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- Board of Directors & Management
Board of Directors & Management
Tom MacNeill BA (Econ), CGA, CFA
Mr. MacNeill is the Founder, President and CEO of 49 North Resources Inc., a Canadian resource investment company headquartered in the Province of Saskatchewan. (TSX-Venture symbol FNR). As the first entity of its kind in the Province’s history, 49 North is a pioneer in what is rapidly becoming one of the world’s most renowned resource jurisdictions.
A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (Economics/Geology) Mr. MacNeill is also a Certified General Accountant (CGA) and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Mr. MacNeill’s extensive knowledge of Canadian capital markets has been gained through experience as a Management Accountant within the mining industry, Investment Advisor with a major Canadian brokerage firm and Chief Financial Officer of a Canadian Trust corporation.
As a third generation resource developer with over 25 years of direct experience in resource investment and corporate finance, Mr. MacNeill has extensive connections both in Canada and internationally. Tom is a well-respected member of the resource industry and part of a worldwide network of exploration professionals and resource developers which enables him to source and structure projects.
Within Saskatchewan, the MacNeill family can be credited with founding the longest running gold mine in the Province’s history operated by Claude Resources, as well as developing the world’s largest diamond exploration joint venture between Shore Gold and Newmont Mining.
Mr. MacNeill’s focus on Canadian junior resource opportunities and more specifically Saskatchewan’s resource potential provides investors with the seasoned leadership necessary to create value. His expertise in capitalization and management can be seen across the economic resource spectrum through involvement with companies such as Athabasca Potash (potash development), Goldsource Mines and Westcore Energy (coal exploration), Prairie Hunter (Oil & Gas) and many other early stage projects.
As a strong supporter of the Canadian Mining Community and with his passionate focus on Saskatchewan’s resource potential, Mr. MacNeill is a frequent speaker at business, investment and mining conferences.
Andrew Davidson, BComm, CA
A graduate of the University of Calgary, Mr. Davidson is a CPA, CA with certification in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. During his career, Mr. Davidson has assisted multiple companies in financial and operations management, as well as playing a key role in raising capital for multiple listed entities and private companies, along with leading a number of merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Davidson has experience across multiple commodity types in the junior exploration space, as well as significant experience with investment entities focused on the junior natural market.
Mr. Nawata is part of the team providing project evaluation, business model development, corporate structuring and financial modelling. He has over 30 years of public market experience, nine of which he spent as a licensed stockbroker focusing on the financing and trading of junior resource stocks with BMO Nesbitt, Mackie Research and Raymond James. He has held senior executive positions and board seats with several public companies. Dean is also currently Vice President of Omineca Mining and Metals and Vice President of Royal Helium Ltd.
Dr Norman Betts, Ph.D.
Dr. Betts is an associate professor, Faculty of Business Administration, University of New Brunswick (UNB) and a Chartered Accountant Fellow (FCA).
Dr. Betts serves as a director and member of the audit committees of Tembec Inc., Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation, New Brunswick Power Corporation, Export Development Canada and Adex Mining Inc. He is also a co-chair of the board of trustees of the UNB Pension Plan for Academic Employees.
He is a former Finance Minister and Minister of Business New Brunswick with the Province of New Brunswick. He was awarded a PhD in Management from the School of Business at Queen’s University in 1992.
Mr. Cook has had a distinguished career as an analyst and portfolio manager with Royal Bank of Canada, Midland Walwyn, Strategic Nova and Marquest Asset Management, and most recently as the portfolio manager of the Matrix Canadian Resource Fund and the Matrix Resource Flow Through limited partnerships.
With nearly 20 years of experience, Mr. Cook has earned a stellar record, and excellent reputation in the resource, brokerage and banking sectors.
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