J. Paul Farquharson, B.B.A.
President & CEO
Mr. Farquharson is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. He was previously Chief Financial Officer and has been with eCobalt (previously Formation Metals Inc.) for over 25 years. Mr. Farquharson has been integral in the success of over $230M in financing for the Company, and has made valuable contributions to corporate development and strategic acquisitions for eCobalt and its subsidiaries. He possesses extensive mining industry expertise, including corporate management, administration, compliance, and capital markets.
Marc Tran, CPA, CGA, B.Comm., B.A.
Chief Financial Officer - Corporate Secretary
Prior to being appointed to CFO in January of 2014, Mr. Tran was the Controller for the Company since October 2011. He has over 12 years of experience in corporate finance, financial management, and regulatory compliance with public companies. He has previously served as Director and CFO for other public companies with projects in mineral exploration, development, and production in Canada, US, Mexico, Central and South America.
Floyd D. Varley, B.Sc., M.Eng.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Varley has over 35 years of experience in the mining industry, primarily in underground mine operations management and engineering in Canada and the United States with an impressive track record of accomplishments. Most recently, as VP Operations for TMAC Resources, Floyd led the development of the Hope Bay narrow vein underground gold mine and mill project from Pre-Feasibility Study through financing and construction to commercial production in the high arctic. Mr. Varley also managed, as Vice President, Operations and Mine General Manager, the startup of Yukon Zinc’s remote poly-metallic underground mining operation in Canada’s Yukon Territory. He was General Manager of Morton Salt’s Fairport Ohio underground mine and mill and Chief Engineer of Morton’s Weeks Island Louisiana mine and mill. In addition to his mine operations experience, as Branch Chief of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Office of Mine Safety & Health Research, Mr. Varley led diverse technical teams in risk management, ventilation, ground control and fire prevention research assisting metal and coal mines in the United States. Mr. Varley began his career as an underground miner and advanced to operations management in poly-metallic, copper, uranium, salt and coal mines. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Fiona Grant Leydier
V.P. Investor Relations
Ms. Grant Leydier has over 12 years of experience leading multi-faceted stakeholder communications for international publicly traded companies across diversified industries. With a primary focus on the natural resource sector, Ms. Grant Leydier has led investor relations for numerous companies listed on the TSX and TSX-V in Canada and advised FTSE 100 and 250 clients in the United Kingdom in the areas of corporate and stakeholder communications. Ms. Grant Leydier has extensive experience in the areas of investor relations, public relations, corporate communications, marketing, brand management, corporate finance and governance.