President and CEO
Mr. MacNeill is President, Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Director of the Corporation and has been with the Company since 1993. As a second generation Saskatchewan mining developer, Mr. MacNeill has an extensive background in all aspects of natural resource exploration and development. Mr. MacNeill guided the Corporation through the acquisition and exploration of the Star – Orion South Diamond Project.
Senior Vice President, Exploration and Development
Mr. Read is a diamond exploration geologist with over 34 years of international experience. Prior to his current position with Star Diamond Corp, he was President and CEO of Canabrava Diamond Corporation. He has 12 years of diamond exploration experience working with De Beers, including projects in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mali and Canada. Mr. Read came to Canada as a Landed Immigrant in early 1997 and worked as a consultant for a number of companies in Alberta, NWT, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, in addition to projects in Greenland and Brazil. Mr. Read is a graduate of the University of Cape Town (BSc. Hons., 1983), a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada, a member of the American Geophysical Union and a Professional Geoscientist in the Provinces of Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Mr. Read became a citizen of Canada in September 2005.
Mr. Shyluk is a Professional Chartered Accountant, through membership in the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan. He holds a B.Comm. degree as well as a B.Sc. degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He has over 18 years of financial experience with mining and natural resource companies. Mr. Shyluk has been with the Company since January 2007. Preceding his employment with Star Diamond Corp., Mr. Shyluk was with TransGas Limited (a Saskatchewan based natural gas storage and transmission company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of SaskEnergy Incorporated). Earlier in his career, Mr. Shyluk was with Deloitte and Ernst & Young where he worked with a wide range of clients, including public, private and Crown corporations as well as not for profit entities.