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The Company's Board brings depth and experience to the Company in the areas of corporate governance, geological expertise, and financial management.

Current Officers

Eduardo Elsztain
Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Mr Elsztain is the Chairman of:

(i)   IRSA (NYSE: IRSA, BASE: IRSA): Argentina´s largest real estate company, operating a diversified portfolio of shopping centres, office buildings, luxury hotels and residential properties in Argentina and United States;

(ii)  Cresud (NASDAQ: CRESY, BASE: CRES): a leading agri-business company, with presence in Argentina and Bolivia, involved in activities such as crop production, beef cattle raising and milk production;

(iii) BrasilAgro (NYSE: LND, BOVESPA:AGRO3): Companhia Brasileira de Propriedades Agrícolas, Cresud’s arm in Brazil and Paraguay;

(iv) Banco Hipotecario (BASE: BHIP): one of Argentina’s largest commercial banks, engaged in the personal banking and corporate banking sectors.

(v) (Co-Chairman) IDB Development (TASE:IDBD), a leading conglomerate in the State of Israel which directly and indirectly owns Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings (TASE: CLIS), Shufersal (TASE: SAE), Cellcom (NYSE & TASE: CEL), Properties & Building Corp. (TASE: PTBL), ADAMA Agricultural Solutions, Elron Electronic Industries (TASE: ELRN) among others;

Mr Elsztain is a member of the World Economic Forum, the Group of 50 and of Argentina’s Association of Corporations (AEA).

He is Chairman of Fundación IRSA, which promotes education for children and young people, including "Puerta 18" a program that provides free computing and technology education for young people from low-income backgrounds in order to develop their scientific, artistic and professional talents.

Mr Elsztain has not held any other Directorships with listed companies in the last three years.

Appointed Director 29 June 2007, re-elected by shareholders 26 November 2015. 

Appointed Chairman 2 June 2011 


Wayne Hubert
Non Executive Director

Mr Hubert is a mining executive with over 15 years' experience working in the South American resources sector. From 2006 until 2010 he was the Chief Executive Officer of ASX-listed Andean Resources Limited ('Andean'), and led the team that increased Andean’s value from $70 million to $3.5 billion in four years. Andean was developing a world-class silver and gold mine in Argentina with a resource of over 5 million ounces of gold when it was acquired by Goldcorp Inc. of Canada.

Mr Hubert holds a degree in Engineering and a Master of Business Administration and has held executive roles for Meridian Gold with experience in operations, finance and investor relations. Currently he is a Director of: Midas Gold Corp [TSX], a Canadian company with a 5.7 million ounce gold resource, InZinc Mining Limited [TSX] and Argentex Mining Corporation (ATX).

Mr Hubert has not held any other Directorships with listed companies in the last three years.

Appointed 18 October 2011, re-elected by shareholders on 30 November 2011


Stabro Kasaneva
Executive Director

Mr Kasaneva holds a degree in Geology from the Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile. He has more than 20 years experience in geology and exploration of gold deposits, mainly focused on the Paleocene belt in Northern Chile, where Guanaco, Austral Gold’s flagship gold/silver project, is located.

Mr Kasaneva has not held any other Directorships with listed companies in the last three years.

Appointed 7 October 2009, re-elected by shareholders 26 November 2015


Saul Zang
Non Executive Director

Mr Zang obtained a law degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is a founding member of the law firm Zang, Bergel & Viñes.

Mr Zang is an adviser and Member of the Board of Directors of Buenos Aires Stock Exchange and provides legal advice to national and international companies. Mr Zang currently holds (i) Vice-Chairmanships on the Boards of IRSA (NYSE: IRSA, BASE: IRSA), IRSA Propiedades Comerciales (NASDAQ: IRCP, BASE: APSA), Cresud (NASDAQ: CRESY, BASE: CRES) and (ii) holds Directorships with Banco Hipotecario (BASE: BHIP), BrasilAgro (NYSE: LND, BOVESPA:AGRO3), IDB Development Corporation Ltd. (TASE:IDBD) – a leading conglomerate in the State of Israel which directly and indirectly owns Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings (TASE: CLIS), Shufersal (TASE: SAE), Cellcom (NYSE & TASE: CEL), Properties & Building Corp. (TASE: PTBL), ADAMA Agricultural Solutions, Elron Electronic Industries (TASE: ELRN) among others.

Mr Zang has not held any other Directorships with listed companies in the last three years.

Appointed 29 June 2007, re-elected by shareholders 30 November 2011


Pablo Vergara del Carril
Non-Executive Director

Mr Vergara del Carril is a lawyer and is professor of Postgraduate Degrees for Capital Markets, Corporate Law and Business Law at the Argentine Catholic University.

He is a director of Banco Hipotecario SA. [BASE: BHIP], Nuevas Fronteras (owner of the Intercontinental Hotel in Buenos Aires) Alto Palermo [Nasdaq / BASE] and Emprendimiento Recoleta SA (owner of the Buenos Aires Design Shopping Centre).

Mr Vergara del Carril is also a director of Guanaco Mining Company Limited and Guanaco Capital Holding Corp.

Mr Vergara del Carril has not held any other Directorships with listed companies in the last three years.

Appointed 18 May 2006, re-elected by shareholders 27 November 2013


Robert Trzebski
Non-Executive Director

Dr Trzebski holds a degree in Geology, PhD in Geophysics, Masters in Project Management and has over 20 years of professional experience in mineral exploration, project management and mining services. He is currently Chief Operating Officer of Austmine Ltd. As a fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Dr Trzebski has acted as the Competent Person (CP) for the Company’s ASX releases.

Dr Trzebski has not held a Directorship of any other listed companies in the last three years.

Appointed 10 Apr 2007, re-elected by shareholders on 27 November 2013 


Ben Jarvis
Non Executive Director

Mr Jarvis is the Managing Director and co-founder of Six Degrees Investor Relations, an Australian advisory firm that provides investor relations to a broad range of companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Mr Jarvis is also a Director of South American Tin Limited, an unlisted public company focused on tin exploration and project development in Bolivia. Mr Jarvis was educated at the University of Adelaide where he majored in Politics.

In the last three years, Mr Jarvis also held Directorships with the listed companies, Connxion Limited and Eagle Nickel Limited.

Appointed 2 June 2011, re-elected by shareholders 30 November 2011