Board

Brian Dalton

Chairman of the Board, Director

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.

Roberto Dunn

Director

Roberto Dunn is the Executive Director of Consorcio Nobis (Nobis Group) of Ecuador, leading one of Ecuador largest and most respected private organizations, with business interests across the agricultural, real estate, industrial, commercial, construction and tourism sectors. Before joining Nobis in 2008 and becoming Executive Director in 2012, Roberto was Manager of BESA – Bebidas Sabrosas, General Manager of Ecuadorian Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Transporte Aéreo, Saeta S.A, and Commissioner at Fideicomiso Air Ecuador. Roberto obtained an MBA in Finance and Administration from IDE Quito and a BSBA in Finance and Marketing from Boston College.

Sally Eyre

Independent Director
Ph.D.

Sally Eyre is a mining finance professional with extensive experience in global resource capital markets and mining operations. Dr. Eyre  served many industry and finance roles in the mining industry including as President & CEO of Etruscan Resources Inc. as it successfully transitioned to become Endeavour Mining Company.  Dr. Eyre has a PhD in Economic Geology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London where her doctoral dissertation focused on Irish-Type zinc deposits. Sally sits as a Director on the Board of Directors for Ero Copper Corp. 

Michael Haworth

Director

Michael Haworth co-founded Greenstone Resources LP in 2013 after a 16 year career in the mining sector including Managing Director at JP Morgan and Head of Mining and Metals Corporate Finance in London. With Mark Sawyer, Michael oversees all aspects of the management of Greenstone Resources. Michael also serves as a director of Greenstone Management Ltd, the fund’s General Partner. Michael is a member, and co-chairman, of the Investment Committee.

Barry Murphy

Independent Director
PE, PMP

Barry Murphy is a mining professional with over 30 years of experience on copper, gold, and platinum projects on three continents. He has held senior executive positions with Anglo American and Yamana Gold where he led both technical and project development teams. His most recent experience includes the development of open-pit and underground mines in Chile, Peru, Argentina, and Brazil. Prior to these projects, Barry held management positions at engineering and construction services firms Hatch and Murray & Roberts Cementation Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa. Barry is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa and a Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute.

Paul B. Sweeney

Independent Director
CA, CMA

Paul B. Sweeney is an independent business and financial consultant with more than 35 years of experience in financial management of mining and renewable energy companies. Mr. Sweeney serves on the board of directors for OceanaGold Corporation and previously served on the board of directors for Tahoe Resources Inc. before its sale to Pan American Silver Corp. Previously, he was a Chief Financial Officer for both Canico Resource Corp. (acquired by Vale) and Sutton Resources (acquired by Barrick Gold) and was a senior executive for Plutonic Power.

Mark Wellings

Independent Director
P. Eng., MBA

Mark Wellings is a mining professional with over 25 years international experience in both the mining industry and mining finance sector. He currently serves as Principal on INFOR Financial Group’s investment banking team. He served for 18 years at GMP Securities L.P., including as Managing Director/Managing Director of Investment Banking. Mark has worked on some of the Canadian mining industry's largest transactions, both in equity financing and M&A. He has also worked in the mining industry directly with a variety of companies including Derry, Michener, Booth & Wahl Ltd., Arimco N.L., Inco Ltd. and Watts Griffis McOuat Limited, acquiring valuable hands-on experience in exploration, development and production.

Christian Kargl-Simard

President, CEO & Director
P. Eng.

Christian Kargl-Simard is a professional engineer with over 15 years of experience in the mining industry, having worked both in technical and finance roles. Prior to starting Adventus, he worked for 10 years in investment banking roles at Raymond James Ltd. and Haywood Securities Inc. During his tenure in investment banking, Christian was involved in financings raising more than $7 billion, and he assisted in completing over 35 M&A transactions with companies such as Fortuna Silver Mines Inc., Altius Minerals Corporation, Arizona Mining Inc., Trevali Mining Corporation, Victoria Gold Corp., Atlantic Gold Corporation and Tahoe Resources Inc. Christian also worked for Dynatec Corporation in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta up to its sale to Sherritt International Corp. in 2007, both in metallurgical engineering and corporate development roles. Christian is an author or co-author of three published technical papers in the field of hydrometallurgy. Christian is a professional engineer (Canada) and has a B.A.Sc. degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.