Our team is comprised of mineral exploration professionals, with expertise spanning all aspects of the resource sector, from exploration to project development, finance, and business development. Our experienced geological team have multiple discoveries and mines around the world to their credit.
Al Fabbro – President, CEO, & Lead Director
Mr. Fabbro has over 30 years’ experience in both the finance and mining industries. From 1984 to 1990, Mr. Fabbro headed the retail trading department of Yorkton Securities, followed by six years with Yorkton’s Natural Resources Group. After working for 10 years as an investment advisor with Canaccord Capital, specializing in the natural resource sector, Mr. Fabbro left to become Lead Director of Roxgold Inc. which was named the top company on the TSX Venture 50 and raised in excess of $60 million in equity financing during his tenure.
Rob Sibthorpe – Vice President, Exploration & Director
Mr. Sibthorpe, B. Sc (Geol), MBA has had extensive experience in the mineral exploration sector working in geology and business development with senior mining companies including Noranda, Falconbridge and Ivanhoe Mines. He also served as a research and corporate finance analyst in the securities industry for Midland Doherty Ltd., Yorkton Securities Inc. and Canaccord Capital Corp. He has been involved in the discovery and financing of numerous important mineral deposits, including Eskay Creek, Petaquilla, Oyu Tolgoi, and Fire Creek. In 2010-2012, as President and CEO of Roxgold Inc., he financed and discovered the Yaramoko deposit in Burkina Faso. Mr. Sibthorpe received his Bachelor of Science in Geology (1972) and a Masters of Business Administration (1979) from the University of Toronto.
Rick Mazur – Director
Mr. Mazur, P. Geo, MBA is a geoscientist who has held positions in the international exploration and mining industry for over 30 years as a project geologist, financial analyst and senior executive on uranium, gold, base metals, coal and industrial minerals projects around the world. Mr. Mazur worked as an analyst for Canamax Resources Inc. from 1985 to 1991 during the development of three Canadian gold mines. Two of these mines – Bell Creek in Timmins, Ontario and the Island Mine in Wawa, Ontario are still in production. Mr. Mazur also served as a Director of Roxgold Inc. when it was named the top company on the TSX Venture 50 in 2012. Currently, he is a Director of Alto Ventures Ltd., Impact Silver Corp., and Forum Uranium Corp.
Brett A. Richards – Director
Mr. Richards is a natural resources executive with over 32 years of expertise in mining and metals. He has a unique background in mining M&A, mine financing, mine development and senior level operations experience. He brings publicly listed CEO experience in the mining sector, as well global operational experience – with a geographic focus in the last 12 years in Africa. Brett has held positions for private equity shareholders in the past including: CEO of African Thunder Platinum, CEO of Renew Resources, and CEO of Octéa. He previously served as the transition CEO of Roxgold, CEO of Avocet Mining, and was part of the five person start-up of Katanga Mining. Brett’s other publicly listed experience was in senior executive positions with Kinross Gold and Co-Steel.
Wayne Moorhouse – Director
Mr. Moorhouse, CFA has held senior management positions with several mining and civil construction companies. He has a proven track record at an operating level and as a financial executive with experience covering all stages of a project’s life, from grass roots exploration through feasibility and engineering studies, strategic planning, project finance, construction, mine expansion, operations, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Moorhouse has acted for a number of TSX and TSX Venture listed resource companies including Genco Resources Ltd, Stealth Energy Inc., and Roxgold Inc. and is currently COO of EnviroLeach Technologies and a director of I-Minerals Inc.
Matt MacKenzie – Vice President, Corporate Development & Corporate Secretary
Mr. MacKenzie, JD, MBA began his career in finance with GE Capital and BMO Capital Markets. There he worked directly with clients in diverse fields including mineral exploration and production, oil and gas services, and transportation. Additionally, Mr. MacKenzie has conducted consulting projects for the BC Lions Canadian football team, Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer, and Vancouver Island Helicopters. Holding both a law degree and Masters of Business Administration, Mr. MacKenzie served as Manager of Business and Legal Affairs for Roxgold prior to joining Midnight Sun.
Alastair Brownlow – CFO
Mr. Brownlow is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (Washington) specializing in resource-focused accounting and finance. Mr. Brownlow has accumulated extensive experience working as CFO of TSX Venture Exchange listed resource companies, spanning exploration, development, and production stages. Mr. Brownlow has also worked as an auditor in the British Virgin Islands. Prior to this, Mr. Brownlow worked for a Canadian chartered professional accountant firm where he specialized in the mining industry, gaining significant accounting experience auditing resource companies with operations throughout the world. Mr. Brownlow holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with first class honours from Simon Fraser University.