Margaret M. Kent, B.Sc., M.Sc. (A)
Executive Chairman, CFO

Margaret Kent has spent over 35 years in the mining industry, during which time she has become a leading figure in the industry in Canada. She has been Chairman, President and CEO of a number of gold and base metal mining companies, with full responsibility to the board of directors for operations, financings and growth.

She has extensive experience in the public and private debt and equity markets in Canada, the USA and Europe. Her experience includes arranging over $1.5 billion of major financing comprising equity with derivatives instruments, high-yield bonds, and convertible debentures to fund major capital projects, acquisitions, and for providing debtor-in-possession financing.

In addition to her resource experience, Margaret Kent has extensive experience in the field of insolvency and restructuring. She has structured purchases of assets out of insolvency both in the US and in Canada. She has restructured companies’ debt packages and worked as a chief restructuring officer filing companies in CCAA, Chapter 11, and Chapter 7. She has also raised significant capital for insolvent companies.

Margaret Kent has been a member of the board of directors of some of Canada's leading natural resource companies, including Talisman Energy, TransCanada Corporation, Royal Oak Mines, and Nova Chemicals, where she served on a number of board committees, including the audit committee.

In July, 2010, she retired from her post as Chief Executive Officer of Century Mining Corporation.  Her major responsibility at Tamerlane is to procure and arrange the financing package for the Pine Point lead-zinc project in the Northwest Territories.


John L. Key,
President, CEO

John Key is a graduate mining engineer with over 35 years of mining experience, including 20 years as a General Manager of zinc/lead operations and four years as President and Chief Executive Officer of a junior gold mining company in Nevada, USA.

Mr. Key was associated with Cominco American, Cominco Ltd., and Teck Cominco Alaska in a career spanning 28 years with the company. During his tenure he was General Manager of the Magmont lead/zinc mine in Missouri, General Manager of the Polaris zinc/lead mine in the NWT, and General Manager of Red Dog zinc/lead mine in Alaska. Mr. Key’s background covers both underground and surface mining operations. While at Red Dog, Mr. Key oversaw a $300M capital expansion of the operation, more than doubling concentrate production making it the largest zinc/lead concentrate producer in the world.

Mr. Key was President and CEO of a Gryphon Gold Corporation, financing and building an oxide heap leach mine in Hawthorne, NV. Mr. Key obtained his B.S. Mining Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla.



Ross F. Burns, HB.Sc., P.Geo., L.G. 


Ross Burns is a 40-year veteran of the mining industry who has served as a director and officer of numerous Canadian public mining companies including Royal Oak Mines and Century Mining.  Mr. Burns served for 18 years as Vice President of Exploration for gold companies where he held responsibilities for reserves and exploration for six producing mines and multiple exploration properties.  In that time, he was involved in the financing and development of the Kemess Copper Gold Mine.

Mr. Burns has extensive exploration and mine geology experience in Mississippi Valley Type, sediment-hosted, lead-zinc deposits, which was gained at Teck Cominco’s Polaris and Pine Point mines in Canada’s Northwest Territories.  Since 2004, Mr. Burns has been President and Director of Tamerlane Ventures, which owns the Pine Point lead-zinc property.  His unique vision and long-time knowledge of the property have equipped him to oversee the development of Pine Point from exploration through the feasibility stage.

Mr. Burns is an Honours Geology graduate from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario , a Professional Geologist in the Northwest Territories, and  a Licensed Geologist in Washington State.


W. J. V. Sheridan
Secretary, Director

Mr. Sheridan has been a partner in the law firm of McMillan LLP since 1970 and is an authority in mining law. His practice includes general corporate, commercial and securities law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, mining and international joint ventures.



J. Cowan McKinney (A)

J. Cowan McKinney is the Chairman of the Board of Pacific Insight Electronics Corp. He is a retired partner of KPMG, Director and President of Stormont Enterprises Ltd. Director of Western Pacific Trust Company and Tamerlane Ventures Inc. He is a also the Director and President of Stormont Enterprises Ltd., and a Director of Western Pacific Trust Company.


Tim Chapman

Mr. Chapman is a 44-year veteran executive of the port and waterfront industry in Western Canada. His numerous leadership roles in this industry include 20 years as President and Director of Western Stevedoring Company Limited (1991 – 2011). Mr. Chapman’s career also includes such roles as Director, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority; Chair and Director, Waterfront Foreman Employer’s Association; and President and Director, BC Wharf Operator’s Association.