Management and Directors

A diverse group of directors, with skills and experience in a variety of fields, including three independent directors.

David G. Watkinson, B.Sc., P.Eng.

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director – Emergent Mining Corporation and Subsidiaries

David Watkinson brings over 30 years of professional engineering experience in underground and open pit mine development, including mine permitting, engineering, feasibility, construction, and operations to Emergent Metals Corp. In addition, he has extensive experience in project management, having taken projects from grass roots start-up to successful operating status. Mr. Watkinson has been responsible for management of large capital projects and operations in Canada, the United States and the Philippines. He has held progressively senior positions with Placer Dome Inc., Kinross Gold Corporation, Thyssen Mining Construction and Vulcan Materials Company. Mr. Watkinson holds a B.Sc. in Applied Science, Mining Engineering, from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario (1985) and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. Mr. Watkinson also serves as President, CEO, and Director of Ameriwest Lithium Inc. and as a Director of Tarku Resources Ltd.

Robert Rosner

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Rosner has significant experience as a mining industry entrepreneur and executive. He currently serves as President, CEO, and Director of CAT Strategic Metals Corporation and is a Director, Lucky Minerals Inc.. Mr. Rosner has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry and acted as an officer and director of both Canadian and U.S. listed companies, providing senior management of reporting compliance, oversight and fiduciary capacities, and directing corporate activities. He also has significant experience in Initial Public Offerings, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Reverse Takeovers.

Denise Pilla

Corporate Secretary

Mrs. Pilla is the corporate and administrative clerk at Vancouver Corporate Solutions Inc. (“VCS”).  Mrs. Pilla has years of experience in office administration and received a business administration diploma from the University of the Fraser Valley.  She is currently completing the Canadian Securities Course.  VCS provides corporate secretarial services, governance, and strategic advice to publicly traded companies, not-for-profit organizations, and public sector bodies and will provide additional support for Emergent when required.

Andrew MacRitchie, B.Sc., CA

Chair of Audit Committee, Independent Director

Andrew MacRitchie has over 20 years of experience in various mineral exploration finance and accounting roles. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a B.Sc. Honours degree from the University of British Columbia. He is Chief Financial Officer of Skeena Resources Limited and has assisted in raising over $350 million in funding for a number of NYSE, Toronto Stock Exchange, and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies.

Julien Davy, MSC, MBA, P. Geo. 

Independent Director 

Julien Davy is a professional geologist with exploration and management experience in Canada and abroad.  He has been involved in property acquisition, mine investment, and corporate management.  He has a master’s degree from Université du Québec à Montréal and an MBA from HEC in Montréal.  He has held the position of President at Stria Lithium and Senior Exploration Geologist at Osisko Mining Corporation Canada and was an investment consultant for SIDEX s.e.c. of Montréal. He also worked for NioGold Mining Corporation in Val-d’Or, Hecla Mining in Venezuela, Cambior Exploration Canada, Anglo-American Exploration, and the Ministry of Natural Resources of Québec. In 2015, Mr. Davy co-founded Eureka Exploration, a private exploration company, which was sold to Tarku Resources (TSXV: TKU) in June 2017. Since that time, he has been President and CEO of Tarku Resources.  Mr. Davy is a former Director of the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (“QMEA” or “AEMQ”), member of the Ordre des Géologues du Quebec (“OGQ”) and is Qualified Person (QP) according to National Instrument 43-101. He also serves as a Director of CAT Strategic Metals Corporation.

Vincent Garibaldi, LLB.

Chair of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee, Independent Director

Mr. Garibaldi is a member of BCF LLP business law team where he specializes in mergers and acquisitions, securities, and financing for public and private companies. In this role, Vincent advises businesses on how to seek financing from the general public and on the exempt market. He holds a Master Degree in Business Law, Université d’Aix-Marseille, LL.B., Civil Law and a Master Degree in Economic Law, Institut de Droit des Affaires d’Aix-enProvence. Mr. Garibaldi is a member of the Paris Bar since 2015 and the Quebec Bar since 2017.


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