About NML > Board of Directors


Mario Caron

Chairman and Acting Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Caron has forty years of wide-ranging mining industry experience in project development, operations, the capital markets, and governance/disclosure best practices. He is currently on the boards of directors of Falco Resources Ltd., Alloycorp Mining Inc. and Quebec Precious Metals Corp.

Mr. Caron has also been president, CEO and a director of several companies involved in the exploration and development of metals and minerals in the Americas, Africa, Turkey and Southeast Asia, including Aldridge Minerals Inc., Axmin Inc., Tiberon Minerals Ltd. and Defiance Mining Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Caron was Vice President Mining and Infrastructure for PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities Inc. He received a B. Eng. in Mining from McGill University, and is a member of the Quebec Order of Engineers as well as the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Prasanto Kumar (“PK”) Ghose

Mr. Ghose joined Tata Steel Ltd, India, at its Jamshedpur Steel Works, as a trainee engineer in the Steel Manufacturing Division. He has worked in various divisions of the company such as the Steel Manufacturing and Engineering Division, in the areas of manufacturing operations, management of large capex projects, both brown field and green field in Steel and Mining areas, as well as in various Improvement Initiatives.

In 2018, Mr. Ghose was appointed CEO and Managing Director of Tata Steel Minerals Canada.

Mr. Ghose holds a Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) in Varanasi, India, and attended the General Management Program at CEDEP, Fontainebleau, France.

H. Dean Journeaux

Mr. Journeaux is a founder of NML and, between August 2003 and August 2015, served successively as Chief Operating Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Vice Chairman. He was also on the Board of Directors during that period and returned as an independent director in June 2017.

Mr. Journeaux has over five decades of experience in the mining industry. He held various engineering, operations and management positions with Quebec Cartier Mining Company (now ArcelorMittal Mines Canada) and MET-CHEM Canada Inc. Among his responsibilities was construction management of the Mont Wright iron ore project at Fermont, Quebec. Beginning in 1999, as an independent consultant, Mr. Journeaux worked on various international projects, including in India and Egypt.

He received a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from McGill University in 1960. He is a Member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (retired), a Member of the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers, and a life member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

W. Scott Leckie

Mr. Leckie is an experienced value investor, Portfolio Manager, and a founding partner of several companies. Mr. Leckie is an original partner of Aquilon Capital Corporation, a registered investment dealer and portfolio management firm which was organized in September 1990 and sold to National Bank Financial in March 2008. Mr. Leckie was Vice President and Portfolio Manager at National Bank Financial from March 2008 until April 2012. Mr. Leckie is currently the founder, Principal and Portfolio Manager of Takota Asset Management Inc. Mr. Leckie is also the founder of, and a partner in Takota Advisors, a firm offering the combined 90 years of its principals’ experience in business transactions and advice to business owners. Mr. Leckie has served on several private and public company boards. Mr. Leckie served as temporary Chairman of the Québec-based retailer Groupe Bikini Village Inc. which was reorganized and sold soon after his board tenure was complete.

Rajiv Mukerji

Mr. Mukerji has over 32 years of experience in Tata Steel. Over the years, he has worked in various divisions of the company, including marketing and sales, e-commerce and international trading. He was Managing Director of Tata NYK Shipping Pte. Ltd. for over seven years. In November 2013, he was appointed as Group Director Strategic Procurement and currently operates from IJmuiden, Netherlands.

Mr. Mukerji serves on the Boards of TS Global Procurement Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore, Tata Steel Minerals Canada Ltd., Creative Port Development Private Limited and Subarnarekha Port Private Limited. He is also the Chairman of Mjunction Services Limited.

Mr. Mukerji holds a Bachelor of Arts degree Calcutta University and is an alumnus of IIM(A)(MDP) and INSEAD (MEP).

Daniel P. Owen

Mr. Owen is a private investor and entrepreneur. He currently is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a private investment management company, Chairman of a helicopter conversion and enhancement company, and a former Senior Vice President of Polysar Energy & Chemical Corporation (previously named Canada Development Corporation). Mr. Owen has served on the boards of directors of a number of Canadian public companies, including as a member of the audit committees. From 1990 to 2012, Mr. Owen was on the board of Sherritt International Corporation, and at various times over the period served on all board committees.

Mr. Owen holds a B.Sc. (Econ.) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, having specialized in accounting and law.

D. B. Sundara Ramam

Mr. Ramam joined Tata Steel as a Graduate Trainee in 1990 after completing a B.Sc. Engineering in Mining from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. He worked in various capacities in the Raw Materials Division, Ferro Alloys Division and as Principal Executive Officer to the Chief Executive Officer and the Managing Director of Tata Steel for the last 29+ years and is currently working as Vice President, Raw Materials, Tata Steel.

Mr. Ramam is a member of the Institute of Engineers, Jamshedpur Chapter and of the National Council of Mining Engineers’ Association of India.

Currently Mr. Ramam is a member on the Boards of S&T Mining, TM Mining, Tata Steel Minerals Canada, and Chairman of TS (Asia) Hongkong.