Mr. Brown brings over 15 years experience in public company financing, and corporate capital structuring and development to the Grandview Gold boardroom. Following a successful career as Vice President, Scotia Capital Markets, Mr. Brown leveraged his contacts and experience to work with junior public companies. Time served on the boards of several junior mining companies has grown his network of contacts and experience and uniquely qualifies him for his role on the Grandview Board of Directors. His instinct with regard to growth and opportunity have served the company well as it considers strategic partnerships and enters a period of growth and increased capitalization. Mr. Brown is a partner in Osprey Capital, a successful Toronto Investment Banking firm. He holds a Master's degree in finance, and a Bachelor's degree in economics.
Dr. Born is a highly respected senior geologist with over 30 years experience exploring and evaluating mining properties for senior and junior Canadian and US resource companies. Dr. Born worked previously in Archean terrains in Ontario and the Northwest Territories and is therefore intimately familiar with opportunities presented Grandview in the exploration and development of the Red Lake and Rice Lake greenstone belts. He was Senior Geologist and then Resource Geologist for Western Mining and also modeled the Aquarius ore body for Echo Bay Mines. Three times he was awarded Canada's prestigious National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Post-Graduate Scholarship (1991-1993). He is currently working from his Ottawa-based consulting firm for select Canadian and US resource companies.
The Hon. Jack Austin, P.C, Q.C. is a graduate in law from the University of British Columbia and Harvard Law School. He practised law in Vancouver for nearly 20 years specializing in natural resource law, securities and finance. In public life he served for four years as Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources in Ottawa, one and a half years as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Trudeau, Cabinet Minister in the Trudeau government (1981-1984), and in the Martin government (2003-2006). Mr. Austin served as a Senator representing British Columbia from 1975 to 2007. Currently he is Senior Advisor-International to Stern Partners Inc. a private investment group, a director of two public companies, and President of Centerpoint Resources Inc. of Vancouver, a private company owned by Canadian and Chinese investors in the natural resources sector.
Mr. Nunn has been associated with the mining industry for 41 years primarily working in project engineering and management for mine operating companies. Twenty of these years were experienced in the coal and industrial mineral industries for: Kaiser Resources, An Tai Bao Surface Coal Mine (China), Greymouth Coal (New Zealand), and Crystal Graphite Corporation (Canada & China). His metal mining experience included Cominco (four operations), Lornex Mining Corp., Echo Bay Mines, and Granduc Operating Company. His experience includes exploration, geological engineering, civil/structural engineering, mine engineering, contract management, financial analyses, governmental affairs, and project/construction management in both open pit and underground mining environments. Mr. Nunn is a Registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia graduating in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University in 1975. Mr. Nunn is presently Vice President – Technical Services for Centerpoint Resources Inc., President of Centershield Gold Mines Inc., and a Director for Anglo Swiss Resources Inc.
Mr. Sarjeant contributes unparalleled field, finance, and boardroom intelligence to the Grandview management team. After graduating B.Sc Honours, Geological Sciences from Queen's University in 1983, Mr. Sarjeant began his career with Echo Bay Mines Ltd as a project geologist working on projects in the NWT, Archean greenstone belts, Lupin Mine peripheral project, and skarn properties in BC and Equador. He ascended to Senior Geologist, International Exploration Group, responsible for project evaluation outside of North America, including precious and base metals projects in South America, East Africa, South East Asia, Russia, Mongolia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. From 1993 until 1996, he was President and CEO of Auric Resources - a precious metals exploration company focused on Peru. From 1999 until his November, 2006 appointment to the office of President and CEO of Grandview Gold, Paul operated a successful securities business focused on strategic planning and investment analysis. His Certified Financial Planner designation gives him unique insight into the needs of institutional and retail broker investment communities.