Stephen Balch, P.Geo., President & CEO (interim), Director
Stephen Balch is an Ontario registered geoscientist with over 38 years experience as a geophysicist. Steve's background includes nickel, copper and platinum group element exploration where he has worked with Inco Limited and FNX Mining in the Sudbury Basin, and Voiseys Bay Nickel in Labrador. Steve has over 20 years experience with public company management and has served as President, CEO, technical consultant and director of various exploration companies. In 2001 Steve joined Aeroquest Limited and helped develop the AeroTEM system, the first commercial helicopter time domain EM system, helping take the company public in 2004. In 2019 Steve co-founded Canada Nickel Company Inc. and is currently VP Exploration.
Ashley Nadon, CPA, MBA, Chief Financial Officer
Ashley Nadon is a chartered professional accountant (CPA) and holds a BA (Economics) degree from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from McMaster University. Mrs. Nadon provides consulting and accounting services to private and public companies in her role as Managing Director of a firm of chartered professional accountants. Mrs. Nadon has experience as the CFO of several Reporting Issuers and is also the CFO of Kermode Resources Ltd.
Vance White, Director
H. Vance White has been President, CEO and director of Noble Mineral Exploration Inc. since 2003. He has held positions as a director and as an officer with numerous other reporting issuers, including AfriOre Limited and Dickenson Mines Limited.
Dr. Sethu Raman, Director
Dr. Kasi Sethu Raman, a resident of Ontario, Canada, is a prolific mine finder and successful entrepreneur with more than 52 years of experience in all phases of exploration, mine development and acquisitions. Dr. Raman played a leadership role in the recent Crawford Nickel discovery near Timmins. He has served as President and CEO of Holmer Gold Mines Ltd. and as director and Advisor to Lake Shore Gold Corp. He has held management positions for several other resource companies including serving as Vice President for International Corona Resources Group of companies. He holds a Ph.D. in Geology from Carleton University and a UNESCO PostGraduate Diploma from the University of Vienna, Austria.
Michael Dehn, Director
Michael Dehn is a Partner of Avanti Management and Consulting Limited. He has over 21 years of experience in the mining industry, serving as director of publicly traded and private junior mining companies, with listings on various exchanges. He is currently President and CEO of Temas Resources Corp. and United Lithium Corp. He has been a director of Spruce since December 2020.
Birks Bovaird, Director
J. Birks Bovaird is the Chair of the board of Energy Fuels Inc., a uranium and vanadium mining and development company. He is also a director of Noble Mineral Exploration Inc. The dominant focus of Mr. Bovaird’s career has been the provision of corporate financial consulting and strategic planning services. He has previously been involved with numerous public resource companies, both in management and as a director, and was formerly the Vice President of Corporate Finance for one of Canada’s major accounting firms. He holds an ICD.D designation and is a graduate of the Canadian Director Education Program.