Board of Directors
Fred has played a key founding and executive role in the junior resources sector for nearly four decades, and has founded, been a director of and invested in many public companies. He plays a critical role at Forbes & Manhattan in assisting CEOs and CFOs in funding, market support and business advice.
Mr. Best is an independent energy-consultant in Alberta. He has over 20 years of experience in the Alberta electricity industry, holding a variety of positions in integrated oil and gas companies, pipelines, utilities, energy marketers, and independent power producers and has represented organizations in stakeholder consultations, industry working groups and trade associations. He has experience in accounting, credit, counterparty risk, environmental policy, forecasting, marketing, business development, trading and operations groups. Mr. Best holds a B.Comm in Finance from the University of Calgary, Faculty of Management, Haskayne School of Business.
Catherine Stretch is Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Troilus Gold Corp. She has 20 years of experience in capital markets with a particular focus on the formation, development and operation of resource companies and was previously a partner and the Chief Operating Officer of a Canadian investment firm which had $1 billion in assets under management. Ms. Stretch has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from Western University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Keith Driver has served in leadership positions in several environmental technology companies over the past 15 years. His experience includes senior marketing, technical and management roles, focused on emerging products or technologies. Many of these opportunities have focused on processing organic feedstocks and marketing the end-products, such as compost and biochar. Keith holds two degrees in engineering and an MBA, and serves as a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary.