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Leadership Team

Raymond Jannas

CEO & Director

  • Over 35 years’ experience in mining geology, exploration and business development focused in Latin America
  • Headed exploration teams that led to the discovery of Pascua-Lama, El Morro and Johanna in Chile, and Choco 10 in Venezuela, as well as the acquisition of Cerro Corona in Peru
  • Held senior positions with Gold Fields, Barrick Gold, LAC Minerals, Hochschild Mining, Metallica Resources, St. Joe Minerals, Rosario Resources and Minera Fuego
  • Holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University
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Thomas Pladsen


  • 30 years of experience as a senior manager or director with public companies including presently serving as a director of Northfield Capital Corporation and Neo Lithium Corp.
  • Previously served as Chief Financial Officer of several public companies including Atacama Pacific Gold Corporation, Katanga Mining Limited, Andina Minerals Inc. and Merc International Minerals, Inc.
  • Holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and received his Chartered Accountant designation with KPMG LLP
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Albrecht Schneider

Exploration Manager

  • 40 years’ experience in the mining and mineral exploration industry
  • Previously the Chairman and co-founder of Atacama Pacific Gold Corporation (2010-2018), general manager and co-founder of Andina Minerals Inc. (2003-2010) and Senior VP of Exploration, TVX Gold (1996-2002)
  • Has acted as a consultant for numerous major mining companies including Antofagasta, TVX Normandy Americas, Newmont Mining, Kinross Gold and Gold Fields
  • Instrumental in the discovery of a number precious metals deposits in Chile including Cerro Maricunga, Volcan and Salares Norte as well as led the teams outlining the Asacha and Zolotoe deposits in Russia, Kasperske Hory deposit in the Czech Republic, and the Skouries deposit in Greece.
  • President of SBX Consultores Ltda. and currently a director of Rio2 Limited
  • Holds a Ph.D. from Imperial College, University of London
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Craig Nelsen

Chairman & Director

  • Over 35 years’ of international mineral exploration experience including 8 years as the Executive VP, Exploration, Gold Fields.
  • Metallica Resources founder and CEO for 5 years and its Chairman for 14 years leading the company through its discovery of the El Morro deposit.
  • Held various senior exploration roles at Lac Minerals culminating as Executive VP, Exploration.
  • Has been involved in a number of major discoveries and development projects in South America including the Pascua gold deposit and the El Morro copper gold deposit, both located in Chile, the Cerro San Pedro gold silver deposit in Mexico and the Cerro Corona gold deposit in Peru.
  • Currently a director on the boards of Golden Star and OceanaGold.
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Carl Hansen


  • Over 30 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry
  • Co-founder and CEO of Andina Minerals Inc. (2003-2009) and Atacama Pacific Gold Corporation (2010-2018), successful Chilean –focused exploration companies
  • Held senior positions with TVX Gold Inc. and Kinross Gold Inc.
  • Served as a director on a number of boards and is currently a director of Antler Gold Inc. and Torrent Capital Ltd
  • Received a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Laurentian University
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Rob Suttie


  • Currently Vice President at Marrelli Support Services Inc. with over 20 years’ experience in corporate accounting and financial disclosure
  • Has served as Chief Financial Officer to a number of junior mining companies
  • Through his role at Marrelli Support Services, he is currently CFO of a number of public listed companies including Drone Delivery Canada, Novocarbon Corporation, and Noble Minerals Exploration Inc.
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Bill Jung

  • Over 25 years of experience with publicly listed companies and presently serving as a director of Goldstrike Resources Ltd., Juggernaut Exploration Ltd. and Luckystrike Resources Ltd.
  • Previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Adroit Resources Inc. and Icon Exploration Inc.
  • Holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of BC and received his Chartered Accountant designation with Arthur Andersen & Co.
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