Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Slater has been involved in the mining industry for over twenty years. He is also the Chairman of Minera Cobre, a private company holding a significant land position within the Andean porphyry copper belt in Colombia. Previously, Mr. Slater was the Managing Partner of both Ernst & Young's Canadian and Arthur Andersen's Central Asian Mining Practices. Mr. Slater is a Chartered Accountant.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wong is a Chartered Accountant and was most recently General Manager, Finance at Luna Gold Corporation. Previously, Mr. Wong held various progressively senior management positions at Methanex Corporation and was Vice President, SEC External and Financial Reporting at Bear Stearns.
Vice President Corporate Development
Mr. Balit brings 15 years of capital markets experience, focusing the latter half of his career on Latin America. Mr. Balit is fluent in French and Spanish. He holds a Global Executive MBA and a Masters International Relations from IE Business School in Madrid.
Vice President & General Counsel
Mr. Zajtmann began his career as an associate in the securities and business law group of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP where he gained significant experience with respect to public companies, capital markets, securities laws and the natural resources sector. In 2013, Mr. Zajtmann joined Oxygen Capital, as General Counsel and was responsible for all legal matters affecting Oxygen and its portfolio entities, which include True Gold, Pilot Gold, and Pure Gold.
Vice President Exploration
Mr. Toohey has over thirty-eight years of experience in mineral exploration and development including over twenty years in South America. Mr. Toohey was a Senior Geologist for twelve years with Teck Resources Limited in Chile, Argentina and Peru. Most recently, Mr. Toohey was Vice President Exploration for Peregrine Metals Ltd. which was purchased by the Stillwater Mining Company in 2011. Mr. Toohey was responsible for the acquisition, exploration, drilling delineation and PEA of Peregrine's flagship Altar copper and gold project in Argentina. Mr. Toohey is a graduate Geological Engineer from Coloradao School of Mines and received his Master of Science, Geology (MINEX) degree from Queen's University in 1986.
Vice President Business Development
Mr. Turton is Chartered Professional Accountant and holds multiple degrees including a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geomorphology and a degree (Honours) in Spatial Sciences from the University of Victoria and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, respectively.
Mr. Peer is a Geologist with over thirty-one years of mining experience including nineteen years in senior management. Most recently, he was Country Manager – Mexico for Alamos Gold, responsible for the safe and efficient operations of two mines and the development of an additional two mines. Previously, Mr. Peer worked for Coeur Mining and for ten years at Barrick Gold.
Mr. Silva is a Geologist with over twenty years of experience in the Colombian mining indsutry. Previously Mr. Silva was part of the discovery team at the Angostura gold deposit and subsequently served there as Country and Exploration manager. Since Red Eagle Mining's inception, Mr. Silva has served Country Manager in Colombia.
Ms. Wilson has over eight years experience in corporate and commercial law, regulatory compliance and corporate governance. Ms. Wilson is an Australian qualified lawyer and holds both a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Arts (Politics) degree from the University of Wollongong, Australia. She is currently pursuing the ICSA’s Chartered Secretaries designation through the Governance Institute of Australia.