Management Team


C. Ian Ross, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ross is a corporate director. Mr. Ross held various positions at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario from 1997 to September 2003. Most recently he held the position of Senior Director, Administration in the Dean’s Office and was also Executive in Residence for the School’s Institute for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Growth. He has served as Governor, President and CEO of Ortech Corporation; Chairman, President and CEO of Provincial Papers Inc.; President and CEO of Paperboard Industries Corp.; as a trustee and chairman of Menu Food Income Fund from 2007 to 2010; as a corporate director and chairman of Pet Valu, Inc. from 2003 to 2009; and as a director Ontario Power Generation from2003 to 2014. Mr. Ross currently serves as a director and chairman of Cathay Forest Product Corp., GrowthWorks Canadian Fund Ltd. and GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund Ltd. He also serves as a director of Clearford Water Systems Inc. and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization. Mr. Ross is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.

Derrick West, CPA (CA), Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Mr. West most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of an international mining services corporation with operations in Canada, Russia, Mongolia, and Mexico. Mr. West has amassed over 15 years of experience in financial reporting, tax planning and compliance, treasury management, business development, and internal control compliance. Mr. West has additional experience in the commercial real estate sector and previously served as the Vice-President of Accounting and Administration for Plazacorp Retail Properties Limited. Mr. West is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University.