|James D. Excell|
President & CEO
Mr. Excell is a Metallurgical Engineer with extensive senior executive, mine management and process engineering experience. His career includes more than three decades with BHP Billiton in Canada and internationally, serving as President and COO of BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. from 1999 to 2003, and as its Chairman to June 2005. He has been responsible for overseeing the management and development some of the world's premier mining projects, including the EKATI diamond mine in the Northwest Territories, where he led the construction, commissioning and subsequent operation of the $700 million development. Jim also managed copper operations in British Columbia, as well as metallurgical and thermal coal mines in Australia and the U.S. In addition to his outstanding industry experience, he is recognized for fostering goodwill relations with government and aboriginal groups.
|Ian M. MacNeily|
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. MacNeily is a Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years of executive financial management and leadership experience in the mining sector. As a senior executive for a number of global mining and development companies, he has considerable experience in strategic planning, acquisitions, financial controls and reporting, capital restructuring and funding, metal trading, and implementing successful finance programs that have resulted in improved financial position and increased shareholder value. Prior to entering the resource sector, his experience includes seven years with Burns Fry (now BMO Nesbitt Burns) in both Toronto and London, U.K., managing treasury and operational activities of the firm.
Mr. Laudrum is a Professional Geologist with over 20 years experience including senior management roles ranging from Project Manager, to Senior Mine Geologist, to VP Exploration and Project Development, to President and Director of a public mining exploration company.
His experience includes grassroots to advanced exploration, mine operations, as well as preparation and auditing of Scoping Studies and Feasibility Studies, with particular focus on deposit modeling and Mineral Resource Estimation.
Dave has managed or consulted on mining and exploration projects in a variety of geological and business environments in North America, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe.
Mr. Whittaker joined the Abacus team in late 2008, coming from the CRU Strategies regional office in Santiago de Chile, were his work was focused on business improvement for their mining sector clients. James was the leader of the Performance Improvement practice area, and he lead consulting projects in the realms of operational asset productivity, risk evaluation in strategic mine planning, and the audit of Greenfield and Brownfield capital investments. Prior to this, James worked for the Placer Dome group for 15 years, and during that time he held responsibility for process operations in copper, gold and molybdenum operations in Canada and Chile, and enhanced shareholder value through improvements in operational productivity, project start-up, and resource protection.
Ms. Stoopnikoff has more than 15 years experience managing environmental programs within BC. Prior to joining AME Mining Afton-Ajax Project, Dianna led the successful issuance of an EA Certificate which included a pilot project to allow for concurrent permitting of the Galore Creek Project. Dianna has also worked for several mining companies including Myra Falls, New Gold and Premier Gold, which were in various phases of start-up, construction, operation or closure. She also has extensive experience managing sustainable community relations, management systems for construction and operations, and the development of policies and procedures.
Director, Investor Relations
Mrs. Yoshimatsu provides direction over the Company's investor relations and corporate communications initiatives. She has held prominent positions with public companies in the industrial and resource sectors for over twenty years. These include Vice-President of Investor and Public Relations for SNC-Lavalin Group, Franco and Euro-Nevada Mining Corporations, and more recently as senior consultant to junior and mid-tier resource companies. She is a long standing member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute and assists in the mentorship program for capital markets. She is based in the Company's new downtown Toronto office.