Management & Directors

Directors

David Rhodes

David Rhodes

Executive Chairman, Director & Investment Committee Chair

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.


Alexandra Woodyer Sherron

Alexandra Woodyer Sherron

Director, CEO, President & Investment Committee

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.


Jeremy Bond

Jeremy Bond

Director & Investment Committee

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.


Paul Mainwaring

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.


Rick Mazur

Rick Mazur

Director

Rick is CEO and director of Forum Energy Metals Corp., and a director of Impact Silver Corp. and Midnight Sun Mining Corp. Mr. Mazur, P. Geo, MBA is a geoscientist who has held positions in the international exploration and mining industry for over 40 years as a project geologist, financial analyst and senior executive on uranium, gold, base metals, coal and industrial minerals projects.  Mr. Mazur graduated with a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Toronto in 1975 and obtained an MBA from Queen’s University in 1985. Mr. Mazur worked for seven years (1985 to 1991) as an integral member of the management team of Canamax Resources Inc. which discovered, financed and built three Canadian gold mines, two of which currently remain in production. 


Wes Roberts

Wes Roberts

Director

Wes Roberts, M.Sc., P.Eng., MBA is a professional mining engineer with over 35 years of experience specializing in the economic evaluation and development of mineral deposits. Mr. Roberts is a Director of Sparton Resources, Golden Share and Canadian Gold Miner. Over his career, Mr. Roberts has gained extensive experience in mineral exploration, mining operations, Project engineering and management as well as diverse mining engineering experience that includes precious metals, base metals, iron ore and industrial minerals. Mr. Roberts has held numerous positions in the mining industry, which include Canada Talc Limited, Derry Michener Booth & Wahl, Davey International, Bharti Engineering, GMP Securities, Inco Ltd, Breakwater Resources Ltd (VP Corporate Development) and VP Mining to the Canadian law firm Heenan Blaikie LLP. Since then Mr. Roberts has held positions as Mineral Engineering Consultant with the American law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Mineral Engineer for Gravitas Mining Corp and most recently as Mining Engineer at Principle Capital Partners. Since 2011, as a consultant, he has actively advised and represented the Inuit Regional Associations of the Territory of Nunavut, (Arctic, Canada) with respect to providing commercial land access lease agreements with major mining companies including the Mary River Iron Ore Project (Baffinland Iron Ore Corp. and ArcelorMattel), Meliadine Gold Project (Agnico Eagle Mines), Hope Bay Gold Project (Newmont Gold and TMAC) and the Back River Gold Project (Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.). Mr. Roberts holds a B.Sc. (Mining Engineering) and M.Sc. (Mining Engineering) from Queen's University, and an M.B.A. (Finance) from the Schulich School of Business (York University).


Management

Alexandra Woodyer Sherron

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

Daniel O’Brien

CFO

Dan holds the position of Chief Financial Officer for Empress Royalty 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

Doris Meyer

Corporate Secretary

Doris is the Corporate Secretary of Empress Royalty Corp., through Golden Oak. 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

Kaitlin Taylor

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.


Ben Meyer

Ben Meyer

Assistant Corporate Secretary

Ben is the Assistant Corporate Secretary of Empress Royalty Corp., through Golden Oak. Ben has worked in the mining industry for over 10 years and has completed the Legal Administrative Assistant and Paralegal programs at the University of the Fraser Valley.

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