Stephen Masson, MSc, PGeo, of Flin Flon, Manitoba is President and CEO of Copper Reef with 8 years of public company experience. Mr. Masson held the previous position of President and CEO of Foran, a public company on the TSX-V. He brings strong exploration skills.especially in the Flin Flon Greenstone Belt where he has concentrated his efforts as Exploration Manager for various companies for the past 21 years. Stephen is the current President of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Prospectors and Developers Association and an active member of MELC, an interprovincial, federal government and industry mineral exploration liaison committee. Stephen is a Member of the Profession Engineers and Geoscientists of both Manitoba and Saskatchewan and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geology.
David Kendall is the Managing Partner of Kendall & Pandya, Chartered Accountants, a CA practice operating in the cities of Flin Flon and Thompson, Manitoba. Mr. Kendall articled with Deloitte and Touche predecessor Winspear Higgins Stevenson and Company in Saskatoon, SK. before moving to Flin Flon in 1983. Mr. Kendall received his Chartered Accounting designation in 1978 and was awarded his Fellow of the Chartered Accountants (FCA) in 1997. Mr. Kendall has accounting and audit experience with a wide variety of organizations including Copper Reef Mining Corporation and Callinan Mines Limited.
Laara Shaffer has been involved in public company management and administration for over 20 years. She is a Director and Chief Financial Officer of Passport Metals Inc. (1996); Corporate Secretary of GoldQuest Mining Corp. (2007), Yale Resources Ltd. (2005); Montello Resources Ltd. (2007) and Copper Reef Mining Corporation (2005). Her experience includes regulatory filing and compliance matters for public companies.
Mr. Gilmore a graduate geologist of the University of Manitoba has over 30 years of experience designing and executing exploration programs with documented success in the application and integration of geophysics, geochemistry and geology for VMS copper-zinc, nickel sulphide, gold and IOCG or porphyry-style mineralization. His experience with Hudson Bay Exploration and Development Company Ltd. (HBED) primarily focused on the Flin Flon-Snow Lake greenstone belt of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and later, as chief exploration geologist with Hudbay Minerals Inc., included projects in Balmat, New York, Chile, Northern and Southwestern Ontario, and the Tom-Jason property in the Yukon.
Mr. Gilmore is associated with many mine discoveries in the Flin Flon belt, including the large Triple Seven (777) mine and the Lalor deposit, for which he was twice part of teams awarded the PDAC Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year Award.
To Copper Reef he also brings the breadth of over 20 years involvement in leading-edge research partnerships with various industry, academic and government agencies at both provincial and national levels, as well as seven years of experience with the mining associations of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Mr. Gilmore is registered as a professional geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM) and served two terms as a councillor. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) and the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO).
Mr. Harvey graduated with a bachelor of science degree in geology from the University of New Brunswick. He has served as president and chief executive officer of Hemlo Gold Mines Inc. and also held the position of president of Noranda Exploration Co. Ltd. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Bill Dennis Award for discovery of the Ring of Fire in the James Bay Lowlands of Ontario.
Mr. Cudney is also a recipient of the Bill Dennis Award in 2016 for the discovery of the Gold Eagle mine in Red Lake, Ont., which was subsequently sold to Gold Corp. for $1.5-billion. Mr. Cudney has extensive resource company experience serving on boards such as FNX Mining Company Inc. and as chairman of Gold Eagle Mines Ltd. Currently Mr. Cudney serves as president and chief executive officer of Northfield Capital Corp.