Board of Directors

The Directors of Canadian Zinc are a group of highly qualified professionals with significant experience to guide the operation of the Company and the development of the Prairie Creek Mine.

IMG 2883 Left to Right: Alan B. Taylor, Brian Atkins, John F. Kearney, Dave Nickerson

John F. Kearney

Chairman, President & CEO
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mr. Kearney has over thirty-five years of experience in the mining industry worldwide. With degrees in law, economics and business administration, he has a strong background in corporate development, finance and managing public companies, primarily in the mining field.


He was previously President and Chief Executive of Northgate Exploration Limited (TSE; NYSE; LSE), Campbell Resources Inc. (TSE; NYSE; MSE) and Sonora Gold Corp. (TSE; NASDAQ). He is currently Chairman of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited (TSX), Anglesey Mining plc (LSE) and Conquest Resources Limited (TSX-V) and a Director of Avnel Gold Mining Ltd. (TSX); Minco plc (AIM), and Xtierra Inc (TSX-V). He is also a director of the Mining Association of Canada, and of the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines. 


A director of Canadian Zinc since 2001, Mr. Kearney was appointed President in June 2003 and since that time has led the Company in the redevelopment of the Prairie Creek Mine, including raising over $40 million.




Alan B. Taylor

VP Exploration, Director and Chief Operating Officer
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

Mr. Taylor has over 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry and is a qualified P.Geo. with a Master’s degree in Geology. He previously worked with Cominco, Imperial Metals Corporation, the Geological Survey of Canada, the Ontario Geological Survey, along with numerous other junior mineral exploration companies throughout the world. He is a member of the Geological Association of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the BC and NWT Chamber of Mines. Mr. Taylor was formerly President of San Andreas Resources (Canadian Zinc’s predecessor company) and has been involved with the Prairie Creek Mine and property for over 15 years. During his involvement on the property the mineral resource base has increased significantly in order of magnitudes as a result of exploration.




Brian Atkins

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mr. Atkins received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants (BCICA).


Mr. Atkins has actively participated within the BCICA organization on the Bylaws Committee, President Nominating Committee and Arbitration Committee.  He is knowledgeable and experienced with financial reporting requirements of public companies and currently is a Director of Blueshore Financial and a former member of the Independent Review Committee of Inhance Investment Management Inc.  Mr. Atkins is a former partner with KPMG Chartered Accountants.




Dave Nickerson

Yellowknife, NWT, Canada

Mr. Nickerson has spent much of his life as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, where he served as Minister of Health and Social Services and as a Member of Parliament for nearly 10 years. He served as Chairman of the Northwest Territories Water Board, a federal body charged with the administration of water rights and environmental protection in the NWT, and also as a member of the Development Appeal Board for the City of Yellowknife.


A Professional Engineer, Mr. Nickerson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Mineral Exploration. He is also a director of Tyhee Gold Corporation.