Management & Directors
Andrew Davidson, CPA, CAPresident and CEO, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Davidson is a resource development professional with more than a decade of continued experience in moving quality projects from greenfield exploration to production across multiple commodity types. As a founder of Royal Helium, Mr. Davidson is one of the most experienced helium exploration company executives in Canada.
A graduate of the University of Calgary (BComm), Mr. Davidson is a Chartered Professional Accountant with Certification in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. Mr. Davidson has extensive experience in the financial management and capital structuring aspects of companies in the junior resource markets in Canada. Mr. Davidson currently sits as a director for a number of junior natural resource exploration and production companies.
Jeff Sheppard, CPA, CAChief Financial Officer
Mr. Sheppard is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (BComm) and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). Mr. Sheppard has worked in the Canadian junior resource industry for the last 9 years and has an in-depth understanding of the junior natural resource markets with particular expertise in the areas of taxation and financial reporting.
Stephen P. Halabura, M.Sc., P.Geo., FEC (Hon.) FGCVP Exploration
A professional geoscientist registered in the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Steve is past-President of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and is an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Canada and a Fellow of Geoscientists Canada.
Specific to Royal Helium, Steve prepared the first Technical Report on the Company properties and provided technical advisement to the management team through August 2017. He has returned to actively assist the execution of exploration strategies and lead Royal towards production.
Steve has been active in the Saskatchewan resource sector both as a consultant and as a business co- founder, and is presently CEO of Buffalo Potash Corp.
Dean NawataVP Corporate Development
Mr. Nawata has been part of Royal Helium for 3 years, providing project evaluation, business model development, corporate structuring and financial modeling and has spent the last nine years as a consultant with 49 North Resources. He is past president and CEO of Kapuskasing Gold and has sat on the boards of several public companies. He has over 30 years of public market experience, nine of which he spent as a licensed stockbroker focusing on financing of junior mining and oil/gas projects with Nesbitt Burns, Research Capital Corporation, and Raymond James.
Tom MacNeill, CGA, CFADirector
Mr. MacNeill is the Founder, President and CEO of 49 North Resources Inc., a Canadian resource investment company headquartered in the Province of Saskatchewan.
A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (Economics) Mr. MacNeill is also a Certified General Accountant (CGA) and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Mr. MacNeill’s extensive knowledge of Canadian capital markets has been gained through experience as a Management Accountant within the mining industry, Investment Advisor with a major Canadian brokerage firm and Chief Financial Officer of a Canadian Trust corporation. Mr. MacNeill has been involved in the junior natural resource markets and a successful developer of natural resource properties and companies for more than 30 years.
John Pringle is a partner in the Saskatoon office of McKercher LLP practicing in the areas of securities law, natural resources law and corporate commercial law with a focus on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and natural resources. Mr. Pringle’s experience includes acting as counsel to issuers in more than ten initial public offerings as well as several notable mergers, acquisitions, take-overs and sales.
Mr. Laberge has had a long and distinguished career in the junior resource sector, focusing on management, investor relations and financing. Mr. Laberge is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gespeg Resources Ltd., and an independent director of Omineca Mining and Metals Ltd.
R. Campbell BecherDirector
Mr. Becher joined Haywood Securities Inc. in 2016 as a Managing Director focused on Special Situations. He has been actively involved in the investment industry since 1993. Mr. Becher spent eight years in retail at RBC Dominion and BMO Nesbitt Burns before pursuing merchant banking for six years with Bearbeech Capital and Becher McMahon. From 2008-2014, he served as President & CEO of Byron Capital Markets Ltd. (“Byron Capital”), an investment bank headquartered in Toronto with offices in Montreal and Vancouver.