Board of Directors
Russ Richards - Director and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Richards currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Integration & Operational Excellence for Constellation Affiliated Partners LLC (“CAP”). CAP is a consolidator in the managing general agent and wholesale insurance sectors. Mr. Richards’ previous experience includes private equity, investment banking, and family-office portfolio company experience across the mineral exploration, business services, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, and technology sectors in North America, Europe & Africa. Mr. Richards earned an A.B. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University.
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.
Don Bubar - Director
Mr. Bubar is a professional geoscientist with 45 years experience in mineral exploration and development mainly in Canada. Mr. Bubar grew up in Truro, Nova Scotia where he first studied geology in high school before graduating from McGill University (B.Sc.1977, Geological Sciences) and Queen’s University (M.Sc. Applied Min.Ex.,1981). Since 1995, Mr. Bubar has been President and CEO of Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (formerly Avalon Rare Metals Inc.), a mineral development company with a primary focus on technology metals. This includes the East Kemptville tin-indium project in southwestern Nova Scotia and previously gold-copper exploration in northern Nova Scotia. Mr. Bubar served as a Director of the PDAC and Chair of its Aboriginal Affairs Committee for 9 years. He also serves as an independent Director on two other junior mining company Boards; Copper Lake Resources Ltd. and Wolfden Resources Corporation, as well as three other volunteer boards: Mining Matters (a not-for-profit organization founded by PDAC) the Advisory Board to the Faculty of Science of McGill University and the Canadian Museum of Nature Foundation Board.
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 Dentons Canada LLP in Calgary and has been practicing 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.