Management & Directors

Directors

David Rhodes

Director

David’s career in the finance industry has spanned more than twenty-five years. David is also the Managing Director of Endeavour Financial, Endeavour is one of the top mining financial advisory firms, with an award winning track record of success in the mining industry, specialising in arranging multi-sourced funding solutions for development companies. Endeavour additionally has an asset management and developing insurance business. Prior to joining Endeavour over fourteen years ago, he was at Standard Bank London Limited, Barclays Capital and Royal Bank of Scotland. At Standard and Barclays, he sourced, structured and syndicated finance for mining projects and companies on a global basis. Having lived and worked in London and New York he has international experience of the North/South American, European, CIS and African markets. As a result, he has arranged over US$18 billion of funding for mining companies.


Jeremy Bond

Director

Jeremy has over 13 years of experience across funds management and financial advisory. He has run the Terra Capital Natural Resource Fund since 2010 and has returned over 300% since inception. Jeremy has run the Terra Capital Emerging Companies Fund since 2016. Prior to Terra Capital, Jeremy worked at UK Hedge Fund RAB Capital’s Special Situations Fund, rated the “Best Energy and Natural Re source Fund” by Hedge Fund Review and ranked No.1 in Barron’s Hedge Fund 50 Global rankings in 2007, during Jeremy’s tenure. Prior to RAB Jeremy worked at Azure Capital, a boutique investment bank. Here he worked on numerous M&A transactions and financings in the resources and small industrials sectors. Jeremy has a Bachelor of Commerce, Economics and Arts.


Duncan Gordon

Director

Duncan has over 20 years of public company and capital market experience. Duncan currently serves as the President of Ivy Capital Corp., a firm dedicated to providing financing services and strategic plans for companies seeking guidance through the capital raising process. He was formerly a Vice President and Senior Investment Advisor at Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management. Duncan’s long-term focus and support of the junior mining industry has led to a niche specialization as a leading financier who has raised over $500M throughout his career.


Paul Mainwaring

Director

Paul has over 15 years’ experience in corporate finance and in the last 11 years, whilst at Endeavour, has focussed on financings in the natural resources sector. Paul has extensive experience in cash flow modelling, financial analysis, valuation, debt advisory, deal structuring and the negotiation, documentation and execution of mining finance transactions and re-financings. Prior to joining Endeavour in 2006, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Valuation & Strategy department and was involved in valuation assignments and corporate transactions across a range of sectors and also previously worked as a chemical engineer in the petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Paul is a CFA charterholder.


Management

Alexandra Woodyer Sherron

CEO & President

Alexandra has over 20 years of experience in the mining industry. Alexandra started at PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining Endeavour Financial, a global mining finance advisory firm. During her investment banking career in London, she was Director Structured Financing and involved in the successful completion of over US$1.5 billion in financings for clients including Bema Gold (Kupol Mine), European Minerals (Varvarinskoye Mine), Nevsun Resources (Bisha Mine), Uranium One and Wheaton River Minerals.


Daniel O’Brien

CFO

Dan holds the position of Chief Financial Officer for Empress Resources Corp. through Golden Oak. He is a current member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia having obtained his CA designation in 2006. Dan previously spent 8 years with Davidson & Company LLP Chartered Professional Accountants (D&Co) where he specialized in the audit of public companies in the mining and resource sector.


Doris Meyer

Corporate Secretary

Doris is the Corporate Secretary of Empress Resources Corp. She gained her experience in the mining industry in performing the role of Vice President, Finance and Corporate Secretary of Queenstake from 1985 to 2004. While at Queenstake, she was a part of or led negotiations of joint venture and acquisition agreements, and equity and debt financings. She was a key member of the team that negotiated the acquisition of the Jerritt Canyon mine in Nevada. Doris organized Golden Oak in 1996 and has provided publicly traded mineral exploration companies with administrative, financial reporting and corporate compliance services for twenty-three years.


Kaitlin Taylor

Executive Assistant & Research Associate

Kaitlin started working in the mining industry with Boreal Metals Corp. and in the banking industry at BlueShore Financial. She has experience in office management, investor communications, public company social media and marketing, financial services, and executive assistance. Kaitlin attended Capilano University for her Bachelor of Business Degree focusing on International Business and has studied at the University of Hertfordshire in London, England.


Brian Pogue

Controller

Brian is the Controller for Empress Resources Corp. He obtained his CA designation in 2009 and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. He started his career with DMCL Chartered Professional Accountants, where he spent over five years with the company, specializing in the audit and reviews of public companies. Before joining Golden Oak, Brian worked as a Finance Manager within the FinTech industry and prior to that, worked with Central 1 Credit Union for more than three years as Senior Accountant, Regulatory Reporting and Financial Reporting.


Ben Meyer

Assistant Corporate Secretary

Working alongside of Doris Meyer, Ben holds the position of Assistant Corporate Secretary and Office Manager. In addition to other daily activities such as corporate and regulatory filings, press release dissemination's, website maintenance, logistics, etc. In recent years, Ben has been traveling alongside with clients to attend industry investment trade shows on their behalf. Ben has completed the Legal Administrative Assistant and Paralegal programs at the University of the Fraser Valley.

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