Warren Newfield

Executive Chairman


Mr. Newfield is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tau Capital Corp., a private investment and advisory services company. Mr. Newfield was a co-founder, past President and director of TSX listed AfriOre Limited. In 2007, AfriOre was sold to Lonmin plc for approximately C$500 million. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Newfield was a director and VP Corporate Development of TSX listed Platexco Inc. until the company was acquired for approximately C$190 million by Impala Platinum. Most recently, Mr. Newfield served as Chairman and CEO of CIC Energy Corp., a TSX and BSE listed company, which was sold to Jindal Steel & Power in September 2012.

Henri van Rooyen

Mr. van Rooyen is Talon Metal's’ Chief Executive Officer. He is also a member of Tau Capital, a private investment and advisory services company, where he has been primarily responsible for its new business evaluation process and the implementation of exploration and development programs for mineral projects in countries across Africa and Latin America, including Brazil. Prior to joining Tau Capital, Mr. van Rooyen was President & CEO of Groupman, a private company that built the largest silica mine in South Africa, as well as one of South Africa’s largest offshore diamond exploration projects.

Gregory S. Kinross 1 (Chair), 2

Mr. Kinross was formerly the President of CIC Energy Corp. which was sold to Jindal Steel & Power in September 2012. He is also the former President and CEO of Tau Capital Corp, a private investment and advisory services company. From 1998 to 2004 Mr. Kinross was involved in private equity and investment banking. Prior to 1998, Mr. Kinross was a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, South Africa. Mr. Kinross, a Chartered Accountant, received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (With Distinction), as well as a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree (With Distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand

David L. Deisley

Mr. Deisley is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of NOVAGOLD Resources Inc., responsible for all aspects of the company’s legal governance and corporate affairs. Mr. Deisley has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry in the Americas, with an extensive track record in project permitting, corporate social responsibility, mergers and acquisitions and corporate development. In addition, Mr. Deisley is regarded as a human rights expert relative to resource projects and local populations. Mr. Deisley received his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.

Tony J. Naldrett

Dr. Naldrett is considered one of the leading experts in the world on magmatic (nickel, copper and platinum-group element) sulphide mineralization. Over the years, his research and on the ground experience has covered most of the world’s magmatic sulphide deposits. Dr. Naldrett has authored or co-authored numerous publications and written or edited several books. In addition to his research, Dr. Naldrett has also consulted for many well-known companies, including Chevron Corporation, Falconbridge Ltd., Western Mining Corporation, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto Group and Voisey's Bay Nickel. Although he officially retired from teaching in 1998, Dr. Naldrett still retains a position as Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, and continues his research on magmatic sulfide deposits, most recently as Honorary Professor at the School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and as Honorary Research Fellow of the Natural History Museum, London.

John D. Kaplan 1, 2 (Chair)

For more than 20 years, Mr. Kaplan has been President of Runnymede Development Corporation Limited, a diversified real estate company active in the Greater Toronto Area. Under Mr. Kaplan’s leadership, Runnymede has developed and built numerous landmark communities, comprising more than 10,000 homes, as well as several million square feet of retail and industrial space. In particular, the Ajax, Ontario community of 1100 homes, known as "Lakeside", was awarded the Canadian Home Builder’s Association Community of the Year in 2001. In addition, Mr. Kaplan is a Director of Metropia and Chairman of Trademark Communities. Mr. Kaplan has studied at Upper Canada College in Toronto, McGill University in Montreal and the University of Paris-Sorbonne.

Luis Mauricio F. de Azevedo

Mr. de Azevedo is a Brazilian lawyer and geologist with over 20 years of experience in the mining industry, dealing primarily with gold, industrial minerals, copper and nickel. Mr. Azevedo received a Geology Degree from Universidade Do Estado Do Rio De Janeiro in 1986, a Law Degree from Faculdade Integradas Candido Mendes in 1992 and a Master of Law Degree from Pontifice Universidade Catolica Do Rio de Janeiro in 1995. He is a partner at FFA Legal Support for Mining Co.

David E. Singer 1, 2

Mr. Singer is currently a business consultant to several multi-national companies, many of them publicly held. He serves as a Managing Director of Macro Consultants LLC, where he oversees a team providing strategic planning and project management services. He began his career as an attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Yigal Arnon & Co., following which he managed his own general practice, with a particular focus on corporate, real estate and the legal needs of several multinational corporations. Mr. Singer has been admitted to practice law in both New York and Israel. He received his J.D. from Cardozo School of Law (Magna Cum Laude).


1 Member of the Audit Committee

2 Member of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee