Cynthia Thomas, MBA, Chair and Director
Cynthia Thomas has approximately 30 years of banking and mine finance experience, and currently acts as principal of Conseil Advisory Services Inc. ("Conseil"), an independent financial advisory firm specializing in the natural resource industry which she founded in 2000. Recent mandates include providing strategic advisory services to Mercator Minerals, Luna gold, Aquila Resources, Capstone Mining, Sherwood Copper and Xstrata Nickel and Yukon Zinc. Prior to founding Conseil, Ms. Thomas worked with Bank of Montreal, Scotiabank and ScotiaMcLeod in the corporate and investment banking divisions. Ms. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
René R. Galipeau, C.G.A Vice-Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director
A seasoned mining executive with over 35 years of experience, René Galipeau has held senior positions with a number of gold and base metals mining companies in Canada and the U.S., and has been a director of eight public mining companies. Mr. Galipeau is also Chairman of Nuinsco Resources Limited and a Director of Wallbridge Mining Company Limited.
Michael Anderson, BA, LL.B , Director
Michael Anderson has had a wide-ranging career that includes positions with law firms and corporations in the mining, food and beverage and consumer products industries. Mr. Anderson spent nine years as General Counsel and Secretary with Denison Mines Limited, a uranium mining company with potash mining, coal mining and oil & gas operations. He was also a partner with Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, in-house counsel with John Labatt Limited, General Counsel for Swift Canadian and served in general practice with a small legal firm in London, Ont.
Paul W. Fisher, HBA, MBA, Director
Paul Fisher brings 29 years of oil and gas industry experience to Victory Nickel, including executive positions with Enbridge Inc., Oneok Gas Marketing, Engage Energy and Union Gas. Mr. Fisher is based in Calgary.
Peter R. Jones, P.Eng., Director
Mr. Jones is a retired mining executive and Professional Engineer with 40 years of experience in senior operational and project positions at coal, gold, base metal and potash mines. He has also consulted in many countries. Previously, he was CEO of Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co., Limited (HBMS) for Anglo American, President and CEO of HudBay Minerals and Chairman and CEO of Adanac Molybdenum. He is a past Chairman of the Mining Association of Canada and in 2006 was named prairie region, Entrepreneur of the Year, by Ernst and Young. Mr. Jones is an advocate of corporate governance and graduated from the Camborne School of Mines, UK. in 1969 and the Banff School of Advanced Management in 1984.