Directors

Pictured Above: From left to right, Yale Simpson and Bryce Roxburgh

PAUL JOYCE

PRESIDENT AND CEO

Paul Joyce graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in the field of Earth Sciences from Macquarie University, Sydney in 1972 and completed a postgraduate Diploma of Geoscience, majoring in Mineral Economics. Paul is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and has over 40 years of exploration and development experience in gold and copper deposits in Australia, South East Asia, Central and South America. His past work experience includes Senior Geologist for Cyprus Gold Australia, Exploration Manager for Climax Mining Ltd and Country Manager-Philippines for Climax Arimco Mining Corp. 

bRYCE rOXBURGH

CHAIRMAN

Bryce Roxburgh has a Bachelor of Science degree in geology and geophysics from Sydney University in 1971 and a Fellow of the AusIMM. He has over 40 years experience in the exploration and mining industry. From 1971 to 1989, Bryce worked for Amoco Minerals Australia Company and Cyprus Mines Corporation and was responsible for the exploration teams which discovered the Selwyn, Red Dome and Junction Reef mines. Between 1989 and 1998, he worked for Arimco N.L. and Climax Mining Limited where he was responsible for the teams which discovered the Didipio mine in the Philippines. In 2003 Bryce and colleague Yale Simpson established Exeter Resource Corporation focussing on gold and copper projects in South America. He was co-Chairman of Extorre Gold Mines Ltd., a successful spinout from Exeter Resource Corporation in 2010, which was bought by Yamana Gold Ltd. in 2012. Bryce was co-Chairman of Exeter until it was purchased by Goldcorp Inc. in 2017.

YALE SIMPSON

DIRECTOR

Yale Simpson 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. Yale was co-Chairman of Extorre Gold Mines Ltd., a successful spinout from Exeter Resource Corporation, which was bought by Yamana Gold Ltd. in 2012. Yale was co-Chairman of Exeter until it was purchsed by Goldcorp Inc. in 2017. He is currently a director of Adamera Minerals Corporation and Carube Copper Corporation.

ROBERT REYNOLDS

DIRECTOR

Rob Reynolds has been involved in exploration and resource development companies for over 30 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. Rob also participated in the development of the Granny Smith and Kanowna Belle mines in Western Australia, and the Hartley Platinum Mine in Zimbabwe. More recently, Rob was the Chairman of successful Australian gold miner, Avoca Resources Ltd until its merger with Anatolia Minerals Development Limited in 2011 to form Alacer Gold. Rob was also a director of Exeter Resource Corporation until it was purchased by Goldcorp Inc. in 2017. He remains a director of the Australian listed company Dacian Gold Limited. 

Merfyn Roberts

DIRECTOR

Mr. Roberts has been a fund manager and investment advisor for more than 35 years with focus on the mining and energy sectors. Notably, Mr. Roberts has served on the Agnico Eagle Mines Limited board since 2008, a period of significant growth when the company achieved significance as one of the most successful global gold mining companies. He also serves on the board of Newport Exploration Ltd. Mr. Roberts is a graduate of Liverpool University (B.Sc., Geology) and Oxford University (M.Sc., Geochemistry) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Management and advisors

Pictured Above: From left to right, Francisco Montes, Jonathan Hermanson, Luz Estela Osorio and Paul Joyce

Alejandro Adams

CFO

Alejandro Adams has a degree in Public Accounting from the Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC) in Mexico City and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants in Canada. He has over 4 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry working as the Corporate Controller of Exeter Resource Corporation and Extorre Gold Mines Limited.

JONATHAN HERMANSON

VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

Jonathan Hermanson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from St. Andrews University in North Carolina, USA. He has spent over 10 years in the mineral exploration industry working as part of the successful Exeter Resource Corporation and Extorre Gold Mines Limited group. Jonathan has been working with the Rugby Mining team since the Company was founded in 2007.

CECIL BOND

ADVISOR

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 was the Chief Financial Officer of Exeter until it was purchased by Goldcorp Inc. in 2017. Cecil serves as a director and/or holds senior positions in a number of other public and private companies. He has successfully managed capital raisings and the 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.

FRANCISCO MONTES

CHIEF GEOLOGIST

Francisco Montes graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Tasmania in 1987. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and has 20 years exploration experience in gold and base metal deposits in Australia and Latin America. Companies have included Brunswick Mining, Poseidon Exploration and Normandy Exploration in Australia, Climax Mining in Ecuador and Argentina and Golden Cross Resources in Panama where he was Country Manager. More recently he has been managing Rugby’s Colombian exploration and project acquisition programs.


Certain information contained herein can be considered forward Looking. Please click here to review the Company's cautionary statement for investors. Francisco Montes, the Company’s Chief Geologist and a “qualified person” within the definition of that term in NI 43-101, has supervised the preparation of the technical information contained on this webpage.