Executive Team

The Executive Team is as follows:

Ernest Dempsey

Ernest Dempsey

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Dempsey became Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2017.  He joined NML in 2011 and was most recently Vice President – Marketing and Corporate Affairs with responsibilities in day-to-day management, strategy and business development, and investor and government relations.

Mr. Dempsey has over forty years of international iron ore experience with both industry majors and earlier stage junior companies, having served in executive sales and marketing roles at Iron Ore Company of Canada, as representative of Rio Tinto’s iron ore businesses in Europe, and with Mitsubishi Development Pty. Ltd. in Australia. 

Earlier in his career, Mr. Dempsey was with US-based miners Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. and, prior to its acquisition by Cliffs, Pickands Mather & Co., where he had increasing responsibilities in their Canadian and Australian iron ore joint venture activities. 

Mr. Dempsey received a Bachelor of Arts in History and French (dual major) from the University of Virginia and an MBA degree from John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Robert Boisjoli

Robert Boisjoli

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Boisjoli was appointed as NML’s Chief Financial Officer effective November 7, 2018.

Mr. Boisjoli is Managing Director of Atwater Financial Group with over 30 years of operational and advisory experience, including in the mining sector.  He is the founder of two companies, sits on the boards of directors of public and private companies where he is also the audit committee chairman, and is a board member of various non-profit organizations.

Mr. Boisjoli is a Fellow Professional Chartered Accountant (FCPA, CPA) and a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) having obtained a Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma in Accounting at Concordia University.