Directors & Management


Manitou is currently conducting a search for a replacement President & CEO

Carmelo Marrelli, CA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer

Carmelo Marrelli is the Principal of Marrelli Support Services Inc., delivering accounting, regulatory compliance and investment based services to numerous issuers on the TSX and TSX-Venture exchanges for over twenty years. With his value based service approach well known within the Canadian junior mining industry, Carmelo offers a diverse skill set to his clients. Carmelo is a Chartered Accountant (CA), a Certified General Accountant (CGA), and an Associate (ACIS) of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). He also has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. Carmelo also acts as Chief Financial Officer to a number of reporting issuers on the TSX and TSX Venture exchanges.

Robert Scott Heatherington

Mr. Heatherington holds a BA in Political Science from Queen’s University, joined the Canadian Federal Department of Manpower and Immigration in 1971 and has served abroad in Hong Kong, Moscow, Bangkok, London and Bonn. At Headquarters, he served as head of the Orders-in-Council Unit, as intelligence analyst with the Facilitation and Enforcement Branch, as director, Refugee Policy, and as director, Strategic Direction within the Strategic Policy, Planning and Research Branch. He served on secondment with the Department of External Affairs and International Trade from 1983 to 1985 as deputy director, Immigration, Visitor and Enforcement Section, and from 1988 to 1990 as deputy director for Refugee and Humanitarian Programs. Mr. Heatherington moved to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2000 as director of Foreign Intelligence. Mr. Heatherington served as Canadian Ambassador to Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia from July 2008 to December 2011. 

Ron Arnold

Ron Arnold is the President of Dalron Construction Limited, a position he has held since 1969, and has served as a director of junior resource issuers on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange, including Titanium Corporation, Independent Nickel Corp., and Duncan Park Holdings Corporation.

Wayne Whymark

Wayne Whymark has been involved in mineral exploration for over 30 years, most recently serving as a director of Independent Nickel Corp.  Mr. Whymark worked with Newmont Mining Co. and Falconbridge Copper between 1978 and 1981, subsequent to which he served as an officer/director of a number of junior exploration companies. Mr. Whymark was Vice-President, Exploration of Fort Knox Gold Resources Inc. between 1988 and 1996, and was the founding President of Wallbridge Mining Company Limited between 1996 and 2002.

Tamara Taras
Consulting Geologist

Tamara Taras graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences (Honours) in 2010 from the University of Manitoba.  She gained valuable exploration experience while pursuing her degree working for several junior exploration companies in Northwestern Ontario.  Tamara worked with Canadian Arrow Mines Ltd.  in 2007 and 2008, where she focused on delineating the Kenbridge Nickel Deposit.  Tamara joined Manitou Gold Inc.  in 2009 and immediately began work in the historical Gold Rock District on the company’s  Kenwest Project.  Since 2009, Tamara has been a key member of the exploration team and has been a part of all exploration projects carried out by the company.  She was a part of the exploration team that discovered the extremely high grade intersection of 53.7 kg/t Au over 0.55m on the Kenwest Project and was also part of the  team that discovered significant gold mineralization in drill intersections on the Gaffney Extension Project.  

Tamara is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba as a Geologist-in-Training, and is currently working towards her P.Geo. designation.