Our focus is gold in Eastern Canada

Joint venture with Cliffs Chromite Ontario Inc.

PortageMinerals Management



Ken Hight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hight has over 30 years of experience working in global institutional financial markets. Mr. Hight acted as the Global Head of Securities of Liquidnet Holdings, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Liquidnet Canada, Inc. from March 2008 to Sept 2009. His financial industry experience includes serving as the Chief Executive Officer and President of ITG Canada Corp., Deputy Chair and Head of Global Equities of TD Securities, and a member of the Executive Committee of ITG Inc. Mr. Hight is the former Executive Vice-President of E*TRADE Capital Markets where he was responsible for global institutional business, Chief Executive Officer of E*TRADE Canada, and Executive Vice-President of E*TRADE Capital Markets.

Roger F. Dahn, Chief Operating Officer, Vice President, Exploration

Mr. Dahn has over 25 years experience in the mining and exploration industry. His experience includes over 16 years with Noranda Inc. and Hemlo Gold Mines Inc., Exploration Manager-Eastern Canada for Battle Mountain Gold Company and Vice President-Exploration with Olympus Pacific Minerals Inc. His extensive mineral exploration experience covers both Canadian and International settings. Mr. Dahn is a registered professional geologist and Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

L. Derek McDorman, CMA, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. McDorman has over 20 years experience in accounting focusing primarily on public company reporting in the real estate and natural resources industries. From 2004 to the time Mr. McDorman joined Rockport in July 2008, through his consulting group, LDM Consulting, he assisted companies with a variety of public company reporting issues. In particular, Mr. McDorman was engaged to be the Interim Corporate Controller of Thompson Creek Metals Company, Inc. and the Interim Director of Financial Reporting for Retirement Residence REIT. Mr. McDorman left Rockport in May 2009 and will rejoin the Company as Chief Financial Officer following the Amalgamation. Prior to starting his consulting group, Mr. McDorman was with Trizec Properties Inc./TrizecHahn Corporation for seven years in a variety of positions including Vice President Financial Reporting for Trizec Properties Inc. as Trizec Properties completed an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange and Controller for TrizecHahn’s European division. Mr. McDorman has a Masters degree in Accounting from the University of British Columbia.



Robin Craig

Mr. Craig currently works for the Province of NB as a senior trade and export executive, specializing in manufacturing, mining, aerospace, and oil & gas. Former experience included various senior positions in construction related industries (steel, controls, automation, electronics, polymers) and Mr. Craig has an extensive background in marketing, business development and organizational operations. He has conducted business in Canada, USA, Europe and Africa.

Phillip Martin, B.Sc. Eng., MBA, P.Eng.

Mr. Martin is an independent Financial Consultant in Toronto, focused on emerging mining companies and junior minerals exploration companies. He is actively involved in arranging financing for and advising new, emerging and mid-sized companies in Canada, including precious metals, energy minerals and diamond miners. Prior to becoming independent, he was a director and V.P. Corporate Finance at First Associates (2000-2002) and he was a Managing Partner with Gordon Capital Corporation in Toronto (1986-1998) and previously with the Toronto-Dominion Bank (1979-1986) in a variety of positions in Toronto and Sydney, Australia. Mr. Martin is also a non-executive director of Advanced Primary Minerals Corp., Bear Lake Gold and Starfield Resources, all Canadian listed companies.

William H.R. Smith

Mr. Smith has over 25 years of finance and accounting experience with some of Canada’s leading technology companies. His industry experience includes serving as Regional Vice President, Atlantic Canada of Nortel and Vice President Finance of Bruncor, the parent company of NBTel. Mr. Smith currently is a director of The Huntsman Marine Science Centre.

Chris Irwin

Mr. Irwin represents several public companies, is an officer and/or director of several public companies, and serves or has served on the audit committee of several public companies. Mr. Irwin has been a Partner at Irwin Lowy LLP since January 2010; From August 2006 to December 2009, Mr. Irwin was a Principal with Irwin Professional Corporation, a corporation providing legal services. From January 2004 to July 2006 Mr. Irwin was an Associate with Wildeboer Dellelce, LLP. Mr. Irwin is a graduate of Bishops’s University (B.A., 1990), the University of New Brunswick (Bachelor of Laws, 1994) and Osgoode Hall Law School of York University (LLM, 2009).

Greg Gibson

Mr. Gibson is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. Mr. Gibson is a 30 year veteran of the mining industry having worked as a mine manager in gold and copper mines in Australia, a nickel mine in Timmins, Ontario and a gold mine in British Columbia. Mr. Gibson has worked for JS Redpath in Canada and the USA, Dynatec Mining Ltd. in Canada and the USA, Yilgarn Star Gold Mine in Australia and Copper Mines of Tasmania in Australia.

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