Sam Lee, CFA

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Lee was appointed to the role of President & CEO of Northisle in October 2020. Over the past 20 years Mr. Lee has advised on some of the most prominent M&A, equity, and debt transactions in the international and Canadian global mining industry totalling over $100 billion in value. During this period, he has worked in major resource markets including Toronto, Sydney, and Vancouver where he led various strategic initiatives for CIBC World Markets. Most recently he was Managing Director and head of CIBC’s Vancouver Mining Group. Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Faculty of Engineering, from the University of Toronto, was a graduate of the Lassonde Mineral Engineering program, and is a CFA charter holder.

Nicholas Van Dyk, CFA

Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Nicholas is a public company executive with over 16 years of experience in corporate development, finance, and investor relations with a focus on the mining industry. He has advised a range of public and private companies on strategic corporate matters, including internal and external growth projects as well as M&A transactions, equity, and debt financings totalling more than $35 billion. Nicholas currently owns a consulting practice, where he advises public and private companies on corporate development and capital markets issues. Previously, he was Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development at Polaris Materials Corporation prior to its acquisition by a major US construction materials company in 2017. As a member of the executive leadership team at Polaris, he led the successful investor relations function and created significant value for shareholders as a key contributor to corporate strategy, business development, finance, community relations and other matters. Nicholas joined Northisle in November 2020.

Robin Tolbert, P.Geo.

VP, Exploration

Robin is an exploration geologist with more than 40 years experience spanning multiple global porphyry districts including the Yukon, British Columbia, Alaska, Mongolia and many additional countries. Robin brings a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience, and a refreshed perspective to the exploration of the North Island Project. Robin also has recent experience with large-scale development projects including, Pebble, Alaska, Illinois Creek, Alaska, and Ovoot, Mongolia. Robin joined Northisle in 2021.

Michelle Tanguay

Head of Sustainability and Community Relations

Michelle joined Northisle in May 2021. Michelle spent her early career years gathering hands-on practical experience in each of the main standard stages of mine development; from exploration to closure. The latter half has been spent using her understanding of the inter-connectivity of the technical disciplines and mine stages to contribute to the development of mining projects. Her experiences cover a wide range of activities associated with the life-cycle of mining, from: Indigenous and stakeholder capacity development and engagement; baseline data design and collection; management of large consulting teams; contributing to pre-feasibility and feasibility studies; overseeing and leading assessment and permitting processes in a number of jurisdictions in Canada; negotiation of agreements with Indigenous governments and organizations; environmental management during construction and operations; and, the development of closure plans. Michelle has held management positions with Newmont, Argonaut Gold, and Ethos Gold.

Ian Chang, P.Eng.

VP, Project Development

Ian is an experienced mining executive with more than 35 years experience working on high profile mining projects around the world. As a Professional Engineer, he has led extensive project studies with an approach that emphasizes the integration of project engineering and environmental assessments with feedback from First Nations, local communities and key project stakeholders. Most recently, Ian was Vice President, Projects for Orezone Gold Corporation, where he jointly led the company’s development and construction efforts at its Bomboré Gold Project. Previously, Ian has held leadership roles with Lion One Metals, Pretium Resources, Fluor Canada, Emgold and AMEC. His career highlights include responsibility for executive and technical leadership of numerous open pit and underground base and precious metal mining projects, including Bomboré, Brucejack, Tuvatu, Musselwhite, Long Harbour, Sulfolix and multiple other major mining projects.

John (Jack) McClintock, MBA, P.Eng

Strategic Advisor

Jack McClintock has over 40 years’ experience in exploration and acquisitions of gold and base mineral deposits. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in major mining companies including Rio Algom, Billiton and BHP Billiton including Global Exploration Manager with BHP Billiton. Mr. McClintock has a track record of successfully leading and participating in a number of significant mineral discoveries and acquisitions. He was awarded the “Prospector of the Year” award in 1998 by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, for the discovery of the world-class Spence porphyry copper deposit (now BHP Billiton’s Spence Mine) in Chile. While with Rio Algom, he was part of the team that lead to the acquisition of Antamina and Bajo de la Alumbrera.

Cameron Brown, P.Eng.

Technical Advisor

Mr. Brown has 45 years' experience in mineral processing and has been responsible for plant maintenance, project engineering and project management of major base and precious metal projects. He was formerly Project Manager for Western Silver Corporation and worked for 22 years for Bechtel Mining & Metals in various capacities including: Project Manager, Project Engineering Manager, and Manager of Engineering for Bechtel Mining & Metals (Global). He was Western Copper and Gold's Project Manager from 2006 - 2010 and has served as Vice President, Engineering at Western Copper and Gold since July 2010.

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