President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director
Kenneth J. Lapierre, P.Geo., is a Professional Geologist and a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, who graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1983. He was the founder, director and President & CEO of Rockcliff Resources Inc. since its inception in 2005 until its merger with Solvista Gold Corporation in 2015 and name subsequent name change to Rockcliff Copper Corporation. Prior to that Mr. Lapierre held management positions as President & CEO of JML Resources (2001-2006) and Vice President of Exploration with Mustang Minerals Corp. (1996-2006), Findore Minerals Inc. (1987-1995) and Tyranex Gold Inc. (1986-1989). Mr. Lapierre has over 35 years' experience in exploration, discovery, production and mining in base and precious metals across North and South America.
Mr. Crandall is a Senior Manager at Marrelli Support Services Inc., providing CFO, accounting, regulatory compliance and management advisory services to numerous issuers on the TSX, TSX-venture and other Canadian and US exchanges. Previously he was a Manager at Collins Barrow Toronto LLP, a public accounting firm where he worked for over five years. Mr. Crandall holds a CPA and CA certification.
Chairman & Director
Mr. Durham is a Professional Geologist, who graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1976. He is currently President, CEO and a director of Nevada Zinc Corp. (since 2010). Mr. Durham also sits on the board of directors of Nebu Resources Inc., NMC Resource Corporation, Schyan Exploration Inc., Temex Resources Corp. and Rainbow Resources Inc. Between 1998 and 2007, he held various management positions with Canadian Royalties Inc., including President, Vice President Exploration and Vice President Business Development. Mr. Durham has worked in mineral exploration for over 40 years in various positions with junior and senior mining companies exploring primarily for precious and base metal deposits in Ontario and Quebec, but also with companies exploring across Canada, in the United States and in Africa.
Don has nearly 30 years of experience in Canada’s institutional debt and equity markets. He served as Senior Vice President and Director of Newcourt Credit Group Inc., where he was involved in the origination of structured debt and equity financings ranging in size from $20 million to $425 million and in the syndication of approximately $1.5 billion of private debt to both Canadian and U.S. life insurance companies and pension funds. Don served as CFO of Continental Gold Limited, a Colombian-based gold exploration company, from February, 2008 to September, 2010; during that period, he also served as Chairman of the audit committee of a TSX listed gold exploration company (San Anton Resource Corporation) with operations in Mexico. He is currently the President and CEO and Director of Norvista Capital Corporation, was former CFO of Calvista Gold Corporation, Chairman of the audit committee of Northern Graphite Corporation , and Director and CFO of Nevada Zinc . He has a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree from Queen’s University and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1980 while working for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
G. Edmund King
Mr. King has been Chairman and CEO of MTHIRTY Communications, an internet media company, since May 2004. He has been Corporate Director of Caldwell Partners International Inc. since 2003 and currently serves as Chairman. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wood Gundy Ltd. and CIBC Wood Gundy Ltd. from 1988 to 1995. He has also served as the Chairman for the Investment Dealers Association of Canada, Western International Communications and Rockwater Capital Corporation.
William (Bill) R. Johnstone
William R. Johnstone has been a partner at Gardiner Roberts LLP since February of 2005 practicing in the areas of securities and corporate law. Mr. Johnstone is the Practice Leader of the firm's Securities Law Group. Prior to that, Mr. Johnstone was the proprietor of Johnstone & Company, a boutique corporate and securities law firm, for twelve (12) years. Mr. Johnstone has been practicing law for thirty (30) years. Mr. Johnstone is also a director and/or officer of four (4) TSXV listed companies and two (2) Canadian Securities Exchange listed companies.
Neil McMillan is best known for his long and illustrious career in Saskatchewan’s multi-billion-dollar mining industry. As CEO of Claude Resources, he captained the Province’s only gold mining firm to profitability before it was eventually acquired by Silver Standard Inc., now SSR Mining Inc. Neil served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cameco Inc., the world’s largest publicly traded uranium company. Neil also served on the Board of Saskatoon-based diamond mining company Shore Gold Inc., now Star Diamond Corp.