26 Kyle Avenue
Mount Pearl, NL
Canada A1N 4R5
Directors & Officers
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| H. Brooke Macdonald, B. Bus., L.L.B. (member New York Bar) |
Director, President & CEO
| || Mr. Macdonald has over 23 years experience in the mining industry, specializing in the legal aspects of exploration and mine development with an emphasis on Latin America. From 2004-2008 Mr. Macdonald was Vice President Legal Affairs of Skye Resources Inc. until its acquisition by HudBay Minerals Inc. Previously he worked with Placer Dome as legal counsel for international exploration and later as country manager in Venezuela. Prior to joining Placer, he practiced law with Baker & McKenzie in Venezuela for four years. Mr. Macdonald is also a director of another mineral exploration company.|
Mr. Macdonald earned his law degree from Queen's University in Ontario and is a member of the New York Bar.
| John M. Fleming, P. Geo. |
Director & Chairman
| || John is a consultant in natural resources and environmental management. Prior to initiating his consulting practice in 1996, he enjoyed a 30-year career with the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador that included stints as Director of the province's geological survey and Deputy Minister of the Departments of Mines, Environment & Lands, and Environment & Labour. He is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University (B.Sc. 1962) and Memorial University (M.Sc. 1972).|
| David Loveys, C.A. |
Director, Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer
| || David's experience has been primarily with large Canadian publicly traded companies operating in the domestic and international markets. He has held senior financial positions with CHC Helicopter Corporation and, prior to that, with the NewTel Group of Companies. David has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1981. He successfully completed the Investment Dealers Association of Canada, Canadian Securities Course in 1987.|
| Colin McKenzie, P. Geo |
| || Colin McKenzie is a respected exploration professional with over 30 years experience in major exploration projects and business development in Newfoundland & Labrador, other regions of Canada and internationally. Colin has been a director of Cornerstone since 2006 and served as President & CEO from 2008 to 2010. Currently he is a consultant to the minerals industry. From 2004 to 2008, Colin was Vice President, Exploration for Skye Resources, engaged in the development of nickel laterite deposits in Guatemala. Before joining Skye, he was Director, Exploration for Inco, where he was in charge of exploration in Latin America as well as responsible for generating new business opportunities from Inco's portfolio of non-core exploration properties. From 1996 to 2000 he was Vice President, Exploration for Voisey's Bay Nickel, responsible for managing exploration and resource evaluation of the Voisey's Bay deposits. Prior to that he held increasingly senior exploration positions with Rio Algom and at BP Mining, where he was credited with the discovery of the Hope Brook gold deposit. Colin holds B,Sc, (Honours) and M,Sc, degrees in Geology from Dalhousie University.|
| W. John Clarke, B. Comm., J.D, C. Arb., C. Med. |
| || John Clarke was a co-founder, in 1997, of Cornerstone in its original form as a private company and has been a Director of Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. since it was formed and listed on the Alberta Exchange and subsequently on the TSXV Exchange in 1999. |
John has been a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland since 1979. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a member of the panel of arbitrators trained and approved by the provincial Labour Management Arbitration Committee and maintained by the Provincial Department of Labour. He was awarded the designations of Chartered Arbitrator and Chartered Mediator from the ADR Institute of Canada. He has received training in mediation skills and theory in Toronto, Halifax and Vancouver with the Canadian Dispute Resolution Corporation, in Toronto with Genevieve Chornenki, Judith Ryan and Mary Sattersfield, in Los Angeles with Dr. Dan Dana of Mediation Training International and at Harvard University in Cambridge.
John has been active in the practice of law in Newfoundland and Labrador since admission to the bar and, since 1986, has concentrated his efforts in the area of alternative dispute resolution focusing primarily on arbitration, mediation and workplace harassment investigations. In 2006 he was instrumental in establishing the Centre for Innovative Dispute Resolution. He is a former Vice-Chair of the province's Labour Relations Board. He is a member of numerous dispute resolution panels including those maintained by the provincial Department of Labour, Labour Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency, The Centre for Sport and Law, and the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan.
John is a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. He is a member of the ADR Institute of Canada and the Canadian Bar Association. He teaches the ADR portion of the annual provincial Bar Admission Course. He is a Past-President of the Newfoundland Division of the Canadian Red Cross Society and has served on its National Board of Directors. He is a former board member of the Newfoundland branch of Big Brothers as well as that of the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union. John is married with two children.
| Donald J. Worth, P.Eng. |
| || Don Worth has been a Director of Cornerstone Capital since it was formed in 1999. At the time, he had recently retired from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce where he had served as Vice President from 1984 to 1997 and as mining specialist between 1964 and 1984. Before joining CIBC, Mr. Worth held positions at various metallic and industrial mineral operations in Canada and Mexico. Mr. Worth is well known in the Canadian exploration and mining community and currently serves on the boards of Royal Gold Inc., Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Corp., and Sentry Select Capital Inc. He has served as president of the Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum and as a director of The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Mr. Worth holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mining Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Mineral Economics from the University of Toronto.|
| Beverley A. Evans, C.A. |
| || Ms. Evans is a St. John's-based chartered accountant with over 20 years experience in senior management roles with the Research and Development Corporation ("RDC"), a NL crown corporation investing in research and development, FPI Limited, a TSX-listed global seafood company, and Ernst and Young. As CFO of RDC, Ms. Evans is responsible for financial, information technology ("IT"), procurement and treasury operations of the corporation. She also is an executive member responsible for strategic planning and execution of the corporation's business plan. As CFO and Corporate Secretary for FPI, Ms. Evans was responsible for corporate finance, foreign investment and consolidation strategy, financial compliance for public company reporting, IT and human resources. She also played a key role in executing the corporation's strategic business plans as it transitioned from operator to holding company.|
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| Dr. James M. Franklin, P. Geo. |
| || Dr. James M. Franklin is the retired Chief Scientist of the Geological Survey of Canada and a consulting geologist with over 40 years experience in the study of mineral deposits and regional metallogeny. He has directed or consulted on major research and exploration programs for gold, Ni-Cu-PGE, uranium and VMS deposits in the Churchill and Superior provinces in Canada, and also in the US, Mexico, South America and Asia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a board member of the Canadian Mining Innovation Council. Dr. Franklin is a registered professional geologist in the Province of Ontario, and an Adjunct Professor at Queen's, Ottawa and Laurentian Universities. He is a Past President of both the Geological Association of Canada and the Society of Economic Geologists.|
| Dennis Jones, P. Geo. |
| || Dennis Jones is a retired geologist with almost forty years in the minerals industry. At retirement he was VP Exploration for Iamgold Corporation, a Canadian gold mining and exploration company active in North and South America and Africa. Dennis was head of the exploration team that discovered the 3+ million ounce Quimsacocha gold/copper deposit in Ecuador. Throughout his career, Mr. Jones was noted for stressing the importance of carrying out exploration programs at the highest levels of environmental stewardship and social responsibility. |
Prior to his term with Iamgold, Dennis was President of GeoQuest International Inc, his own consulting company, which specialized in foreign assignments. He worked on projects on behalf of major and junior exploration companies, financial groups, governments and the Canadian International Development Agency.
Dennis also has experience with other consulting companies, notably Watts, Griffis & McOuat Ltd. and Derry, Michener & Booth, where he carried out a wide variety of projects in mineral exploration and mining.
For seven years, Dennis worked with the United Nations as a geologist and project manager involved in gold and base metals exploration, mainly in South America, as part of an initiative to build or improve the mining industries of developing countries.
Dennis is now involved on a voluntary basis in key initiatives of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. He is a Director of the association and Co-Chair of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee which was responsible for developing the web-based manual, "e3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration" (www.pdac.ca/e3plus). The manual assists exploration companies to improve their CSR performance in the fields of environmental stewardship, social responsibility and health and safety.
In 2006, Dennis was a member of the Advisory Group to the Canadian government for the national roundtables on corporate social responsibility of Canadian extractive industries working in developing countries.
Dennis is on the Executive Committee of the CSR Centre for Excellence, a Canadian government initiative which aims to provide a forum for the development and dissemination of a leading-edge database in the field of corporate social responsibility.
| Patrick J. Mars, CFA |
| || Mr. Mars is an independent consultant and company director specialising in mine finance and analysis. He benefits from over 30 years in the in the investment industry and has had extensive involvement in mining research, financing and advisory work. For the majority of his career he was with Alfred Bunting/Bunting Warburg, a Canadian investment dealer and stockbroker where he was President and CEO from 1981 to 1994. During that time Mr. Mars also served as a governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange and a director of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada.|
From 1991 to 2001 he was Chairman of First Marathon Securities (UK) and a Director of NBC Financial (UK). Mr Mars currently serves on the boards of Yamana Gold, Aura Minerals (Chairman), Carpathian Gold, Sage Gold (Chairman) and Selwyn Resources.
| Dr. Tony Naldrett, P. Geo. |
| || Dr. Tony Naldrett was born in England and received his degree in geology from the University of Cambridge in 1957. The same summer he emigrated to Canada, and worked for several years as a geologist for Falconbridge Nickel Mines Ltd. in Sudbury. In 1959 he left full time employment with Falconbridge to attend Queen's University, to conduct research on Ni deposits, receiving his M.Sc. in 1961 and Ph.D. in 1964. After 3 years in Washington at the Geophysical Laboratory, he returned to Canada as Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He retired from the University in 1998 and is now Emeritus University Professor. At Toronto he and his students conducted research on Ni, Cu and PGE deposits around the world, including Kambalda; the Duluth Complex; the Abitibi belt; the Merensky Reef; the Great Dyke of Zimbabwe; Jinchuan, China; Niquelandia, Brazil; Noril'sk, Siberia; and Thompson, Raglan, Voisey's Bay and Sudbury in Canada. He is the author of over 240 scientific articles and editor or author of 8 books, one of which, "Magmatic Sulfide Deposits - Geology, Geochemistry, Exploration", has just been published (August 2004) by Springer Verlag. He has served as President of the Mineralogical Association of Canada, the Society of Economic Geologists, the International Mineralogical Association and the Geological Society of America, and Chairman of the Board of the International Geological Correlation Programme. In addition to his research, he has served as consultant to over 30 companies including Chevron, Falconbridge, MRDI, Western Mining Corporation, BHP-Billiton, Rio Tinto, Diamond Fields Resources Inc. during their exploration of Voisey's Bay, COMINCO America and Kennecott Exploration.|
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| Yvan Crepeau, P.Geo. |
President Cornerstone Ecuador S.A., La Plata Minerales S.A., Exploraciones Novomining S.A. & Minera Cornerstone Chile Limitada
| || Yvan is a Geologist and exploration manager with over twenty five years of diversified experience in the evaluation and management of exploration projects in Eastern Canada as well as overseas in Asia, North, Central and South America. Yvan has expertise in corporate development, management of technical programs and human resources, relations with government agencies and contract negotiation. Yvan has his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from HEC in Montreal, specializing in International Management, and his Bachelors Degree in Geology (BSc) from the University of Montreal. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.|
| Andrew Hussey, P. Geo. |
Senior Project Geologist & Lands Manager
| || Andrew Hussey is a respected exploration geologist whose varied career has included terms with major and junior mineral exploration/mining companies as well as with various geological consultants. His technical experience spans several metallogenic environments in Newfoundland and Labrador including work on VMS, magmatic Ni-Cu-Co and gold deposits. Through work with Noranda Inc. and Thundermin Resources Inc., he has developed particular expertise in VMS environments in central Newfoundland. Prior to joining Cornerstone in 2002, he worked for Thundermin Resources Inc. and participated in that company's mine feasibility studies on the Duck Pond VMS deposit. His GIS, technical and administrative skills make him ideally suited for the role of Lands Manager. Since July of 2007 he has also served as senior project geologist responsible for managing exploration work on the Little Deer project. Mr. Hussey is a native Newfoundlander and a professional geoscientist registered with Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland & Labrador. He is a graduate of Memorial University with a B.Sc. (Honours) degree in Geology (1994).||