John D. Harvey

Interim Chairman

Mr. Harvey graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of New Brunswick in 1959. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hemlo Gold Mines Inc. from 1989 to 1991. He also held the position of President of Noranda Exploration Company Limited from May 1982 to October 1994. Mr. Harvey is currently a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Professional Engineers of Ontario. In the more recent years, Mr. Harvey has been engaged as a consulting geologist of J.D. Harvey & Associates.

Chris Hodgson


Mr. Hodgson is the President of the Ontario Mining Association and President of Chris Hodgson Enterprises. He is also on the Board of Directors for Cara Operations Ltd., Fairfax Africa Holding Corporation, and Fairfax India Holding Corporation. He previously served as Lead Director for The Brick Ltd.  As a Member of Provincial Parliament he served as Minister of Natural Resources,  Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Chairman of the Management Board of Cabinet, Commissioner of the Board of Internal Economy, and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Previously he enjoyed a career in municipal government and real-estate development and is an Honours Bachelor of Arts graduate from Trent University. 

Gordon J. Cyr


Mr. Cyr has been involved in numerous world-class exploration drilling programs for over thirty years, including surface and underground field operations. Mr. Cyr has held senior management positions with Canadian-based Midwest Drilling and Major Drilling International Inc. Prior to his departure from Major Drilling International Inc. in 2003, Mr. Cyr was the General Manager of their North American operations. In May 2003, Mr. Cyr became a consultant to the industry, and in 2004 established Cyr Drilling International Ltd., a drilling consulting company for which Mr. Cyr is the President.

Michael Leskovec


Mr. Leskovec is a chartered professional accountant with over fifteen (15) years of financial experience with publicly listed companies and as the Vice-President, Financial Reporting at Northfield Capital Corporation. Mr. Leskovec holds an Honours B.Acc from Brock University in Ontario, Canada. Mr. Leskovec also serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Nighthawk Gold Corporation. Prior to this and until its sale in 2008, Mr. Leskovec served as an officer of Gold Eagle Mines Ltd., which was involved in the development of the Bruce Channel deposit in Red Lake, Ontario, and was sold to Goldcorp Inc. for $1.5 billion. Mr. Leskovec was also an Audit and Assurance Manager at Smith Nixon LLP, where he managed audit engagements of publicly listed corporations traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSXV.

Brian Howlett

Director, President & CEO

Mr. Howlett is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of senior management experience. Mr. Howlett is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Sustainable Technologies Inc and remains on the Board.  He previously served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Superior Copper Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Howlett spent 12 years with ELI Eco Logic Inc., including 6 years as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Howlett graduated in 1982 with a B. Comm. in finance from Concordia University and received his CMA designation in 1989. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Nighthawk Gold Corp.

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