- Yale Simpson - Co-Chairman
- Bryce Roxburgh - Co-Chairman
- Robert Reynolds - Director
- Julian Bavin - Director
- John Simmons - Director
Management & Operations
- Wendell Zerb - President & Chief Executive Officer
- Cecil Bond - Chief Financial Officer
- Jerry Perkins - Vice President Development & Operations
- Rob Grey - Vice President Corporate Communications
- Gonzalo Damond - Commercial Manager
- Matthew Williams - Exploration Manager - South & North America
- Matthew Dorman - Caspiche Study Manager
- Oscar Hernandez - Exploration Manager - Maricunga Region
Wendell Zerb, President & Chief Executive Officer
Wendell Zerb is the President & CEO of Exeter Resource Corporation. Mr. Zerb has 25 years combined experience in mining, mineral exploration and capital markets/financial analysis. Prior to joining the financial sector, Mr. Zerb worked for 10 years as a geologist in mineral exploration and mining. Wendell’s experience includes senior positions related generative mineral exploration through to open pit and underground mining of base and precious metals. In 1996 he joined an established Vancouver based Investment Dealer (PI Financial) as a Mining Analyst. Through 2001 to March, 2005 he was also Vice President of Research and Institutional Sales, and in the latter two years was President and CEO of a wholly owned US subsidiary. In March, 2005 he joined Canaccord Capital as a Senior Mining Analyst, leaving the organization in July, 2012 as Director, Research Analyst, Metals and Mining (Canaccord Genuity Inc). Mr. Zerb obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alberta in 1986/87 and is a registered Professional Geologist with the Association of Professional Engineers, and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
Yale Simpson, Co-Chairman
Yale Simpson is the Co-Chairman of Exeter and a professional geologist. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Geological Engineering) from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Yale has more than 30 years’ experience as a senior geologist, exploration manager and CEO of companies involved in precious metals projects in Australia, Africa, Eastern Europe and South America. Those companies included Pennzoil Company, Chevron Exploration, Australmin Holdings, Argosy Gold Mines and Black Swan Gold Mines Ltd. He was Co-chairman of Extorre Gold Mines Ltd., a successful spinout from Exeter, which was bought by Yamana Gold Ltd. in 2012. His particular expertise is in strategic resource planning, financing and corporate communications. Yale is currently a director of Rugby Mining Limited, Adamera Minerals Corp. and Independence Mining.
Bryce Roxburgh, Co-Chairman
Bryce Roxburgh has a Bachelor of Science degree in geology and geophysics from Sydney University and some 40 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industry. Between 1971 and 1989, he worked for Amoco Minerals Australia Company and Cyprus Mines Corporation, where as Regional Manager he managed exploration teams which discovered the Selwyn, Red Dome and Junction Reef ore-bodies. Between 1989 and 1998, he was Exploration Manager for Arimco N.L. and Climax Mining Limited where he managed the teams which discovered the Dinkidi ore-body in the Philippines, and the Don Sixto gold deposit in Argentina. In 2003 he established Exeter Resource Corporation focusing on gold and copper projects in South America. Exeter discovered the very large Caspiche gold-copper porphyry in Chile and the high grade gold-silver Cerro Moro Project in Argentina, Extorre Gold Mines Ltd was split from Exeter in March 2010 with shareholders receiving one new share in Extorre for each share held in Exeter. Extorre held Cerro Moro and was subsequently sold to Yamana Gold in August 2012. Bryce is currently the Co-Chairman of Exeter and Chairman of Rugby Mining Limited.
Robert G Reynolds, Director
A Chartered Accountant has been involved in exploration and resource development companies for 28 years. He has held various positions, including that of Executive Director of Delta Gold Ltd. from 1987 to 1996, responsible for corporate planning, finance and administration. He also participated in the development of the Granny Smith and Kanowna Belle mines in Western Australia, and the Hartley Platinum Mine in Zimbabwe. Currently Robert was the Chairman of successful Australian gold explorer, Avoca Resources Ltd until its merger with Anatolia Minerals Development Limited in 2011 to form Alacer Gold.
Julian Bavin, Director
Julian Bavin is an independent director. He has 30 years of technical, operational and commercial experience in mineral exploration gained from work in a wide range of commodities, jurisdictions and cultures most of which was spent with the Rio Tinto Group in South America, Australia, Indonesia and Europe. From 2001 to 2009 he was responsible for the Rio Tinto exploration in South America and the teams which identified the potential in a range of projects now in various stages of feasibility including the PRC potash and Altar copper/gold projects in Argentina, the Mina Justa, Constancia and La Granja copper projects in Peru, and the Amargosa bauxite project in Brazil. Julian is the CEO of Pan Global Resources and serves on the Board of Directors of Prism Resources.
John Simmons, Director
John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has been involved in public practice in various capacities for over 40 years, and continues to manage an accounting practice in downtown Sydney. His extensive experience includes advising on taxation and strategic planning matters as well as financial management and general business advisory. He has previously served as a director of a number of public companies which have been taken over or merged with other companies including Eastern Australia Airlines Limited (now part of Qantas) and Salamander Gold Mines NL which was taken over by Climax Mining Limited (now part of Oceana Gold Corp.). He maintains an active involvement in the mining industry through association with an operating mining company in Queensland, Australia.
Cecil Bond, Chief Financial Officer
Cecil is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in public and private companies. Over the last 15 years he has held various positions in a number of public exploration companies with activities in Canada, South America, Africa, Europe and Australia. He is currently Chief Financial Officer of Exeter and also serves as a director or holds senior positions in a number of other public and private companies. He has successfully managed capital raisings and the recent spin out of Exeter’s high grade gold/ silver Cerro Moro project in Argentina to Extorre Gold Mines Limited which was taken over by Yamana Gold in August 2012.
Gonzalo Damond, Commercial Manager
Gonzalo Damond is an Industrial/ Electronic/ Civil Engineer and graduated with specializations in commercial and logistic areas from Mariscal Sucre University and has 12 years’ experience in operational and management positions within significant multinational companies. He has been responsible for the design, organization and commissioning of large distribution centers. He has substantial experience in purchase management - especially large volume transactions and has negotiated supply contracts with major wholesale companies. Within the operations field he has managed railway logistics between Argentina and Brazil as well as intermodal operations for Chilean ports. In carrying out these functions Gonzalo gained substantial experience in establishing constructive relationships with communities, clients, trade unions and Government authorities.
Jerry Perkins, VP Development & Operations
Jerry has a chemical engineering background and over 35 years’ experience in the mining and metallurgical industry in technical, operational and corporate management positions in NSW, Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory of Australia as well as South Africa, UK and Papua New Guinea. He has specialised in mineral project development programs and feasibility studies, and in market development roles throughout Australasia and in North and South America, Europe, Southern Africa, China, Japan, Indonesia and other SE Asian countries. Jerry's expertise includes mine production and commissioning; test work and R&D programs; engineering and process design, operations management, project development and optimization. It also includes environmental design and management, OH & S as well as stakeholder, community, government and public relations. Jerry has worked on many major mining projects and his commodity experience includes gold, PGMs, copper, lead-zinc, nickel-cobalt, tin, uranium, vanadium, coal, gemstones and various industrial minerals.
Rob Grey, Vice President Corporate Communications
Rob Grey is Vice President – Corporate Communications for Exeter. He is a Business College graduate who began his career with Telus Mobility in Corporate Sales. In a four year period he achieved “top of sales” in a very competitive field. Over a ten year period Rob worked as an equity sales assistant before advancing into investor communications for Exeter. In 2007 he was appointed Vice President – Communications for Exeter, a role in which he works directly with senior management in developing and managing investor outreach programs at institutional and retail levels.
Matthew Williams, Exploration Manager - South & North America
Matthew Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Geology from the Queensland Institute of Technology in 1987, and has more than 12 years experience in the exploration and mining industries with Mount Isa Mines. Areas of expertise include the geological appraisal of advanced projects, particularly at the pre-feasibility and feasibility levels, of base metal and gold mining projects in Australia and the Dominican Republic. Major projects include Tom's Gully Gold Mine, N.T., McArthur River Lead-Zinc-Silver Mine, N.T., Mount Isa Copper Mine, Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine in the Dominican Republic, and the proposed Mount Isa Open Cut.
His experience has also included grass roots (or greenfield) exploration and project appraisals on gold and base metal projects in W.A., N.T. - Australia, Mexico, Nevada, USA, Panama and the Dominican Republic.
In late 2004 Matthew started with Exeter and as Exploration Manager supervised the Don Sixto Project, Cerro Moro Project and regional exploration in Argentina along with the early activities in Chile and at Caspiche. Subsequent to the March 2010 spinout he continued with Extorre Gold Mines as Exploration Manager for their Argentine projects. Following the acquisition of Extorre in August 2012 by Yamana Gold Inc Matthew has returned to Exeter.
Matthew Dorman, Caspiche Study Manager
Matthew Dorman is a project manager with over 25 years international experience in the mining & metals sector covering technical due diligence studies through to plant construction and operations. Matthew has an excellent understanding of the particular challenges associated with bringing mineral projects through to successful completion. Recent experience includes: Completion of the Caspiche prefeasibility studies for Exeter Resource Corporation and the Angostura Project feasibility study (FS) for Greystar Resources plus work on environmental and various levels of technical studies in the Western Kyrgyz Republic; Kazakhstan and Peru.
During his career, Matthew has also been CEO of an AIM listed company; board member of UK registered private companies; has managed the design and construction of gold projects in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay and Honduras and design of large copper projects in Chile, Peru and Kazakhstan amongst others. He has acted as Client Representative on the design and construction of gold projects in Niger and Morocco and has managed and operated gold and base metals operations in Uruguay, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia and Mauretania. His responsibilities have included the financial and legal compliance of client companies both locally and internationally, together with the implementation of internationally recognised safety and environmental procedures.
Oscar Hernandez, Exploration Manager - Maricunga Region
Oscar Hernandez, an engineering geologist from the University of Chihuahua in Mexico, with 12 years of exploration geology experience in Mexico and South America. After completing a postgraduate degree in hydrogeology, he worked as a regional mapper for the Mexican Geological Service and later for the Palmerejo Project in Chihuahua, Mexico. Since September 2006 Oscar has worked for Exeter Resources at the Caspiche Project where he was part of the team which drilled the first exploration holes in the project and was supervising the drilling program which drilled the discovery hole at the Caspiche project, CSD013 (“lucky number 13”). Since then he has been an integral part of the exploration activities and success within the Maricunga district for Exeter.