring in September 2013. Ms. Dunne was Vice President, Finance and CFO of True Energy Inc., and subsequently True Energy Trust from November 2002 until June 2006. From December 2000 to November 2002, Ms. Dunne consulted for various petroleum companies in the areas of finance, tax and investor relations. Prior thereto, she was Vice President, Finance and CFO of Ionic Energy Inc. since January 1998. From October 1996 until joining Ionic, she was Vice President, Finance for Petrorep Resources Ltd. Prior thereto and from August 1994 to October 1996, Ms. Dunne held various positions with Barrington Petroleum Ltd. finally as Treasurer.
Steve Yuzpe was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Resource Corp. in 2013. He has over 15 years of executive and financial management experience with public and private corporations. Over his career, Mr. Yuzpe has developed specific expertise in financings, restructurings, financial and internal reporting, strategic development and business planning, corporate governance, investor relations, regulatory compliance and treasury management. Prior to being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yuzpe served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sprott Resource Corp., is currently the chairman of One Earth Farms Corp., and a director of Long Run Exploration Ltd. Mr. Yuzpe is also involved with Save the Children Canada, a charity focused on youth at risk and was previously the Treasurer, member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Street Kids International for more than 10 years. Mr. Yuzpe holds a Bachelor of Science, Engineering (Mechanical) degree from Queen’s University along with the Professional Engineering designation (P.Eng.) and a Masters in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario. Mr. Yuzpe also is a CFA® charterholder and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
John Embry was with Sprott Asset Management LP from 2003 to 2014, focusing on precious metals investments. Mr. Embry has researched the gold sector for more than 40 years and has accumulated industry experience as a portfolio management specialist since 1963. After graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Mr. Embry began his investment career as a Stock Selection Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Great West Life. He later became Vice President of Pension Investments for the firm, where he served for a total of 23 years. Mr. Embry subsequently held the position of Vice-President, Equities and Portfolio Manager at RBC Global Investment Management for 15 years prior to joining Sprott Asset Management LP.
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