Mark Ashcroft, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Mark is currently the President & CEO, and a director, of Aurelius Minerals Inc., an Ontario focussed gold exploration company with assets in the Cochrane area. He is also currently a director of Alexandria Minerals Corporation and Maritime Resources Corp.
Prior, Mark was the President & CEO and a Director of Stonegate Agricom, a phosphate development company from 2008 until 2014, which he successfully listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange with a $51.75 million initial public offering. Prior to that, Mark had been involved in various capacities in the global mining and finance industries since 1990. From 1990 to 1996, through his undergraduate studies, Mark worked in various operating roles in North and South America and Australia. From 1996 to 1998 he worked in Mines Technical Services at Inco Limited’s Ontario Division, where he qualified as a Professional Engineer in Ontario. From 1999 to 2003, Mark worked in mining project finance with Barclays Capital in London and then Standard Bank in New York.
From 2003 to 2008, Mark was employed with Toll Cross Securities, a boutique institutional firm in Toronto where he became Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking, and then Versant Partners, where he was responsible for successfully developing a mining finance business for that firm in sales, trading and corporate finance. Mark holds his Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from Laurentian University and a Master of Science (Finance, Regulation and Risk Management) from the ISMA Centre of the University of Reading.