aDirectors and Management
Miguel Cardozo - B.Sc., M.Sc, PhD, President & CEO, Director
Dr. Cardozo has over 39 years of gold and base metals experience throughout the Americas, holding senior management roles with companies such as Newmont, North Ltd. and Teck Cominco, as well as in consulting roles to Placer Dome and AurionGold and he is a Director of Rio Cristal Resources and Minandex junior exploration companies. As Senior Geologist with Newmont between 1985 and 1995, Dr. Cardozo was responsible for the exploration program that led to the discovery of the Yanacocha gold district, and the Galeno copper-gold porphyry in Peru. He is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists (currently holding the position of Council for the period 2010-2012), the Colegio de Ingenieros del Perú, the Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas del Perú, the Sociedad Geológica del Perú and the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits. Dr. Cardozo is the current Vice President of the Canada Peru Chamber of Commerce and a former President of its Mining and Exploration Committee. Since 2009, he is the President of the Organizing Committee of the Peruvian Delegation to the yearly PDAC Convention in Toronto. He is also a former President of the Explorers Association of Peru and of the Mining Committee of the Canada Peru Chamber of Commerce.
Augusto Baertl - Director
Mr. Baertl is a Mining Engineer who has held a number of Senior Positions with national and international mining companies in Peru. He served as Mine Manager, President and CEO of Compañía Minera Milpo, one of Peru 's largest mining companies, from 1967 to 1996. From 1997 to 2002, Ing. Baertl served as President and Executive Chairman of Compañía Minera Antamina and oversaw the exploration, feasibility and startup stages. He is a member of the American Institute of Mining Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), the Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas del Perú and the Colegio de Ingenieros del Perú- Capítulo de Minas.
Walter Henry - CFA, Director
Mr. Henry has over 15 years of experience in capital markets financing, international project financing, and corporate bank financing in a wide spectrum of industries, with an emphasis on resource sector financings. He is currently the Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Royal Nickel Corporation. Mr. Henry has previously held the positions of CFO for Juno Special Situations Corp, Alturas Minerals Corp. and Tiberon Minerals Ltd., Manager at CIBC World Markets and Assistant Vice President, Mining and Infrastructure, within the Financial Advisory Services Group of Price Waterhouse Coopers Securities Inc., and BNP Paribas Canada, in the Energy, Mining and Project Finance Group.
Mr. Henry is a Director of Merrex Gold Inc. and Consolidated Westview Resource Corp., all TSX Venture listed companies. He is also a director of Raven Minerals Corp. (private), and Saddle Gold Inc. (private). Mr. Henry was previously a director with Golden Odyssey Mining Inc.
Roland Eschle - M.A., Director
Mr. Eschle is a Swiss investment professional based in Zurich. Over the last 20 years, he has worked for a number of financial institutions in Switzerland and the UK. For the last seven years he has specialised in the natural resources sector, both as an analyst, investment banker and fund manager. Mr. Eschle is Founder and Managing Director of Crimson Capital, a natural resources advisory boutique. He is also a Partner of P&C Global Wealth Management SA (Switzerland), where he is in charge of the P&C Global Gold & Natural Resources Fund. Mr. Eschle obtained his masters degree from the University of Zurich. He is a member of the UK based Association of Mining Analysts (AMA).
Paul Pearson - B.Sc. (Hons), PhD, Director
Dr. Pearson has worked for over 20 years throughout Australasia and Latin America in gold and base metals exploration. Dr. Pearson has held senior technical geological roles, including Project Generation and Acquisition, with a number of major resource groups that includes Mount Isa Mines, North Ltd., Teck Cominco and SRK Consulting. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Dr. Pearson serves as the Designated Qualified Person (QP) for the Company.
Kathleen Skerrett - B. Comm., LLB, Legal Counsel, Director
Ms. Skerrett is corporate counsel for Alturas. Ms Skerrett is a partner with the law firm of Gardiner Roberts LLP in Toronto. She has been practicing in the fields of corporate and securities law since being called to the bar in the Province of Ontario in 1996 with a focus on junior resource companies.
Mario A. Miranda - C.A., B.A. (econ), Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Miranda has extensive financial and strategic planning experience within diverse resource and manufacturing organizations in Canada and Latin America. Over his career of more than 20 years, he has been involved in mergers and acquisitions, and in delivering comprehensive financial structures and reporting systems, with various companies. Recent clients have included Kinross Gold Corporation, White Pine Resources Inc., Southampton Ventures Inc., Lake Shore Gold Corp. and International Nickel Ventures Corporation. Mr. Miranda is a Canadian citizen who was born in Chile and educated in Montreal, Canada. He is fluent in English, Spanish and French.