Mr. Stewart has a Masters Degree in Geology and over 32 years of domestic and international experience in mining and mineral exploration. Mr. Stewart has been involved in putting five gold mines into production. Mr. Stewart has approximately 22 years of experience at the senior management level for various companies listed on the Toronto and Toronto Venture Exchange.
R. Hector Mackay-Dunn, Q.C.
Secretary of the Board and Director
Mr. MacKay-Dunn is a Senior Partner at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP which is among Canada's leading law firms, where Mr. MacKay-Dunn advises private and public high growth companies in a broad range of industries on domestic and cross-border private and public securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, and international partnering transactions. Mr. MacKay-Dunn is recognized by Lexpert, the most respected legal publication in Canada, as among the Top 100 Canada/US Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada and among Canada's leading lawyers in mergers and acquisitions, technology, and biotechnology. Hector holds the highest ("AV" Pre-eminent) legal ability rating from Martindale-Hubbell, an authoritative and global source for identifying leading lawyers and law firms and the Best Lawyers in Canada ranks him as a national leader in Technology and Biotechnology. Hector was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2003. Hector is the immediate past Chair of the British Columbia Innovation Council, the Province's lead agency with the mandate to advance ideas into investment-ready companies in the areas of science and technology, a director of British Columbia Leading Edge Endowment Fund, British Columbia's $56 million program to attract top researchers to B.C.'s universities and LifeSciences BC and a former director of Genome British Columbia.
J. Michael Smith
Mr. Smith has been an executive and director of Copper Fox Metals since September 2004. Mr. Smith had a 38 year banking career with RBC Royal Bank, holding senior management positions in Calgary, AB, Edmonton, AB, Montreal, QC and New York, NY. Mr. Smith is a Director and Treasurer of a registered public charity.
Ernesto Echavarria, CPA
Mr. Echavarria is a Certified Public Accountant and has extensive experience both at the executive and board levels of large corporations. He is a significant investor with major corporations in Mexico including MegaCable Holding Sab, a controlling shareholder, executive and director of Franks Distributing who are a major international distributor of fruit and vegetable produce, as well as investor and director of numerous other entities including mining.
Erik Koudstaal, CA
Mr. Koudstaal is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and a retired partner of Ernst and Young. His accounting career spans 40 plus years in The Netherlands, Canada, Africa (Nigeria), Asia (Singapore), Europe (Spain) and the United States. He retired from Ernst and Young's New York International office in 2001. Erik's multi-national clients were in natural resources, banking, manufacturing and technology. Since retiring he has been a financial consultant, and a Board Member (Treasurer) of two organizations. In January 2008 he completed the Governance Essentials Program for Directors (not-for-profit) at the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.