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Board & Management

Board & Management

Brett Heath

President and CEO, Director

Mr. Heath has a comprehensive career in the structured finance, corporate finance, and investment management industry. He was previously the Chairman and CEO of High Stream Corporation before Metalla acquired it in August 2016. High Stream was a specialty streaming and royalty consulting company where he worked with First Mining Finance, (FF:CVE)  and several other private equity funds, advising and brokering metal streaming transactions. Before that, he was the President of a private streaming company where he deployed $11 million in 4 producing streaming transactions in 3 separate jurisdictions. Prior to that, he was a founding principal of KSIR Capital Management a hedge fund focused on small and micro-cap mining companies. He also advised several mining companies with KSIR Capital, the corporate finance division of KSIR.


Frank Hanagarne

Technical Advisor

Mr. Hanagarne joined Coeur Mining, Inc. in 2011 after 17 years of service at Newmont Mining. He has held the post of Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Coeur Mining since 2013. Mr. Hanagarne served as Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coeur Mining, Inc. from 2011 to 2013. While at Newmont, Mr. Hanagarne managed the royalty portfolio acquired by Newmont (Newmont Capital) from Franco Nevada which included a global distribution of over 200 royalty assets. He led an extensive portion of the effort undertaken to vend the royalty portfolio in 2007 for CAD$ 1.3B through the IPO of Franco Nevada. Mr. Hanagarne also served in responsible positions including Operations, Director of Corporate Development, and as Chief Operating Officer of Valcambi, SA, a precious metal refiner in Switzerland, in which Newmont Mining Corporation has an equity interest. Mr. Hanagarne has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.


Alexander Molyneux

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Molyneux is an experienced metals and mining industry executive and financier. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of one of the world largest publicly listed uranium producers, Paladin Energy Ltd. (ASX:PDN) (2015 – present), where he recently presided over a US$700M recapitalization and successful public re-listing of the company. Mr. Molyneux also currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Argosy Minerals Ltd. (ASX:AGY) (2016 – present) and Azarga Metals Corp. (TSXV:AZR) (2016 – present). He was previously a Non-Executive Director of Goldrock Mines Corp. (TSXV:GRM) (2012 – 2016) until its successful sale to Fortuna Silver Inc. and was CEO and Director of SouthGobi Resources Ltd. (TSX: SGQ) (2009 – 2012), an Ivanhoe Mines Group company. Prior to these executive and director roles, Mr. Molyneux was Managing Director, Head of Metals and Mining Investment Banking, Asia Pacific for Citigroup in Hong Kong. As a specialist resources investment banker, he spent approximately 10 years providing advice and investment banking services to natural resources corporations. Mr. Molyneux continues to be based in Asia where he has an extensive network within the institutional investment community and local participants in the metals and mining industry. Mr. Molyneux holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Monash University in Australia.


E.B. Tucker

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Tucker is director of Midas Capital Partners a capital markets consultancy. He previously held positions including senior analyst and editor of several widely followed financial newsletters. Prior to launching his own Strategic Investor, he wrote The Casey Report on behalf of Doug Casey, The Bill Bonner Letter and Stansberry’s Investment Advisory. He is the author of Why Gold? Why Now? which details the wealth-creating power of mineral royalties. He was a founding partner of KSIR Capital Management, an asset management firm focused on precious metal equities as well as KSIR Capital, a corporate finance advisory firm focused on the precious metal industry. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration with an area of study in Finance from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.

James Beeby

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Beeby is a partner at a national Canadian law firm with over 20 years’ experience advising clients on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions matters with a focus in the mining industry. Mr. Beeby has been recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Who’s Who Legal Canada in a number of different practice areas. Mr. Beeby holds Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of British Columbia and Warwick University (England) and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.


Lawrence Roulston

Non-Executive Chairman

Lawrence Roulston is a mining professional with over 35 years of diverse hands-on experience. He recently founded WestBay Capital Advisors, providing business advisory and capital markets expertise to the junior and mid-tier sectors of the mining industry. From 2014 to 2016, he was President of Quintana Resources Capital, which provided resource advisory services for US private investors, focused primarily on streaming transactions. Before Quintana, he was a mining analyst and consultant, as well as the editor of “Resource Opportunities”, an independent investment publication focused on the mining industry. Prior to this, Lawrence was an analyst or executive with various companies in the resources industry, both majors and juniors. He has graduate-level training in business and holds a B.Sc. in geology.

Saurabh Handa, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Handa has over 15 years of progressive senior level experience as a mining professional with experience in various areas including finance, mergers and acquisitions, taxation planning, treasury management, risk management, regulatory compliance, and multi-jurisdictional public company reporting. Recently, he has provided consulting services to various mining companies through his own company, Handa Financial Consulting Inc. Previously, he held the positions of Chief Financial Officer of Titan Mining Corp., Vice President, Finance of Imperial Metals Corp., Chief Financial Officer of Meryllion Resources Corp., Chief Financial Officer of Yellowhead Mining Inc. and Controller for SouthGobi Resources Ltd.  Mr. Handa currently serves as a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for K92 Mining Inc. Mr. Handa is a Chartered Professional Accountant and graduated with Honours from the University of British Columbia with a diploma in Accounting. Prior to joining the accounting profession, Mr. Handa obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from the University of British Columbia and a diploma in Computer Systems from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Drew Clark

Drew Clark

VP Corporate Development

Mr. Clark has over a decade of experience within the mining sector as a research analyst, investment banker and corporate development professional. He joined Metalla from a boutique investment bank where he was VP Corporate Finance where he covered royalty and streaming companies.  Mr. Clark’s corporate development career includes Carlisle Goldfields and Premier Royalty Corp. As an integral part of the team at Premier Royalty, he was responsible for the identification and evaluation of hundreds of royalty and streaming opportunities.  Mr. Clark started in the industry as a junior mining research associate at CIBC World Markets and went on to become a publishing mining analyst at two boutique investment dealers in Toronto. Drew obtained his Bachelor’s in Commerce Degree from McGill University and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Terry Krepiakevich CPA, CA, ICD.D

Board Member

Mr. Krepiakevich is currently a member of the board of directors of several publicly listed and private companies. Mr. Krepiakevich was the Chief Financial Officer of SouthGobi Resources Ltd, from 2006 – 2011. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Extreme CCTV Inc., a former TSX-listed company, from November 2000 to July 2006 and was also a Director from June 2001 to July 2006. He was the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Maynard’s Industries from July 1988 to June 2000. He has been a Director and Audit Committee Chair of Alexco Resource Corp., a TSX-listed and NYSE-listed mineral resources company, since July 2009. He is also a Director of Kaizen Discovery Resource Corp. Mr. Krepiakevich also serves on the board of Covenant House, and in the past has served on numerous charitable and private organizations in the Vancouver community. In May 2011, Mr. Krepiakevich was recognized with the BC CFO of the Year Award. Mr. Krepiakevich is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and a certified member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Kim Casswell

Kim Casswell

Corporate Secretary

Ms. Casswell has been the Corporate Secretary of several public companies listed on TSX-V and the Toronto Stock Exchange since 1994, and has been providing independent corporate secretary services since 1995. Ms. Casswell has played an important role in the growth of these companies and is familiar with regulations governing public companies in several jurisdictions. Ms. Casswell has been and currently still is Corporate Secretary of a number of TSX Venture Exchange listed junior exploration companies.

Kristina Pillon

Kristina Pillon

Investor Relations

Kristina Pillon is the Founder and President of High Tide Consulting Corp. an investor relations advisory firm focused on creating and implementing marketing strategies for public and private companies. Ms. Pillon has over a decade of capital markets experience focused primarily in the resource sector holding various roles, including 6 years at a Toronto-based boutique exempt market dealer as Head of Retail Marketing and Vice President Institutional Equity Sales. Prior to that, Ms. Pillon acted as Manager of Investor Relations for several junior mining companies. Ms. Pillon has a Public Relations Degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and has completed the Canadian Securities Course.