Directors & Officers
JEFFREY J. REEDER, P. GEO. – CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, DIRECTOR
Jeffrey J. Reeder, P. Geo., has a B.Sc. from the University of Alberta and since 1992 has been registered as a professional geologist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Mr. Reeder has over 21 years of experience in Peru and is fluent in Spanish. Mr. Reeder is responsible for identifying and acquiring both Aguila Copper-Moly being developed by Mexican mining company Industrias Peñoles and Pinaya Copper-Gold project currently being explored by Kaizen Discovery.
JOHN P. THOMPSON, P. ENG. – DIRECTOR
Mr. John P. Thompson, P. Eng. (Geology) has a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. from Acadia University in Nova Scotia. Mr. Thompson has been a director since June 2006. Mr. Thompson has over 35 years of surface and underground exploration, mine development, and mineral resource estimation experience. He has worked in Canada, the United States, the Dominican Republic, South America, and Asia. Mr. Thompson is currently the President and CEO of Sona Resources Corporation.
STEVE BRUNELLE – DIRECTOR
Mr. Brunelle is a Canadian geologist with 29 years of experience in mineral exploration throughout the Americas. He has been an officer and director of several resource companies, most recently, Stingray Copper Inc. and prior to that, Corner Bay Silver Inc. At Stingray, the Mexican bulk mineable oxide copper deposit “Èl Pilar” was taken to feasibility in 2009 and Stingray was subsequently acquired via merger. At Corner Bay Silver, the bulk mineable silver deposit “Alamo Dorado” was taken to feasibility and the Company was acquired by Pan American Silver Corp. Mr. Brunelle is presently a director of Eagle Graphite Corporation, Klondike Gold Corp., and Rio Silver Inc. During the 1990’s Mr. Brunelle was the President of MacMillan Gold Corp. at the time of the assembly of the Aguila area properties in Peru.
WILLIAM R. (RICK) BROWN – DIRECTOR
Mr. Brown is a geologist with nearly 40 years of experience in both mineral and petroleum exploration. Since the mid-1990s, he has lived in South America, principally working as country manager for TSX Venture Exchange- and Australian Securities Exchange-listed companies, and has been a key player in a number of successful property acquisitions in Peru, Argentina and Brazil. Mr. Brown is also a large shareholder of Peruvian Metals, owning more than 4 per cent of the outstanding shares of the company.
OSCAR FRANCISCO PEZO CAMACHO – DIRECTOR
Based in Lima, Peru, Mr. Pezo is a Peruvian National and is well known in the Peruvian mining and financial communities. From January 2011 to February 2012, Mr. Pezo was the CEO of NCF Bolsa SAB, a Peruvian brokerage house based in Lima. Prior to that, from 2004 to 2010, he was one of the founding shareholders and CEO of NCF Inversiones S.A., a Peruvian financial group experienced in Peruvian capital markets and holding direct investments in junior mining companies with projects in Peru, and the parent company of NCF Bolsa. Mr. Pezo has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and an MBA from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (Lima, Peru).
DANIEL HAMILTON, CPA CA
Mr. Hamilton holds Bachelor of Commerce and
a Bachelor of Administration degrees from the University of Ottawa and he is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He brings over 30 years of post-qualification experience in senior accounting and financial roles. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of a number of junior exploration companies listed on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchange and his experience includes Vice President, Controller for Amec Americas (a multi-national engineering and project management services firm) and Group Controller, Zinc at Noranda (now Glencore Canada).
JUSTIN BOURASSA – CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SECRETARY
Mr. Bourassa has over 15 years of global experience in the management, development, governance and reporting of private and publicly listed mineral exploration and mining companies.
PERUVIAN METALS PORTFOLIO OF PERUVIAN PROJECTS
Peruvian Metals Aguila Norte Mineral Processing Plant
Peruvian Metals owns an 80% interest in the Aguila Norte Process Plant that is strategically located just off the Pan American highway, near Peru’s 2nd largest city, Trujillo, in northern Peru. Abundant small-scale mining activity occurs in northern Peru but there are very few independent processing facilities available. The Aguila Norte mineral processing plant hosts crushing, milling, gravity separation and flotation circuits with an initial throughput capacity of 100 tonnes per day. Peruvian Metals anticipates feeding high-grade polymetallic and precious-metal, sulphide mineral through the process plant to deliver high-value concentrates available for sale to the Peruvian metal trading market. Peruvian Metals and its experienced Peruvian team have been identifying multiple sources of mineral feed to fill the initial process plant capacity. The Company is well advanced to receive full permits and licenses which will enable the expansion of the Aguila Norte Process Plant. Expansion is expected to be funded via internal cash flow from plant profitability.
The Corporation and the board of directors (the “Board”) of the Corporation recognize the importance of corporate governance to the effective management of the Corporation and to the protection of its employees and shareholders.
The Corporation’s approach to significant issues of corporate governance is designed with a view to ensuring that the business and affairs of the Corporation are effectively managed so as to enhance shareholder value. The Board fulfills its mandate directly and through its committees at regularly scheduled meetings or as required. Frequency of meetings may be increased and the nature of the agenda items may be changed depending upon the state of the Corporation’s affairs and in light of opportunities or risks which the Corporation faces. The directors are kept informed of the Corporation’s operations at these meetings as well as through reports and discussions with management on matters within their particular areas of expertise.