Directors & Management
John O'Donnell - Interim CEO and Director
Mr. O’Donnell is a businessman and lawyer (Ontario) and is primarily involved in the field of corporate finance and securities law. Mr. O’Donnell has an extensive background serving as counsel to, or as a director, officer, or chairman of several successful law firms, private and publicly traded technology, biotechnology, and resource companies with projects located around the globe. Mr. O’Donnell is also Chairman of the Board of Peloton Minerals Corporation and Chairman of the Board and CEO of AFR NuVenture Resources Inc. and Enerev5 Metals Inc.
Eric Plexman - Corporate Secretary and CFO
Mr. Plexman has 40 years experience serving as a senior officer or director of publicly traded mineral exploration and development companies. Mr. Plexman has been involved in projects that range from grass-roots exploration to advanced ore delineation, bulk sampling and mineral processing in Canada and the United States. Mr. Plexman’s specialty is in the regulatory and reporting requirements of public mineral companies and is responsible for the daily administration, financial, and regulatory compliance of the company.
David Drinkwater— Chair and Director, Canada
- Mr. Drinkwater was a Senior Advisor to Rothschild Canada until December 31, 2015. Prior thereto, Mr. Drinkwater was the Chairman of Rothschild Canada from April 15, 2009 to July 1, 2013. Prior thereto, Mr. Drinkwater was the Chief Legal Officer of Nortel Networks Corporation from December 19, 2005 to December 31, 2008 and Senior Advisor from then to March 31, 2009.
- From August 2004 to December 2005, he acted as an independent consultant and corporate director. From April 2003 to July 2004, Mr. Drinkwater served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at Ontario Power Generation Inc. From December 1998 to March 2003, Mr. Drinkwater was Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development and Legal Affairs at Ontario Power Generation.
- Mr. Drinkwater holds an LL.M. from the London School of Economics, an LL.B. from Dalhousie University and a B.A. in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Stephen Balch — Director, Canada
- Stephen Balch has served as the Vice President of Exploration of Canada Nickel Company Inc. He has a string technical background with over 34 years experience in the mining industry as a consulting geophysicist and developer of innovative technology. He has worked with major mining companies such as Inco Limited, Falconbridge Limited and Anglo American and junior companies including FNX Mining, Wallbridge Mining, Orford Mining, and Noble Mineral Exploration. He was a co-founder of Aeroquest International Limited and helped take the company public in 2004 on the TSX Venture.