Chief Executive Officer & Director
Mr. Keith Morrison has over 40 years of global experience in the resources sector with an accomplished background in strategy, finance, exploration, technology, global operations, capital markets and corporate development. Formerly, Mr. Morrison co-founded two significant Canadian-based success stories, Quantec, a world-leader in deep sub-surface imaging technologies, and QGX, a Canadian-based public exploration company which operated in Mongolia prior to its acquisition. Since 1986, Mr. Morrison has continuously served on private and public company Board of Directors, and senior management teams as CEO. During this period, he has been in leadership positions through multiple commodity cycles and several black swan events. He is currently director and CEO of PNRL.
Mr. Sean Whiteford is an accomplished geologist and mining executive with over 30 years of multi commodity experience within the global resource sector. He has extensive knowledge of mineral exploration, resource definition, mining, strategy, technology and project studies having held various corporate, operational and technical roles at BHP, Rio Tinto and Cliffs Natural Resource. Mr. Whiteford also has a strong business development background and has completed the Advanced Management Program from Columbia Business School. Most recently he was Vice President, Business Development at Burgundy Diamond Mines Ltd (ASX:BDM) and a Director of PNRL. He is a Member of the AUSIMM, PDAC, and SEG.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Sarah Zhu has over 20 years of financing and accounting experience in the public and private equity market with a focus on the Natural Resources sector. Formerly, she held the position of Investment Manager with The Sentient Group. She holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Guangdong University of Finance & Economics and an MBA from the John Molson Business School of Concordia University. Prior to this, Ms. Zhu spent six years on an audit and systems risk consulting business with Deloitte China and gained her accounting qualification (CICPA) before migrating to Canada in 2004. She is also a CFA charter holder. She is currently CFO of PNRL.
Vice President Business Development
Jaclyn Ruptash has over 17 years of domestic and international experience in the resources sector with an accomplished background in communications, corporate governance, legal and regulatory compliance, and financing. Prior to joining Premium Nickel Resources Ltd., Jaclyn held senior positions with several mining companies including with PNRL’s founding shareholder, formerly North American Nickel. She has been involved in all aspects of the operations with a variety of public and privately owned companies with direct responsibility for all continuous disclosure requirements, board and committee matters, corporate transactions, shareholder communications and corporate records. She has extensive experience in public and media relations, operations, and stakeholder communications.
Sharon Taylor, P. Geo.
Vice President Exploration
Ms. Sharon Taylor holds a B. Sc. from Mount Allison University and an M. Sc. from Queen’s University. She has over 35 years of experience in mineral exploration, including thirteen years with Falconbridge, Noranda, and Xstrata. She has experience in both volcanogenic massive sulfide and nickel exploration in major mining camps including Kidd Creek, Bathurst, Raglan, Sudbury and Kabanga. Her international exploration experience includes nickel projects in Tanzania and Greenland. Ms. Taylor's area of expertise is the application and interpretation of EM data and integrating results from airborne, ground and downhole EM methods.
Gerry Katchen, P. Geo
Mr. Katchen has over 23 years of experience in mineral exploration and mining in North America Greenland, Finland, Tanzania and Botswana. Gerry obtained his B.Sc from Brandon University in 1998, and has since specialized in the global exploration for Nickel, Copper and Platinum Group Metals hosted within intrusive Mafic/Ultramafic sulphide systems.
Gerry’s former experience with North American Palladium, Placer Dome, Continental Nickel and as Exploration Manager for PNRL has provided a solid foundation in the systematic approach and application of shallow and deep exploration technologies and methods. His career highlights include the discovery of the Ntaka Hill Nickel-Copper Deposit in Tanzania for Continental Nickel and the PQ_Deeps discovery in Ontario, Canada for Placer Dome.
Timothy H. Moran
Timothy Moran is a Canadian corporate and securities law professional with over 30 years of experience advising domestic and international public and private companies. Clients include companies with mineral exploration interests, blockchain and cryptocurrency business models and investment holding companies. Prior to acting as in-house counsel and corporate secretary for PNRL, Timothy was the Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer of Gedex Systems Inc., a pre-revenue high technology company specializing in airborne geophysics exploration. Prior to Gedex Systems Inc., Timothy was a partner for many years at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP with a practice specializing in the corporate, mergers and acquisitions, takeover bids and securities law areas. Timothy has LLB and MBA degrees from the University of Western Ontario and a BASc (Industrial Engineering) degree from the University of Toronto.