Mr. Heath has a comprehensive career in the structured finance, corporate finance, and investment management industry. He was previously the Chairman and CEO of High Stream Corporation before Metalla acquired it in August 2016. High Stream was a specialty streaming and royalty consulting company where he worked with First Mining Finance, (FF:CVE) and several other private equity funds, advising and brokering metal streaming transactions. Before that, he was the President of a private streaming company where he deployed $11 million in 4 producing streaming transactions in 3 separate jurisdictions. Prior to that, he was a founding principal of KSIR Capital Management a hedge fund focused on small and micro-cap mining companies. He also advised several mining companies with KSIR Capital, the corporate finance division of KSIR.
President & CEO, Director
Mr. Tsukernik co-founded Nova Royalty in 2018. He has over 15 years of experience in metals and mining finance as an executive, investor, and corporate adviser. Before Nova Royalty, he spent more than 7 years as an independent principal of his own merchant banking/advisory firm, Syntella Partners, where he focused on creating value-added investment opportunities in the mining space. Prior to becoming an independent principal, he co-founded the Metals and Mining investment banking group at Rodman & Renshaw, where he was Director and Head of Metals and Mining, and involved with over $2bn of completed mergers, acquisitions and capital raising transactions. Before that, he was a founding professional and Vice President of Miller Mathis, a merger and acquisition advisory firm focused on the steel industry. He began his career in the investment banking group at J.P. Morgan. Alex earned a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. with Beta Gamma Sigma Honors from Columbia Business School. He also holds the CFA Charter.
Since 2014, Mr. Greville has been the principal of his own consulting firm, West End Mining & Consulting. From 2005 to 2013, Mr. Greville held multiple roles at Xstrata Copper, including Executive General Manager, Business Development & Strategy, where he was responsible for all M&A activity and coordination of strategic planning. From 2000 to 2005, he was Vice President of Ores & Concentrates for Pechiney World Trade (now Rio Tinto Limited). From 1996 to 1999, he was Vice President, Commercial for BHP Copper North America with commercial responsibility for BHP’s North American operations.
Ms. Fipke is currently a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, one of Canada’s leading law firms, and a core member of their Global Mining Group. Johanna has been recognized for her mining expertise by Lexpert, Who’s Who Legal, the Best Lawyers in Canada and the Legal 500. Ms. Fipke is also a founding and current director of Women in Mining British Columbia. She holds a Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts, each with distinction, from the University of Alberta. In 2018, Johanna was chosen as one of the top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining.
Mr. Tucker is a founding shareholder of Nova Royalty and a director of Metalla Royalty & Streaming (NYSE: MTA), of which he is also a founding shareholder. He is the author of Why Gold? Why Now? a book detailing the wealth-creating power of mineral royalties. He was editor and senior analyst of several widely followed financial newsletters including Doug Casey's Casey Report, The Bill Bonner Letter and Stansberry's Investment Advisory. He has two decades of capital markets experience and was a founding partner of KSIR Capital Management, an asset management firm focused on precious metal equities as well as KSIR Capital, a corporate finance advisory firm.
Mr. Luke Leslie is the Chief Financial Officer, Head of M&A and a Board Director at Shanta Gold Limited. Luke began his career as a Management Consultant with Accenture and was a member of the UBS Investment Bank’s Corporate Finance team in London. Luke previously served as Chairman of Kincora Copper and as a Director of REBGold Corporation. He graduated from Edinburgh University and holds an MA (hons) in Business Studies and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Mr. Elliott has been an audit partner in the Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) group of the Vancouver office of KPMG for over 25 years until his retirement in June of 2022. He was responsible for financial statement and internal control audits for numerous companies in the mining industry, including companies listed in Canada, the United States and internationally. He has extensive experience in financial reporting, internal controls, financing and related securities filings and compliance in Canada and the United States. Mr. Elliott is a CPA.CA, is a holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors Director (ICD.D) designation and has a BA from Simon Fraser University.