Management & Directors
Chairman & Director
Martyn Buttenshaw is a senior mining executive and experienced non-executive director (NED) with over 20 years of mining experience and is currently a NED of Ranchero Gold Corp. Mr. Buttenshaw was formerly a managing director with Pala Investments, a mining focused investment company and previously held senior roles with Anglo American in business development and as senior mining engineer with Rio Tinto.
Mr. Buttenshaw is a chartered mining engineer and holds an MBA with distinction from the London Business School and a MEng in Mining Engineering from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London.
CEO & Director
Mr. Warman is a mining executive and geologist with more than 30 years of experience ranging from early-stage exploration to production. He has held senior leadership roles and board positions with some of the industry’s most successful companies including Fiore Gold, Continental Gold, Dalradian Resources and Aurelian Resources. Earlier in his career he held senior positions in mining and exploration companies in the Americas, Africa and Europe.
Mr. Warman is a graduate of the University of Manitoba (MSc) and McMaster University (BSc) and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario
Senior VP - Business Development
Gino Zandonai has more than 30 years of experience in international mining consulting in over 40 countries and was the South American Managing Director at Behre Dolbear Inc., a mineral consulting firm. Additionally, Mr. Zandonai was one of the geostatisticians for NGEx Resources activities in Chile (Los Helados and Jose Maria Projects), and other publicly traded companies in the space.
Mr. Zandonai is fluent in Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese and holds a MSc degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and a minor in Mineral Economics.
Scott Hicks was previously an investment banker working with RBC Capital Markets and BMO Capital Markets. He also served as VP Corporate Development and Communications of Anfield Gold. Currently, Mr. Hicks serves as the CEO of Strategic Resources, and VP Corporate Development and Communications of both Lumina Gold and Luminex Resources.
Over the last decade he has worked on a variety of equity, debt and advisory assignments while working in Canada and Australia. Mr. Hicks holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from the University of British Columbia
Richard Reinert is currently a managing partner of Citation Capital and a non-executive director of a number of alternative investment funds. Mr. Reinert has over 40 years of experience in commodity trading, working with Drexel Burnham Lambert SA, Gerald Metals and was a founding director of Refco SA. Mr. Reinert is the former chairman of the International Petroleum Exchange and the Futures Industry Association and a director of the board of the London Metal Exchange Ltd and the London Commodity Exchange.
Camilo Raggo is a geologist with over 21 years of experience in mineral exploration and project development, including all technical aspects of mineral exploration, property evaluation, project development, deposit modelling, ore body definition and project management across South America. Mr. Raggo has significant experience in porphyry copper deposits and IOCG exploration within Rio Tinto, Spence BHP Billiton, Quantum Pacific, Estrella Resources and several junior exploration companies.
CFO & Corporate Secretary
Mr. Yu currently works with Corex Management Inc. Mr. Yu is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CMA) with over 20 years of experience in business and financial management. For the past several years, Mr. Yu has been providing financial management and reporting services to publicly-traded companies listed in the TSX Venture Exchange. In addition, Mr. Yu also provides strategic planning and management services to companies who want to improve their overall business performance.