Management Team

Alan B. Taylor

Vice President  Exploration and Chief Operating Officer
Port Moody, BC, Canada

Mr. Taylor has over 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry and is a qualified P.Geo. with a Master 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 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 the Northwest Territories & Nunavut 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.


Trevor L. Cunningham

Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Finance and Corporate Secretary
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Mr. Cunningham is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of senior management experience in the mining, forestry, manufacturing and public utilities sectors. He has been responsible for strategic planning initiatives, operations and all aspects of corporate and financial management and administration, with extensive experience in public company regulatory filings and compliance in Canada and the United States. As a financial executive, Mr. Cunningham brings a wide variety of experience in the mining industry including extensive responsibility for budgeting, cost management, corporate governance, government and securities compliance, taxation, as well as enterprise resource planning and information systems implementation.  


Michael Vande Guchte

Vice President Exploration (Paragon)
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Mr. Vande Guchte is a professional geologist with over 20 years' experience in the mineral exploration industry. He received a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Alberta in 1986 and Diploma of Technology from BCIT in 2000.  Michael has worked with both major and junior companies focused on gold and/or base metals exploration in Canada, USA, South and Central America.  Mr. Vande Guchte was formerly the President & CEO of Paragon Minerals Corporation (now a 100%-owned subsidiary of Canadian Zinc) and has been involved with the South Tally Pond VMS Project for the past 6 years.




Steve Dawson
Vice President, Corporate Development
Toronto, ON, Canada
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Mr. Dawson is a geologist with over 25 years' experience in the mining industry as an exploration geologist, journalist and investor relations executive who is responsible for corporate development and investor relations activities.






Joseph Lanzon

Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Toronto, ON, Canada

Mr. Lanzon has over 20 years of experience in governmental affairs and in developing community partnerships with natural resource companies. Mr. Lanzon held management positions with mandates for business development and government affairs and has worked for the Federal Government of Canada, the Northwest Territories Government, the House of Commons and the Senate of Canada.


David Harpley

Vice President, Permitting and Environmental Affairs
Surrey, BC, Canada

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Mr. Harpley has 34 years of experience in environmental studies and management related to the mining industry, initially in South Africa and subsequently in Canada and the Americas. He was an environmental manager for several large consulting firms, undertaking studies to permit new mines, close existing mines, develop waste and water management plans. Since joining CZN, he has been responsible for all environmental issues, and led the effort to acquire new operating permits for the mine and access road, including authoring much of the material for regulatory submission, and appointing, managing and reviewing the work of consultants.



Wilbert Antoine

Manager, Northern Development
Fort Simpson, NT, Canada
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Mr. Antoine has over 40 years' experience in the mining industry involved in a variety of positions from operations to management at Cardinal River Coal and Ekati Diamond Mines. Mr. Antoine, as an Elder and Member of the Liidlii Kue First Nation, has extensive contacts with the Government of Northwest Territories and various levels of Aboriginal Governments.


Ted Boychuk

Mine Site Manager
Calgary, AB, Canada

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Mr. Boychuk has 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry, mining, road construction and maintenance, and management.  He has been responsible for cost control analysis of road construction, quality control monitoring, creation of safety programs, heavy equipment operation and repairs, and management of a variety of operations throughout his diverse career.