TSX-V: MUR

Who We Are

Leadership

  • Jean-Charles Potvin, B.SC (HON), MBA

    President & CEO, Chairman

    Jean-Charles (JC) Potvin, a co-founder of the Company, was President and CEO of Murchison from inception to November 2015 and resumed that role in December 2018 and has been a director since 2007. JC was President and CEO of Pangea Goldfields Inc., which had extensive holdings in Tanzania, until its acquisition in July 2000 by Barrick Gold Corporation for $204 million. Until 1994, he was a Director and Vice-President of Burns Fry (subsequently BMO Nesbitt Burns and currently BMO Capital Markets) and responsible for evaluating world-wide mining investment opportunities as a top-ranked Equity Research Gold Analyst. JC served as the Chairman of Vaaldiam Mining Inc. from 1992 to 2012 (formerly Tiomin Resources). He is currently the President and CEO of Golden Sun Resources which owns the Bellavista gold mine in Central America and is a director and Audit Committee member of Azimut Exploration Inc. and Gold Reserve Inc. both public exploration and development companies.


    Denis Arsenault, CPA, CA

    Director, Independent

    Denis Arsenault also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Arsenault has more than 40 years of professional experience and has held senior financial positions in a range of sectors including manufacturing, mining and resources. He has extensive board and governance committee experience with private and publicly-listed companies. Mr. Arsenault is currently Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President, Quebec at Troilus Gold Corp. Mr. Arsenault was CFO of Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd. (a TSX listed company) from November 2010 and to when it was acquired by Rio Alto Mining Limited in August 2014. He was also director of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc., Stonegate Agricom Ltd., MBAC Fertilizer Corp. and Belo Sun Mining Corp. Mr. Arsenault is a chartered professional accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.


    Donald K. Johnson, B.Eng, MBA, O.C.

    Director, Independent

    Donald Johnson also serves as a member of the Compensation Committee. Donald currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of BMO Capital Markets, having joined a predecessor firm in 1963. During his career with the firm, he was President of Burns Fry from 1984 to 1989 and subsequently served as Vice Chairman of BMO Nesbitt burns until 2004. He is currently Chairman of goeasy Ltd. and serves as a volunteer board member on not-for-profit organizations. He was formerly a Director of the Toronto Stock Exchange and Chairman of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.


    David Pyper, B.Eng., MBA

    Director, Independent

    David Pyper also serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Pyper is currently the Managing Partner at Blair Franklin Capital Partners Inc. of Toronto, a leading independent Canadian mergers and acquisitions advisory firm. Mr. Pyper has over 26 years of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance experience in a wide variety of industries including the mining sector. Mr. Pyper holds an MBA from the University of Toronto and a B. Eng. from the Royal Military College of Canada.


    Jacqueline Leroux

    Director, Independent

    Ms. Jacqueline Leroux, a professional metallurgical engineer, has built a successful career in the Canadian mining industry that spans more than 28 years, having worked for several renowned mining companies including Blackrock Metals, Mason Graphite and Goldcorp, specializing in environmental compliance. Ms. Leroux was the co-president of Rupert Reverence, a native and non-native association to protect northern rivers. Currently, Ms. Leroux is Vice-President of Environment and Permitting at Troilus Gold, overseeing the permitting process, environmental compliance, environmental design input and social acceptability. She is also the owner of JLeroux enr, an environmental consulting firm based in Quebec, Canada.


    Cory Belyk

    Strategic Advisor to the Board of Directors

    Mr. Belyk has earned his reputation as a seasoned uranium geologist with nearly 30 years of experience involving grassroots, brownfield and advanced exploration, mining operations, project evaluation, business development, and domestic and international executive roles. His track record includes a significant uranium discovery in the Athabasca Basin area. Mr. Belyk has served on the Board of Directors of Cameco Mongolia LLC and Cameco Australia Pty Ltd when employed as Director, Exploration International and Agreements with Cameco Corporation. More recently, Mr. Belyk’s focus has been on multiple stages of project evaluation and junior- exploration marketing and financing. He currently holds the position of Executive VP and CEO for CanAlaska Uranium Ltd (TSXV: CVV), a uranium, nickel, copper and diamond explorer. 


  • Jean-Charles Potvin, B.SC (HON), MBA

    President & CEO, Chairman

    Jean-Charles (JC) Potvin, a co-founder of the Company, was President and CEO of Murchison from inception to November 2015 and resumed that role in December 2018 and has been a director since 2007. JC was President and CEO of Pangea Goldfields Inc., which had extensive holdings in Tanzania, until its acquisition in July 2000 by Barrick Gold Corporation for $204 million. Until 1994, he was a Director and Vice-President of Burns Fry (subsequently BMO Nesbitt Burns and currently BMO Capital Markets) and responsible for evaluating world-wide mining investment opportunities as a top-ranked Equity Research Gold Analyst. JC served as the Chairman of Vaaldiam Mining Inc. from 1992 to 2012 (formerly Tiomin Resources). He is currently the President and CEO of Golden Sun Resources which owns the Bellavista gold mine in Central America and is a director and Audit Committee member of Azimut Exploration Inc. and Gold Reserve Inc. both public exploration and development companies.


    Erik H. Martin

    Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

    Erik H. Martin has been Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Corporation since 2007. He has 25 years of financial disclosure and management experience with a focus on publicly listed resource companies. Mr. Martin is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Québec at Rimouski with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and received his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) accreditation in 1996.


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