BOARD OF DIRECTORS
iAN W. dELANEY - CHAIRMAN
Mr. Delaney is chairman of Sherritt International Corporation, where he has been a director since October 1995 and non-executive chairman since January 2009. Mr. Delaney was also Sherritt's president and chief executive officer from January 2009 to December 2011, executive chairman from May 2004 to December 2008 and chairman from November 1995 to May 2004. Prior to joining Sherritt, Mr. Delaney served as chairman and chief executive officer of Viridian Inc., president and chief executive officer of The Horsham Corporation, and president and chief operating officer at Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. Mr. Delaney is currently a director of Cenovus Energy Inc., chairman of The Westaim Corporation and chairman of Ornge. He has also served as a director of a number of other companies including OPTI Canada Inc., Dynatec Corporation, EnCana Corp., Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. and Goldcorp Inc. and as a trustee of Royal Utilities Income Fund.
Peter H. PUCCETTI - Director
Mr. Puccetti has 20 years of special-situations investment experience, including involvement in many restructurings and turnarounds. He is the founder, chairman and chief investment officer of Goodwood Inc., which is the investment manager of various investment funds including The Goodwood Fund which began in October 1996 as a long/short equity fund with a focus on special-situations value investing. Mr. Puccetti is a director of The Westaim Corporation. Prior to founding Goodwood Inc., Mr. Puccetti co-founded a successful institutional brokerage boutique, Puccetti Farrell Capital Partners. Previously, Mr. Puccetti was an analyst, investment banker, partner and member of the steering committee of Sprott Securities Limited (now Cormark Securities Inc.). Mr. Puccetti is a chartered financial analyst (CFA).
aLLAN BEZANSON - Director
Mr. Bezanson is the Managing Partner of Cornerstone Capital Partners, a Toronto-based investment bank specializing in structuring and facilitating investments in energy, resources and early stage technology sectors. Previously, he was President and Partner at Oballan Capital and Osprey Capital, Chairman of Bluewave Energy, President and Partner at Phoenix Research and Trading, and President of Protec Trading Inc. Mr. Bezanson has also served in senior roles with Nowsco Well Service with significant experience in the Middle and Far East, Europe and North Africa. Mr. Bezanson is also currently a director of Range Energy Resources Inc.
DANIEL P. OWEN - Director
Mr. Owen is an accomplished private investor and entrepreneur, with substantial and broad experience as an owner, founder, chairman, chief executive officer, deputy chairman, and director of a wide variety of domestic and international corporations. Mr. Owen is currently chairman and chief executive officer of Molin Holdings Limited (a capital investment management company), chairman of Heli-Lynx Helicopter Services Inc. (a helicopter conversions and enhancement company) and a director of The Westaim Corporation. Mr. Owen was previously senior vice-president of operations of Canada Director Development Corporation and also served as a director of Sherritt International Corporation, Dynatec Corporation and Dynex Power Inc. Mr. Owen is a graduate of the London School of Economics.
AHMED S. SAID - Director
Mr. Said was until today Longford's president and chief executive officer. His experience includes operational and senior management roles in the oil and gas industry, both in Canada and internationally, and corporate strategy development and host government negotiations. Mr. Said is president, chief executive officer and a director of Vast Exploration Inc. and president of the oil and gas group at Forbes & Manhattan Inc., a private merchant bank. He is also a director of several public and private companies, including Sagres Energy Inc. and Stetson Oil & Gas Ltd.
WESLEY J. HALL - Director
Mr. Hall is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) with nearly 20 years' experience in corporate governance and shareholder communications. Mr. Hall founded Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. in 2003 and Kingsdale Communications Inc. in 2009 with the aim of providing clients with an effective and comprehensive mechanism for communicating with shareholders and managing investor relations. He was honoured with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Award in the Financial Services category in Ontario. Prior to forming Kingsdale, Mr. Hall was vice- president of national sales for Georgeson Shareholder Communications Canada, Inc. and a senior manager for a major Canadian transfer agent. Mr. Hall was a founding board member and the longest serving president of the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS), an organization he continues to be involved with and support along with other corporate governance and investor relations organizations. He is also currently chairman of Difference Capital Funding Inc.