Adam Davidson is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Trident Royalties Plc. He has over 10 years of experience in the natural resources sector, most recently with Resource Capital Funds, a leading mining-focused private equity firm. Prior to RCF, Adam held positions with BMO Capital Markets in Metals & Mining Equity Research and with Orica Mining Services in Strategic Planning. He has extensive mining capital markets experience across a breadth of jurisdictions and commodities.
Adam began his career with T. Rowe Price and also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Adam is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and previously served as a Non-Executive Director of private gold producer RG Gold. He earned his MBA from the College of William & Mary and completed a post-graduate in Mining Studies from the University of Arizona
Bruce Maluish is a Mining Engineer and has many years of experience in the
management and early development of mining operations. He has previously
been the Operations Director with various public companies in Australia
including the formative years of the very successful companies, Hill 50 Ltd
and Abelle Ltd. Recently pivoting the Company in to Silica Sands, Bruce
brings to VRX Silica, 40 years of experience, a range of strengths including
set-up of projects, contractual arrangements, successful fund raising and a
style of management that meets corporate needs and the best return to
He is a principal, mining analyst and commodity strategist at Hallgarten & Company and is based in London. He has been the CEO and director of our listed companies on the TSX and TSX-V. Prior to founding Hallgarten & Company in 2003 he was the head of research at an economic think tank in New Jersey which he had joined in 2001. Before moving to the U.S., he was the founder and head of research at the Argentine equity research firm, Buenos Aires Trust Company, from 1991 until 2001. Prior to his arrival in Argentina, he worked in London beginning in 1985 as a corporate finance and equities analyst and as a freelance consultant on the restructuring of the securities industry. He is a native of Melbourne, Australia. He graduated in 1981 from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Daniel Litvin is the Founder and Managing Partner of Critical Resource. Since founding the company
in 2006, he has grown Critical Resource to be a leading provider of strategic advice to energy and
mining firms and their investors on ‘ESG’, license-to-operate, and political risks. Critical Resource was
acquired by ERM, the leading global sustainability consultancy, in early 2020.
Prior to Critical Resource, Daniel was a consultant and adviser to leadership at McKinsey & Company
on “business in society” issues. He was also a policy adviser to Rio Tinto, where he worked with
senior management on human rights and other sustainability topics. He has also been a senior
research fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London,
specializing in the geopolitics of energy.
Daniel started his career at The Economist, where he worked as the magazine’s environment and
resources correspondent, jointly winning the Wincott Award for young financial journalist of the
year. He is author of ‘Empires of Profit: Commerce, Conquest & Corporate Responsibility,’ a history
of the political challenges facing big corporations, from the East India Company onward. Daniel holds
an MSc in anthropology and development from the LSE, and a BA in philosophy, politics and
economics from Oxford University.
Danny Callow has over 25 years of experience in building and operating mines in Africa. Mr. Callow was Head of African Copper Operations for Glencore PLC., Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Katanga Mining Limited and Chief Executive Officer of Mopani Copper Mines PLC. Mr. Callow is a Professional Mining Engineer and holds an MBA from Henley Management College and a Bachelor (Hons) of Mining Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines as well as non-executive Director professional diploma from FT-London. Mr. Callow has overseen more than $2.5 billion in mining projects from conception through to full production.
David Harquail was appointed Chair of the Board of Franco-Nevada Corporation in May 2020. Prior to that, he served as its CEO and started by leading Franco-Nevada’s successful $1.3 billion initial public offering in 2007. Since the IPO, Franco-Nevada has grown into the leading precious metals royalty company with a market value exceeding $26 billion. He also serves as Past Chair and a director of the World Gold Council, as a director of the Bank of Montreal and as a cabinet member of the United Way’s Greater Toronto Campaign. He is also the benefactor of the Harquail School of Earth Sciences and its Mineral Exploration Research Centre at Laurentian University in Sudbury as well the at the Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. He graduated as a Geological Engineer from the University of Toronto and as an MBA from McGill University.
Frank bought a controlling interest in U.S. Global Investors in 1989 and has led the company, as
CEO and chief investment officer, to become a go-to destination for investors seeking exposure
to gold, natural resources, emerging markets and more through mutual funds. In 2006, Frank was
selected mining fund manager of the year by the Mining Journal, and in 2011, he was named a
U.S. Metals and Mining “TopGun” by Brendan Wood International.
His award-winning CEO blog, Frank Talk, is one of the very first to appear in the world of
finance. More than 40,000 investors subscribe to his weekly commentary in the Investor Alert
newsletter. Frank is a regular commentator on networks such as CNBC, BNN and FOX
Business. His thoughts on the gold industry can be regularly seen on Kitco News.
His frequent travels helped inspire him to launch the U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) in 2015, still
the only ETF on the market that focuses on the global airline sector. He followed this up, in
2017, with the U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF (GOAU), which provides
investors exposure to precious metals miners.
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Gianni is an investor, author and futurist who has enlightened audiences around the world with his unique brand of storytelling. Drawing from over two decades of research, he is frequently interviewed by the media and is known for the colourful way he decodes complicated modern themes. A graduate of electrical studies from The British Columbia Institute of Technology, Gianni is an expert in the analysis of global energy and he is a sought-after keynote speaker who empowers audiences into appreciating the impact technology and renewable energy are having on every aspect of society. His recently published book, My Electrician Drives a Porsche?, was launched by way of a one-of-a-kind journey across America in an all-electric Tesla, now credited as the world’s first zero emission book tour. Fluent in English, German, Italian, and Croatian, he makes his home in Vancouver.
Paul Brink is President & CEO and a director of Franco-Nevada. He has been with Franco-Nevada since its IPO in 2007. He served as President & Chief Operating Officer from May 2018 to May 2020 and prior to that, successfully led Franco-Nevada’s business development activities as SVP Business Development. He previously had roles in corporate development at Newmont, investment banking at BMO Nesbitt Burns and project financing at UBS. Mr. Brink holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand and a Master’s degree in Management Studies from Oxford University.
Randy Smallwood has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Wheaton Precious Metals since 2011 and is one of the founding members.
Mr. Smallwood originally started as an exploration geologist with Wheaton River Minerals Ltd., and in 2001, was promoted to Director of Project Development, a role he held through the 2005 merger with Goldcorp (now Newmont).
Mr. Smallwood was an instrumental part of the team that built Wheaton River/Goldcorp into one of the largest and most profitable gold companies in the world. He is now focused on continuing to add to the impressive growth profile of Wheaton Precious Metals. He is also the chairman of the board for Special Olympics BC, a member of the board of MineralsEd BC and a member of the organizing committee for Mining4Life, and previously on the board of the BC Cancer Foundation.
He holds a geological engineering degree from the University of British Columbia.
Rod Whyte has been involved in the mining industry in a variety of roles for 50 years. Initially Rod was a mining analyst covering global mining companies. Then Rod became involved in mining finance with a preference for gold projects and thus became a Director of various companies in Canada and Australia. Rod is an experienced industry commentator and participant in mining events.
Mr Vincent Algar is a geologist by profession with over 27 years' experience in the mining industry, spanning underground and open cut mining operations, greenfields exploration, project development and mining services in both Western Australia and Southern Africa. Since 2015 Mr Algar has been Managing Director of Australian Vanadium Ltd (ASX: AVL) and is responsible for advancing the company's high-grade Australian Vanadium Project in Western Australia. Mr Algar was instrumental in the launch of AVL’s subsidiary VSUN Energy with its focus on developing the vanadium redox flow battery market for energy storage.
Mr Algar represents both AVL and VSUN Energy to the mining, financial and energy markets within Australia and has a strong understanding of the technical and financial aspects of the energy and capital market.