Viscount Mining is a project generator and exploration company with a portfolio of silver and gold properties in mining-friendly jurisdictions in the Western United States, including Silver Cliff in Colorado and Cherry Creek in Nevada.
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Mr. Foy has more than 30 years’ experience in senior management and board roles for both public and private companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In 1994 he became a director of Great Panther Silver Limited, a public company listed on the main board of the Toronto Stock Exchange and NYSE MKT, with silver producing operations in Mexico. Until 2012 he was the Executive Chairman of Great Panther Silver a role he held since 2003. During his time as Executive Chairman Great Panther’s capitalization reached US$600 million.
Mr. Foy holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University in Australia, and became an Associate of Australian Society of Accountants and a Member of the Australian Institute of Directors. He was previously chairman of Polar Star Mining Corporation, a public company listed on the main board of the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr. Foy received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for Outstanding Public Service in 2013.
Mr. Jim MacKenzie serves as the Chief Executive Officer/President of Viscount Mining Corp. and was the founder in 2010. Jim has led the development of numerous Joint Venture mining agreements, land acquisitions, and exploration contracts.
Mr. MacKenzie is skilled in the development, structure, and operation and financing of both private and public companies with a successful track record of raising equity and project capital. He has consistently demonstrated strong results through strategic planning, quality acquisitions and partnerships.
Mr. Derick Sinclair has been the Chief Financial Officer of Viscount Mining Corp since 2011. Derick has more than 25 years' experience in accounting and financial management.
Mr. Sinclair began his accounting career in 1982 as an Auditor with KPMG Peat Marwick Thorne. Mr. Sinclair joined BC Rail, Canada's third largest railway, as a Treasury Analyst in 1985. He progressed through BC Rail's Finance department and since 1992; he served as its Manager of General Accounting. He served as a Director of Fleet Management for BC Rail, Ltd. from December 1992 to March 1996. Derick has been a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia since 1985. Mr. Sinclair received a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Windsor, Canada in 1982.
Dr. Howard Lahti is a mineral exploration geoscientist and has more than 45 years of mineral exploration experience and serves as Vice President of Exploration of Viscount Mining Corp. Dr. Lahti has focused on both precious and industrial metals throughout a career that has taken him around the world, from Canada, to South America, to Africa and Asia. Dr. Lahti has managed mineral exploration projects in Canada, Thailand, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Panama, the Artic and Ecuador, for companies such as Spider Resources Inc., KWG Inc., Lucero Resource Corp., Salazar Resources Inc., and Phoenix Instruments Inc., also preparing several NI 43-101 reports during that time. He held several other senior level geologist positions with many other international exploration companies and has also served as the "qualified person" under Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (NI 43-101).
He served in a wide variety of exploration roles with Texas Gulf Co, followed by Dresser Minerals Inc, Boliden Preusag, Millennium Gold (Thailand) Ltd., Pancontinental (Canada) Ltd, Barringer Research and Cerro Canada Ltd. Dr. Lahti served as Director of Exploration for Millennium Gold (Thailand) Limited from 1997 to 1998. Dr. Lahti served as Director of Ground Geochemistry of Barringer GeoSystems Golden Co. from 1995 to 1997, Manager of Accurassay Laboratories Ltd. Red Lake from 1990 to 1992 and Manager of CHEMEX labs facility in Tucson, Arizona from 1992 to 1995. Dr. Lahti worked for CIDA in Brazil from 1975 to 1976 and Thailand from 1985 to 1989.
Dr. Lahti is a member in good standing of the Association of Exploration Geochemists, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, and the New Brunswick Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists. He obtained a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of New Brunswick in 1968, a M.Sc. in Geology (Applied Geochemistry) from UNB in 1971, and a Ph.D. in Geology (Applied Geochemistry) in 1977.
Mr. William L. Macdonald is Founder and Principal of Macdonald Tuskey, Corporate and Securities Lawyers, a boutique securities and corporate finance firm located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Macdonald serves as Corporate Secretary of Viscount Mining Corp and has been a Director since October 2011. From February 1998 to April 2008, he was a Partner at Clark Wilson LLP. He was also a Member of Clark Wilson LLP’s corporate finance and securities and corporate commercial practice groups.
Mr. Macdonald has a varied practice, focusing on cross-border and international corporate finance, securities and transactional matters. His areas of practice include corporate finance, securities, and corporate commercial. He advises clients who are listed on NASDAQ, OTCBB, TSE, and the TSX Venture Exchange with respect to regulatory requirements and filings; public and private companies effecting equity and convertible debt financings; and clients on matters relating to acquisitions, mergers, takeovers, initial public offerings, secondary financings, public company disclosure requirements, and stock exchange practice.
He has been a Member of the Law Society of British Columbia since February 1999, the New York State Bar since 2002, and the Vancouver Bar Association. He was called to the British Columbia Bar in February 1999, and was admitted to practice in New York in March 2002. Mr. Macdonald obtained a B.A. degree in Political Science from Simon Fraser University in 1993 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1997. He also completed the Canadian Securities Course in 1997.
Mr. Gertler has over 20 years of business experience in the areas of Private Equity, Distressed Debt and Real Estate, with many successfully completed transactions. Mr. Gertler has been an Independent Director of Viscount Mining Corp. since July 2013. Mr. Gertler was been Principal of Lester Asset Management from July 2006 until July 2010 and remains an agent of Lester Asset Management, continuing to service its clients. Since 2004 Mr. Gertler has acted as a consultant, specializing in public and private market transactions including listing companies on public exchanges, cross border transactions, raising financing and advising on mergers and acquisitions. From April 2001 to April 2004, Mr. Gertler served as the Managing Director of Gestion Jean-Paul Auclair Inc., a private equity firm. Prior to Gestion Jean-Paul Auclair, he served as the Senior Vice President and Director of Hudson Advisors Canada, an asset management firm, which he joined in April 1997.
Mr. Gertler has been called upon to share his business expertise on a consulting basis by many companies which went on to be notable successes. He been a member of the Board of Directors of numerous public and private Companies. Mr. Gertler holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Devine has had a distinguished career in academics, business and was a member of the Provincial Parliament of Saskatchewan for nearly 13 years. He served as Premier of Saskatchewan from May 1982 to November 1991. Since his retirement from government Dr. Devine has served on a number of boards, including Agrium Inc. where he was the Chairman, Environment, Health & Safety Committee and Member, Corporate Governance Committee. Dr. Devine received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Outstanding Public Service in December 2012 and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2009. Since 1976, Dr. Devine has addressed business; academic and political leaders worldwide and was a Key First Minister participant in the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Dr. Devine is a Fellow of the Agriculture Institute of Canada and he has participated as a Canadian Premier in various aspects of the GATT negotiations in Brussels and Geneva as well as mandated various international development projects undertaken by the Government of Saskatchewan.
Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, he received a B.Sc. in Agriculture degree specializing in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and M.Sc. specializing in Agricultural Economics from the University of Alberta, an MBA from the University of Alberta, and a Ph.D in Agricultural Economics from Ohio State University.
Mr. Abrams has more than 30 years of domestic and international mineral exploration experience. Most recently, he was responsible for exploration and acquisitions in the United States for Golden Predator Corp., prior to which he worked for 12 years for Agnico-Eagle (USA) Ltd., where he led his exploration team to a gold discovery in northeastern Nevada. Mr. Abrams has designed, initiated and conducted advanced project evaluations and acquisitions in the in United States, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Chile, Argentina, Canada, China and Indonesia, including the acquisition of and first exploration work on the Donlin Creek project in Alaska for Placer Dome. He conducted exploration work over 18 years for Placer Dome within the Cortez joint venture and Bald Mountain mine properties. He was responsible for acquiring the lands now occupied by portion of the Pipeline mine and was involved in the early exploration work on the deposit. Mr. Abrams is experienced in creating and managing programs and budgets ranging from $100,000 to $15,000,000, and holds a BSc. in Geology and MSc. in Geology from Eastern Washington University.