About Us


Elmer B. Stewart, P.Geol, MSc.

Chairperson of the Board, President, and CEO

Mr. Stewart has over 42 years of domestic and international experience in mining and exploration for gold, uranium, base metals and copper. During his career, he has been involved in the financing and acquisition of base metal and gold projects as well the development and construction of two underground mines and the construction and operation of three open pit gold mines. Mr. Stewart led the 2013 Feasibility Study on the Schaft Creek project and was directly involved with negotiating the Schaft Creek Joint Venture Agreement with Teck Resources Limited.  Mr. Stewart negotiated the acquisition of Van Dyke and Sombrero Butte projects and supervised the work to advance the Van Dyke project to a development stage project.  With approximately 30 years of experience at the senior management level for various companies listed on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchange, he is currently the Chairman, CEO and President of Copper Fox Metals Inc., a Director of Liard Copper Mines Ltd., and a Director of Aurwest Resources Corporation.   Mr. Stewart is Copper Fox’s representative on the Management Committee for the Schaft Creek Joint Venture.

R. Hector Mackay-Dunn, Q.C.


Mr. MacKay-Dunn is a Senior Partner at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP which is among Canada’s leading law firms, where Mr. MacKay-Dunn advises private and public high growth companies in a broad range of industries on domestic and cross-border private and public securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, and international partnering transactions. Hector is recognized by Lexpert, the most respected legal publication in Canada, as among the Top 100 Canada/US Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada and among Canada’s leading lawyers in mergers and acquisitions, technology, and biotechnology. Hector holds the highest (“AV” Pre-eminent) legal ability rating from Martindale-Hubbell, an authoritative and global source for identifying leading lawyers and law firms and the Best Lawyers in Canada ranks him as a national leader in Technology and Biotechnology. Hector was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2003. Hector is a director of Tennis Canada and BCTech, past Chair of the BC Innovation Council and former director of British Columbia Leading Edge Endowment Fund and Genome British Columbia.

J. Michael Smith


Mr. Smith has been a Director of Copper Fox since September 2004 and was Executive Vice President until his retirement in September 2013. Directly associated with daily activities of Copper Fox, including financings and preparation of a Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility Study on the Schaft Creek project, he was involved in negotiating the Joint Venture Agreement between Copper Fox and Teck in 2013. As well, Mr. Smith had a 38 year banking career with RBC Royal Bank, holding senior management positions in Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, and New York.  Mr. Smith is currently a Director and a member of the Audit Committee for Copper Fox as well as a Director and Treasurer of a registered public charity.

Ernesto Echavarria, CPA


Mr. Echavarria is a Certified Public Accountant and has extensive experience both at the executive and board levels of large corporations. He is a significant investor with a number of major corporations in Mexico including MegaCable Holding Sab, a controlling shareholder, executive and director of Franks Distributing which is a major international distributor of fruit and vegetable produce, as well as being an investor and director of numerous other entities including mining companies.

Erik Koudstaal, CA


Mr. Koudstaal is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and a retired partner of Ernst and Young. His accounting career spans 40 plus years in The Netherlands, Canada, Africa (Nigeria), Asia (Singapore), Europe (Spain) and the United States. He retired from Ernst and Young’s New York International office in 2001. Erik’s multi-national clients were in natural resources, banking, manufacturing and technology. Since retiring he has been a financial consultant and a Board Member (Treasurer) of two organizations. In January 2008 he completed the Governance Essentials Program for Directors (not-for-profit) at the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.