David W. Johnston
Chairman & Director
David Johnston is the founder of Braveheart Resources Canada Inc. For many years Johnston has been very active in the Calgary business community and with several local and international charitable organizations. A former miner with Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting, he also has considerable public company experience as a director and launched an insurance company, Capital Benefits Corp., 25 years ago that remains successful today. Johnston is a director of the Chamber of Mines for Eastern British Columbia and was the driving force in assembling an exceptional land package in the West Kootenays over a period of several years through Braveheart.
Philip Keele, P.Eng.
President & Director
Mr. Keele holds a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queen's University and is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Alberta. He has more than 30 years experience in all facets of the mining industry particularly in engineering, operations and senior management. Mr. Keele retired from Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) in 2016 where he held the position of VP, Mining. Prior to joining CNRL, Mr. Keele held senior positions with a major Canadian mining company in western Canada.
Ian Berzins, P.Eng.
CEO & Director
Mr. Berzins holds a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queen's University and is a registered professional engineer in Alberta and British Columbia. He has more than 35 years experience in all areas of mining including engineering, operations, maintenance, human resources and senior executive positions. He managed three complex underground gold mines in Canada including the Con Mine, Lupin Mine and Rice Lake Mine.
Aaron Matlock, B.A.
COO & Director
Aaron Matlock is a fourth generation farmer who operates a large farm that is located in southern Alberta and has been in his family for over 105 years. Having completed a diploma in Agriculture Finance from the College of Lethbridge in 2002 and a Degree in Economics from the University of Lethbridge in 2004, Aaron is well versed in business risk management. Aaron Matlock is an active member in several local service groups and boards.
R. Brian Murray, M.B.A., C.A.
Brian Murray has over 17 years of experience in both the resource and investment markets. In addition to his position with the Company, Mr. Murray is the President of Nebu Resources Inc. and a director of several other Venture Exchange listed companies. Mr. Murray has also been the President of Murcon Ltd., a private financial consulting company involved in merchant banking, since 1990. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Robert Libin is a native of Calgary and former stock broker with business interests in oil, gas and mining, as well as the hospitality industry. He is very active with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and the Calgary Flames Hockey Club and sits on the board of the Calgary Health Trust and the Alvin and Mona Libin Foundation.
Alex Falconer, C.A.
Alex Falconer obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from Laurentian University in 1982. After graduation, he worked in Toronto for Smith, Nixon & Co., Ernst & Young, and Hyde Houghton. He obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1990 prior to starting his own business providing consulting services for public and private corporations. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer for Blue Vista Technologies Inc., an environmental technology company trading on the NEX.