Board of Directors

David C.W. Macdonald


Mr. Macdonald is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Glencoban Capital Management Inc. ("Glencoban"), a private merchant banking firm founded in 2002. Glencoban invests in development stage public and private companies, mainly in the energy, alternative energy and mining sectors. From 1989 to 2002, Mr. Macdonald worked as an investment banker at UBS Bunting Warburg Inc., serving as Joint Managing Director of the firm from 1994 to 2002. From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Macdonald worked in London, England with S.G. Warburg & Co. Ltd. 

He is currently the chair of the National Ballet of Canada, Endowment Foundation and a director of the National Ballet of Canada. He is also a director of the Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation and a past director of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Scott Nelson

President & CEO

Scott Nelson President & CEO Mr. Nelson has over 25 years’ experience building successful organizations and fostering growth in resource based, capital intensive industries. Since joining Titanium in 2005, he has assembled the management team and led the development of Titanium’s CVW™ through R&D, demonstration piloting and site-specific front-end engineering design as well as led public financings and government grant funding rounds. Prior to Titanium, Mr. Nelson held senior executive positions in the energy and technology industries in Canada and internationally including: President of Hess Corporation’s Canadian business unit; Chairman of London Based Eurosov Energy PLC and senior management roles with IBM, Amoco Petroleum, Dome Petroleum and Irving.

Moss Kadey


Mr. Kadey has over thirty years’ experience as a successful entrepreneur active in businesses as an executive, founder and shareholder. From 1995 to 2000 Mr. Kadey financed, built and ran a New York based hair product company which was subsequently sold to Estee Lauder. Between 1987 and 1995 he founded and built Brita International Holdings Inc., which had the North and South American rights to manufacture and distribute household water filtration products, and which was sold to Clorox Inc. in 1995. From 1977 to 1987 he was Vice President, Finance and Operations of Giftcraft Limited, a leading Canadian importer and distributor of gifts and novelties. Mr. Kadey is currently the President and CEO of Mossco Capital Inc., a private venture capital and real estate investment company. He also serves as a director of Brita GmbH, a private international company based out of Germany which manufactures water filtration products for household and professional applications.

Brant G. Sangster


Mr. Sangster has extensive experience in Canada's energy industry. He had a distinguished 25-year career with Petro-Canada - one of Canada's largest oil and gas companies. In his most recent role as Senior Vice-President for Petro-Canada, Mr. Sangster was responsible for the company's oil sands production and development as well as Petro-Canada's participation in Syncrude. He was also a member of Petro-Canada's Executive Leadership Team, accountable for the effective integration of the planning and execution of oil sands business objectives with overall strategies and activities of the corporation. Mr. Sangster joined Petro-Canada in 1981 as Director of Downstream Development. From 1983 to 1988, he held a variety of management positions in business services, marketing and corporate development. In 1988, he was appointed Vice-President, Business Analysis in the Resource Division. From 1989 to 1991, he was Vice-President, Corporate Development, and in 1991 he was appointed Vice-President, Central Region. He became Vice-President, Logistics and Integration in 1997, with responsibility for supply, refining and business integration, and Vice-President, Marketing (Upstream) in 1998. Mr. Sangster is currently a director of Inter Pipeline Ltd.. Prior to joining Petro-Canada, Mr. Sangster held various strategic planning and operating positions with Imperial Oil from 1968 to 1981. Mr. Sangster graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.

John Stevens


Mr. Stevens is the Executive Vice President of Arva Limited and has been a director and member of the Executive Committee of Arva since 1993. Arva is a private Canadian corporation engaged in private equity investment business headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Arva Limited has investments in a variety of industries including telecommunications, automotive and traffic control. Mr. Stevens is both a lawyer and CPA(CA) and entered the public accounting profession in 1978 with Clarkson and Gordon. He subsequently obtained his law degree from Queens University in 1983 and joined Osler Hoskin and became a partner in the firm in 1991. Until June 2000, Mr. Stevens was a partner in the Canadian law firm of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt and from 1994 to 2000 was the Managing Partner of Osler's New York office. He practiced in the corporate and commercial areas with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and dealt with a broad range of finance, legal and corporate governance issues servicing the needs of many successful private and public companies. Mr. Stevens has served as director on numerous boards of both private and public companies.

Bruce Griffin


Bruce Griffin most recently held the position of Senior Vice President Strategic Development of Lomon Billions Group, the world’s third largest producer of high-quality titanium dioxide pigments. Mr. Griffin previously held executive management positions in several resource companies, including acting as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of TZ Minerals International Pty. Ltd. (TZMI), the leading independent consultant on the global mineral sands industry, World Titanium Resources, a development stage titanium project in Africa and as Vice President Titanium for BHP Billiton.  Mr. Griffin is currently also serving as a director on the board of Sheffield Resources Ltd.