Senior Management

Colin Sinclair

Colin Sinclair

Exploration Manager - South America

B.Sc Geology (Hons); M.Sc.

Colin has over 40 years’ experience in exploration and mine geology in Africa, Middle East, South America and Australia, including 5 years in Chile (1992 to 1997) as a Managing Geologist. He has held senior geological and managerial positions, including General Manager South America for North Limited, Project Manager North Parkes Project for North Limited and Chief Geologist Ashanti Goldfields, Ghana. Colin is widely experienced in base and precious metal geology, particularly in copper and gold. His experience covers major deposits, various treatment processes and ranges from initial exploration through feasibility studies to operating mines.

 Geoffrey Widmer

Geoffrey Widmer

Joint Company Secretary

MBA, B.Sc.Econ

Appointed as joint Company Secretary on 26 April 2018, Geoffrey is the Principal in Palliser Group which specialises in corporate secretariat and governance, financial management services and resource evaluations.  His qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (Monash University) and an MBA, (Queen’s University, Canada) and an Advanced Diploma Spanish Language, Don Quijote Language School, Spain.

He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), Member of the Governance Institute of Australia (MGIA) (Grad Diploma Advanced Corporate Governance) and Members of the Association of Independent Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and Society of Petroleum Engineers.

He has extensive board and executive commercial experience in energy and resource exploitation in Australia, Asia and the Americas as well as in the infrastructure and technology industry sectors. Geoffrey has experience in corporate governance, energy project evaluation and financial analysis, business strategy, technology commercialisation, M&A and contract negotiations.

Geoffrey is currently the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Colombia and was previously the Victorian Vice-President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce. He speaks Spanish and is a frequent visitor to both Colombia and Spain. Also he is an Honorary Justice of the Peace (HJP).

 

Andrew Metcalfe

Chief Financial Officer/ Joint Company Secretary

CPA, FGIA, GAICD

Appointed as Company Secretary/Chief Financial Officer on 28 May 2018, Andrew is a qualified accountant, experienced company secretary and governance advisor. He is a member of the Australian Certified Practising Accountants, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (formerly Chartered Secretaries Australia) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr. Metcalfe provides CFO and company secretarial services and advises on corporate governance matters for a number of ASX listed, public and private companies and not for profit organisations. Mr. Metcalfe also manages the regulatory functions of these companies.

 

Nick Winer

Chief Operating Officer

B.Sc. Hons, Macquarie Univ. Australia

Nick has had a successful career and made discoveries with BHP Exploration, Horizonte Minerals and AngloGold Ashanti. In 2013 he led the AngloGold Colombian team that discovered and then delivered the resource model and Scoping Study for the “blind”, Nuevo Chaquiro Cu/Au deposit. This world class deposit starts 250m below the surface and contains 8Blbs of copper and 5.6Mozs Au with significant Ag & Mo credits (*). The discovery of the high grade zone in 2014 was the result of developing and deploying an integrated exploration dataset together with the knowledge and experience of the team.

Nick’s technical expertise in exploration and experience in Colombia, combined with a drive to make discoveries, make him a valuable asset to the management team where he will lead the Company’s exploration activities, in particular the advancement of the portfolio of gold assets in the Quinchia district.

* P. Noriega, Oct, 2017: Indicated Resource of 111Mt @ 1.08% Cu & 0.62g/t Au and Inferred Resource of 500Mt @ 0.53% Cu & 0.23g/t Au. The Nuevo Chaquiro deposit is located 50km north of Quinchia.