Board of Directors

North American Palladium's (NAP's) Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the company’s business and providing guidance to management to assist in meeting corporate objectives and maximizing shareholder value.

The board is responsible for:

  • Reviewing the Company's overall business strategy and its annual business plan;
  • Identifying principal risks and implementing systems to manage those risks;
  • Assessing our management team's performance against approved business plans and industry standards;
  • Developing a communication policy for shareholders;
  • Overseeing the integrity of internal control and management information systems;
  • Appointing officers; and
  • Reviewing succession planning.
J. Peter Gordon, Chairman
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Mr. Gordon is a Managing Partner at Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and has responsibility for the industrials portfolio of assets within Brookfield Asset Management’s private equity group. Mr. Gordon has 35 years of industry experience in operations and finance with Brookfield companies. He holds an engineering degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.

David Nowak, Director
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Mr. Nowak is a Managing Partner at Brookfield Asset Management and has responsibility for transaction origination and execution for Brookfield Asset Management’s private equity group. Prior to joining Brookfield Asset Management in 2011, he was a principal at a Toronto-based private equity firm. Mr. Nowak holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from Duke University where he graduated as a Fuqua Scholar.

John W. Jentz, CA, CPA – Director
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Mr. Jentz is Vice President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations for SEMAFO, an intermediate West African gold producer. Prior to joining SEMAFO, he spent 20 years as an investment banker primarily focused in mining and metals. Mr. Jentz is a Chartered Accountant (CA, CPA) and holds an MBA from McMaster University and an Honours BSc from the University of Western Ontario.

Dean Chambers, Director
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Mr. Chambers is a financial executive and professional engineer with over 35 years of business, technical, and financial experience. Mr. Chambers recently retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Sherritt International Corporation, a major international resource company involved in the production of nickel, cobalt, oil and electricity. Mr. Chambers previously worked at mining and chemical firms, including Dynatec Corporation, Falconbridge Limited and The Dow Chemical Company. Mr. Chambers holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Management from McMaster University.

Gregory P. Fauquier, Director
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Mr. Fauquier is a mining engineer with a broad range of management skills covering both mine and process operations, as well as development, together with experience in both open pit and underground operations. Mr. Fauquier recently retired as the Global Managing Director for Hatch Ltd., a consulting engineering and project implementation company, where he was responsible for mining and mineral processing as well as operational services. Prior to his employment at Hatch Ltd., Mr. Fauquier was the Senior Vice President of Barrick Gold Corporation where he was responsible for U.S. and Peruvian operations. Mr. Fauquier holds a BSc in Mining from Queen's University.