Ross was appointed to the Board on 16 August 2019 as part of Metminco’s merger with Andes Resources where he also held the role of Chairman. Mr Ashton has over 45 years’ experience as a geologist specialising in mineral exploration and resource development internationally. He was founder of Red Back Mining Limited, a company subsequently acquired by Kinross Gold Corporation for US$7.2 billion in 2010. He was also a director of TSX/ASX listed PMI Gold Ltd and ASX listed Brockman Resources Ltd. Both companies were involved in corporate transactions following the discovery of significant mineral resources.
Jason was appointed Managing Director on 16 August 2019 as part of Metminco’s merger with Andes Resources where he also held the role of Managing Director. Originally a Geologist, Jason Stirbinskis is a Corporate Executive with 12+ years’ experience leading both private and public companies in the mining and mining services space. He is experienced across a number of commodities including gold, zinc, lead, copper, and nickel and has managed projects ranging from greenfield to DFS/Development in West Africa, Scandinavia, Australia and Central Asia. Jason is well networked across international and Australian capital markets and skilled in leading multidisciplinary, international teams.
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.
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 and 10km from the perimeter of Metminco’s Andes Project area.