About

Board of Directors

Erin Chutter

Executive Chairperson & Director

  • Founder of Puget Ventures, and previous Officer/Director of Global Cobalt.
  • Previous consultant for Platinum Group Metals, Mag Silver, West Timmins Mining.
  • Expertise in management, finance, M&A, strategy and operations acted to put in place innovative offtake and finance mechanism with battery manufacturers.
  • From 1992-2001, Ms. Chutter held various positions for federal and provincial government officials, including the Leader of the Federal Opposition, Minister of Indian Affairs and Minister of Defence.
  • Ms. Chutter sits on the Board of the MacDonald Laurier Institute, and is the Chair of the Canada Eurasian Russia Business Association, Vancouver Chapter.
  • Ms. Chutter is a director of Khot Infrastructure Holdings Ltd., a CSE listed infrastructure company, and a former director of NioCorp Development Inc., a TSX listed mining company.
  • Ms. Chutter is the Honourary Consul of Russian in Vancouver.

Paul Sarjeant

VP Projects & Director

  • Mr. Sarjeant, P. Geo, has extensive exploration, project evaluation and acquisition experience both in Canada and internationally and has managed several junior resource companies.
  • Mr. Sarjeant began his career with Echo Bay Mines Ltd. as a project geologist working on projects in the NWT, Archean greenstone belts, Lupin Mine peripheral project, and skarn properties in BC and Ecuador.
  • He was appointed Senior Geologist, International Exploration Group, responsible for project evaluation outside of North America, including precious and base metals projects in South America, East Africa, South East Asia, Russia, Mongolia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Gaston Reymenants

Director

  • Mr. Reymenants has a distinguished career in mining, smelting, refining and metal trading that has spaned over forty years, during which, he was also responsible for the financing of several off-take projects in Australia, China and the Americas.
  • He served over 20 years with Falconbridge International in various managerial positions and was part of the joint venture with Norilsk Kombinat.
  • Mr. Reymenants was the managing director of Kola International Murmansk, and held director and/or senior managerial positions with several companies with cobalt assets including Baja Mining, Polymet Mining and KCM.

Peter Reynolds

Director

  • Mr. Reynolds has been engaged by EBRD to carry out reviews of EBRD's investments for several projects in Mongolia, Central Asia and Russia.
  • Mr. Reynolds holds professional designations with the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Canadian Institute of Mining and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • He has over 45 years experience in the minerals industry, with high-level experience at various mines including being formerly Manager of Operations Planning & Mine Projects/Manager Mine Business Improvement for BHP Billiton at Olympic Dam, Managing Director of ASX listed Marlborough Resources, Director of ASX listed Outback Metals and manager of several of Normandy Mining’s operations.

Ray Castelli

Director

  • Mr. Castelli was appointed CEO of Weatherhaven, one of the world's leading manufacturers of redeploy able camps and shelter systems, in January 2008.
  • Weatherhaven has grown to become a key supplier to the Canadian, US, Australian and NATO armed forces, numerous resource exploration companies as well as the United Nations and other disaster and humanitarian relief agencies.
  • Mr. Castelli was co-founder and Senior Vice President of Quadrem, a Dallas-based global supply chain and e-procurement company, serving 19 of the world's largest natural resource companies, including Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Alcan and Inco. His role was to build the global organization and product set for this e-business pioneer
  • Mr. Castelli joined Alcan in 1995 following business school in Europe. He was promoted to Alcan's Montreal headquarters in 1997 as Director of Strategic Planning.

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