Silver Bullion Trust's Board of Trustees


Bruce D. Heagle

Independent Trustee
Ancaster, Ontario

Age: 57
Trustee since 2009

Chair of Audit Committee
Member of Corporate Governance
and Nominating Committee
Chair of Special Committee
 


Bruce D. Heagle has an MBA from the Richard Ivey Business School and over 20 years of senior management experience. Since 1991, Mr. Heagle has been President of NSBL International (private capital investments). In addition, Mr. Heagle serves as a board member for various publicly traded companies, including Central GoldTrust, where he has been Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee. He is also a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Central Fund of Canada Limited. Mr. Heagle has been a director of the Bakery Council of Canada and Chairman of the Board of Governors as well as Chairman of the Finance Committee of Hillfield Strathallan College.


Ian M. T. McAvity

Independent Trustee
Toronto, Ontario

Age: 72
Trustee since 2009


Ian M.T. McAvity is also a Director of Central Fund of Canada Limited and Trustee of Central GoldTrust. A former director of Novagold Resources Inc., Mr. McAvity is also President and a director of Duncan Park Holdings Corporation (a junior minerals exploration company). Mr. McAvity has over 50 years of extensive investment industry experience as a banker, broker, and, since 1975, as an independent advisor and consultant, specializing in the technical analysis of international equity, foreign exchange and precious metals markets. Mr. McAvity's analysis and views have been published in "Ian McAvity's Deliberations on World Markets Newsletter" continuously from 1972 to 2014.
 


Michael A. Parente

Independent Trustee
Hamilton, Ontario

Age: 58

Member of Audit Committee
Member of Corporate Governance
and Nominating Committee
Member of Special Committee


Michael A. Parente holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University, is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Planner in Canada. He has been President of M.A.P. Consulting & Financial Services since February 2009. Prior to that, he was the Director of Finance for First Ontario Credit Union from March 2004 to January 2009. From February 1990 to August 2002, Mr. Parente was Vice-President Finance of Central Fund of Canada Limited. Previously, for over 15 years prior to 2004, he was Chief Financial Officer, Compliance Officer, President and Investment Counsel & Portfolio Manager (ICPM) for a mutual fund management company. Mr. Parente is a Director and member of the Audit Committee of Central Fund of Canada Limited and a Trustee and member of the Audit Committee of Central GoldTrust.
 


Jason A. Schwandt
Independent Trustee
Burlington, Ontario

Age: 42
Trustee since 2012

Lead Trustee
Member of Audit Committee
Chair of Corporate Governance
and Nominating Committee
Member of Special Committee
 


Jason A. Schwandt holds an Electrical Engineering & Management degree and an MBA (Management of Innovation) from McMaster University. He is currently President of J.A. Schwandt Engineering Inc., and was formerly an owner and Vice President of Techcentive Services Inc., a tax credit and corporate cost-reduction consultancy.  Prior to that, Mr. Schwandt was employed for over 10 years in various management roles in engineering, program office, operations, and corporate strategy at Celestica Inc., a global contract electronics manufacturer and former manufacturing arm of IBM. Mr. Schwandt is also a Director and member of the Audit Committee of Central Fund of Canada Limited and a Trustee and member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of Central GoldTrust.


J. C. Stefan Spicer

Trustee, Chairman
President & CEO
Lynden, Ontario

Age: 49
Trustee since 2009

*Administrator Nominee


J.C. Stefan Spicer is also the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Central Fund of Canada Limited, a publicly traded gold and silver bullion holding company, the shares of which are listed on the NYSE MKT and the Toronto Stock Exchange. He is also a Trustee, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Central GoldTrust, the Units of which are listed on the NYSE MKT and the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has over 30 years of investment industry experience. Mr. Spicer is a nominee of the Administrator as a Trustee of the Trust.

 

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