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
After studying geology at the University of New Brunswick, Mr Bliss went on to found Northern Shield in 2000. It was under his guidance that Northern Shield became known around the world as a leader in grass roots exploration for PGEs and the understanding of magmatic systems as it applies to exploration.
Prior to starting Northern Shield, Mr. Bliss led exploration projects for Nuna-Minerals in Greenland for 6 years and later for Crew Development in Norway. In Greenland, Mr. Bliss worked in some of the most remote and rugged terrain using a model driven approach to efficiently explore large tracts of land despite short explorations seasons. He implemented a similar approach at Northern Shield to generate Ni-Cu-PGE targets that subsequently resulted in partnerships with Impala, South32 and Teck.
It was his understanding of exploration models that led to Northern Shield acquiring a unique epithermal gold project in the Burin Peninsula they call Root & Cellar.
Mr. Bliss has served as President of Northern Shield since its inception in 1999.
Peter Dimmell - Director
Mr. Dimmell is a professional geologist / prospector who has been involved in mineral exploration for 54 years, mainly in eastern Canada, but also in Mexico and overseas, working with Noranda, and Lacana/Corona and since 1992, a host of juniors. Peter is a Fellow of Geoscientists Canada; a past president (2004-06) of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), a past Chairman, past executive director and past director of Mining Industry Newfoundland and Labrador, a member and past councillor of the Geological Association of Canada (GAC), a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), and an associate member of both the Association of Applied Geochemists (AAG) and the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG). He is currently a director of VVC Exploration Corp. and Sokoman Minerals Corp.
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.