A brighter tomorrow, on the Horizon

Horizon Copper’s mission is to further the global energy transition by helping to meet the global copper demand. An electrified tomorrow means investing in copper mining today. Bringing together industry leaders, Horizon is a growth company focused on copper mining projects that will help supply the world economies with the resources needed for a cleaner tomorrow.

Where there’s copper, there’s gold.

One of the most common minerals found in nature alongside copper is gold. So it seems natural for a copper company to partner with one of the best gold companies in the world. Sandstorm Gold Royalties is one of the largest precious metals royalty companies in the world with a portfolio of over 250 streams and royalties. Backed by Sandstorm’s industry-leading technical and corporate development teams, Horizon and Sandstorm plan to grow their respective portfolio of assets, whereby Horizon can fund new copper interests in part with precious metals streaming agreements provided by Sandstorm. The synergy between the two companies capitalizes on the geological nature of copper mines while opening a world of opportunity for new growth acquisitions.

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Our Leadership

Horizon Copper is led by a group of industry experts who collectively have completed billions of dollars in mining transactions over multiple decades. Now they’ve turned their focus on growing Horizon Copper into one of the best copper companies in the world.

Erfan Kazemi

President & CEO

Erfan Kazemi brings years of experience to Horizon Copper. Since 2011, Erfan has held the role of Chief Financial Officer at Sandstorm Gold Royalties where he has helped raise over a billion dollars in equity and debt financing. He has also played a critical role in the success of Sandstorm’s royalty investments through his responsibilities on the corporate development front and the company’s investment committee.

Erfan is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA), a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder, and a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.

In addition to his role with Horizon Copper and Sandstorm, Erfan also serves in the community. He is the former Vice-Chair of the Vancouver Public Library board of directors and former member of the Library’s Foundation board. He is also a former member of the University of British Columbia board of governors.

Erfan is not without his share of accolades and has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, named by the Globe and Mail as one of Canada’s 50 best executives, awarded Business in Vancouver’s CFO of the Year, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia’s Early Achievement Award and Community Service Award, and the University of British Columbia Alumni Association’s Outstanding Student of the Year Award.

Craig McMillan

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Horizon Copper in 2022, Craig McMillan spent over two decades in various roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. Most recently, he was a senior partner in the Assurance practice of PwC where he led the audits of Canadian and US-listed multinational entities with a focus on companies within the mining sector as well as providing services related to capital market transactions, IPOs, internal controls, and accounting advice.

Craig is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) in British Columbia and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics and Economics) from the University of Durham, United Kingdom.

Nolan Watson


Since co-founding Sandstorm Gold Royalties in 2008, Nolan Watson has led Sandstorm’s transformation from a small startup into a diversified royalty company with a billion-dollar market capitalization. Prior to co-founding Sandstorm, Nolan was Chief Financial Officer of Silver Wheaton Corp. (now Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.) where he gained the experience that he needed to make Sandstorm a reality and a success. During his time there, Nolan developed the silver streaming business model and helped raise more than US$1 billion in debt and equity to fund the company’s growth. With this same entrepreneurial spirit and industry expertise, Nolan helped establish Horizon Copper as a strategic partner to Sandstorm Gold Royalties in 2022.

Nolan is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (Valedictorian). He holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with honours, from the University of British Columbia.

Nolan’s professional and charitable achievements are not without their honours either. He was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year, recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, awarded CEO of the Year by Business in Vancouver, and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2014, Nolan was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is also the President of Nations Cry, a charity focused on education-based development in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Board of Directors

Justin is a seasoned senior business leader who has held various senior management positions across multiple industries.

Having worked at the top global and magic circle law firms Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Linklaters (in Prague, Berlin and London), Bianca has years of experience in film finance, entertainment law, structured asset finance and intellectual property. Ms. Goodloe holds a law degree from the New York Law School (2000), and is a member of the California Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, and a Foreign Registered Advocate with the European Union. Bianca founded the law practice of Goodloe Law in 2003, where she is Managing Partner. She is also an adjunct professor at New York University and University of California Los Angeles.

Clark spent 25 years of his professional career as an international tax partner with KPMG LLP in Vancouver advising many significant Canadian based multi-national groups and large public companies on their international tax arrangements. He left private practice in 2008 to devote most of his time to a variety of business and investment interests in which he is a partner and to devote more time to his family and several charitable foundations. He also serves as a director and advisor to several other large Canadian based private foundations. Clark obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia in 1975, and was a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) until his retirement in 2022.

Patricia is the former Vice-President, Economics and Commodity Market Specialist at Scotiabank where she spent over three decades working closely with corporate and investment banking, and with global risk management preparing the metal and oil & gas price forecasts for credit evaluations.  Ms. Mohr developed the Scotiabank Commodity Price Index – the first Index designed to measure price trends for Canadian commodities in export markets – and wrote a widely-read report on the commodity price outlook.   

Patricia is the founder of Mohr & Company Critical Metals Inc., where she serves as President.  She maintains a close interest in the prospects for electric vehicle battery metals and renewable energy – key to global decarbonization.  Patricia has served on a number of boards including Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. and TECH-X Resources, as well as the Centre for Research & Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE), Emissions Reduction Alberta, and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

Technical Advisors

Tom Bruington is Sandstorm Gold Royalties’ Executive Vice President, Project Evaluation and leads the technical due diligence team. Before joining Sandstorm, Tom was Chief Engineer/Industry Specialist for the International Financing Corporation’s (IFC) mining division and was in charge of business development, technical appraisal, and operational supervision of the IFC’s resource investments. During his 12 years in this role, Tom completed one hundred plus project appraisals in more than 60 countries and helped start the IFC’s Early Mining Equity fund which subsequently grew to more than US$300 million in size.

In addition to his time at the IFC, Tom has 20 years’ experience working with precious metal, base metal, and energy projects around the world in a variety of roles, including the design, construction, and operation of mills and mines. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering, and a Master of Science in Mineral Economics, all from the Colorado School of Mines.

Imola Götz is Sandstorm Gold Royalties’ Vice President, Mining & Engineering and is a Senior Mining Engineer with over 25 years of experience in both underground and open-pit mining environments. An expert in developing Life of Mine Plans, strategic business plans, and comparative economic evaluations of mining projects, Imola has led an impressive career with senior roles at Goldcorp, Newmont, and most recently at Eldorado Gold.

Imola is a Professional Engineer licenced in both Ontario and BC, and a Fellow of the Association of Engineers Canada. In addition to being an active member of the Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (CIMM), she is also a “Qualified Person” as defined by Canadian National Instrument 43-101. Imola earned a Bachelor of Education in Mathematics and General Science from Lakehead University, a Masters of Science in Mine Engineering from the Technical University of Petrosani, and a Financial Agility Diploma from Queens University.

As a skilled educator, Imola has established partnerships with Canadian Mine Engineering Schools and has guest lectured at Queens University and Laurentian University. She has authored, co-authored, and presented works at the CIMM Conference, the US Mine Ventilation Symposium and the World Mining Congress on various topics including women’s leadership in the mining industry.

Unparalleled Copper Assets

Horizon’s portfolio of exceptional copper mining assets is the right foundation for the Company to grow and expand its operations. Learn more about these incredible assets.

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