Dr. John W. Pollock
Co-Chairman and Director
Since May 2008, Mr. Pollock has served as the Chairman, Corporate Secretary and a director of the Corporation and provides his services to the Corporation on a part-time basis.
Mr. Pollock has more than 40 years of experience as a consultant providing professional archeological and cultural heritage resource management services. Most of Mr. Pollock's work has been in mining, forestry, and hydro development projects across Northern Ontario. He has extensive experience assisting First Nations with locating and mapping traditional sites. Mr. Pollock has a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Toronto, a M.A. from McMaster University, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Anthropology from the University of Alberta.
Brian P. Fowler
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Fowler is a Professional Geologist with over 40 years of experience as a mining executive, analyst, exploration manager and consulting geologist for a number of major and junior mining companies on a global basis. Mr. Fowler joined Northstar as President, CEO and Director in late 2018 and spearheaded the Company's IPO and public listing on the CSE in January, 2020.
Mr. Fowler received a BSc. (Specialized in Geology) degree from the University of Alberta in 1981. From 1991 to 2004, he held various management and technical roles at Placer Dome Inc. At Placer Dome Inc, he managed regional exploration and advanced stage, feasibility-level projects and evaluations (Musselwhite, Mt. Milligan, Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell, South Deeps) and directed MinEx Projects and exploration at company mines throughout the world. In 2004 - 2005, as Exploration Manager for Quadra Mining Ltd., he evaluated and managed advanced and prefeasibility exploration, and projects in Canada, the United States, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Australia. Mr. Fowler has also been a founding director and officer of a number of public companies with 12 years of capital markets experience raising more than $20 million dollars. These companies include the following TSXV listed companies: BCGold Corp. (2006 - 2017) (now Pan Andean Minerals Ltd.), Engineer Gold Mines Ltd. (2018 - 2020), Laurentian Gold Fields Ltd. (2008 - 2014) (now Pure Gold Mining Ltd.) and RedQuest Capital Corp. (2010 - 2017) (now Harfang Exploration Inc.) Mr. Fowler has a proven track record in generative and advanced mineral exploration, project management and management team development, feasibility studies, mine development, production and project evaluations.
Mr. Fowler is Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 and is a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Professional Geoscientists Ontario, the Society of Economic Geologists and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.
Anthony H. Lesiak
Since 2013, Mr. Lesiak has served as Senior Advisor, Investment Banking with Canaccord Genuity Corp. and was previously Managing Director and Global Head of Mining Research. Mr. Lesiak has over 20 years of experience in equities research in the metals and mining sector which included positions at UBS (Toronto) and HSBC (New York and Toronto)
Mr. Lesiak has not entered into a non-competition or non-disclosure agreement with the Corporation.
Charles B. Main
Mr. Main is a Professional Chartered Accountant. Since November 2018, Mr. Main has served as a director of the Corporation and provides his services to the Corporation on a part-time basis.
Mr. Main has over 30 years of experience in the financing and mining industries. Most recently he was the Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Yamana Gold Inc. from August 2003 to March 2017. He is currently an independent director and Chair of the Audit Committee with Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. and a director of Critical Elements Corporation. Prior to joining Yamana, Mr. Main held the principal positions of Director of Corporate Development of Newmount Capital Corporation and Vice President of Normandy Mining Limited and Outokumpu Mines Ltd., Vice President, Finance of TVX Gold, and was with PriceWaterhouseCoopers for 10 years. Mr. Main is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and Canada. Mr. Main holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.
Mr. Main has not entered into a non-competition or non-disclosure agreement with the Corporation.
R. Greg McKnight
Co-Chairman and Director
Since 2018, Mr. McKnight has been a director of the Corporation and provides his services to the Corporation on a part-time basis.
Mr. McKnight was formerly the Executive Vice President, Business Development at Yamana Gold Inc. ("Yamana") and he retired in 2018. Mr. McKnight has over 25 years of mining focused investment banking and corporate experience. Prior to joining Yamana in 2004, he was a director in the investment banking division of Canaccord Capital Corporation ("Canaccord"), a position he held since December 2001. Before that, Mr. McKnight held various mining related positions including senior roles within other Canadian investment banks. During the year prior to joining Yamana, Mr. McKnight was instrumental in his capacity as an investment banker in structuring the reverse takeover transaction and raising the equity for Yamana that enabled the Company to recapitalize and re-position itself as a gold production company. Mr. McKnight holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.