Tracy A. Moore, CEO and Director
Mr. Tracy A. Moore has over 20 years’ business, corporate finance and strategic and business planning experience having worked in over 15 countries, while based in Vancouver, Canada. He co-founded the rare earth business known as “Canada Rare Earth”; he founded the MCSI Group of Companies in 1990; and he worked with three Canadian chartered accountant firms in the practice areas of corporate finance, restructuring, and audit assurance. In addition to his consulting practice he has owned and operated a variety of businesses. He has a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.
Peter Shearing, COO and Director
Mr. Peter Shearing has a significant background in operations and engineering in North America, Europe, and Asia and has been a director of Canada Rare Earth since 2012. Peter has widespread international business experience in high tech and contract electronics manufacturing having held senior executive positions in operational, technical and customer facing roles in companies such as Nortel and Breconridge Manufacturing. He served as an engineering officer in the Canadian Army, filling leadership and technical roles for over a decade. He earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Western Ontario and his master’s degree in Engineering from the Royal Military College.
Gordon Fretwell, Director
Mr. Fretwell has been a lawyer for over 25 years, providing corporate finance and securities law advice to publicly traded companies and to private companies proposing to go public. He is a Director of various public companies in the resource sector, including Northern Dynasty Minerals and Curis Resources. Mr. Fretwell has extensive experience as a member and Chairman of the Compensation and the Nominating and Governance Committees and member of the Audit Committee. He holds a B.Comm and Bachelor of Laws degree.
Mark Peters, Director
Mark is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with more than 20 years of experience serving as chief financial officer and director of Canadian and United States private and publicly traded companies and taking responsibility for financial reporting, disclosure and tax structuring. Prior to joining the Hunter Dickinson Group in 2007, Mark worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the audit assurance and tax groups.
Michael Lee, CFO and Corporate Secretary
Michael Lee, CPA,CA has over 20 years’ experience in providing senior executive, assurance and advisory services to publicly-traded and privately-held companies including large international resource companies through to small grassroots exploration companies. He has worked in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In particular, since 2010, he has focused on management information systems, external reporting, enterprise risk management and corporate governance strategies. Mr. Lee started his career at the large accounting and advisory firms Ernst & Young and Deloitte. Mr. Lee has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and a Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting from McGill. He is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant.
Elyse Kohyann, Head of Global Trading
Elyse Kohyann comes to Canada Rare Earth with over 15 years experience managing trading for such companies as Trafigura, Rusal, and Concord Resources Ltd. involving both upstream and downstream players in the base metal industry. Based in Asia for the past decade, Mr. Kohyann has in-depth experience in logistics and operations, metal and mining trading, arbitrage and derivatives trading and risk management. He is fluent in French and English, proficient in Spanish and German and has conversational Chinese spoken skills.
Dorival de Carvalho Pinto, Head of Capital Projects - South America
Dr, Carvalho Pinto completed Ph.D and Master’s degrees in Mineral Economics at the Colorado School of Mines, USA. He has held senior positions in business, academics and government in Brazil including responsibility for the mining and ore treatment of the largest heavy mineral sands mine in South America; Head of the Mining Engineering Department at Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE); and Chief Executive Officer of “Companhia de Mineração do Tocantins – MINERATINS” a Brazilian state-owned company focusing on the region’s geology and mining endeavours. In this position, Dori also served as the Secretary of State. Dori is fluent in Portuguese and English and understands Spanish, German and Japanese.