John Icke is a senior executive with more than 25 years global management experience, 14 in the role of President, General Manager or Chief Executive Officer, in both the private and public sector. He was previously the president of Accenture Business Services for Utilities, the largest business process outsourcing practice of its kind worldwide. Most recently, he had been a principal of JRI Strategy Consultants Inc., a business consultancy which provides strategic counseling and leadership to senior executives of retailers, technology and consumer goods manufacturing businesses.
His previous positions include: president and CEO of Lily Cups Inc; founding director and chairman of Canadian Polystyrene Recycling Association (C.P.R.A.); corporate vice president and general manager of Indigo N.V.'s worldwide packaging business; and chief operating officer and executive vice president of Sweetheart Cup, a subsidiary of Fort Howard. Importantly, Mr. Icke has significant experience with private equity in addition to debt and public equity financings.
Mr. Sweatman possesses in excess of 20 years experience as a Chartered Accountant in public and private practice and has worked with and provided advice to many companies listed on the TSX Venture and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Mr. Sweatman was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia in 1982 and in the Yukon in 1990. He has been the principal of Michael Sweatman Limited, Chartered Accountant, since 1999, as well as having been the owner-manager of MDS Management Ltd., a company that provides consulting services, since November 1992. Mr. Sweatman has also been a Director and/or Officer of various reporting companies.
Mr. Poulus is a businessman and a partner in the Vancouver office of the Stikeman Elliott law firm. His background includes: membership in McAlpine, Poulus and Hordo, a Vancouver law firm (1973 to 1979); senior management positions with Kaiser Resources (1979 to 1980), a publicly traded producer of metallurgical and thermal coal and oil and gas; and with private Kaiser companies (1980 to 1984) whose activities included coal trading, oil and gas, real estate, and professional football. He then served as a senior officer of Southeastern Capital Corporation, a Denver-based leveraged buyout group (1984 to 1990) with interests in broadcasting, petroleum product distribution, and environmental laboratories. Mr. Poulus was born in Djakarta, Indonesia and schooled there and in the Netherlands. He holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of British Columbia and an LL.M. from the London School of Economics.