Board of Directors
Position: President & CEO & Director
Mr. Baxter brings over 25 years of experience, principally in Latin America, in the mining industry. Mr. Baxter is the General Manager of Baxter Consultants Engineering, a consulting company located in Peru. From May 2000 to September 2000, he held the position of Business Development Coordinator Americas for North Limited, a senior Australian mining company acquired by Rio Tinto, PLC in October 2000. Also at North Limited, Mr. Baxter held the posts of Regional Geologist, Americas from June 1999 to May 2000 and Regional Manager (Chile/Argentina) from November 1996 to June 1999. Mr. Baxter was previously a Director of Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. and was also a director of Chariot Resources Ltd. which was sold to China Sci Tech, a Hong Kong listed company. Mr. Baxter was the Chairman of the Board of Marcobre S.A.C., a 100% fully owned subsidiary of China Sci Tech, until September 2010. He was President, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Norsemont Mining Inc. until March 2011 when the company was acquired by Hudbay Minerals. Mr. Baxter is also a director of Pan Global Resources Inc.
Mr. Baxter has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) degree from the University of New South Wales and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM).
Bob is a Chartered Accountant and retired PricewaterhouseCoopers partner after a career spanning 34 years. He currently serves on the International Affairs Committee of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. He has served on the boards of the PDAC (1985-2003), the Indonesian Mining Association, the Canada Indonesia Chamber of Commerce, the World Mines Ministries Forum, the Canadian Minerals Industry Federation, the Advisory Council of the Centre for Resource Studies at Queens University, and the Professional Advisory Board of the Government of Canada's Petroleum Monitoring Agency. He has previously served on the boards of several listed exploration companies and is currently a director of Indico Resources Ltd., Prism Resources Inc., and Kennady Diamonds Inc.. In 2013, the Government of Canada awarded Bob the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Canada's mining industry.
Mr. Kerzner has over 23 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur in retailing and real estate. Mr. Kerzner is the Founder and President of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Canada Inc., which operates retail chocolate stores from coast to coast in Canada. He has also founded several other private companies that have completed extensive residential and commercial development in Toronto, Phoenix, Whistler and Vancouver. Mr. Kerzner has been extensively involved in providing seed capital for many successful public and private companies in the resources, environmental and technology sectors. Mr. Kerzner is an Honours graduate of the University of Toronto Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) program and was a Director of Norsemont Mining Inc. He is also a member of the BC Children's Hospital Circle of Care and is actively involved in many other charitable organizations.
Mr. Willi has over 29 years of experience in corporate banking and wealth management with a focus on the American continent. From 1987 until 2014, he worked in various senior management roles for Credit Suisse AG, Clariden Leu, UBS AG and Republic National Bank of New York (Suisse) AG. During the 1990s, he worked in the commodity derivatives area of UBS in New York covering American based companies in the non-ferrous/precious metals and energy area. In December 2015, he joined Sound Capital AG in Zurich and works as an advisor for selected families and companies in Latin America.
The University of St. Gallen awarded Mr. Willi the degree of a Licentiate in Business Administration/Economics (lic. oec. HSG), majoring in Business Administration with a specialization in "Finance and Accounting" in 1986. He attended the International Executive Program (IEP) at INSEAD during spring 2006.
Mr. Moody has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, including mineral exploration, resource assessment, business development, strategy and government relations. This includes 24 years with Rio Tinto from 1992 to 2015. During 2005-2010, he was exploration Director for the Project Generation Group and the Asia Region, and from 2010 to 2015, he was Vice President and Director for Business Development. Mr. Moody has an impressive track record in discovery of mineral resources and commercial transactions in Australia, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and North America. This includes leading the teams in identification and exploration of several projects now in feasibility and/or production in Peru, including Mina Justa, Constancia, La Granja, Corani and Ollachea. As Director of Business Development at Rio Tinto, his responsibilities included corporate strategy, M&A and public market transactions. His work in the international arena has provided him an impressive network of business and government contacts.
Mr. Moody has a Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of New England, a graduate of the Senior Leadership Program from the London Business School, a graduate of the Business Leadership Development Program from the Australian Graduate School of Management, and is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.