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Peter Shearing, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 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. 

Donald Anderson, Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

Donald Anderson brings nearly 30 years of experience to Canada Rare Earth, including 15 years in the financial markets in Toronto and Vancouver and  over 10 years as an entrepreneur and executive, primarily in the mining sector in East and Southern Africa.  Leveraging this experience, Donald also serves as the Managing Director for Africa within the company. Within the financial markets, Donald has been on both the sell-side, as equity analyst and investment banker at brokerage firms and on the buy-side as equity analyst and fund manager at a major Canadian investment management firm.

Janet Meiklejohn, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Janet Meiklejohn, CPA, CA, MBA, former CBV, is a highly accomplished senior financial executive with over twenty-five years of experience in corporate finance and institutional equity sales. Most recently, Janet worked as a Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team for several high-growth companies, both public and private. As an Institutional Equity Sales Vice President with leading Canadian investment banks, including Desjardins Securities, National Bank, Salman Partners, and Macquarie Capital, Ms. Meiklejohn has an established network of renowned institutional investors that focus on the mining sector. She brings further expertise in financial reporting, strategy, valuation, governance, and capital markets to Canada Rare Earth. 

Dorival de Carvalho Pinto, Managing Director, Brazil

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.

Gordon Fretwell, Director and Corporate Secretary

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.

Tracy A. Moore, 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. 

William McGregor, Managing Director Business Development for Southeast Asia and Australia

Bill is a successful business development, corporate finance, and capital raising specialist with transaction experience across Southeast Asia, Australia, and Africa. He is based in Singapore, works closely with the funding ecosystem that has developed there, and now has an increasing focus on the origination, development, and financing of resource projects across Asia and Australia. Recently he has focused on technology metals, including lithium, nickel, and rare earths. In prior years Bill was involved in more conventional sectors, including copper, gold, and coal projects. Bill has originated and negotiated joint venture businesses with major resource houses including Vale, Anglo American and Ivanhoe Mines as well as many junior listed and private companies. Bill earned three degrees from Australian universities, including Master of Business Administration, Master of Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Engineering (Hons). He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

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.


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