Vice President and Director, Haywood Securities
David Elliott earned his reputation as one of Canada’s preeminent resource financiers by funding more than 400 exploration and development companies and supporting and mentoring a generation of mining geoscientists over a 40+ year career. He began his brokerage career as a floor trader for Doherty Roadhouse McCuaig Bros. in 1969. As a founding partner of Haywood Securities, he demonstrated a rare ability to combine industry talent with quality projects and investment capital. Haywood grew from a small Vancouver firm with 15 employees in 1986, into one of Canada’s premier mining merchant banks with 300 employees and $10 billion of assets under management. Elliott was a stalwart champion of junior mining, even in tough times, and an early supporter of many of its greatest successes, notably diamond discoveries in Canada and the Pierina gold mine in Peru. Elliott was born in Kingston, Ontario, and began his career as a junior programmer at the Montreal Exchange in 1968. The list of companies and people that Elliott supported over four decades is long, but includes the Bema Group, Alamos Gold, CGA Mining, Globetrotter Resources, Midas Gold, Ventana Gold, Reservoir Minerals, Fiore Gold, EMX Royalties, Aegean Metals (Hot Maden Prospect), Exiro Minerals and Transition Metals to name a few. In 2014, Elliott was presented AME’s Murray Pezim Award for “perseverance and success in financing mineral exploration” and in 2021 he will be inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.