Chief Executive Officer
Gilbert Clark has 19 years of international experience within the natural resources industry. Prior to joining Sentient Equity Partners he was a Senior Investment Advisor and Director of Sentient Asset Management Canada for The Sentient Group His portfolio covered base and precious metals with investee companies in Europe, Greenland and South America.
Prior to joining the Private Equity Industry he managed the international expansion for Queensland Gas Corporation (subsequently BG Group) for non-conventional oil and gas developments. Mr Clark has resource development and production experience from the Eastern Gold Fields of Western Australia. He has natural resource business experience in continental Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Africa, S.E. Asia, Greenland and Australia.
Mr Clark holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from Macquarie University.
Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan Richards brings over a decade of resource-focused accounting and finance experience, including Brazil experience. He has accumulated extensive experience with TSX and Venture-listed companies, as well as numerous private companies all over the world. Jonathan holds a bachelor’s degree in management studies with first-class honours from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.
Chief Geologist, Qualified Person
Adrian has over 20 years of experience in exploration, resource delineation and project generation roles for industrial minerals, gold and base metals. He currently leads a team of 13 geologists in a multi-commodity exploration program for Meridian which has confirmed a new style of hydrothermal manganese mineralization and identified a number of emerging gold and tin targets. Adrian holds a B.S.c. Hons, PhD from Monash is a fellow of AusIMM and is the qualified person for Meridian.
Board of Directors
M. Riopel is an accomplished senior-level executive with 20 years domestic/international investment experience in mining. He has managed over the year’s both private and public investment funds. He is the founder and managing partner at Latitude 450, a private equity fund specialized in mining. Prior thereto, he was Senior Investment Director at The Sentient Group, one of the largest PE Funds in mining with over US$2.7 billion under management. He served as Senior Investment Director Metals & Mining at the SGF from 2006 to 2012. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Women in mining Canada in 2017 and is currently the Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee. He is also a board member of Aligo Innovation. He has served as a director and/or officer of several Canadian and international companies. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Montreal University and a Masters in Business Administration from Laval University.
Peter Weidmann has over a decade of private equity experience as a fund investor and in direct co-investments, including several years with Macquarie Bank. He started his career at KPMG and Deutsche Bank, more recently having been an Investment Director with BTV Group in Munich. Peter is currently a Director with The Sentient Group. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and an M.S. in Finance and Computer Science from the University of Mannheim in Germany.