Cynthia Thomas has over 30 years of banking and mine finance experience. She is the principal of Conseil Advisory Services, an independent financial advisory firm specialising in the natural resource industry, which she founded in 2000. Prior to founding Conseil, Ms Thomas worked with Bank of Montreal, Scotiabank and ScotiaMcLeod in the corporate and investment banking divisions. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. Ms Thomas was a director of Polymet Mining Corp, KWG Resources, Nautilus Minerals, and is a director and chair of Victory Nickel.