About Us

Canadian Manganese Company Inc. (“CDMN”) is focused on the exploration and development of its wholly owned manganese project located in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada (“Woodstock Project”).  Through the development of the Woodstock Project CDMN’s mission is to become the global ESG leader in the supply of high purity manganese sulphate monohydrate (“HPMSM”) to the lithium-ion battery industry.

The Woodstock Project contains the largest, highest grade manganese carbonate deposit for development in North America.  Strategically located adjacent to the U.S. border, and within close proximity to both the St. Lawrence Seaway and Atlantic Ocean, the Woodstock Project is ideally positioned to support the domestic lithium-ion battery supply chain for generations.


President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Allas has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Maximos since 2018. For the fourteen years prior, Mr. Allas was an investment banker and investment professional in the natural resource industry where he advised numerous companies on growth and financing strategies. Mr. Allas holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics, Physics) degree from Mount Allison University.

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Pinkerton is a financial executive in Canada, with over 25 years of experience in public companies in the mining and financial services industries. He currently also serves as Chief Financial Officer of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited and was previously an investment banker (10 years) and chartered professional accountant (5 years). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree (Economics) from Harvard University and holds Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations.

Board of Directors


Mr. Kearney is Chairman of CMC and a number of public companies, including Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited, Buchans Resources Limited and Conquest Resources Limited, and until 2019 was Chairman of Canadian Zinc Corporation. Over the course of his career he has served as a senior officer (usually Chairman and/or Chief Executive) of more than thirty public companies incorporated in Canada; Ireland; United Kingdom; United States; Australia and elsewhere, the shares of which were listed on various stock exchanges (including London Stock Exchange; AIM Market; Toronto Stock Exchange; New York Stock Exchange; American Stock Exchange; NASDAQ; Australian Stock Exchange). He was formerly the Chairman or President and Chief Executive Officer of several public companies which developed various mineral properties and projects and which were subsequently acquired by or sold in major transactions including: Scandinavian Minerals Inc., which explored and developed the Kevista nickel /copper project in Finland and was acquired by First Quantum in 2008; Sulliden Exploration Inc., which discovered and explored the Shahuindo gold deposit in Peru, which was subsequently acquired by Rio Alto Mining Limited in August 2014. He was previously the Chairman (and previously President and Chief Executive and previously Executive Vice President and Secretary) of Northgate Exploration Limited (1979 to 1996) which operated two copper/gold mines near Chibougamau, Quebec, and which were sold to Western Mining of Australia in 1987, and earlier through its subsidiaries operated two lead/zinc mines in Ireland. Mr. Kearney also served as a director and member of the Executive Committee of the Mining Association of Canada and as a director and President of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Chamber of Mines. Mr. Kearney is a member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Law Society of Ireland. He holds degrees in law and economics from University College Dublin and an M.B.A. degree from Trinity College Dublin and the Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. He qualified as a solicitor in Ireland and as a chartered secretary with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in London.

Independent Director

Mr. Allan has been involved in private business for over 40 years in Atlantic Canada, with ownership in numerous companies ranging from heavy civil construction, equipment parts, protective clothing for mining and offshore personnel as well as commercial and residential real estate development. Over the past decade Mr. Allan has developed solid relationships with federal, provincial and municipal governments.

Independent Director

Mr. Hurley is President and Chief Executive of Trinity Resources, a private company operating a worldclass pyrophyllite mine in which supplies aluminum silicate products to various industries worldwide. With over 24 years of experience in the mining and industrial minerals industry, Mr. Hurley’s business development initiatives have spanned 14 countries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Chemistry from Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Independent Director

Mr. Carey is a Mining Consultant and Senior Vice President, Operations of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited since 2011 where he was responsible for LIM’s operating functions, including mining and processing, operations and transportation. Prior to 2011, he held senior operating roles with Barrick Gold, Cliffs Natural Resources’ Wabush Mines and Cliffs’ Michigan operations.


Mr. Varma is a chartered accountant in England and Wales, with over 37 years of experience in financial management. He is currently a director of Anglesey Mining plc, Brookfield Investment Corp and Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited, Mr. Varma serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Anglesey Mining plc, Buchans Resources Limited and Xtierra Inc. Previously, he was President of Westfield Minerals Limited and a director of Northgate Exploration Limited and American Resource Corporation.


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Ms. Byrne is a Lawyer and Corporate Director and is currently Executive Vice President – Legal Pennecon Limited, a large privately owned conglomerate based in eastern Canada.  Ms. Byrne is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation where she is Chair of the People & Culture Committee and a member of the Governance Committee; and the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, a Canadian organization jointly owned by the five provincial lottery corporations. Ms. Byrne also serves on the Board of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation as Chair of the Regulatory Committee and a member of the Governance and Human Resources Committee. Ms. Byrne is actively engaged in her community, currently serving as a Director of Junior Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador and Cabinet Member, The SPCA Way Home Capital Campaign. She recently served as Chair of the St. John’s Board of Trade and is a member of the International Women’s Forum of Canada and has been a speaker at leadership and legal conferences throughout Canada. Ms. Byrne was awarded the Queen’s Counsel in 2020 and is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Bar Association.


Mr. Kousoulis is President of Nichent Health Inc. From 2013 to 2021, Mr. Kousoulis served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia and served in various Ministerial roles.  His most recent roles were Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, Minister of Business and Minister of Trade. Mr. Kousoulis graduated from Saint Mary’s University with Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration degrees and is a Certified Management Accountant.