At age 70, John has played a key role in a number of successful exploration/development projects since 1969, both in Canada and internationally. He is experienced in the management and financing of public companies. Mr. Greig currently serves as a Director of Blackstone Ventures Inc., a TSX-V listed company and New Tech Lithium Corp., a Canadian National Stock Exchange listed company.
Mr. Grieg was a founder of Sutton Resources Ltd. (TSX and NASDAQ), Cumberland Resources Ltd. (TSX and AMEX) and EuroZinc Mining Corp. (TSX and AMEX) He served as a director from 1979 to 1999, and senior officer from 1979 to 1996, of Sutton Resources Ltd. He served as a director from 1979 to 2004, and Chairman from 1993 to 2004, of Cumberland Resources Ltd. He also served as a director from 1999 to 2006, and Chairman from 1999 to 2002, of EuroZinc Mining Corp.
Sutton Resources owned a 100% interest in the major Bulyanhulu gold depost (now a mine) in Tanzania and was taken over in 1999 by Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. for $710 million in Agnico shares. EuroZinc Mining Corp. owned 100% of the giant Nerves Corvo copper/zinc mine in Portugal and merged in 2006 with Lundin Mining Corporation. EuroZinc’s market capitalization just prior to the merger was approximately $1.8 billion.
Mr. Greig served from 1985 to 2000 as a director of Winspear Resources Ltd. (TSX-V), which owned 70% of the Snap Lake diamond deposit (now a mine) in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Winspear was taken over by DeBeers for $260 million.
Mr. Greig served from 1990 to 2005 as a director of Dynamic Oil and Gas Inc. (TSX and NASDAQ), which was sold to an income trust for approximately $105 million and from 2005 to 2006 he served as a director of Shellbridge Oil and Gas Inc. (TSX-V) which was sold to True Energy for approximately $60 million in shares of True Energy Trust.
Mr. Greig holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geology from McGill University, Montreal, and a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He has a Professional Geoscientist designation with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Mr. Greig is also a life member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.