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  • James C. (Jim) O'Rourke, P. Eng., OBC.

    James C. (Jim) O'Rourke, P. Eng., OBC.

    Director & Chief Executive Officer

    James C. O’Rourke James C. O’Rourke graduated in 1964 with a B.A.Sc. degree in Mining Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He gained valuable mine development and operating experience while involved in the start–up phase of five major mines over 14 years with Placer Development Limited. Jim has more than 40 years of hands–on experience in mine evaluations, development, project financing, marketing and operations in Canada, the United States, South America and the Philippines. As President of Princeton Mining Corporation (1987–1997), he was responsible for the acquisition and operations of the Similco open pit copper mine; the evaluation, financing and development of the Cassiar underground block cave mine; and the acquisition, evaluation, financing and development of the Huckleberry open pit copper mine in northern BC. The Huckleberry project was completed on schedule at its budgeted cost.

    Jim is President and a founding shareholder of Copper Mountain Mining Corporation. He was responsible for the acquisition, financing and development of the Copper Mountain mine which was fast tracked to production on schedule and on budget. He is a Director of JDL Gold Corporation, and a director of numerous private companies in mining and property development. Jim has served as a director of the Mining Association of Canada (1987–1990), the Vancouver Board of Trade (1990) and Chairman (1992) and Director (1987–Present) of the British Columbia Mining Association. Jim was the 2005 recipient of the Edgar A. Scholz Medal for Excellence in Mine Development in British Columbia and the Yukon, and the recipient of the Mining Person of the Year award for British Columbia in 2010. In 2011 he was a recipient of the Order of British Columbia for his economic contributions to mine development in British Columbia. In 2013 Jim was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

  • Rodney A. (Rod) Shier, CPA-CA

    Rodney A. (Rod) Shier, CPA-CA

    Director, Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary

    Rodney A. Shier, CA graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1986 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 1989 while articling at the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he also worked overseas for two years. Mr. Shier has over twenty years experience as a corporate officer and director to a number of publicly–traded mining companies, and has experience in raising over $1 billion in debt and equity financing transactions. Currently, Mr. Shier is Chief Financial Officer, Director and a founding shareholder of Copper Mountain Mining Corporation. Mr. Shier’s responsibilities include all aspects of the Company’s financial operations, controls and financial disclosure, as well as maintaining the Company’s corporate records, in addition to overseeing all aspects of the Company’s investor relations activities. Rod is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and the 2013 recipient of the Edgar A. Scholz Medal for Excellence In Mine Development in British Columbia.

  • John Tapics, P.Eng.

    John Tapics, P.Eng.


    John Tapics, P.Eng., graduated in 1975 with an honours B.Sc. degree in mining engineering from Queen’s University and has over 35 years of mine planning and operation experience. From 2005 to 2013 Mr. Tapics was President & Chief Executive Officer of Compliance Energy Corporation, a mining company. Mr. Tapics became a director of Compliance Energy Corporation in April 2006 and has been a director of several other mining companies. From October 2001 to February 2005, Mr. Tapics held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Electric System Operator and the Balancing Pool of Alberta From 1988 to 2001, as Director, Fuel Supply and Executive Vice President, Mr. Tapics was responsible for the operation of TransAlta Corporation’s Highvale and Whitewood Mines producing over 13 million tonnes of coal per year. Mr. Tapics was the 1993 recipient of the Canadian Institute of Mining’s President’s Role Model Medal and is a past CIM District 5 Proficiency Medal winner. Mr. Tapics has also served as a director of the Coal Association of Canada, the British Columbia Mining Association, the Canadian Electricity Association and the Western Power Institute.

  • Marin Katusa, BSc.

    Marin Katusa, BSc.


    Marin Katusa, Bsc., is a New York Times Best Selling author and a hedge fund manager focused on the natural resource sector. Mr. Katusa has been a director of Copper Mountain Mining Corp. since 2007. He is regularly interviewed on national television such as BNN, RT, Bloomberg and many other radio programs and newspapers for his opinions and insights regarding the resource sector. A regular part of his due diligence process for his funds includes property tours, which has resulted in him visiting hundreds of mining and energy producing and exploration projects all around the world.He graduated from the University of British Columbia.

  • Al Cloke

    Al Cloke


    Al Cloke is a senior executive with proven leadership, team building and market development skills with a track record of successfully managing the profitable growth of mining distribution businesses. Al has worked 40 years in and as a supplier to the mining industry. Al was involved in the growth of the oil sands in Fort McMurray, the coal business in the Elk Valley and Northeast coal. Past responsibilities and achievements are, President of Bucyrus Canada Limited and President CEO and partner of Transwest Dynequip Limited, sold to Sumitomo Corporation. He was chosen British Columbia Mining Industry “Person of the Year” in 1995 and General Chairman of the CIM convention in Vancouver in 1997. He served on the Board of the Coal Association of Canada and the Board of Hillsborough Resources. Al was Chairman of B.C. Children’s Hospital, Mining for Miracles campaign and co–founder of Fishing for Kids and Hooked on Miracles fundraising events for the mining industry and B.C. Children’s Hospital. He is currently President of Cloke Holdings Ltd, and on the Boards of Copper Mountain Mine and Copper Mountain Mining Corporation.

  • Carl L. Renzoni, BSc. (Hons)

    Carl L. Renzoni, BSc. (Hons)


    Carl Renzoni, Bsc. (Hons) is a retired investment banker who worked at BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. from June 1969 and more recently as a Managing Director up until his retirement in November 2001. Mr. Renzoni brings over 30 years of experience in the securities business specializing in the mining industry and has extensive knowledge of all aspects of corporate finance including mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Renzoni was a director of: Meridian Gold Inc until its takeover by Yamana Gold Inc in October 2007 and was a Director of Peru Copper until its takeover by the Aluminum Corporation of China for $840 million in June 2007. Mr. Renzoni is a Director of Yamana Gold Inc since October 2007 and a Director of International Molybdenum since May 2005. Mr. Renzoni received an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1963.

  • Bruce Aunger, CA

    Bruce Aunger, CA


    Bruce Aunger, CA is a senior executive and is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice–President of Madison Venture Corporation and has been since 1988. Mr. Aunger serves as Secretary of Glacier Media, Inc. and GVIC Communications Corp. He was employed by Arthur Andersen, Chartered Accountants, for 11 years and served as a partner for 7 years. He has many years of experience in the accounting, financial, taxation and financing fields. Mr. Aunger has been an Independent Director of Glacier Media, Inc. since April 28, 2000. Mr. Aunger obtained a BA degree in Commerce from Simon Fraser University

  • Robert J. (BOB) Young, BSc. Geo

    Robert J. (BOB) Young, BSc. Geo


    Bob Young graduated in 1962 with a B.A Sc. degree in geological engineering from the University of British Columbia. He joined Placer Development in 1960 and spent 32 years with that company. His first 17 years with Placer were spent doing mine geology, both underground and open pit, as well as gaining experience in mine operations and evaluation. He then left mine operations and went into exploration, working mostly on target evaluations and as a project manager in South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. Bob left Placer in 1992 to join Teck Corporation as manager of its South American office in Santiago, Chile. Four years later, he returned to Teck’s Vancouver office to work on international evaluations until his retirement in June 1999.

  • Roman Shlanka, PhD Geo., B Com.

    Roman Shlanka, PhD Geo., B Com.


    Roman Shlanka received his Doctorate in geology from Stanford University and a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. He is an international mineral explorationist with more than 40 years experience in the mining industry. Roman has been successful in identifying and developing major deposits around the world and is the recipient of a number of achievement awards. In 2009, he was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.