Brian F. DaltonPresident & 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 18 years at Altius, he has grown 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.
John A. BakerQ.C. Executive Chairman
On June 20, 2014, John was appointed Executive Chairman of Altius. John was a co-founder of Altius in 1997 and has been the Chairman of the Board since 2005. 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.
Donald J. WarrF.C.A Director
Mr. Warr has been a director of Altius since 2005 and also served as the Company's Chief Financial Officer from 2001-2005. Don has more than 40 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant and actively practices as a partner with 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.
Ms. Sherk joined the Altius Board in 2006. Susan is based in Newfoundland and Labrador where she has been very active in corporate and public sector capacities. She has been a director of IGM Financial Inc. since 1994, is chair of its Community Affairs Committee and a member of the Executive, Compensation and Related Party and Conduct Review Committee. She is a former director of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, a former Assistant Deputy Minister of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and a former senior manager with Michelin Tires Canada, Mobil Oil (Canada) and Mobil Corporation. Susan has extensive experience in socio-economic issues related to resource development projects in Newfoundland and Labrador and internationally and has won national awards for her activities in this area.
Mr. Mifflin joined Altius' 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.
Mr. Strauss joined the ALtius Board in 2010. Jamie is currently a Director 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 $1bn 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.
Ms. Anna StylianidesDirector
Ms. Stylianides 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 the 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 Chairman and CEO of Eco-Oro Resources (formerly Greystar Resources) and a Director of Capfin Partners and the Fraser Institute.
Ben LewisB.Comm., C.A. CFO
Mr. Lewis 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. His most recent position was that of Corporate Controller for NYSE and TSX-listed CHC Helicopter Corporation. His responsibilities with Altius will include overseeing its financial management and reporting as well as contributing valuation and structuring expertise to its project generation initiatives. Ben is from Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Chad S. WellsB.Sc. (Honours) VP Corporate Development and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Wells joined Altius' executive team in 2001. Chad currently manages corporate development and marketing activities for Altius as part of his daily role. 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 WinterPh.D., P.Geo. VP Exploration
Mr. Winter joined Altius' executive team in 2006. Lawrence is a graduate of Memorial University (B.Sc. Hons., M.Sc.) and The University of British Columbia (Ph.D.), 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.
Rod ChurchillM.Sc., P.Geo., FGC Lands & Operations Manager
Wanda Hearn-DykeExecutive Assistant
Stephanie HusseyCPA, CA Director of Finance, Royalty Division
Lloyd KingGeological Technician/Prospector
Ben LewisCPA, CA Chief Financial Officer
Sandra LewisCPA, CGA Controller
Jeff MorganB.Sc.(Hons), P.Geo. Exploration Manager
Bob PateyB.Sc.(Hons), P.Geo. Research Geologist
Andrea RoseAccounts Manager
Carol SeymourB.Sc.(Hons), P.Geo. Senior Geologist
Roderick SmithM.Sc., P.Geo. Chief Geologist
Chad WellsB.Sc. (Hons.) Vice-President Corporate Development
Lawrence WinterPh.D., P.Geo. Vice President Exploration
Kaylen JanesManager of Environmental Affairs & Community Relations