Position: President & CEO
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).
Position: Chief Operating Officer
John is a geologist with over 25 years experience specializing in porphyry copper-gold, epithermal and skarn deposits throughout Latin America. Previously John held the position of Chief Geologist for Corriente Resources and was responsible for all aspects of exploration and resource definition at the company's Mirador, Panantza, and San Carlos porphyry copper deposits. John is also currently the VP Exploration for Dorato Resources. John serves as the Qualified Person, as defined by National Instrument 43-101, for technical content of this website.
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Peggy is a Chartered Accountant with a strong accounting background and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation articling with Smythe Ratcliffe LLP. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Economics and Minor in Commerce. Most recently, Peggy served as the Financial Reporting Specialist for a number of resource based companies listed on the TSX. Previous experience includes senior accountant at Smythe Ratcliffe LLP and staff accountant at STS Partners LLP.
Position: Corporate Development
In 1997 Dean joined ID Biomedical Corp., a start-up biotech company, which became a global leader in flu-vaccine manufacturing, and was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline in 2005 for $1.7 billion. Currently Dean is on the foundation's advisory board of 100 Urban Entrepreneurs and is in charge of Corporate Development for Wealth Minerals.
Position: Corporate Secretary
Erin has over 22 years of experience in the corporate securities industry specializing in resource based exploration companies. Her experience included assisting management of listed companies with regulatory filings and corporate governance matters as a paralegal with the firm of Maitland & Company. Erin has been an officer of a number of public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and is currently working with the Cardero Group.