True North Gems is steered by a seasoned team of professionals with broad experience in all facets of the coloured gemstone business. The company also employs expert consultants in gemstone exploration, development, and marketing. This optimizes operations and produces the highest quality products available.
ANDREW LEE SMITH
DIRECTOR, INTERIM CEO
Co-founder of True North Gems, Mr. Smith has over 25 years of experience successfully exploring, developing and operating North American base and precious metals mining and gem projects. Mr. Smith is a Professional Geologist and the President, a member of the International Corporate Directors (ICD.D) and CEO and co-founder of Canaco Resources and Tigray Resources.
Mr. Smith joined Aurizon Mines Ltd. in 1985 and resigned in 1998 from the position of Vice President Exploration. He received the Mining Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1994 from the Quebec Prospectors Association for his role in mine development with Aurizon, and was named Outstanding Alumnus of 2009 by the Science Faculty of the University of Waterloo for his contributions to mineral exploration. He holds a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Waterloo, is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, and a fellow of the Geological Association of Canada and the Society of Economic Geologists.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Ms. Tucker is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. Ms. Tucker was CFO for True North Gems from 2010-2015.