Board of Directors

 
Robert Baxter
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).

 
Patrick Evans
Position: Director

Mr. Evans is the President and CEO of Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. and Kennady Diamonds Inc. In 1999, he was appointed a Vice President of Placer Dome Inc. and a non-executive director of SouthernEra Resources Ltd. In 2001, he was appointed President and CEO of SouthernEra Resources Ltd. and Messina Limited. In 2004, he was appointed President, CEO and a director of Southern Platinum Corp, which was acquired by Lonmin Plc in June 2005. In September 2005, he was appointed President, CEO and a director of Weda Bay Minerals Inc., which was acquired by Eramet S.A. in May 2006. Mr. Evans was also the CEO and a director of Norsemont Mining Inc., which was acquired by HudBay Minerals Inc. in March 2011. He was also non-executive director of Anvil Mining Ltd acquired by Minmetals in March 2011. Mr. Evans is a graduate of the University of Cape Town where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977 and Bachelor of Science degree in 1978.He is a resident of Arizona, USA. He was a career diplomat from 1979 to 1998. Mr. Evans is a non-Executive director of Pan Global Resources.

 
Henk Van Alphen
Position: Director

Mr. van Alphen has been in the mining business for 24 years. He began his career as a successful exploration/drilling contractor, and then became the President of Pacific Rim Mining Corp. ("Pacific Rim") where he laid the foundation for Pacific Rim to become a successful South American based resource company. He served as Vice-President of Corriente Resources Inc. from 1994 to 1999, following which he became the President of Cardero Resource Corp. ("Cardero") in 1999, the cornerstone of the Cardero Group of companies which currently includes 9 publically listed resource companies. Mr. van Alphen also holds directorships with the following companies; International Tower Hills Mines Ltd., Ethos Capital Corp. and Wealth Minerals Ltd.

 
David Savage
Position: Director

Mr. Savage has held senior executive roles in the construction industry in Australia, Asia and the Middle East for more than 25 years. From 1988 until March 2011, Mr. Savage was a senior executive with the Leighton Group of Companies, Australia's largest construction and project development group.

Mr. Savage is Chairman of Stonehouse Construction Limited, ("Stonehouse") a project development company based out of Singapore with activities in South East Asia, Central Asia and Africa and holds non-Executive Director positions with both Keller Group PLC, a ground engineering company listed on the London Stock Exchange and Mudajaya Corporation Berhad, a Malaysian construction conglomerate, listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.

Mr. Savage holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Deakin University in Victoria, Australia.

 
Bob Parsons
Position: Director

Mr. Parsons is a Chartered Accountant and retired PricewaterhouseCoopers partner after a career spanning 34 years. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Indonesian Mining Association and 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. Mr. Parsons is an active independent consultant in developing countries, where he has advised nineteen governments on mineral policy matters

 
Brian Kerzner
Position: Director

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.

 
Asgari bin Mohd Fuad Stephens
Position: Director

Asgari has over 25 years of experience in both public and private equity investing in Malaysia. He is currently a director and founding member of Intelligent Capital Sdn Bhd (Intelligent Capital) and is a director of Kumpulan Sentiasa Cemerlang Sdn Bhd (KSC), a privately owned investment management company in Malaysia that he co-founded in 1995. KSC provides investment advisory and fund management services to high net worth individuals and institutions. He has also served as an independent non-executive director for Mudajaya Group Berhad and Maxis Bhd and currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of JayCorp Berhad and Privasia Technology Berhad, both public companies listed on the Bursa Malaysia (formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange). He is also a director and shareholder of Stonehouse Constructions Pte Ltd. Asgari holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Melbourne in Australia and a Masters of Business Administration from Cranfield University in the UK.

 
Eric Wardle
Position: Director

Eric Wardle is the Managing Director at Stonehouse and has worked in the construction industry for the last 28 years in the United Kingdom, Middle East, Africa and Asia. He has held senior executive roles for the last 13 years and is currently the Managing Director of Stonehouse Construction. Mr Wardle joined Leighton (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in 1995 as a project manager. In 2008 Mr Wardle was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Leighton International Limited, reporting to the Managing Director and was involved in the corporate over-sight of all business units across South East Asia, Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.

 
Tarek Damerji
Position: Director

Tarek Damerji graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a double Major in Economics and Political Science and worked in Corporate Finance for the Toronto Dominion Bank, managing loan and financial portfolios for some of Canada's largest companies before returning to the Middle East and becoming one of the founders of Bayt.com.. Tarek sold his interest in Bayt to a leading U.S. based Private Equity firm, and founded Wajehat, a company that specialised in the design, engineering and project management of Facades for buildings, and later became the Special Projects Director for the Al Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG). He is also on the board of directors for Stonehouse.