Management

John Miniotis

Interim Chief Executive Officer

John Miniotis has over 14 years of experience in the mining industry focused primarily on mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets, investor relations and corporate finance. Previously, he was the VP Corporate Development at AuRico Metals, which was acquired by Centerra Gold in January 2018 for approximately $310 million.   Prior to joining AuRico Metals, John was Senior Manager, Corporate Development and Investor Relations at Lundin Mining, where he played a key role in successfully executing various acquisitions valued over $2 billion, including the Candelaria mining complex in Chile, and was also responsible for Investor Relations. Prior to that he worked in mining equity research at Wellington West Capital Markets and BMO Capital Markets, and commenced his career in the Corporate Development group at Barrick Gold.  Mr. Miniotis holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with high distinction, from the University of Toronto.

David O'Connor

Chile Country Manager and Chief Geologist

David O'Connor has over 40 years experience in the mining industry, focused on the identification, acquisition and management of mineral projects of merit. He was the founder, or co-founder of 5 publicly listed companies based on projects in South America and managed the merger of three of these. With Explorator Resources, he developed the El Espino deposit in Chile to an open pittable resource of 230 million tonnes at 0.65% Cu and 0.2g/t Au, following which the company was sold to Pucobre (a Chilean copper miner). Previously David was in charge of early exploration for Western Mining Corporation at the world class Olympic Dam deposit and later was Chief geologist of  Peko-Wallsend in Australia. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree from Cape Town University and an MSc D.I.C. in mineral exploration from the Royal School of Mines in London.

Carlos Pinglo

Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Carlos Pinglo is an Economist with over 20 years senior management experience. He has worked with both private and public companies in corporate finance, strategic planning, financial reporting, turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions. Carlos’ extensive background includes Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary at Eurotin Inc., Chief Financial Officer at Adriana Resources Corporation, Carpathian Gold Inc., First Bauxite Corporation, Medoro Resources Ltd., Controller of both Silver Eagle Mines Inc. and Excellon Resources Inc. and a member of the Board of Directors at Mineros Nacionales S.A.