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 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.
John A. BakerQ.C. Executive Chairman
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.
Donald J. WarrF.C.A Director
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 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.
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.
Ms. Anna StylianidesDirector
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 Executive Chair of Eco-Oro Resources (formerly Greystar Resources) and a Director of Entree Gold, Sabina Gold & Silver, Capfin Partners and the Fraser Institute.
Guy joined the Altius Board on May 8, 2017 and is currently Chief Financial Officer of Fairfax Africa Holdings Limited, an investment holding company publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange focused on investing in Africa. Prior to this role, Mr. Bentinck served as a consultant to Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited that provides global investment management services to the insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries of Fairfax.
Mr. Bentinck has over 20 years of public company experience in the natural resources sector, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Potash Ridge Corporation, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Capital Projects at Sherritt International Corporation and Chief Financial Officer of Royal Utilities Income Trust.
Mr. Bentinck also worked for 10 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in corporate finance, restructuring, and audit. Mr. Bentinck holds an M.A. in Accounting from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and is a Chartered Accountant.
Andre GaumondB.Eng., M.Eng. Director
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.
Ben LewisB.Comm., C.A., CPA CFO
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. WellsB.Sc. (Honours) VP Business Development and Corporate Secretary
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 WinterPh.D., P.Geo. VP Exploration
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 ButtCPA, CMA Assistant Controller
Rod ChurchillM.Sc., P.Geo., FGC Lands & Operations Manager
Wanda Hearn-DykeExecutive Assistant
Stephanie HusseyCPA, CA Director of Finance, Royalty Division
Ben LewisCPA, CA Chief Financial Officer
Sandra LewisCPA, CGA Controller
Melissa McDonaldB.A., B.Comm. Accountant