Silver Dragon Resources (OTCBB: SDRG) formed a Strategic Advisory Board comprised of several distinguished mining executives who will act as advisors to the Board of Directors. The mandate of this group is to assist Silver Dragon with its strategic plans and to use their extensive contacts to assist the company with anticipated transactions.
If you have not looked at the Company’s Strategic Advisory Board lately, you should. It is made up of some really impressive individuals, including the following.
Rt. Honourable Lord Michael Howard
The Rt. Honourable Lord Howard of Lympne is the former leader of the Conservative Party in Britain, a distinguished lawyer, and served as a Member of Parliament in Britain for 27 years. He filled many government posts, including Home Secretary, Secretary of State for Employment and Secretary of State for the Environment, as well as Shadow Foreign Secretary and then Shadow Chancellor. After his retirement from the House of Commons at the 2010 General Election, Michael was created a Life Peer. Michael Howard is also Deputy Chairman and a Director of Entrée Gold Inc. listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and a non-executive Director of Orca Exploration Group, Inc., which is listed on the TSE Venture Exchange.
Robert A. Fung
Robert A. Fung is the former founding chairman of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation, a corporation established by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto to lead the $17 billion renewal of Toronto’s waterfront. Mr. Fung is a member of the advisory body to the Capital Markets group at Macquarie Capital Markets Canada. He was the former Deputy Chairman of a predecessor company to Macquarie Capital Markets Canada. Mr. Fung is a member of the Board of Directors of a number of private, public and charitable organizations. He is Chairman of Crystallex International Corporation, Tonbridge Corporation, Tonbridge Power Corporation and Deputy Chairman of Kingsway International Holdings. He is also a Director of Mount Sinai Hospital, Export Development Canada and GLOBE Foundation of Canada. He is on the Advisory Board of Marsh Canada as well as the former Vice-Chairman of Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. He is a member of the Province of Ontario’s BioCouncil and former Chairman of Smart Toronto. He was a member of the Prime Minister of Canada’s Advisory Committee on Asia Pacific Economic Corporation, as well as a member of the Government of Canada’s Department of Industry International Trade and Agriculture Team Canada Inc. Advisory Board, which provided advice to the Government of Canada in setting strategic direction and performance objectives for Canada’s International Business Development.
A 30-year veteran of mining finance and analysis, Mr. Brown is currently the President and a director of Capital Markets Advisory, as well as a director of the Crystallex International Corporation. Previously, Mr. Brown held positions with Macquarie Bank of Australia, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie North America, and then as Vice Chairman. He and his team are credited with winning a number of cross-border merger and acquisition mandates and mining advisory assignments for Macquarie, which is highly recognized in the mining industry. Prior to that, Mr. Brown was a Managing Partner with Gordon Capital Corporation, responsible for coordinating and marketing Gordon Capital’s investment banking services to the mining industry. He was a founder of McLean McCarthy’s equity research in 1973, and continued as mining analyst and Managing Director of Research after the firm was acquired by Deutsche Bank. Earlier in his career, Mr. Brown also held positions in mining corporate finance and analysis with Rio Algom and then with investment dealer, Harris & Partners Limited. Mr. Brown served for 14 years as a member of the TSX Stock List Committee and was a Governor of the Exchange for two years. He is past President of the Mineral Resources Analysts Group, a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and registered Professional Engineer.