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Management


The management team of Canadian Platinum Corp. represents a broad range of business acumen and industry experience. The officers and directors collectively have over 130 years of experience in corporate management, corporate and securities law, finance, business administration, and geological engineering. Their diverse business and education backgrounds all play key roles in the success of Canadian Platinum Corp.

Gary Billingsley, CPA, CA*, P.Eng., P.Geo., President, CEO & Director

A professional engineer and geoscientist with more than 40 years’ experience in the mineral industry—most of those years in Saskatchewan—Mr. Billingsley has been an officer and director of several public mining and mineral exploration companies during the past 31 years. In addition to experience with uranium and base-metal exploration, Gary has been directly involved with putting Saskatchewan’s largest gold mine into production, and has played a major role in the discovery of diamond-bearing kimberlite in Saskatchewan on several occasions.

Prior to 2012, Mr. Billingsley served as Executive Chairman of Great Western Minerals Group Ltd., where he identified, very early on, the importance of achieving self-reliance across the entire supply chain for critical and strategic minerals, in particular rare earth elements.

*Non-practicing professional accountant

Karen Frisky, BComm, CPA, CGA, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Frisky brings extensive accounting experience to Canadian Platinum Corp.. Karen received her Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan in 1994 and holds a Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation. In 2010 Ms. Frisky joined the finance team at Great Western Minerals Group, a publicly listed company on the TSX-V, in the capacity of Director of Finance, and subsequent to that served as the CFO of Star Minerals Group Ltd., a CSE-listed company.

Prior to entering the mining industry Ms. Frisky worked in public practice before moving to private industry where she worked in senior accounting positions in the non-profit, health, manufacturing and construction sectors.

Doug Billingsley, MBA, Director

Throughout his career Mr. Billingsley has held numerous executive positions (CEO, COO, CFO, SVP Corporate Planning, VP Marketing & VP Product Development) in large financial services and manufacturing organizations. His experience spans private and public companies as well as successfully starting and growing his own businesses. Coming from a mining family, he is very familiar with the mining industry, and has served on the boards of several publicly traded junior mining companies.

Mr. Billingsley has won several AMA awards, including Marketer of the Year. His experience ranges from strategic planning and systems development, to asset securitization, financial derivatives and raising capital. He holds a BA in political science/economics from the University of British Columbia and an MBA in finance/marketing from the University of Saskatchewan.

Mr. Billingsley is currently a Partner with Hong Kong based, Battalion Partners LLC. Battalion is a business advisory and consulting firm that specializes in working with companies to prepare and structure them to successfully attract investment capital.

Jim Engdahl, Director

Mr. Engdahl is currently President of Nelson Environmental Remediation Ltd., a private company engaged globally in soil remediation. Jim has extensive experience as a director and officer of public companies including, most recently, Star Minerals Group Ltd. and Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.

Prior to that, Mr. Engdahl was involved in corporate finance, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, and successfully financing many projects in Canada. Jim got his business and finance background working for many years in banking, where he last served as a Vice President of Barclays Bank of Canada.

David Ludwar, Director

Over the past 30 years, Mr. Ludwar has held a number of senior management positions with major financial institutions, both in operational and strategic planning roles. Dave has extensive experience in communications, planning, project management, financial management and organization. He currently runs is own consulting business with a global clientele.

 

 

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