- Paul J. DesLauriers*(1),(2),(3),(4)
- Stephen W. Houghton*
- Mario Hernandez A.*
- William Hill*(1),(3),(4)
- Richard J. Lachcik*(3)(4)
- Juan A Proaño*(3)
- Frederick D. Seeley*(1),(2),(4)
- David R. S. Thomson*
- Peter W. Hogg
Toronto, ON, Canada
Executive Vice President and Director
Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon & Company Limited, Toronto, Canada
Holds a B. Arts in Literature and a B. Com. in Finance from Concordia University. Paul DesLauriers has been active in the Canadian investment industry since 1962 in research, institutional coverage, and corporate finance in Toronto and Montreal. He is also a founding partner of LOM Limited which was formed in 1970. In 1984 he was a founder and initial funder of the CMP Group. In 1986 he was a founder and personal funder of the Lakewood Capital Group. In addition, he is a past Director and Officer of the Montreal Society of Financial Analysts as well as a past Chairman of the Canadian Securities Institute. Paul has also served as Vice Chairman and Governor of the Montreal Exchange
Currently EVP and a Director of Corporate Finance and shareholder of the investment banking firm of Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon & Company Limited, Toronto, Canada from 1970 to present.
Chief Executive Officer
Founder of Cerro Grande Mining Corporation
Holds a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. He is the founder of Cerro Grande Mining Corporation and started his career with Morgan Guaranty Trust Company and then founded Houghton & Company Inc., a private investment banking firm specializing in the oil and gas and resources busines
Executive Vice President and Director, Claims and Land Management
A mining engineer and founding member of S.L.M. El Indio mining company. Subsequently became Manager of Exploration Administration for St. Joe Minerals, the subsequent owner of El Indio and Pascua, both of which he is an original owner.
He subsequently participated in a program run by BTX Ltd for Anglo American/Cominco where the projects Marte-Lobo, Esperanza, the Maricunga Belt, Pimenton, West Wall and Novicio were discovered. He was the original partner in the acquisition of Refugio (today the Maricunga Mine of Kinross) and Santa Cecilia, and member of the team which discovered Regalito, now Pan Pacific Copper’s Caserones project.
Mario joined Cerro Grande Mining Company as shareholder, Director and EVP Claims and Administration in 1994.
Rock wood, ON, Canada
Principal, William Hill Mining Consultants, Ltd.
Holds a BASc in Mining from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.
Has extensive experience in international mining industry gained from senior positions in operations, engineering and consulting on an international scale.
Among other duties he was Director of Engineering and mine manager for Compania Santa Fe, Chile; mine operations positions for Cerro de Pasco, Peru, assisted at the senior level in mine design, planning and evaluation of Atlas Consolidated Mining, Philippines, Consultant to Asamera Minerals, MSA, Collahuasi Project in Chile, Santa Barbara Mine Project, Empresa Minera Mantos Blancos, Chile and Pampa Norte Mine (Radomiro Tomic), Codelco, Chile.
Toronto, ON, Canada
Richard is a partner with Norton Rose Canada, previously with Macleod Dixon which has merged into Norton Rose Canada LLP on January 1st of this year.
Richard graduated with a BA Degree from the University of Toronto, Victoria College and a Bachelor of Law Degree from Queen’s University, Faculty of Law. He was called to the Ontario Bar on April 6, 1983.
Richard acts for corporations in the resource sector in connection with securities issuances, both equity and debt, including initial public offerings and private placements.
Richard’s experience also includes mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. He is currently the Co-Chair of Norton Rose Canada’s Mining Group. He was the Chair of Macleod Dixon’s Global Mining Group, a past Director of the Canadian Eurasian Russian Business Association (CERBA Toronto Chapter) and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario), the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario), and the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada. He is a director of several public resource companies.
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
Director of Minera Poderosa S.A. a gold mining company located in Peru
Graduated Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Lima, Peru; Standford University, California, School of Earth Science and Economic Geology, Master in Economic Geology; University of Plura, Lima, Peru, degree in Business Management.
Director of Compania Minera Poderosa, Peru; formerly Director and General Manager of Sociedad Minera El Brocal, S.A.A, Peru; Mining Specialist and Principal Engineer, Inter-American Development Bank; Manager of Exploration and Chief Geologist, Compania Minera El Indio, Chile; Assistant to Director of Geology, Cerro de Pasco Corporation, Peru.
West Falmouth, Massachusetts
Chairman, Givens Hall Bank and Trust Limited
Graduated with a BA Degree from Princeton University and a MBA Degree from New York University.
Joined Schroder Bank & Trust Co,, subsequently IBJ Schroder Bank & Trust Co,, and rose to SVP heading the Latin American Division.
In 1988 became a Managing Director of G.H. Capital Management Corp. NY, NY and Chairman of Givens Hall Bank & Trust Ltd Cayman Islands.
Executive Vice President and Director of Exploration
Graduate of the Royal College of Science and holds a Ph.D. from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London, England.
Spent nine years with Cerro de Pasco Corporation ending ultimately as Assistant Chief Geologist of Cerro de Pasco.
Subsequently he was responsible for discovering the 1,200 TPD Madrigal copper, lead, zinc, silver and gold mine in Peru.
Then developed, while at Minera Santa Fe in Chile, the Santo Domingo Copper mine and the Cerro Negro Norte project in Chile.
Recognized and participated in the development of El Indio gold mine in Chile and also the Pascua project, both currently owned by Barrick.
Headed up the BTX-Anglo American-Cominco exploration project which made multiple discoveries in Chile including Marte-Lobo, Esperanza in the Maricunga Belt, Pimenton, West Wall and Novicio. He was an original partner in the acquisition of Refugio (Kinross’s Maricunga gold mine) and Santa Cecilia and member of the team which discovered Regalito, now Pan Pacific Copper’s Caserones mine.
Joined Cerro Grande Mining Corporation in 1994 as shareholder, Director and EVP of Exploration.
Toronto, ON, Canada
Chief Financial Officer
Graduated from the University of Toronto with Bachelor of Commerce Degree and admitted to memberships of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 1995.
From 1998 to 2000 was with Norton McMullen & Co. LLP where he started as a staff accountant working up to Manager in charge of various engagements.
In 2000 to the present he is President of Palmer Services In., which provides accounting and controller services to multinational corporations who have a presence in Canada. He is owner of Peter W. Hogg, Chartered Accountants providing assurance and tax work to owner managed companies as well as audit services to not-for-profit organizations.
He was elected Chief Financial Officer of Cerro Grande Mining Corporation in 2008.
(1) Member, Audit Committee
(2) Member, Compensation Committee
(3) Technical Committee
(4) Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee