Ian W. Delaney, Chairman
Mr. Delaney is chairman of Sherritt International Corporation, where he has been a director since October 1995 and non-executive chairman since January 2009. Mr. Delaney was also Sherritt's president and chief executive officer from January 2009 to December 2011, executive chairman from May 2004 to December 2008 and chairman from November 1995 to May 2004. Prior to joining Sherritt, Mr. Delaney served as chairman and chief executive officer of Viridian Inc., president and chief executive officer of The Horsham Corporation, and president and chief operating officer at Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. Mr. Delaney is currently a director of Cenovus Energy Inc., chairman of The Westaim Corporation and chairman of Ornge. He has also served as a director of a number of other companies including OPTI Canada Inc., Dynatec Corporation, EnCana Corp., Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. and Goldcorp Inc. and as a trustee of Royal Utilities Income Fund.
Peter Puccetti, CFA, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Puccetti has 20 years of special-situations investment experience, including involvement in many restructurings and turnarounds. He is the founder, chairman and chief investment officer of Goodwood Inc., which is the investment manager of various investment funds including The Goodwood Fund which began in October 1996 as a long/short equity fund with a focus on special-situations value investing. Mr. Puccetti is a director of The Westaim Corporation. Prior to founding Goodwood Inc., Mr. Puccetti co-founded a successful institutional brokerage boutique, Puccetti Farrell Capital Partners. Previously, Mr. Puccetti was an analyst, investment banker, partner and member of the steering committee of Sprott Securities Limited (now Cormark Securities Inc.). Mr. Puccetti is currently the CEO of Longford Energy Inc. and a chartered financial analyst (CFA).
Tye W. Burt, Chair, Audit Committee
Mr. Burt has broad experience in the global mining industry. Tye Burt was President and Chief Executive Officer of
Kinross Gold Corporation from 2005 to 2012 and was a member of Kinross’ board of directors. Kinross is one of the
world’s leading gold producers with assets in seven countries. Prior to Kinross, Mr. Burt held the position of Vice
Chairman and Executive Director of Corporate Development at Barrick Gold Corporation. Mr. Burt enjoyed a 16-year
career in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He was President, Cartesian Capital Group from 2000 to 2002;
Chairman of Deutsche Bank Canada and Deutsche Bank Securities Canada, and Global Managing Director of Global
Metals and Mining for Deutsche Bank AG from 1997 to 2000; and Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global
Mining Group at BMO Nesbitt Burns from 1995 to 1997, holding various other positions at BMO Nesbitt Burns from
1986 to 1995. Mr. Burt sits on the board of directors of ArcelorMittal, a world-leading steel and mining company with a
presence in more than 60 countries. Mr. Burt is Chair of the University of Guelph’s $200 million 'Better Planet Project'
Campaign. His is also a former director of Barrick Gold Corporation, the Ontario Financing Authority and MacDonald,
Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. He is a member of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Charter for Business Board of Governors. Mr. Burt is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph.
Mr. Bernhard has sold and traded non-ferrous metals for more than 25 years. He is currently the President of Danjor Ltd.,
a private company through which he has provided consulting services relating to metals trading and risk management. In
1992, Mr. Bernhard formed a joint venture with Western Mining Corporation of Australia (“WMC”), serving as partner
and Chief Executive Officer responsible for selling all of WMC’s nickel and intermediate production worldwide. Mr.
Bernhard remained with that business until 2006. Following consistent profitability gains in WMC’s nickel and
intermediate product portfolios, the partnership was expanded to give Mr. Bernhard responsibility for the sale of
uranium, copper and cobalt. Mr. Bernhard also pioneered a successful cobalt price discovery mechanism, which helped
define and give clarity to cobalt metal pricing worldwide. Mr. Bernhard began his career as a junior trader at British
Metals Corporation and was rapidly promoted. In 1987, Mr. Bernhard launched Sherritt Metals Marketing, a nickel
marketing and trading company created in partnership with Sherritt Gordon Inc. Mr. Bernhard was a partner in the joint
venture and also served as its Chief Executive Officer.
Timothy E. Thorsteinson
Mr. Thorsteinson is an international business leader with significant experience in the broadcasting and technology
industries. From April 2006 until October 2009, Mr. Thorsteinson served as President of the Broadcast Division at
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company. Prior to joining Harris
Corporation, Mr. Thorsteinson was President and Chief Executive Officer at Leitch Technology Corporation where he
oversaw the turnaround plan that rebuilt value and positioned the company for a profitable sale. From April 2010 to
May 2012, Mr. Thorsteinson served as Chief Executive Officer of Enablence Technologies Inc., a supplier of optical
components and subsystems for telecommunication access, metro and long-haul markets, having previously served as its
Chief Operating Officer from December 2009 to April 2010. Mr. Thorsteinson has also held senior management
positions at Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions, the Grass Valley Group and the Video division at Tektronix, Inc.
Mr. Thorsteinson is a former director of Leitch Technology Corporation, Miranda Technologies Inc. and Enablence
Mr. Moore is an experienced business executive with 20 years experience in the resource and durable goods sector . Former CEO of Franc-Or Resources Corp and VP Corporate Development for Aberdeen International. Former Director of Sulliden Exploration, Franc Or Resources and Avion Gold. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management
Mr Neill is the former VP sales, Rare Earth Division and VP Business Development for AMR (Now Neo-Material Technologies). Alastair is one of the leading experts in rare earth elements. He brings over 15 years of direct Rare Earth experience with downstream end-users in Korea, Japan, Europe and North America and with suppliers in China. He holds a Master of Business Administration from York University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Material Science from the University of Western Ontario.