President & CEO, Director
Mr. Haywood has over 25 years of mining industry experience and holds degrees in both Mining Engineering and Law. Mr. Haywood has held progressive career positions with Anglo Gold Ashanti, Goldfields, IAMGold, Ivanhoe, BHP and Placer Pacific at various open-pit and underground mining operations around the world, including leadership positions of Chief Mining Engineer, Mine Manager, and General Manager. He has also been a consultant mining engineer on the successful feasibility of the large Century Zinc Mine (Zn/Pb/Ag) in Australia. Mr. Haywood has recently held President & CEO and directorship positions with a number of public and private Canadian corporations (TSX and TSX.V), including the President & CEO of Calvista Gold Corporation (TSX.V: CVZ) where he was responsible for developing and executing strategies which grew the value of the company within 9 months from a C$16 million market capitalization to a realized value of over C$80 million when he arranged and completed the company’s sale.
Chief Financial Officer
Robert Suttie has more than twenty years of experience, ten of which were in public accounting prior to his tenure with the company. Robert specializes in management advisory services, accounting and the financial disclosure needs of the group’s publicly traded client base. He is regularly involved in initial public offerings, business combinations and asset carve-out and spin-out transactions. In addition to managing the group’s financial-statement team, Robert also serves as Chief Financial Officer to a number of junior mining companies listed on the TSX, TSX Venture exchanges, CSE, as well as non-listed companies. Robert leverages his skills and experience to become integral to the reporting issuers. Robert has a focus on building strong relationships with clients and on developing the skill set of the financial statement team.
Andrew Todd has over thirty years senior management and corporate secretarial experience in Canada and the UK, specifically in corporate business compliance, customer service and project management. He has focused on the areas of financial, commercial, real estate and research. Since 2005 Andrew has worked at DSA Corporate Services with Canadian mining exploration, high-tech, pharmaceutical and cannabis clients with worldwide operations. He has a bachelor of laws degree (LLB) from University College, London, England and a fellowship from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). Andrew has in-depth understanding of corporate governance, compliance, ethical and corporate responsibility issues. Having been a member of the Ontario Branch Council, Education and Editorial Committees of ICSA Canada, he is currently on the Editorial Committee of Canada’s “Corporate Governance Quarterly” magazine.
Vice President, Investor Relations
Mr. Candrea has 15 years of experience in the Mining Sector. Prior to joining ScoZinc, he worked in the investment banking groups of Jennings Capital Inc. and AltaCorp Capital Inc., in the wealth management group of RBC Dominion Securities and the lending and cash management group of ABN Amro Bank. During his time in investment banking, Mr. Candrea advised senior management teams on numerous mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. He was responsible for originating, structuring, and executing buy and sell side M&A mandates as well as equity capital markets transactions. He has worked closely with various Natural Resources focused institutional investors, private equity firms, hedge funds and also family offices actively investing in the mining space. Mr. Candrea holds a BSc in Management.