Management & Directors
Andrew Davidson, CPA, CAPresident, CEO and Director
Mr. Davidson is a resource development professional with more than a decade of continued experience in moving quality projects from greenfield exploration to production across multiple commodity types. As a founder of Royal Helium, Mr. Davidson is one of the most experienced helium exploration company executives in Canada.
A graduate of the University of Calgary (BComm), Mr. Davidson is a Chartered Professional Accountant with Certification in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. Mr. Davidson has extensive experience in the financial management and capital structuring aspects of companies in the junior resource markets in Canada. Mr. Davidson currently sits as a director for a number of junior natural resource exploration and production companies.
Jeff Sheppard, CPA, CAChief Financial Officer
Mr. Sheppard is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (BComm) and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). Mr. Sheppard has worked in the Canadian junior resource industry for the last 9 years and has an in-depth understanding of the junior natural resource markets with particular expertise in the areas of taxation and financial reporting.
Shayne Neigum, B. Sc.COO and Head of Exploration
Shayne holds a B.Sc. Honours in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan and is currently a G.I.T. with APEGS. Shayne is the current Owner and President of 2Seven Energy Services Ltd. with an extensive background in wellsite & operations geology and overall workings of the Oil & Gas sector. He is also the President of East Forty Projects Inc., which is a freshwater access, exploration and production company which supports hydraulic fracturing operations in West Central Saskatchewan.
Shayne has experience in project management, geo-steering, and wellsite supervision of hundreds of wells in the WCSB, geological prognosis and well planning for Oil and Gas & Helium exploration, land & property evaluations, supervision of water well drilling activities, and overall business management.
Dean NawataManager of Corporate Development
Mr. Nawata has been part of Royal Helium for 3 years, providing project evaluation, business model development, corporate structuring and financial modeling and has spent the last nine years as a consultant with 49 North Resources. He is past president and CEO of Kapuskasing Gold and has sat on the boards of several public companies. He has over 30 years of public market experience, nine of which he spent as a licensed stockbroker focusing on financing of junior mining and oil/gas projects with Nesbitt Burns, Research Capital Corporation, and Raymond James.
John PringleNon Executive Chairman
John Pringle is a partner in the Saskatoon office of McKercher LLP practicing in the areas of securities law, natural resources law and corporate commercial law with a focus on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and natural resources. Mr. Pringle’s experience includes acting as counsel to issuers in more than ten initial public offerings as well as several notable mergers, acquisitions, take-overs and sales.
Mr. Laberge has had a long and distinguished career in the junior resource sector, focusing on management, investor relations and financing. Mr. Laberge is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gespeg Resources Ltd., and an independent director of Omineca Mining and Metals Ltd.
R. Campbell BecherDirector
Mr. Becher joined Haywood Securities Inc. in 2016 as a Managing Director focused on Special Situations. He has been actively involved in the investment industry since 1993. Mr. Becher spent eight years in retail at RBC Dominion and BMO Nesbitt Burns before pursuing merchant banking for six years with Bearbeech Capital and Becher McMahon. From 2008-2014, he served as President & CEO of Byron Capital Markets Ltd. (“Byron Capital”), an investment bank headquartered in Toronto with offices in Montreal and Vancouver.
Mr. Wood is the Chairman of Altona Rare Earths Limited, which is currently listing on the LSE, He is also Managing Director of Vicarage Capital Limited, an FCA registered, full-service brokerage house which provides assistance to junior resource companies, which he founded in 2003. From 2017 to 2019 Martin was the CEO of Kogi Iron Limited, an ASX listed resource company and prior to 2003 he worked in resource finance for NM Rothschild and Sons Limited and Standard Bank (London) limited.
Samuel “Kyler” HardyDirector
Mr. Hardy has over 19 years of experience in the global resource sectors. He has worked with venture capital, private equity funds and has introduced strategic partners to advance projects. Mr. Hardy has founded, managed, and successfully sold several resource sector businesses. Mr. Hardy is currently the CEO of Cronin Group a natural resource focused merchant bank, CEO of Cloudbreak Discovery PLC, Director of Temas Resources Corp, director of Royal Helium Ltd., Director of Norseman Silver Inc. and Director of Hexa Resources Limited.