Board of Directors
Russ Richards - Director and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Russell 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 Aftrinvest (West Africa) Limited in Lagos. Mr. Richards earned an A.B. in Public Policiy 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.
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.
Frank Santaguida - Director
Dr. Santaguida is a professional geologist with over 25 years of experience. He completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc. at University of Waterloo and his Ph.D. at Carleton University. Dr. Santaguida has considerable experience and expertise in Ni-Cu-PGE systems including working in world-class base metal mining camps in Canada, Australia, Africa, and Finland. Dr. Santaguida spent 15 years with First Quantum Minerals Ltd, Xstrata Copper and Falconbridge. Ltd. He currently serves as Vice President, Exploration of First Cobalt Corporation.
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.