Mr. Swan is a lawyer and is the general counsel of Superior Gold Inc. Previously, Maurie was a partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP practicing corporate law for over twenty-four years with wide ranging experience, including debt capital markets, securitization, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on transactions in the global mining and metals sector.
Mr. Swan earned leading lawyer accolades from publications including Lexpert, International Finance & Law Review, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers. Maurie is also a director of Nickel 28 Capital Corp.
Dr. Bustin is Professor of Geology at the University of British Columbia, President of RMB Earth Science Consultants, and Chief Technical Officer for Renewable Geo Resources Ltd. Marc has over 40 years’ experience as a researcher, consultant and officer in companies engaged in the fields of carbon capture and storage, mineral and fossil fuel exploitation, and renewable and alternate energy resource development. Marc has served as a director, officer and technical advisor for a variety of large and small companies in Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Dr. Bustin received his PhD in geology from the University of British Columbia and MSc and BSc (Dist.) from the University of Calgary. Marc has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific articles and provided industry training courses throughout the world. Past awards include the A. L. Leverson memorial award from the AAPG, the Thiesson Medal from the ICCP, the Sproule career achievement award, the Gilbert H. Cady Award from the Geological Society of America, and the Slipper Gold Medal from the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geology. Dr. Bustin is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a registered professional geologist in the province of British Columbia.
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Cochrane has raised, negotiated, structured and executed over $2 billion of royalty and stream financing contracts around the globe across multiple commodity businesses. He has over twenty years of financing and investment experience, including responsibilities serving as President of Nickel 28 Capital Corp. and formerly President, COO and director of Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. Both companies focused on streaming and royalty agreements on battery metals which are critical to future decarbonization efforts. Cobalt 27 raised over $1 billion in equity and debt prior to its sale in 2019.
Prior to Cobalt 27, Justin served as the Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Development for Sandstorm Gold Ltd. Prior to Sandstorm, Justin spent nine years in investment banking and equity capital markets with National Bank Financial covering the resource, clean tech and energy technology sectors. In addition, Justin has served on several public company boards and is currently a board member of Nickel 28 Capital Corp. and an investment committee member of Duke Royalty Limited.
Mr. Cochrane is a CFA charterholder and a registered and licensed security advisor in Canada.
Mr. Handa is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd., a TSX-V listed and NYSE-listed precious metals royalty and streaming company and is a Director and Audit Committee Chair for K92 Mining Inc., a TSX-listed company with mining operations in Papua New Guinea. Previously, Saurabh held the positions of Chief Financial Officer of Titan Mining Corp., Vice President, Finance of Imperial Metals Corp., Chief Financial Officer of Meryllion Resources Corp., and Chief Financial Officer of Yellowhead Mining Inc.
Mr. Handa is a Chartered Professional Accountant and graduated with Honours from the University of British Columbia with a diploma in Accounting. Prior to joining the accounting profession, Saurabh obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from the University of British Columbia and a diploma in Computer Systems from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Ms. MacGibbon is a CPA, CA with over 25 years of experience in the mining sector and capital markets. She is currently a Director of Osisko Gold Royalties (TSX:OR). She was formerly the CEO of INV Metals Inc., a Canadian mineral resource company focused on the development and exploration of the Loma Larga gold property in Ecuador. Ms. MacGibbon has significant technical, government relations, communications and Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) experience. Ms. MacGibbon is also a former director of INV Metals Inc., Cobalt 27 Capital Corp., and Nickel 28 Capital Corp.
Ms. MacGibbon holds a Bachelor of Arts – Economics from the University of Western Ontario and a Diploma in Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Ms. Schroeder is a professional director, who has chaired and served on several boards in the financial services and health care sectors throughout her career. She currently serves on the boards of HSBC North America Holdings, RefleXion Medical, Natus Medical Inc. and Westland Insurance and previously served on the board of Bank of America Merrill Lynch International. Ms. Schroeder was named to the National Association of Corporate Directors “Directorship 100” list in 2020 and is the author of the #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, the story of Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway.
Alice Schroeder was formerly CEO and chair of WebTuner Corp from 2014-2017. Prior to WebTuner, Ms. Schroeder was a Managing Director and Senior Advisor in the equities division of Morgan Stanley, leading their global insurance research teams based in London and New York City. She was previously a Managing Director at CIBC Oppenheimer and PaineWebber, beginning her career on Wall Street in 1993.
Ms. Schroeder holds an MBA and a BBA from the Red McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and is a qualified CPA.
Mr. Tester is a naturalist and labor advocate. Andy has devoted the last twenty years in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska working to raise awareness on the plight of endangered salmon and steelhead runs through guiding and other efforts to bring people into the outdoors.
Mr. Tester holds a B.A. from Eastern Oregon University and is a member of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union.
Ms. Usonis has over twenty years of corporate finance and capital markets experience and currently is a Director at Regent Advisors LLC, which provides advisory services for equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. Jeanne has advised on several initial public offerings and reverse takeover transactions on Canadian and London stock exchanges. Previously, Jeanne has structured financings for natural resource projects in emerging market countries at N M Rothschild & Sons (Washington) LLC and structured taxable and tax-exempt financings for corporate and public issuers at Salomon Smith Barney.
Ms. Usonis graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Finance from Villanova University.