Board of Directors

Thomas F. Morris

Ph.D., P.Geo., FGAC, ICD.D., Director, President and CEO

Dr. Morris is a registered, Professional Geoscientist with over 45 years of experience, successfully managing a variety of exploration programs for provincial and federal governments, private sector and publicly traded companies. Under his management, Northern Superior was recognized as one of the top 50 companies listed on the TSX-V (2011), was awarded the Ontario Business Achievement Award for Corporate Governance (2011), was awarded the Québec Prospector of the Year Award by the Association de L’Exploration Minière du Québec (2012) and attained Progressive Aboriginal Relations “Par Committed” status from the Canadian Counsel for Aboriginal Business (2013, 2014). Dr. Morris has also obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designation.


François Perron

B.Sc., MBA, Director, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Perron (Chairman), joined Northern Superior’s Board in November of 2016 and was appointed Chairman shortly afterwards. Mr. Perron has been a director of Goldstar Minerals since April, 2016 and from April 2016 until December, 2019, he also served as VP Corporation Development. From September of 2015 until April, 2016, Mr. Perron was Vice-President at Renmark Financial Communications. Prior to that, Mr. Perron held positions with several mining companies including: (i) VP Corporate Development, director and member of the audit committee at Yorbeau Resources Inc. (2010-2015), (ii) President, CEO and director of QMX Gold Corporation (2011-2013), and (iii) President, CEO and director of Golden Goose Resources Inc. (2009-2011). Prior to joining Golden Goose Resources, Mr. Perron was involved in the financial markets as a portfolio manager. He managed resource focused portfolios for NBC Alternative Investments and various resource funds for the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec from 2001 until 2007. In 2006, he was recognized by Brendan Woods International as a Top Gun Asset Manager in Mining. He has a Bachelor of Science, Computer science from McMaster University (1986) and an MBA from the Hautes Etudes Commerciales, which he obtained in 1992.


Andrew Farncomb

Director, Chairman Audit Committee

Andrew Farncomb is a founder of Cairn Merchant Partners LP, an independent merchant bank focused on advisory and principal investing. Mr. Farncomb is also a founder and director of Contact Gold Corp., an advanced stage Nevada gold exploration company, as well as founder and director of Cairn Memory Care Fund GP, a residential dementia care business, a board member of several other TSX and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies and a board member and Chair of the Investment Committee at the Flavelle Family Foundation. Mr. Farncomb was formerly a Partner and Investment Banking professional at Paradigm Capital Inc. Mr. Farncomb graduated from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree and received the Merrill Lynch Scholarship.


Michael Gentile

CFA, Director

From 2003 to 2018 Mr. Gentile worked as a professional money manager at Formula Growth Limited, an independent investment management firm established in Montreal in 1960 with a long-term track record of creating investor wealth. While at Formula Growth Mr. Gentile’s main sector focus was the mining and natural resource sectors. In 2012, he became the co-manager of the Formula Growth Alpha Fund, a market neutral hedge fund focused on small to mid-cap equities. From 2011 to 2018 the Formula Growth Alpha Fund became one of the largest market neutral funds in Canada, growing its assets under management to over $650 million by the end of 2018. In October 2018, Mr. Gentile retired from full time money management in order to be able to spend more time with his family. Subsequently, he remains a very active investor in the mining space owning significant stakes in several small-cap mining companies and is currently a strategic advisor to Radisson Mining Resources (TSX.V RDS) and a member of the board of Roscan Gold Corporation (TSX.V ROS).


Gordon Morrison

B.Sc., Director

Mr. Morrison has almost 50 years of experience in the mining industry, covering all aspects of geoscience applications across all mining methods from a wide range of underground methods to large scale open pit operations, as well as being part of very successful exploration groups. Across his career and as a leader of a variety of exploration teams, Mr. Morrison has been an integral part of the discovery of 13 major polymetallic and precious metal deposits, 6 of which are producing mines, and 4 are in the feasibility stage. Mr. Morrison’s extensive exploration and mining experience at Inco Limited, (currently Vale), KGHM International, (formerly Quadra FNX, and FNX Mining), and most recently with TMAC Resources, has made him a well-rounded geoscientist with global experience in the exploration for precious and base metals.


David Medilek

BASc, CFA, Director

Mr. Medilek is a mining professional with over twelve years of mine engineering, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions experience. Mr. Medilek began his career as a mining engineer with Barrick Gold Corporation in Western Australia focusing on underground mines. After his tenure at Barrick, he became a Mining Investment Banker with Cormark Securities Inc. and subsequently an Equity Research Analyst at Macquarie Group Limited. Mr. Medilek is currently the Vice President of Business Development and Investor Relations at producer K92 Mining Inc.  Mr. Medilek holds a Bachelor of Applied Science with Distinction in Mining Engineering from the University of British Columbia, a Professional Engineer designation in the Province of British Columbia, and is a CFA® charter holder.


David Beilhartz

B.Sc., Director

David Beilhartz B.Sc., is a semi-retired, registered Professional Geoscientist with over 30 years of experience in mineral exploration. Most recently, Mr. Beilhartz has been providing consulting services to several mining companies on a contract basis. From 2014 to 2015, he served as VP Exploration for Kerr Mines Inc.  From 2010 to 2012, he served as VP Exploration for Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. and from 2007 – 2008 he was VP Exploration at Lake Shore Gold Corp.