Mr. Scarr is the founder of IMEX Consultants, an industrial minerals consultancy that operates across the entire value chain. His other experience includes an over 30- year tenure with Rio Tinto, where his most recent position was Commercial Director and VP Exploration. He was responsible for multiple mineral discoveries in North and South America and Africa. Mr. Scarr subsequently brought three lithium projects in Argentina to feasibility study stage before being acquired.
CEO & Director
Mr. MacDonald has 15 years of experience in the mining industry and is an exploration geologist. He co-founded Kenorland Minerals, a North America-focused company generating greenfield exploration opportunities across different commodities. Prior to 2016, Mr. MacDonald worked with Newmont Mining doing greenfield exploration in Nunavut, West Africa, and East Africa.
President & Director
Mr. Langer is a public markets specialist in equity financing. He worked with Canaccord Genuity to fund over 100 private and publicly listed companies in various sectors, including mining and technology. Mr. Langer, as VP of Capital Markets, was instrumental in the success of Millennial Lithium, bringing worldwide financial support and industry partners. He is the CEO & President of Sierra Madre Gold & Silver.
Mr. Scott brings over 33 years of public company auditing experience to the Company. He retired as a partner of PwC in Vancouver in 2018, where his engagements as either the engagement leader or quality review partner included mining companies with international operations, such as SSR Mining, Lundin Gold, B2Gold and Teck Resources. He has also performed multi-location audits, advised on mergers and acquisitions, and advised on public and private financings. Mr. Scott´s regulatory experience includes a leadership role on engagements selected by either the firm’s internal audit quality review process or by the Canadian Public Accountability Board. Since retiring, Mr. Scott has served as a consultant and performed quality review roles for many of PwC’s larger public company engagements. Mr. Scott holds a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
Ms. St-Germain is the CFO of Integra Resources Corp and an experienced mining executive with an extensive background in M&A, strategic planning, project development and mining finance. She began her mining career in investment banking and joined Golden Queen Mining in 2013 as CFO. During her tenure at Golden Queen, she played an instrumental role in securing project finance and overseeing Golden Queen as it transitioned from development to production. She then joined Integra Gold as CFO in early 2017 and helped oversee the sale to Eldorado Gold. Ms. St-Germain is a director of Osisko Mining Corp and Ascot Resources Ltd. Andree holds the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designation.
Ms. Bellissimo co-leads the Global Metals & Mining Group at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, a leading national law firm with offices in Canada, New York and London, and brings to LIFT a wide breadth of legal, financing, cross-border M&A and corporate governance expertise. With more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry, Eva has been a trusted advisor to numerous companies in the sector, having led hundreds of transactions. Named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada and recognized by Chambers Canada for her resource sector expertise, Eva has developed a strong reputation as a strategic lawyer and advisor. Eva has sat on a number of public company boards and currently chairs the governance committee at I-80 Gold Corp, a TSX and NYSE listed issuer. Eva also lectures on Mining Finance at the Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law Program.
Mr. Gruner is a senior executive leader with a background in renewable energy, oil & gas, and mining. He brings a wealth of experience in Indigenous business leadership across diverse regions, having previously served as the CEO for Det’on Cho Management LP, the economic arm of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation in the Northwest Territories, and the Tahltan Nation Development Corporation, the economic arm of the Tahltan Nation. Mr. Gruner currently serves as the CEO for Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation, which is the economic arm of the Tłı̨chǫ First Nation whose traditional territory includes the area where the Yellowknife Lithium project is located. His track record speaks volumes about his ability to achieve outstanding business results while collaborating closely with Indigenous stakeholders. He has a dynamic range of experience in strategic leadership, mergers and acquisitions, business development, strategic partnerships, financial management, project management, corporate governance, contract negotiations, capacity building and job creation for citizens, and environmental, social, and corporate governance.