Mr. Joel Matheson is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was chairman of the Canasur Gold board since February, 2010. He was also CEO through September, 2014. During the past six years, he was directly involved in Canasur Suriname operations, including exploration, government liaison, concession negotiations, and coordinating with the Suriname manager and consulting geologist. Mr. Matheson graduated from Dalhousie University with a bachelor of commerce degree and a bachelor of laws. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society
Director Since 2016Matheson was prominent in Nova Scotia politics from 1978 to 1993. He was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for the riding of HalifaxBedford basin in 1978 and served as caucus chairman until 1979. He was appointed to the cabinet in 1979 and held many portfolios until 1993. He was minister of finance, minister of health, minister of mines and energy, minister of advanced education, minister of justice, and attorneygeneral. His duties as minister of justice included being solicitor general, responsible for provincial policing services, and minister responsible for human rights.