Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board, Director
Internationally recognised expert in the mining world in financing, takeovers, and mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Depatie has been at the forefront of the mining industry for the past 45 years. He has been a director of Glamis Gold Ltd. that was sold to Goldcorp Inc., creating a $21.3-billion entity, a past Director of Novicourt Inc. (acquired by Xstrata plc, now Glencore plc), and a past Director of Consolidated Thomson Iron Mines Ltd. (acquired by Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. in a $4.9-billion transaction in 2011). Mr. Depatie has served many public companies at the highest levels and has been actively involved in exploration and economic geology in Canada and abroad. Mr. Depatie holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Geology from Laval University.
President and CEO, Director
Rejean Gosselin graduated from Laval University in 1979 with a M.Sc. in Geology. He has worked as a consulting geologist on uranium, gold and base metals mining exploration projects in Canada, United States, and South America since 1979. For the past 35 years, Rejean acted as founder and promoter of numerous junior mining companies exploring for different commodities in Canada, West Africa, and Mexico. Rejean is responsible for gold,
Mr. Jacques Authier is a Chartered Professional Accountant, holding a M.Sc. Com. from the University of Sherbrooke, offering consulting services in the areas of tax planning, wealth management and corporate finance. Mr. Authier was a partner at the international accounting firm Ernst & Young, from 1988 to 2009, where he developed extensive expertise in audit services, corporate finance and tax planning. Since then, he has acted as financial consultant for high net worth families and he has been involved in several privately owned enterprises, as partner and director.
Mr Guy Lord is a lawyer focused on the strategic aspects of tax and business law and business transactions. Mr. Lord’s five decades of tax /public policy experience span the private sector, law, government and academic. He held senior positions with the Federal Department of Finance and the Department of Justice in tax policy and legislation. He also served as senior Vice-President, Corporate affairs and Secretary at Biochem Pharm Inc. In 2001, he joined Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP until his retirement in 2015. He has been on the boards of several companies and institutions. He has also taught tax and public law in Canada and Europe. He was a member of several professional associations including the Canadian Bar association and the International tax Foundation. He has been a member of the Quebec Bar from 1963 to 2017. Guy Lord holds a B.A and L.LL (Law) from the University of Montréal and a D.Phil from the University of Oxford, England.
In 1978, Mr Gaétan Martel joined RCR International, a manufacturer of weather stripping in Boucherville, Québec, when he, along with his partner and a venture capital firm, purchased the company. They launched an expansion plan, which included the purchase of Jacobs & Thompson of Toronto which opened up the industrial side of the business. In 1996, they expanded in the USA. Mr. Martel retired in 2008 and was inducted to the Hall of Fame of the Canadian Hardware and Housewares Manufacturers Association in 2009.