Board of Directors
Dr. Larry Seeley
Dr. Seeley is Chair and CEO of Seeley Group Ltd. He was CEO of Recapture Metals Limited and Principal Shareholder developing the company with two plants in Ontario, one in USA and one in Germany, producing gallium, indium and rhenium. Recapture was sold to Neo Materials Technologies Inc. From 1992 to 2004, he was President and CEO and major shareholder of Lakefield Research Limited, growing the company to over 1,000 employees with services in metallurgy, analytical chemistry, mineralogy and environment as well as laboratories and pilot plant facilities in Canada, South America, South Africa and Australia. Lakefield Research was sold to SGS in 2002. He was also with Falconbridge for 25 years as Corporate Vice-President Environment, Director of Sudbury Metallurgical Operations, Manager of Corporate Metallurgical Research and Development, Manager Sudbury Smelter, and other roles in Operations and Technology.
Lead Director of the Board
Mr. Wells is a corporate director and finance specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the resources, transportation and manufacturing industries. Mr. Wells has held Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer and senior financial positions with Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund, Tahera Diamond Corporation and Titanium Corporation. Previously Mr. Wells was a director of MagIndustries Corp., Northstar Healthcare Inc., TriNorth Capital Inc., Student Transportation Inc., Unique Broadband Systems Inc., GT Canada Medical Properties Inc. and was Trustee for Canada Cartage Diversified Income Fund. He is a member of the Financial Executives International (FEI) and has completed a term as National President and CEO. He has been a Chapter President and Director and has served as Chair of the Canadian Executives Research Foundation. Mr. Wells is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and British Columbia. Mr. Wells completed the Directors Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors and obtained his ICD.D designation.
Mr. Challis is a corporate director. Mr. Challis is a mining Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the operation, financing and analysis of mining projects around the world. He has an honors degree in Mineral Exploitation from University College, Cardiff and an MBA degree from Cranfield University. He has both the South African Metalliferous Mine Captain’s and Mine Manager Certificates of Competency. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Chartered Engineer. Mr. Challis has served as a director on numerous mining company boards and is currently on the board of District Metals Corp and Alerio Gold Corp. Mr. Cahllis serves as CEO for Alerio Gold Corp. He was the Chairman and a member of the audit committee of Rye Patch Gold Corp. until April 2018.
Mr. Rainer is a businessman and founder of Rainer Beteiligungsgesellschaf GmbH, and as Managing Director, he sources projects, structures companies and investments, and develops the businesses for new upcoming and innovative companies. Prior to founding his company in 2002, he was in hotel management and worked in an Austrian bank, where he supported people and companies to trade raw materials and shares. He holds a CEFA (Certified European Financial Analyst) degree. Since 2005, Mr. Rainer developed a network of business connections within Europe and Turkey.