Michael Bennett brings a wealth of experience as well as a deep understanding of South American culture and logistics. With over 30 years of mining experience (23yrs in South America) he was responsible for overseeing mining and exploration projects with over 100 employees in Brazil and Mexico for ECI. Mr. Bennett has also held senior local government appointments in South America including Mayor of Porongo, Bolivia; President of the Municipal Association, Bolivia; and President of the Chamber of Mines in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Responsible for three gold discoveries including Altamira’ Cajueiro (0.5Moz), Anfield Gold’s Coringa (1.1Moz) – both in Central Brazil, and Pucquio North (0.5Moz) in Bolivia.
Alan Carter has over 30 years experience in minerals exploration (Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, ECI). Founder of Magellan Minerals (recently acquired by Anfield Gold). Director: Anfield Gold, Cuprum Resources, Peregrine Diamonds.
Michael O’Brien is an experienced CFO of TSX and TSXV-listed junior mining companies, including Golden Predator Mining Corp. (TSXV: GPD), Africo Resources Ltd. (TSX: ARL), and BHK Mining Corp. (TSXV: BHK). Mr. O’Brien is a Chartered Accountant and, including the above, brings more than 25 years of financial management and regulatory compliance experience to the Company.
Ian Talbot is currently the President and CEO, and a Director of Arcus Development Group Inc. and has over 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry as both a lawyer and an exploration geologist. As a geologist, he has worked with both junior and major resource companies. As a lawyer, he has practiced exclusively in the areas of mining and securities law in private practice and as in-house counsel with BHP Billiton World Exploration Inc.
Chris Harris has 30 years working in energy, commodity trading & mining finance (Ernst & Young, CIBC, Enron UK, BHP Billiton, GMI Resources UK). Mr. Harris is actively engaged in multiple principal investments & director roles.
Ioannis (Yannis) Tsitos is currently the President and a Director of Goldsource Mines Inc. and has over 29 years of experience in the mining industry, having spent 19 years with the global resources company BHP Billiton. A physicist-geophysicist, since leaving BHP Billiton he has been instrumental in the identification, negotiation and execution of numerous exploration agreements with juniors, majors, as well as with state exploration and mining companies. Mr. Tsitos has also been part of two discovery teams during his tenure with BHP Billiton in porphyry-copper and nickel-sulphide deposits.
Mr. Santos is a Lawyer with more than 18 years of post-qualification experience, and currently provides financing, trading and operational expertise in his capacity as an Executive Director of Salinas Gold Mineração Ltda, a gold producer in Brazil that has brought a number of small mines into profitable production.
He began his career in the administrative side of the Federal and Judicial Courts of Brazil, before moving on to Veirano Advogados Associados, which is one of the largest law firms in South America, where he gained international knowledge and exposure. He specialized in the mining sector providing services for the largest companies in Brazil. Since moving into industry, he has had extensive operational experience as Director and General Manager of Ashburton Minerals Ltd. and Cleveland Mining Company Ltd.
He also serves as director of Phoenix Intermediações Financeiras LTDA. where he is responsible for gold sales for over 20 producing Mines in Brazil.
Sèrgio Amaro Aquino
Brazilian Logistics Consultant
Sèrgio Amaro Aquino has over 35 years of experience in the mining sector and has a proven track record in successful project management and construction. Mr. Aquino will take responsibility for leading the Brazilian team on exploration, government relations, mining and for the construction of the Cajueiro gold project.