Denis Clement LLB, LLM, BCom – Managing Director Investments and Executive Chairman
Mr. Clement is a highly experienced international business executive with over 35 years of experience in finance, law, M&A, banking and management primarily in the oil and gas, mining, finance and technology industries.
Mr. Clement has served on the Board of Directors of a number of public and private companies in various industries. Mr Clement has been actively involved in resource technology and finance businesses throughout various parts of the world. Previously, Mr. Clement practiced international and commercial law at Smith, Lyons, Torrance, Stevenson and Meyer, a Toronto based international law firm, working primarily on finance, reorganizations, banking and international trade law.
Mr. Clement was instrumental in launching the offshore oil and gas industry in Guyana. As founding President of CGX Energy Inc. Mr. Clement negotiated and co-signed the first offshore oil and gas licenses in Guyana in 1998 and has over 20 years of experience in the resource business in Guyana.
John Stuart MacKenzie, BSc, HB Com, CPA CA – CEO
John MacKenzie has over 33 years of multi-disciplinary senior international business experience, in areas such as corporate finance, operations, M&A and management and served 10 years in Public Accounting and Audit at EY.
Mr MacKenzie is currently CEO of Bronte Gold Corp a UK mining investment corporation. He has previously held numerous senior executive positions including 15 years as Founder and CEO of AllCanada Express, an international cargo air transportation company where he developed operations across North America and into South America (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Guyana), Central America and Mexico, and South East Asia. For 7 years he was COO at Ornge International and COO and VP Business Development at technology company Star Navigation. More recently he has served as CEO New Ruby Mining and Advisor to a number of junior mining, exploration and renewable power generation companies. For three years he was a Senior Business Consulting Associate at ICF International, New York on Canadian and European assignments. His expertise is in business strategy, business development, financing and restructuring.
Jason Brewster MSc Mining – COO
Mr Brewster received his MSc in mining engineering from Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall UK. For over 20 years he has been active in all facets of the mining industry from grass roots prospecting to reactivating the Aguas Tenidas mine in southern Spain out of care and maintenance and back into production.
Jason is currently also President of Anconia Resources Corp., and VP Operations and Corporate Development at OMAI Gold Mines.
Christine Lagacé, Corporate Secretary
Mrs. Lagace is a founding partner of Isatis Capital Group. She manages communications services, sustainable development and relations with all governmental or quasi-governmental organizations. Before founding Isatis, Mrs. Lagace was responsible for communications and public relations at Elizabeth Boileau Communications & Strategy, a group now part of NATIONAL Public Relations, as well as at the University of Montreal Centre for the Study of East Asia. Previously Mrs. Lagace was appointed to serve on several the Standing Youth Council of Quebec, the Senate of the University of Quebec in Montreal and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to OECD.
Christine holds a BA in psychology Communication of UQAM, a certificate in management from HEC Montreal, training Eco-Communication and micro-program in Sustainable Development from the University of Sherbrooke. She is a member of the Order of Chartered Administrators, received the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II medal for her carrier achievement in climate finance, was the 2012 Creators of the Future contest winner and 2011 RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards finalist.