Board of Directors

Dennis A. Sharp, P. Eng.

Mr. Sharp is a Professional Engineer having received a degree in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston. During the past 50 years, Mr. Sharp has served in a variety of executive capacities in the private and public energy sectors including Chairman and CEO of UTS Energy Corporation, CS Resources, Command Drilling and a director of EnCana Corporation, PanCanadian Petroleum, Azure Dynamics and non-profit organizations, including The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, McGill Chamber Orchestra and Centaur Theatre Productions. In addition to serving on national and international technical committees, Mr. Sharp has published extensively. Mr. Sharp has served the industry as Chairman of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and in 1997 was honoured as one of Canada’s Master Entrepreneurs.

D. Campbell Deacon

Interim Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
Mr. Deacon is Chairman of Euro Pacific Canada, a full service IIROC registered brokerage firm headquartered in Toronto with offices in Montreal, Vancouver and Tokyo. He has over 35 years’ experience in the investment banking industry. Mr. Deacon has been involved as a director and/or officer in a number of domestic and international public and private companies during his career, including UTS Energy Corporation, Scandinavian Minerals Limited, and Deacon Barclays de Zoete Wedd Limited. Mr. Deacon is a former Chairman of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and a former Governor of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. In addition he has served as a member of the Listing Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph.

Thomas Vukovich

Non-Executive Director
Mr. Vukovich is Executive Director of Investments and Technical Management Corp., an investment company providing financial management and corporate advisory services. Mr. Vukovich has been an initiator, executive and director of several companies including Chairman of Terrenex Ventures Inc., founding Director of Polaris Geothermal Inc. and Executive Director of Crossfield House.  Mr. Vukovich also serves as a Director on the Boards of Fraser Mackenzie Ltd. and Dalmi Inc. Mr. Vukovich holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree from York University and is a supporter of several charities in education and the performing arts.

Benjamin Yi

Non-Executive Director
Mr. Yi is an investment professional at Dundee Corporation, where he is responsible for originating, negotiating, and executing direct investments into public and private companies in the energy, industrial, and real estate sectors.  Prior to joining Dundee, Mr. Yi worked at the predecessor to 1832 Asset Management L.P., the asset management subsidiary of the Bank of Nova Scotia.  Prior thereto he worked in a variety of roles at VenGrowth Capital Partners and Fidelity Investments Canada.  Mr. Yi also serves as a director on the boards of Android Industries LLC and Woulfe Mining Corp, and is an observer on the board of Oxane Materials, Inc.  Mr. Yi holds a Master of Finance degree from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Trinity College in the University of Toronto.  He is a CFA charter holder and member of the Toronto CFA Society.

Nicholas Brigstocke

Non-Executive Director
Nicholas Brigstocke is a corporate director with a distinguished international career in the investment sector. He was a partner of de Zoete and Bevan, a leading brokerage firm, which was later acquired by Barclays Bank PLC. He was appointed Chairman of Barclays de Zoete Wedd’s (BZW), corporate broking business, and subsequently became Chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston’s (CSFB), UK equity capital markets, when CSFB acquired the equity businesses of BZW in 1998. Since then he has acted as a senior consultant to Bridgewell Corporate Finance Ltd., and has served as a non-executive director to many companies both in the UK and other countries including until recently Inter Pipeline Corporation in Canada.