Patrick Power is a seasoned venture capitalist and financier with over 20 years of experience as a stock market professional and as director of public companies. He has been President and CEO of Arctic Star since its inception in 2002. Additionally, Mr. Power serves as a director of other mineral exploration companies. Arctic Star benefits from Mr. Power's wealth of experience as a shrewd dealmaker, an adept financier and as a tireless, results-driven leader of dynamic public companies. The company enjoys Mr. Power's large network of contacts within the industry, his enthusiasm and his efforts as a member of the audit and remuneration panels.
Position: VP Exploration, Director
Buddy Doyle has 25 years experience in mineral exploration. He worked for Rio Tinto PLC for over 23 years, most recently he was Exploration Manager/Vice President of Kennecott Canada Exploration Inc. (owned by Rio Tinto), in charge of diamond exploration in North America. He was a key member of the Kennecott Exploration Australia team that discovered the multi-million ounce Minifie gold deposits at Lihir in 1987-1988 and led the team which discovered the Diavik diamond deposits in 1994-1995. Few geologists have seen 2 projects from discovery through to decision to mine. Mr. Doyle is recognized by his peers in the exploration industry as an authority on diamond exploration and kimberlite geology, and has authored/co-authored numerous papers on these subjects. He recently was awarded the 2007 Hugo Dummitt Award for excellence in Diamond exploration. Since leaving Rio Tinto Mr. Doyle remains active in the diamond sector through consultancy and non-executive directorships. Mr. Doyle brings to the company a disciplined scientific approach to mineral exploration and managerial skills that have a proven track record. He holds a BSc in Applied Geology from the Queensland University of Technology.
|Binny Jassal, CPA, CGA, FCCA|
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Binny Jassal brings over 20 years of accounting and management experience to the Company. Mr. Jassal is a member of Certified General Accountants in Canada, fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in London, England and holds Certificate in Accounting and Finance from Ryerson University Toronto. Previously, Mr. Jassal has worked in various accounting positions (including public companies) within the manufacturing, IT and telecommunication sectors. Mr. Jassal joined the Company in May 2006 and has been an important member of the team working on the financial and corporate side of the operations.
John Buckle is a key component of our board of directors and contributes significantly to our board through his vast experience in diamond exploration. Mr. Buckle has served with us in this capacity since February 22, 2001. Mr. Buckle has been the principal of Geological Solutions, a geological consulting firm, since October 1998. From August 1995 to October 1998, Mr. Buckle was Vice President Business Development of Quantec Geoscience, a geological consulting firm. Mr. Buckle also serves as a director of Odyssey Resources Ltd., a publicly listed natural resource exploration company, and as a director of Oasis Diamond Exploration. Mr. Buckle has a B.Sc. from York University and a Geological Technicians Certificate from Sault College.
Christopher Campbell is a director and integral part of our management team who brings extensive diamond exploration experience to the board. Mr. Campbell has been an independent geophysicist with his own consulting firm, Intrepid Geophysics Ltd. since 1997. Previous to forming his own firm, Mr. Campbell was a geophysicist with the Department of Geological Survey of Botswana.
Thomas Yingling is a successful seasoned venture capitalist who benefits from over 19 years experience running resource based public companies. He has been a Director of Arctic Star since its inception in 2002. Mr. Yingling has served for almost two decades as President of Brahma Communications Corp., an investment consulting firm that specializes in corporate finance, investor relations and strategic corporate planning for publicly traded companies. He has served as President and CEO and/or a director of other resource based public companies.
Sean Charland is a seasoned communications professional with experience in raising capital and marketing resource exploration companies. Mr. Charland is a director of Zimtu Capital Corp., an investment issuer listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. His network of financial community contacts extends across North America and Europe. Mr. Charland also serves as a Director (April 2011 -- present) and Corporate Secretary (September 2011 -- present) of Pacific Polar Energy Group, a private exploration company focused on Colombia; Director of Nanton Nickel Corp. (April 2012 -- present); and Director of Prima Fluorspar Corp. (June 2012 -- Present)
Mr. Ferreira is an exploration geologist with over 30 years experience in gold, base-metal and diamond exploration in Canada. Mr. Ferreira holds a master of science degree from the University of Manitoba and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Mr. Ferreira's employment experience includes work for Noranda Exploration Canada, Esso Minerals Canada, Getty Mines, Falconbridge Ltd., Granges Exploration, Canmine Resources Corp. and San Gold Corp. Mr. Ferreira is past president of the Manitoba Prospectors and Developers Association. Mr. Ferreira is currently a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba, and is a director of another publicy listed company.