The ScoZinc Mining Board of Directors
Director & Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Lazarovici has extensive experience in engineering, financial management and capital markets, particularly in the mining sector. He has served on the boards of several juniour mining companies and a merchant bank. He spent 15 years in the corporate sector in a wide range of technical and managerial roles, followed by 20 years in the financial industry. He worked in Toronto and New York as a highly ranked and successful global metals and mining analyst; most recently at BMO Capital Markets and Smith Barney where he led teams of analysts that were consistently ranked amongst the top tier in all of the major Canadian and US polls of institutional investors. He is the only analyst to have been recognized as the top analyst in the sector in both the Canadian and U.S. Greenwich Associates surveys. Mr. Lazarovici has a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) from Sir George Williams University in Montreal, Quebec and an MBA from York University in Downsview, Ontario. He was previously a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec and the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.
Director & Chair of the Technical, Safety and Environmental Committee
Mr. Surratt has over 35 years of international mining experience in developing, building and operating mining projects and companies. Mr. Surratt was the founder of Mercator Minerals and served as Director, President and CEO of the Company since its inception in 1998 until his retirement in 2011. Mr. Surratt also directed over $500 million in project financing for various Mercator projects, over saw all corporate functions and advanced the company to the index on the Toronto Stock exchange. Mr. Surratt was a co-founder and VP Operations and a director of Miramar Mining Corporation. Mr. Surratt has a B.S. in geology.
Director & Chair of the Audit Committee
Mr. Hopkins has over 25 years of financial management experience in the resources industry. He has spent most of his career in senior roles with public mining companies, including Kerr Mines Inc, U.S. Silver, Rio Algom, BHP Billiton, Suncor and several Canadian and international junior mining companies. He has broad junior resource experience in the areas of corporate finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, valuations, strategic planning, investor relations, financial and management reporting. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, and a Chartered Accountant designation and MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Director & Chair of the Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee
Mr. Montpellier is a lawyer by training and worked primarily in the capital markets as counsel to emerging issuers and listed public companies engaged in mineral exploration and mining. Mr. Montpellier has assisted a wide range of businesses in the entire spectrum of corporate finance activities, from accessing seed capital for private companies through to IPOs and subsequent public and private financings and has worked extensively in the field of mergers and acquisitions, hostile and friendly take-over bids, proxy contests, corporate reorganizations, and arrangements. Mr. Montpellier also has experience in debt and project financing for mineral projects, acting both for lenders and borrowers. On the corporate side, he was Vice-President, Corporate Development and General Counsel for Extorre Gold Mines Limited from its creation in 2010 until its acquisition by Yamanma Gold Inc. in 2012 for $414 million.