David Tafel Position: President, CEO & Director
Mr. Tafel contributes over 20 years of corporate structuring, strategic planning, financing and management experience to the Centurion Minerals team. He is the former CEO of Garson Gold Corp. and has been an officer and director of several TSX Venture Exchange listed companies. Prior to his public company experience, Mr. Tafel managed private investment funds at a major Canadian investment firm.
Kenneth Cawkell Position: Director
Mr. Cawkell is a member of the British Columbia Bar Association, and, in 1987, he co-founded the law firm Cawkell Brodie LLP, where he remains as Managing Partner. For over 25 years, he has been involved in technology industries within public, private and venture capital markets; successfully fulfilling the roles as a professional advisor and as a principal / investor. In his professional capacity, he has focused on intellectual property, technology transfer, financial and transaction structuring, and securities law. Mr. Cawkell is an investor and founder of a number of private companies, where he has held executive management positions, and currently sits on the board of a number of private and public companies. He has served as director and officer of a number of public companies involved in the mining industry. He is also a past member of the National Research Council of Canada IMB/ INH Advisory Board and the British Columbia Securities Commission's Securities Law Advisory Committee.
Joseph Del Campo Position: Director
Mr. Del Campo is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and is the Chief Financial Officer of First Nickel Inc. Mr. Del Campo began his career with Falconbridge Limited and spent over 19 years working within the Falconbridge group of companies at progressive financial positions, including Controller and Treasurer of Falconbridge Dominicana and Falconbridge Gold Corporation. Over the past 15 years Mr. Del Campo has been a director and Vice-President Finance and CFO of a number of junior exploration companies listed on the TSX and the TSX Venture Exchange.
Stephen Wilkinson Position: Director
In the mid to late 1990's, Mr. Wilkinson was the Vancouver-based mining analyst for RBC Dominion Securities Inc. responsible for small capitalization gold and base metal companies. From 1999 to 2002, he was President, CEO and Director of Northern Orion Explorations Ltd. and currently President and CEO of WPC Resources Inc., a British Columbia - based gold exploration company. Mr. Wilkinson has extensive international experience in the mining and finance industries having served as an officer and director of several private and public companies. Mr. Wilkinson has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario (Geology, 1976), a Master of Science from Carleton University in Ottawa (Geology, 1983) and an MBA degree from Clarkson University in New York (1995).
Jeremy Wright Position: Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wright (CPA, CMA) has an extensive negotiation training and an honours degree in Environmental Economics from Brock University. Mr. Wright is currently the CEO of Seatrend Strategy Group, and previously spent 6 years in a senior role at Deloitte LLP working with senior management developing strategies and solutions to business issues mainly related to corporate finance, cost and risk management, and governance. Mr. Wright is also a Director of Good Ventures, the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association and Pacific Community Resources Society.