Management and Directors

John A. Baker Executive Chairman Q.C. John was a co-founder in 1997, has been the Chairman of the Board since 2006 and was appointed Executive Chairman in June 2014. John was a senior partner in a leading St. John's law firm until June 2014, where he conducted an extensive and diverse mining, securities, and corporate/commercial practice. He has served on numerous public company and volunteer boards and has received several awards for public service. He is also a director of Alderon Iron Ore Corp.
Brian F. Dalton President & CEO An entrepreneur in the mining industry, Brian built a successful group of private mineral exploration and exploration service companies prior to co-founding Altius in 1997. In his 20 years at Altius, he helped grow the company to an asset base in excess of $500 million through diligent implementation of the prospect generator/joint venture business model and royalty acquisition/creation. Brian is an active member of various industry organizations and volunteer boards and has been honoured with numerous awards for his entrepreneurial leadership. He is Chairman of Adventus Zinc Corporation.
Donald J. Warr Director F.C.A Don has more than 40 years experience as a Chartered Professional Accountant and actively practices as a partner at the accounting firm, Blackwood and Warr. He is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and has provided distinguished service to numerous professional associations and community service groups throughout his career. Mr. Warr has served on the Board of Directors of Newfoundland Capital Corporation (NCC-TSX) since 1995, and served as CFO of Altius until 2005.
Fred Mifflin Director Fred joined the Board in 2006. Fred is a native of Newfoundland and Labrador and is Vice Chairman with Blair Franklin Capital Partners in Toronto, an independent investment banking firm. Prior to his current position, he worked in increasingly senior roles in the international investment banking world, most recently as Vice Chairman and Global Head of Investment and Corporate Banking for BMO Capital Markets Inc., responsible for that firm's business in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. He also previously led BMO Capital Markets’ metals and mining business. He is a director of Uni-Select Inc.
Jamie Strauss Director Jamie joined the Altius Board in 2010, and is currently a partner of mining finance boutique firm, Strauss Partners based in London, England. Jamie has worked as a stockbroker in the City of London for nearly 30 years, specializing in the corporate resource arena, including a term as Managing Director of UK for BMO Capital Markets 2007-2009 He has raised in excess of $1 billion for projects spanning the globe in both the energy and mineral world on behalf of leading institutions in North America, Australia and Europe. He served as a committee member of the Association of Mining Analysts between 2007 and 2011, and is a non-executive director of Gold Standard Ventures and Bacanora Minerals.
Anna Stylianides Director Anna joined the Altius Board in May of 2015 as part of the successful acquisition of Callinan Royalties. Anna has over 20 years of experience in global capital markets, having spent much of her career in Investment Banking, Private Equity, and corporate management and restructuring. She began her career in corporate law by joining the firm of Webber Wentzel Attorneys in 1990 after graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1992 she joined Investec Merchant Bank Limited where she specialized in risk management and gained extensive experience in the areas of corporate finance and structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, structuring, specialized finance and other banking and financial services transactions. She is currently an Executive Director of Eco-Oro Minerals Corp. (formerly Greystar Resources) and a director of Entree Gold, Sabina Gold & Silver, Capfin Partners and the Fraser Institute.
Andre Gaumond Director B.Eng., M.Eng. André joined the Board in 2017, and was formerly Senior Vice President, Northern Development and Director of Osisko Gold Royalties until he retired from his executive position in November 2016. A geological engineer by training, Mr. Gaumond has been recognized by several organizations for his entrepreneurial and geological achievements. André was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Virginia Gold Mines Inc. and holds a Bachelor of Geological Engineering from Université Laval and a Master's degree in Geological Engineering from École Polytechnique. André is a non-executive director of Harfang Exploration Inc.
Roger Lace Director B. Sc, MBA, CFA Roger is Chairman of Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, responsible for managing Fairfax's global investments. He has over 40 years experience in the investment management industry, and has been with Fairfax for more than 30 years. Roger holds a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT, and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School at Western University and is a CFA charter holder.
Teresa Conway Director (Effective Oct 1, 2020) Chartered Accountant, CPA Teresa is a Chartered Accountant and CPA with extensive public company board experience. She began professional life with a global public accountancy firm and subsequently gained over 25 years experience in the energy, marketing/trading and utility sector in various executive roles with a subsidiary of BC Hydro involved in the wholesale power, gas and renewable energy markets, including serving as CFO and ultimately as President and CEO. She has multi-discipline experience and has and continues to serve as audit committee member and chair of various public and private company boards.
Nicole Adshead-Bell Director (Effective Oct 1, 2020) PhD Nicole is a geologist with 25 years of combined capital markets and mining sector experience, including twelve years cumulative as an independent director for Canadian, Australian, US and UK listed mining companies with participation across the spectrum of board committee functions: audit, compensation, ESG, technical and special committees.  Her career includes CEO of Australian listed Brazilian gold producer Beadell Resources Ltd prior to its acquisition by a Canadian mining company; Director of Research, Sun Valley Gold LLC an SEC registered precious metals fund and Managing Director Investment Banking, Haywood Securities Inc.  More recently she established a company to focus on investments and advisory services in the mining sector. She is currently a director of First Majestic Silver Corp. and is a member of the audit and corporate governance committees.
Ben Lewis CFO B.Comm., C.A., CPA Ben joined Altius’ executive team in 2006. Ben graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1991 and earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 1993. He has since held roles with increasing levels of responsibility with both private and public companies. Prior to Altius, his most recent position was that of Corporate Controller for NYSE and TSX-listed CHC Helicopter Corporation. His responsibilities at Altius include overseeing its financial management, public reporting, and treasury as well as negotiation, valuation and structuring expertise for its royalty and project generation initiatives.
Chad S. Wells VP Business Development and Corporate Secretary B.Sc. (Honours) Chad joined Altius’ executive team in 2001. Chad currently oversees business origination with respect to Altius’ Project Generation and Royalty business segments with particular emphasis to commercializing the Company’s mineral exploration project interests and managing the related portfolio of public equities. Chad has previous experience as a consulting geologist working with junior and senior companies in the mineral and petroleum sectors across Canada. His geological background allows him an intimate understanding of project activities and initiatives to complement his market perspective in the development of internal projects for sale and joint venture.
Lawrence Winter VP Exploration Ph.D., P.Geo. Lawrence joined Altius’ executive team in 2006. Lawrence is a graduate of Memorial University (BSc Hons, Msc) and The University of British Columbia (PhD, a registered Professional Geoscientist (PEGNL) and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists. Lawrence has worked in mineral exploration across Canada and internationally and is responsible for Altius’ project generation efforts globally.


Altius represents a unique combination of youth and experience within the minerals sector. Poor recruitment and retention of young geologists throughout the past several years have resulted in an industry demographic profile that is of increasing concern to larger companies. The Altius team brings a good balance of industry experience and youthful enthusiasm to the resource business.

Peter Butt Assistant Controller CPA, CMA
Rod Churchill Lands & Operations Manager M.Sc., P.Geo., FGC
Wanda Hearn-Dyke Executive Assistant
Stephanie Hussey Director of Finance CPA, CA
Ben Lewis Chief Financial Officer CPA, CA
Sandra Lewis Controller CPA, CGA
Carol Seymour Senior Geologist B.Sc.(Hons), P.Geo.
Roderick Smith Chief Geologist M.Sc., P.Geo.
Chad Wells Vice-President Business Development and Corporate Secretary B.Sc. (Hons.)
Lawrence Winter Vice President Exploration Ph.D., P.Geo.
Flora Wood Director of Investor Relations MA
Mark Raguz Royalty Manager and Analyst