Leif Nilsson

Director, CEO

Prior to joining Surge Copper, Mr. Nilsson dedicated 15 years to a career in mining advisory and investment banking for various Canadian and international firms, most recently serving as Senior Vice President at the Australian multinational investment bank Macquarie Capital. He has advised on many high-profile M&A and Canadian capital markets transactions and has built a reputation for excellence and integrity. Mr. Nilsson holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Physics and Exploration Geophysics from the University of Toronto and a Master in Finance from INSEAD.

Dr. Shane Ebert

Director, President and VP Exploration

Dr. Ebert has 25 years of gold, copper, and base metal exploration experience in North America, South America, Australia, and Europe. Dr. Ebert was involved in the discovery of a large copper deposit in Mexico (Bahuerachi Deposit), a gold deposit in eastern Canada (Viking), and a Cu-Au porphyry on the Ootsa Property (West Seel).  He has extensive experience managing junior exploration companies and is a registered professional geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

Chantelle Collins


Ms. Collins, holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants Association of BC (CPA, CGA). Ms. Collins has 10 years' experience working in the public sector and is well versed in the financial reporting requirements of public companies and serves as an officer in one other public Company.

Taryn Downing

Corporate Secretary

Ms. Downing has held the position of officer and director for several public companies on the TSX Venture Exchange and the TSX Exchange. Ms. Downing has over 25 years of experience in corporate compliance and public company management. She has been the Corporate Secretary for Gold Reach Resources Ltd. since May 2011.