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.
Lex has a successful 27 year career with TD Bank Financial Group. During his time with TD, he held various senior leadership positions within the Commercial and Retail banks, as well as Finance and Operations, during turbulent economic times. He brings to Teslin his broad experience and discipline in Finance, strategic planning, tactical execution and people management. Lex holds a BA (Econ) from the University of British Columbia and various banking related accreditations. He is a past Director of the Vancouver Board of Trade and past-President of Rotary.