Board of Directors

Dr Roger Higgins

Dr Roger Higgins

Non-Executive Director

BE, MSc, and PhD

Roger was appointed to the Board on 8 October 2013. He has over 40 years of mining industry experience, which has included environmental, strategy, project development and operational roles. He commenced working in the industry as an engineering hydrologist working on pit flooding and tailings disposal issues. Subsequent experience included responsibility for projects and operations in arid Australia and the deserts of northern Chile, as well as in eastern and western Canada.

Roger’s earlier career included various hydrology related positions in Papua New Guinea (Australian Government and Bougainville Copper), and 4-years at the University of New South Wales, where he completed a PhD in water resource economics. He subsequently spent 26-years with BHP as Manager Planning and Development BHP Copper, General Mine Manager Escondida, Managing Director Ok Tedi, Vice President Project Development Chile and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Australia, responsible for the Olympic Dam and Cannington mines. Thereafter he spent 5-years with Teck Resources Limited as Senior Vice President Copper in Vancouver BC where he was responsible for Teck’s copper business unit and its related operations in Canada, Chile and Peru.

Francisco Vergara-Irarrazaval

Francisco Vergara-Irarrazaval

Non-Executive Director

LLB

Francisco was appointed to the Board on 01 April 2010. He has over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry in Chile and other Latin American countries where he was Vice President of CompaÒ"a Minera El Indio and CompaÒ”a Minera San Jose, subsidiaries of St. Joe Minerals Corporation until 1991. In 1991, he established Vergara & Cia, Law Firm, providing legal services to different mining companies and international engineering firms focused in natural resources, energy, shipping, salmon industry in Chile and agriculture. He has also acted on behalf of foreign governments through their embassies in Chile, and has served as a Director of several listed companies, and Chairman and Director of a number of unlisted companies.

   

Kevin Wilson

Executive Chairman

BSc, ARSM, MBA

Kevin was appointed to the Board on 23 March 2018. He has over 30 years' experience in the minerals and finance industries, including as Managing Director of Leviathan Resources, a Victorian gold mining company. Over the last 8 years Kevin was Managing Director of Rey Resources, an Australian energy exploration company. He has prior experience as a geologist with the Anglo American Group in Africa and North America and as a stockbroking analyst and investment banker with CS First Boston and Merrill Lynch in Australia and USA.