The Board guides and monitors the business and management of the Company on behalf of shareholders by whom the Board members are elected and to whom they are accountable
Mr Peter Cook
Mr Cook is a Geologist with over 35 years of experience in the field of exploration, project, operational and corporate management of mining companies. Over the past two decades, Peter has founded or served as Managing Director or Chairman for many successful mining and resource development companies in gold and base metals. He is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Westgold Resources Limited (ASX: WGX), where he was previously Executive Chairman before recently deciding to step back from all executive roles. Peter is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Castile Resources Limited (ASX: CST) and served as the Non-executive Chairman of Nelson Resources Limited (ASX: NES) until February 2019.
Over his distinguished career Peter has been recognised by the industry, being awarded the GMJ Mining Executive of the year in 2001, the Asia-Mining Executive of the year awarded at the Mines and Money Conference in Hong Kong in 2015, the Mining News CEO of the Year award in 2018 and the Gavin Thomas Mining Award in 2019.
Mr Laurence Marsland
Mr Marsland brings more than 35 years of technical experience in mining project evaluation, development and implementation. Mr Marsland spent a number of years with Minproc Limited in Australia and the USA before joining Laguna Gold Company where he was the Chief Executive Officer, President and a director. Mr Marsland was also the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Dundee Precious Metals Inc.
Mr Marsland is a graduate of the Western Australia Institute of Technology where he completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a graduate of the Stanford Sloan Fellows Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business where he completed a Master of Science in Management degree. Mr Marsland is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer and was formerly a director of Toro Gold Limited.
Mr Matthew Carr
Mr Carr is a successful and experienced company director having founded Urban Capital Group. Urban Capital Group is a private equity company with a strong focus on property backed investment and security. Matthew is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Andina.
Mr Nick Rowley
Mr Rowley is an experienced corporate executive with a strong financial background having previously worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years where he has gained widespread experience in corporate advisory, M&A transactions and equities markets, advising domestic and international Institutional sales and high net worth individuals. He also advised on the equity financings of numerous ASX and TSX listed companies predominantly in the mining and resources sector. Mr Rowley currently serves as Non Executive Director of Cyprium Metals Ltd (ASX:CYM) and Oro X Ltd (TSXV:OROX), he is also Director of Corporate Development for Galaxy Resources Ltd (ASX:GXY).
Mr Barry Bourne
Mr Bourne is a Geologist and the Principal Consultant at Terra Resources Pty Ltd which specialises in geophysical survey design, acquisition, processing, modelling, inversion, data integration, interpretation, and drill hole targeting.
Mr Bourne has significant exploration success and strong leadership qualities alongside his technical abilities. Mr Bourne worked for over 12 years with Barrick Gold which included six years in-country experience in developing nations (Papua New Guinea, East/West Africa, South America) and three years working on the Carlin trend in the USA. Prior to Barrick Gold, Mr Bourne was principal geophysicist of Homestake Gold.
Mr Bourne was shortlisted for the Australian innovation Awards in 2012 and was the Advance Global Australian of the Year for Mining and Resources in 2013.
Mr Bourne holds BSc (Hons), is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, is on the technical advisory committee for UWA Centre for Exploration Targeting, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Zane Lewis
Mr Lewis is a principal and joint founder of corporate advisory firm SmallCap Corporate which specialises in corporate advice and compliance administration to public companies. He is also a Fellow of Chartered Secretaries Australia. Zane provides the board with a wealth of knowledge obtained from his diverse financial and corporate experience in previous appointments.
Mr Michael Skead
Executive Vice-President of Exploration
Mr Skead is a geologist with over 30 years of international experience in mining exploration and development. He holds a BSc. Honours degree in geology from the University of Cape Town, (RSA) and MSc. in Exploration Geology, from the Rhodes University, Grahamstown, (RSA). Mr Skead most recently worked as the Vice President of Project Development at GT Gold Corp. (TSX-V: GTT) which was recently acquired by Newmont Corp. (NYSE: NEM, TSX, NGT) for C$393 million. While at GT Gold Corp. Mr Skead delivered the geological model and resource for the gold rich copper porphyry Saddle North Project which comprised an Indicated resource containing 1.81 Blb copper and 3.47 Moz gold and an Inferred resource containing 2.98 Blb copper and 5.46 Moz gold.
Prior to his role at GT Gold Corp. Mr Skead was Director of Geoscience at Newmont Corp. and has previously held senior management positions in a number of internationally recognised mining companies including Goldcorp, Randgold Resources (LSE: RRS) and Dundee Precious Metals (TSX: DPM
Mr Freddy Villao
Vice President Government Affairs, Ecuador
Mr Villao is a lawyer with 15 years’ experience across several public sector institutions in Ecuador. Mr Villao most recent position was as the Under-Secretary General of Strategic Development and prior to that he was the Under-Secretary of Administration for Hydrocarbon Contracts and Assigned Areas. He holds a master’s degree in Administrative Law from Austral University in Argentina, a Higher Diploma in Local Government Management in Ecuador, and a Diploma in Mining Management at the Catholic University of Chile.
Mr Siniša Glišić
Exploration Manager, Ecuador
Mr Glišić is a geologist with significant experience and success in managing, developing, and exploring mining projects in Ecuador and across south-east Europe. He holds a master’s degree of Science in Geology from the University of Belgrade and has over 10 years’ experience predominantly working in projects hosting epithermal and porphyry style systems, with the last 3 years focused on advanced project exploration and resource definition and estimation of work of gold rich systems in central Ecuador.