Board of Directors
Alan Moon, Chairman & Director
Mr. Moon is an Independent businessman, corporate director and consultant since 1997. Prior thereto he held a number of executive positions with TransAlta Corp. which he joined in 1985 (President & COO of TransAlta from 1994-1997). He currently serves as Director & Chairman on the Board of Lake Shore Gold Corp., Pembrook Mining Corp., and Northern Superior Resources Corp. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of a number of charitable organisations. Mr. Moon obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D designation.
Mr. Cook is a practicing partner at the tax law firm, Thorsteinssons LLP based in Vancouver, BC. Mr. Cook is a specialist in corporate and international tax planning, and civil/criminal tax representation and litigation. Mr. Cook served on the Board of Directors of Brett Resources Ltd. ("Brett") prior to it being acquired by Osisko Mining Corp., and has also served as Chair of the Special Committee of the Brett Board of Directors during the Osisko/Brett negotiations. Mr. Cook currently serves as an independent director on the Boards of Directors of Cayden Resources Inc., Stratton Resources Inc. and Skeena Resources Ltd.
Steve Kurtz, Director
Mr. Kurtz is Managing Member of Kurtz Financial, LLC, formed in 2008, a consulting firm specializing in restructuring, turnarounds and M&A advisory services. He is also a Co-Managing Member of Mankwitz Kurtz Investments, LLC, a Denver-based private equity firm, which he formed in 2001. Mr. Kurtz is currently a member of the board and chairman of the audit committee of Pembrook Mining Corp. and is the Chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the Compensation Committee of CIBER Inc. and has held other public and private board positions.
Richard Lecoq, Director
Mr. Lecoq was Canada's Ambassador to Bolivia and Peru from 2008 to November 2011 and to Vietnam from 2002-2005. He held a number of senior positions in Ottawa within the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He had postings abroad in Algiers, Boston, Paris and Budapest as Trade Commissioner. As part of a government exchange program (Interchange Canada), he worked three years in the private sector with commercial responsibilities for Turkey construction projects in Africa and three years as Commercial Counsellor for the Federal Department of Industry in Montreal. Mr. Lecoq joined the Foreign Service in 1976. He holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario, and is a graduate of l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Grenoble in France.
Paul Simpson, Corporate Secretary
Mr. Simpson has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia. He studied law at the University of British Columbia and obtained a Bachelor of Law degree in 1984. Mr. Simpson heads the corporate commercial practice at Armstrong Simpson and focuses in securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, natural resources and corporate law. He represents private and publicly traded companies in the technology, and natural resource (mining, oil and gas) sectors, and has extensive experience advising clients on a broad range of matters including initial public offerings, public and private equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, reverse takeovers, corporate restructurings and reorganizations, capital alterations, continuous disclosure requirements and corporate governance.