Our Team

David J. Hennigar - Chairman of the Board
Bedford, Nova Scotia

Director and largest shareholder of High Liner Foods Inc., a major North American marketer of seafood products (listed TSX); Mr. Hennigar is Executive Chairman of Thornridge Holdings Limited; Chairman of Annapolis Group Inc., a major real estate developer and Director of Envirosystems Inc., a leading environmental company.
He is Chairman of Landmark Global Financial Corporation (listed NEX); Chairman and Acting President of Aquarius Coatings Inc. (Listed TSXV) and Chairman of Grand River Ironsands Incorporated. 
He is an investment advisor with Altus Securities Inc.
He is also a director of several other companies, including, SolutionInc Technologies Limited (listed NEX) and Medx Health Corp. (listed NEX) and Aquarius Surgical Technologies (CSE:ASTI).

Francis MacKenzie – Director and President
Bedford, Nova Scotia

President and Director of Grand River Ironsands since 2007; a company who is the majority shareholder in the development of a US$400 million iron making plant, as well as owner of a mineral sands asset in Labrador.
Mr. MacKenzie is a builder and leader of public companies and has operated several businesses.
He was a senior official in municipal and provincial governments in economic development roles, including heading up Investment and Trade for the Province of Nova Scotia.  He was Leader of a provincial political party.  
He has raised over $40 million for companies he has been involved over the past 15 years and remains active in capital raising and financial markets.  
He holds an EMBA ('92) from Saint Mary's University and a BBA from St. Francis Xavier University ('82).

J. Paul Allingham – Director
Burlington, Ontario

Executive Vice President dmg world media from 2000 to 2006; Chief Financial Officer & Secretary, dmg world media from 1996 to Dec. 2000; Chief Financial Officer, Bruncor Inc. and New Brunswick Telephone Company Ltd. from 1993 to 1996. Mr. Allingham is currently a consultant.

Jean-Marc MacKenzie – Director
Toronto, Ontario

A member of the Bar in Ontario. He has 16 years of executive experience with international healthcare companies extensively involved in the mining industry with respect to health and safety regulatory compliance and health management governance director of GRI. Mr. MacKenzie was a Senior VP of Morneau Shepell Ltd. (TSX:MSI) and currently Executive Vice President, FranMed.

Paul Snelgrove – Director
St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador

Businessman in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL as well as Chairman of the HVGB Airport Authority and a Director of GRI.

K. Barry Sparks – Director
Toronto, Ontario

Recently retired Director, Dundee Corporation (listed TSX); CEO and Director CencoTech Inc. (CTZ-TSX.V); President, Torvan Capital Group, a division of Ashley Park Enterprises Inc., corporate finance, advisory and management company.

E. Christopher Stait-Gardner – Director
Woodbridge. Ontario

Corporate director including VR Interactive Corporation (listed NEX) and CencoTech Inc. (TSXV:CTZ).

Lina Tannous - Corporate Affairs Director / Corporate Secretary

Over 20 years' experience in diverse business and legal areas. Ms. Tannous demonstrates dedication in taking strong initiatives in legal compliance within the organizations for which she has worked. Ms. Tannous has a foreign law degree from London, UK.

Liz MacKenzie – Environment, Marketing and Communications Director

Excess of 5 years in handling all aspects of communications and investor relations, alongside environmental permitting. MBA from Saint Mary's University ('21); Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University ('12).