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Mr. Stypula has been a financier of mineral exploration companies for the past 20 years. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Chapleau Resources and has significant financial and mining contacts in Europe, Canada and the US. Former founding director of Far West Mining Ltd.
Mr. Carter has over 20 years of experience in the minerals exploration industry. He spent seven years working for Rio Tinto Corp. in South America and the United Kingdom, most recently as Exploration Manager in Bolivia. In 1996, he became President and CEO of Balaclava Mines. Dr. Carter joined Billiton Plc in 1998 and in 2000 moved from Lima, Peru to Vancouver. Following the merger of Billiton with BHP, he assumed the role of Manager, Business Development within the BHP Billiton Exploration Group. and was the Chief Operating Officer of Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. from mid-2004 to late 2006. Dr. Carter is currently a director of Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. and Curprum Resources Ltd. He has a B.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of Nottingham, U.K. and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Southampton, U.K.
Mr. Moore is an exploration geologist with 27 years international experience, principally in Australia, the SW Pacific, South America and North America. He has worked for both junior and major companies, including Barrick, Newmont, Minera Antamina and Kennecott. From 1993 until 1998 Mr. Moore was responsible for identifying and generating mineral projects for Altoro Resources Corp and was instrumental in the identification of the Amayapampa and Capa Circa gold deposits in Bolivia. He was also responsible for the discovery of the Tocantinzinho gold deposit in Brazil in 2004. Mr. Moore has a B.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of Oregon, and a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia.
Mr. Hansed has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience including 19 years with KPMG in Canada and Europe. He has been CFO of Magellan Minerals since 2008. Mr. Hansed holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and is a Chartered Accountant.
John Kiernan is a Mining Engineer with more than 25 years' experience, and has a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queens University, Ontario and an MBA from Laurentian University in Sudbury. His experience includes project implementation, mine design, ventilation network analysis, backfill trade-off studies, production engineering, project management and operations scheduling. His most recent role was Manager Project Evaluation for Quadra FNX. Mr. Kiernan has previously held a number of senior positions including Mine Planning Engineer for Inco in Sudbury, Principal Mining Engineer / Financial Analyst for AMEC / MRDI, Senior Mining Engineer for Wardrop Engineering Inc., and Mining Analyst for PI Financial Corp.
Guillermo Hughes has 26 years' experience in the mineral exploration industry including experience in Argentina, Peru and Brazil. Guillermo joined Magellan Minerals in 2009 as part of the Chapleau Resources acquisition.
Mr. White is currently President and CEO of KGHM International Ltd., formerly Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. and has over 15 years of financial experience in the mining and metals industry. He started his career in 1986 with Coopers & Lybrand LLC, in Vancouver and Johannesburg. In 1992, he joined Impala Platinum Ltd. and held financial management positions in both mine operations in South Africa, and metals trading in London. He joined Billiton International Metals BV in 1994, as part of the Gencor Ltd. acquisition team, and held executive financial positions in The Hague, London, and Toronto where he was Chief Financial Officer of the Base Metals Division, formed after the acquisition by Billiton Plc of Rio Algom Ltd. In 2003, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of International Vision Direct Corp., an online contact lens retailer and winner of the 2003 Ernst &Young LLP - Pacific Region Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Mr. White holds an undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering and is a Chartered Accountant.
Mr. Szotlender is a businessman from Caracas, Venezuela who has 17 years experience managing, developing and financing mineral exploration companies that are active in Latin America. He is a former CEO of Rusoro Mining Ltd. and currently a director of Endeavour Silver Corp. and Radius Gold Inc.
Mr. Zimmer holds an MBA, a Bachelor of Engineering and is a registered professional engineer. He has held executive roles in various precious and base metals companies where he was responsible for the mine development cycle from pre-feasibility through development, construction and into operations. From 1992-1998, Mr. Zimmer was employed by Teck Resources holding positions as senior mine engineer, mine manager of Afton Mines, general manager of Mount Edon Gold Mines (Australia) and project manager of POGO project (Alaska). His most recent role (2008-2011) was President & CEO of Far West Mining Ltd., where he led the Santo Domingo project into PEA, subsequent project definition and into pre-feasibility which resulted in the acquisition of Far West Mining Ltd by Capstone Mining and KORES for C$750 million dollars.
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