Board of Directors

Sharon Dowdall, BA, LLB – Chairman of the Board, Director and Chair of Compensation & Governance Committee and Member of the Audit Committee

Ms. Dowdall is currently a director of the Company.  Ms. Dowdall is a graduate of the University of Calgary (B.A. Honours Economics,1974) and Osgoode Hall, York University (LLB, 1977).  From May 2010 to May 2011 she was Vice President, Special Projects for Franco-Nevada Corporation.  From December 2007 until May 2010 she was the Chief Legal Officer of Franco-Nevada Corporation. From 2002 to December 2007 she was the Vice President and Secretary of Newmont Mining Corporation of Canada Limited (“NMC”) and Newmont Capital Limited, each subsidiaries of Newmont Mining Corporation.  Prior to joining Franco-Nevada, the predecessor of NMC, in 1999, Ms. Dowdall was a partner at Smith Lyons LLP.  Ms. Dowdall also serves as a director of Foran Mining Corporation and NovaGold Resources Inc. and devotes approximately 5% of her time to the business of the Company.


Leni Keough, HBSc, P. Geo. – President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Ms. Keough is currently a director of the Company.  Ms. Keough is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, London (BSc. Honours Geology, 1986).  Initially she worked with Lacana Mining Corporation and subsequently Royex Corporation and Corona Corporation.  She was involved in the early stages of the diamond exploration boom in Canada and was responsible for the planning and implementation of a number of successful diamond programs undertaken throughout Canada.  As a founding principal of the Company, she has been President of Olivut since its inception in 1993 and has been responsible for the exploration programs undertaken by Olivut.  Ms. Keough is a director of the Northwest Territories Chamber of Mines and is a member of the Northwest Territories Mining Industry Advisory Board. Ms. Keough devotes 100% of her time to the business of the Company.


Craig Reith, HBA, CPA, CA – Director and Chair of Audit Committee and Member of Compensation & Governance Committee

Mr. Reith is currently a director of the Company.   Mr. Reith is a graduate of the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, London.  He subsequently received his Chartered Accountant designation while working with KPMG.  Until January 2008 he was Vice President Finance and Treasurer at the Corporate Head Office of Four Seasons Hotels Inc. where he had been employed for over 20 years in various financial capacities. Mr. Reith devotes approximately 5% of his time to the business of the Company.