Board of Directors
Position: Independent Director
Mr. Wayne was Chairman of the board of directors of Alamos Gold Inc. until 2014 and currently serves as a director of Castle Mountain Mining Co. Ltd. and other public companies. Mr. Wayne was a co-founder, CFO and director of Antares Minerals Inc. from July 2004 to December 2010 when the company was sold to First Quantum Minerals Ltd. in a transaction valued at over $600 million. He was also a co-founder, CFO and director of QGX Ltd. from August 2002 to September 2008, when the company was sold to Kerry Holdings Ltd. for $250 million.
He is currently a Vice President of IA Securities Inc. (formerly MGI Securities Inc. “MGI”), a registered investment dealer. Prior to joining MGI in January of 2005, Mark spent four years as CEO, a director and a co-founding shareholder of Lightyear Capital Inc., a Calgary-based investment dealer. Mr. Wayne began his career practicing corporate and securities law for seven years with Bennett Jones LLP and has been directly involved in the investment industry since 1987. Mark founded and was President of AltaFund Investment Corp., a public investment company with over $100 million in assets, from 1987 to 1991. He then joined Altamira, a no-load mutual fund manager, as Vice President, Western Canada, for seven years from 1991 to 1998. Mr. Wayne holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.