Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Keith Neumeyer


Mr. Neumeyer has worked in the investment community since 1984. He began his career at a number of Canadian national brokerage firms. Mr. Neumeyer moved on to work with several publicly traded companies in the resource and high technology sectors. His roles have included senior management positions and directorships responsible in areas of finance, business development, strategic planning and corporate restructuring. Mr. Keith Neumeyer who has an unparalleled track record which includes creating two world-class mining companies: First Quantum Minerals Ltd. which has now grown into one of the world's largest copper producers, and First Majestic Silver Corp. which is one of the largest silver producers in the world. Mr. Neumeyer has also listed a number of companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange and as such has extensive experience dealing with the financial, regulatory, legal and accounting issues that are relevant in the investment community.

Dan Wilton

CEO and Director

Dan Wilton has 25 years of experience in M&A, corporate finance and principal investing in the mining sector, having executed as principal or advised on more than $10 billion of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and more than $1 billion of financings. Dan was most recently a Partner at Pacific Road Capital Management, a mining-focused private equity investment firm with approximately $800 million under management. Prior to joining Pacific Road, Dan’s previous roles included Managing Director and Head of the Global Mining and Metals Group at National Bank Financial Inc., Managing Director in Business Development at General Electric based in London, England, and other corporate finance and M&A roles at global financial institutions based in Toronto and New York. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and is Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee for Providence Health Care in Vancouver, Canada. Dan holds a B.Comm (First Class Honours) from Queen's University and an MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD in France.

Raymond Polman


Mr. Polman has more than 30 years of public accounting and corporate finance experience in the Canadian and US financial markets and has served as Chief Financial Officer for First Majestic Silver Corp. since February 2007. Prior to his current role, Mr. Polman had been a Chief Financial Officer for six years with a number of publicly traded high technology companies, prior to which he served several years as the Director of Finance for Rescan Environmental, a large privately owned company serving the global mining community. Mr. Polman has a Bachelor of Science (Economics) Degree from the University of Victoria and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. Mr. Polman also brings eight years of prior public accounting experience with Deloitte, LLP.


Richard Lock


Richard Lock is a veteran mining executive with more than 30 years of experience in project management, development and operations for major mining companies including Rio Tinto, Western Potash, DeBeers and Anglo American. Richard is currently serving as the Senior Vice President and Project Director for the NorthMet mining project in Minnesota being developed by PolyMet Mining Corp. His most recent prior roles include Construction Director for KAZ Minerals’ Peschanka open pit copper mine in Russia and executive and project director roles at Arizona Mining’s Hermosa Zinc Project in the U.S. (acquired by South32 Limited in 2018 for $2.1 billion). He has been involved with numerous projects including Yara International’s Dallol potash project in Ethiopia, Western Potash’s Milestone potash project in Canada, and several of Rio Tinto’s projects including the Resolution and Keystone copper assets in the U.S. and the Diavik diamond mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Mr. Lock holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Cardiff University in the U.K.

Leanne Hall


Prior to joining Des Nedhe in 2019 and accepting the role of Chief Executive Officer of Creative Fire, Leanne was the National Leader of the Deloitte Indigenous practice, serving over 275 Indigenous communities across Canada. Her experience in business leadership and her ability to build relationships between corporate partners and Indigenous businesses were integral to growth for Deloitte and its clients. Leanne has served as a director for the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and is a member of the Board of Governors for Wilfrid Laurier University and is a WXN Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada Award Winner.

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