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The Company's Board believes that a highly credentialed Board, with a diversity of background, skills and perspectives, will be effective in supporting and enabling delivery of good governance for the Company and value for the Company's shareholders.  The Board brings a broad mix of experience and skills to the Company including in the areas of corporate governance, legal, geological expertise and financial management.

Current Officers

Eduardo Elsztain
Non Executive Director and Chairman

Mr Elsztain studied Economic Sciences at University of Buenos Aires (Universidad de Buenos Aires) and has been engaged in the real estate business for more than twenty years.

He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of IRSA (NYSE: IRSA, BASE, IRSA); Cresud (NASDAQ: CRESY, BASE: CRES); BrasilAgro (NYSE: LND, BOVESPA: AGRO3); Banco Hipotecario (BASE: BHIP), among other companies.  He is Co-Chairman of the Board of IDB Development (TASE: IDBD).

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.

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

Appointed Chairman 2 June 2011 

Wayne Hubert
Non Executive Director and Member of the Audit & Risk Committee

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. He is currently a Director of InZinc Mining Limited [TSX-V: IZN].

Appointed 18 October 2011, re-elected by shareholders on 16 December 2014

Stabro Kasaneva
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

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.

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. He currently holds Vice-Chairmanships on the Boards of IRSA (NYSE: IRSA, BASE: IRSA), IRSA Propiedades Comerciales (NASDAQ: IRCP, BASE: APSA), Cresud (NASDAQ: CRESY, BASE: CRES) and holds Directorships with Banco Hipotecario (BASE: BHIP), BrasilAgro (NYSE: LND, BOVESPA: AGRO3), IDB Development Corporation Ltd. (TASE: IDBD) among others.

Appointed 29 June 2007, re-elected by shareholders 16 December 2014

Pablo Vergara del Carril
Non Executive Director and Member of the Audit & Risk Committee

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

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.  He is also a Director of Guanaco Mining Company Limited and Guanaco Capital Holding Corp.

Appointed 18 May 2006, re-elected by shareholders 30 November 2016

Robert Trzebski
Non Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee

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. 

Dr Trzebski is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Appointed 10 Apr 2007, re-elected by shareholders on 30 November 2016 

Ben Jarvis
Non Executive Director

Mr Jarvis is the Managing Director and co-founder of Six Degrees Media, and has over 16 years' experience providing investor relations and corporate public relations services to a broad range of companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Mr Jarvis was educated at the University of Adelaide where he majored in Politics.

Appointed 2 June 2011, re-elected by shareholders 16 December 2014