Board of Directors


William Kiff - Director and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Kiff is an independent businessman and former president of several oil and gas companies over a 35 year career based in Calgary, Alberta.  A graduate of the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario,  Bill has been a director with Northern Shield Resources since 2003 and Chairman since 2004.

Ian Bliss - Director

Mr. Bliss has over 20 years experience in the mineral exploration industry having studied geology at the University of New Brunswick. Pervious to becoming the President and CEO of Northern Shield Resources, Mr. Bliss was an independent consulting geologist, responsible for exploration projects for NunaMinerals A/S, formerly Nunaoil A/S in Nuuk, Greenland and, in 2000, for Crew Development in Norway. Mr. Bliss has served as President, CEO and Director of Northern Shield since its inception in 1999.  

Russ Richards - Director

Mr. Russel Richards currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development for Allstar Financial Group, Inc. and the Managing Member of Torii Gate Ventures, LLC.  Mr. Richards was  previously the Vice President of Quest Capital Corp., a private investment company. Mr. Richards was an investment banker with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. in Atlanta, then Afrinvest Limited in London, and most recently Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited in Lagos. Mr. Richards earned an A.B. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University.

Marcus Archer - Director

Mr. Archer is a Partner in the Calgary law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and has been practicing securities and corporate law, with a focus on corporate financings and mergers and acquisitions since 2006. He is a director of a number of private companies and has been a Corporate Secretary with Northern Shield Resources between 2003 and 2012.

Scott Jobin-Bevans - Director

Dr. Jobin-Bevans is the past President of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and a founder and director of Caracle Creek International Consulting, a Canadian-South African geological consultant group with a strong background in PGE exploration.

James O’Sullivan - Corporate Secretary

Mr. O'Sullivan is a lawyer with Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada and has been practising corporate and securities law, with a focus on junior natural resource issuers, since 2006.  Mr. O'Sullivan has been the Corporate Secretary of Northern Shield Resources since January of 2012.