Officers & Directors

Jacques Vaillancourt, CFA

Executive Chairman

Mr Vaillancourt has 30 years experience in global financial markets, during which time he was involved in over $35 billion of financings for the resource sector. Mr Vaillancourt is currently President of Mount Everest Finance Limited, which invests natural resource companies. Prior, he was at HSBC as Managing Director and Global Head of Metals & Mining. From 1992 to 2009 he was at BMO Capital Markets as Managing Director and Head of European Equity Products. Additionally, he has been a sell-side analyst at RBC Capital Markets and is a graduate of McGill University. He is the chairman of Redstar Gold Corp, a TSX-listed gold exploration company.


Alastair Ford

Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director

Mr Ford was appointed to the board in 2012, having previously served with the company as a non-executive director. Mr Ford has been one of London’s leading commentators on junior natural resource companies for more than fifteen years. He has extensive experience in the analysis and appraisal of junior mining companies across the globe. Mr Ford was the Editor of Minesite.com from 2008 until 2015.


Sean Keenan

Non-Executive Director

Sean Keenan is a geologist with a deep and wide ranging experience in finance. Sean is currently General Manager of Corporate Development for Chalice Gold, an Australian based ASX and TSX listed gold mining company. In addition, Mr Keenan is a director of Redstar Gold Corp, a TSX-listed gold exploration company. Mr Keenan spent seven years with Resource Capital Funds (RCF), one of the largest mining focused Private Equity fund management companies. Mr Keenan also spent six years at BMO Capital Markets, one of the world’s leading mining investment banks, in both research and investment banking.

Mr. Keenan has a BSc. in Geology from the University of Western Australia and MSc. from the Imperial College, Royal School of Mines. Sean is currently also a director of Aveyron Capital LLC and Ophir Metals Pty. Ltd. He was previously a director of Pursuit Resources Pty Limited.

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