Jamie has over 30 years experience in the finance and mining industry. Together with a degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from Queen’s University, he started his career with Toronto Dominion Securities. After moving to Vancouver, he got involved with the mining industry after creating several public companies. For the past 19 years, Jamie was President of Hudson Resources Inc, a company he started to pursue exploration opportunities in Greenland. These activities resulted in the discovery of the largest diamonds ever found in Greenland, the delineation of a significant rare earth 43-101 resource at Sarfartoq, and the development and construction of the 100% owned White Mountain anorthosite mine. He has raised over $100 million of debt and equity required to finance and build the mine and previous exploration activities while at Hudson.
Mark T. Brown B. Comm. CPA, CA, is the President of Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd., in Vancouver B.C. Mr. Brown has assisted in the successful establishment of several private and public companies. In the public company sector, Mr. Brown has played key roles in the success of several companies which his team at Pacific Opportunity has listed the TSXV, the TSX and the NYSE Mkt Exchanges. His corporate focus is merger and acquisition transactions, financing, strategic corporate planning, and corporate development. One of the companies founded and run by the team at Pacific Opportunity was built into a plus $500 million market capitalization entity and they have had many smaller successes over the past 20 years.
Prior to joining Pacific Opportunity, Mr. Brown managed the financial departments of two TSE 300 companies, Miramar Mining Corp. and Eldorado Gold Ltd. Mr. Brown has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993, while working with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Vancouver.
Mr. Vic Tanaka is an exploration geologist with over 40 years of broad Canadian and international experience at all levels of responsibility. He has participated in the discovery of a variety of mineral deposits and has held senior positions with Freeport McMoran Gold, Aber Resources, Asamera Minerals, Cominco and Canarc Resource Corp. Mr. Tanaka is currently Chief Operating Officer of Bayswater Uranium Corporation and is also director of several companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Mark Gibson, M.Sc., Geophysics B.Sc. (Hons) Geology is the Chief Operating Officer of High Power Exploration Inc. Mr. Gibson joined HPX in 2011 as the company’s founding Chief Executive Officer. He was instrumental in the formation of Kaizen Discovery in 2013, and HPX’s strategic partnership with Cordoba Minerals. Before joining HPX, Mr. Gibson worked with Anglo American, and was the founder of a geophysical service company focused on managing seismic surveys for the mining industry. He has more than 26 years of wide-ranging experience as a geoscientist and manager in the natural resources sector.
Peter Krag-Hansen has over 25 years experience in the securities field. Prior to joining Fjordland, he was a Senior Vice President and Director of Canaccord Capital Corporation, the largest independent investment firm in Canada.
John brings to Fjordland over 30 years of investment, transaction and corporate decision-making experience, most recently with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) where he spent 16 years as an investor in public markets and in private equity. He has sourced and led investment transactions in multiple sectors, including metals and mining, in Canada, the U.S. and Brazil. Before joining Teachers’, John was a partner at a Toronto-based merchant banking fund and a partner at Torys LLP where he practiced corporate and securities law. He has served on the boards of several private and not-for-profit companies and holds the ICD.d designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. John received a B.A. Hons (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario and an LL.B. from Queen’s University.
Mr. Cameron has over 30 years of international experience in the mining industry including positions as President and CEO of Valley High Ventures and Bearing Resources Ltd. as well as Vice-President and Manager of exploration for Phelps Dodge Corporation of Canada Limited (a then subsidiary of Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc.). In addition he has extensive market and finance experience including a term as mining analyst for Research Capital. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
Richard Atkinson is a mining engineer and mineral exploration executive with over 35 years experience managing and directing publicly listed exploration companies. Richard Atkinson, in his capacity as a private investor, is currently active in the restructuring and financing of mineral exploration ventures worldwide.
David has 25 years experience as a regional geologist at the Geological Survey of Canada, where he worked extensively in Precambrian rocks of the central, northern and eastern Canadian Shield. Over his career he has led numerous field projects and authored papers and book chapters on the metallogeny and tectonic evolution of Proterozoic orogenic belts, particularly the Trans-Hudson and Grenville orogens. More recently, he was Head of the Earth Processes and Structure Subdivision at the GSC, as well as Program Manager for Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-6). He holds a B.Sc. degree from the University of Ottawa, a M.Sc. from Dalhousie University, and PhD from Carleton University.