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.  

Dr. Neil W. Bliss - Director

Dr. Bliss is a geologist with 50 years experience. He was Chief Geologist for 18 of his 25 years with Alcan International Ltd, from which he retired in 1997. Dr. Bliss continued as a consultant to both Alcan and Harvey Aluminium Co.  Whilst now semi-retired, Dr. Bliss has been an Associate member of Aluminpro, a consulting firm now owned by Global Alumina of New York. During this time he has worked inter alia on bauxite projects in Fiji, Brazil and Guinea. Dr. Bliss has been a Director with Northern Shield Resources since 1999.

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.