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Sir Richard Lapthorne , , , Chairman, Non-Executive Director, London, England


Sir Richard has served as a Sherritt Director since September 2011, and Chairman of the Board effective June 26, 2019. Sir Richard Lapthorne has served as a Finance Director or as Chairman of various FTSE 100 and non‑quoted companies in the United Kingdom since 1986. He is currently the Chairman of CPP Group plc. global financial assistance product provider listed on the London Stock Exchange. He was Finance Director of Courtaulds plc from 1986 until 1992. He was Finance Director of British Aerospace plc from July 1992 and Vice Chairman from April 1998 until his retirement in 1999. From 1996 to May 2003 he was Chairman of Amersham International plc (now GE Healthcare), joining the board as a non-executive director in 1989. He was Chairman of Cable Wireless from 2003 until 2016. His non-quoted appointments included Chairman of PWC’s UK Public Advisory Board, McLaren and New Look, and positions with Flemings Bank and JP Morgan. A keen gardener he was a trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 1998 until 2004, of which from 2004 until 2009 he served as the nominee of Her Majesty the Queen.

Maryse Bélanger , , , Non-Executive Director, Vancouver, Canada


Ms. Bélanger has served as a director of the Corporation since February, 2018.Maryse Bélanger has more than 30 years of experience in the global mining sector, with proven strengths in operational excellence, technical services and efficiency. She is President & CEO of Bullfrog Gold Corp. From July 2016 to July 2019, Ms. Belanger was President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Atlantic Gold Corp., where she was responsible for the overall operational and technical management of the company. Prior to joining Atlantic Gold, she served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Mirabela Nickel Ltd., where she led the restructuring of the Santa Rita open pit nickel operations in Brazil.

Adrian Loader , , , Non-Executive Director, London, England


Mr. Loader has served as a director of the Corporation since July 2013. Adrian Loader has extensive international experience working for Royal Dutch Shell in energy management, projects, strategy, business development and new market entry. He held regional responsibility for operations in Latin America/Africa, Middle East/Far East and Europe and was the Royal Dutch Shell Director responsible for Strategy and Business Development, Scenarios, Group Planning, Health, Safety & Environment, and External Affairs. Before retiring at the end of 2007, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Shell Canada, where he was responsible for, among other things, Shell Canada’s oil sands open pit mining activities and their expansion. He has served on the board of directors of Alliance‑Unichem, Shell Canada Ltd., Alliance‑Boots, Candax Energy Inc. and Compton Petroleum. He joined the board of Candax Energy Inc. in January 2008 and was Chairman until June 2010, and then Chairman of Compton Petroleum until August 2012.

Lisa Pankratz , , , Non-Executive Director, Vancouver, Canada


Ms. Pankratz has served as a director since November 13, 2013. Lisa Pankratz has over 30 years of experience in the investment industry and capital markets in both executive and advisory capacities, working with multinational and international companies. For over 19 years, she has served as a board member of corporations in the financial services and global media industries. She previously served on the boards of IA Clarington Investments, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Canwest Media, Inc., The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia , and was a member of the Accounting Policy and Advisory Committee advising the Ministry of Finance for the Province of British Columbia. From 2006 to 2010, she was the President of Mackenzie Cundill Investment Management Ltd., and from 2002 to 2006 was the President, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Cundill Investment Research Ltd. and the Chief Compliance Officer of The Cundill Group.

David Pathe , , , Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto, Canada


David Pathe was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2012, and was Chairman of the Board from June 13, 2017 to June 26, 2019. He joined Sherritt in 2007 and held a number of progressively senior positions prior to his current position:

  • Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer (March 2011-January 2012)
  • Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (July 2009-February 2011)
  • Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (October 2008-June 2009)
  • Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary (June 2007-September 2008)

John Warwick , , , Non-Executive Director, Toronto, Canada


Mr. Warwick has served as director of the Corporation since June 13, 2017. John Warwick is a special advisor to Paradigm Capital Inc. He was previously the Managing Director, Investment Banking, founding partner and Head of Corporate Finance of Paradigm Capital Inc. where he advised and assisted companies on financing and capital structure matters. Prior to 1999, he was Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of Gordon Capital Corporation and previously a mining analyst at Gardner Watson, and at Burns Fry, where he was a top‑ranked base metals analyst.