Pierre Lassonde: Chairman of Franco-Nevada – He is one of the living legends in the mining and resource world with over 35 years of experience. Pierre is the current Chairman of Franco-Nevada and Co-Founded Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation with Seymour Schulich in 1982 and over a 20 year period, provided shareholders with a 36% annualized rate of return. He was able to build up and successfully merge Franco Nevada into Newmont Mining in what was essentially a depression in the mining sector. It was the worst of times, but somehow in the midst of those horrific industry conditions Pierre and everyone associated with him thrived. Pierre then became President of Newmont Mining Corporation from 2002 to 2006.