Darwin Resources Corp is a gold - copper explorer focusing on Peru, where the company has several projects close to existing world class mines. Darwin is an aggressive explorer seeking to add shareholder value through discovery. Darwin has a strong technical team holding many years of Peru exploration experience with a track record of discovery.
Darwin Resources CEO Graham Carman Introduces Darwin Resources
Graham Donald Carman, President, CEO & Director
Dr. Carman has 25 years of experience in mineral exploration in Australia, South America and Asia. He graduated from Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand in 1986 with a First Class B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology. For 7 years he lived in Peru and assessed and developed exploration projects for major mining companies including Rio Tinto, Savage Resources and Pasminco Ltd. Dr Carman completed a PhD at Monash University on the geology of the world class Lihir Island Gold deposit in Papua New Guinea in 1994. He was founder and Managing Director of Paradigm Metals Ltd (ASX:PDM) for 8 years to November 2011. He was a key discovery team member of the Yanque and Accha zinc-lead discoveries in Peru (Rio Tinto, Savage), and the Bongara zinc deposit in Peru (Pasminco). Dr. Carman has primary managerial responsibility for Darwin's activities. Dr Carman also sits on the Board of Paradigm Metals Ltd (ASX:PDM). He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Dr Carman lives in Sydney Australia.
Michael Robert Hudson, B.Sc (Hons) , Director
Mr. Hudson has 21 years of experience in mineral exploration in Australia, Asia, South America and Europe. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1990 with a First Class B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology. For 13 years he developed exploration to pre-feasibility project management experience in Pakistan, Australia, Peru, Argentina, Mexico and Sweden for major mining companies. For the past 8 years he has headed Mawson and led its development from a junior Venture Exchange listed explorer to a respected European focussed Toronto Stock Exchange listed company. He has been an integral team member for the discovery of the Portia gold deposit in the Olary district of South Australia, the Duddar Pb-Zn mine in Pakistan, the Norra Karr REE deposit in Sweden and the Rompas gold-uranium property in Finland. In 2005, Mr Hudson received the Tolhurst Noall Prize for achieving the highest mark for "Mining Investment Analysis" in the State of Victoria, Australia for the FINSIA Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment. Mr Hudson is founder and President / CEO of Mawson Resources Ltd (TSX: MAW). Mr Hudson is also a founder and sits on the Board of Tasman Metals Ltd (TSXv:TSM; NYSE-AMEX:TAS), and Flinders Resources Ltd (TSXv:FDR). He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Member of both the Society for Economic Geologists and Australian Institute of Geoscientists.
Mark Saxon B.Sc.(Hons) , Director
Mr. Mark Saxon brings 20 years of experience in exploration and resource geology to Darwin Resources. He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, having received a First Class Bachelor of Science (Honours) in geology in 1991. In 2006, Mr Saxon achieved a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment through the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG). In addition to his role with Darwin Resources, Mr Saxon is founding President & CEO of Tasman Metals Ltd, a successful rare earth element corporation with assets in Scandinavia, listed on both the TSX.v and NYSE:AMEX. Prior to joining Tasman Metals, he was founding Vice President -- Exploration for Mawson Resources Ltd (MAW:TSX) for a period of 5 years. Mr Saxon has consulted to various Canadian mineral exploration companies throughout his career, and held a senior technical role with a major Australian mining company for 10 years. Mr Saxon is a current and founding Director of both Mawson Resources Ltd (MAW:TSX) and Flinders Resources Ltd (TSX.v:FDR), companies involved in the exploration and development of high merit mining assets. He brings to Darwin Resources extensive technical and corporate development expertise though his experience operating in Europe, Australia and South America.
Nick DeMare CA, Director
Mr. DeMare is a chartered accountant and a director of the Company. He has been a director and officer of many publicly listed companies in the resource sector since 1986 providing accounting, management, securities regulatory compliance and corporate secretarial services. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1977 with a Bachelor of Commerce.
Paul-Henri Couture, Director
Mr.Couture has over 35 years of experience as a financial management and investment professional. He graduated from the Hautes Études Commerciales (Montréal) in 1977 with a Bachelor in Business Administration. He joined The Sentient Group in 2009 as President of Sentient Asset Management Canada. Previously, as Senior Vice-President at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Mr. Couture was responsible for developing a C$3 billion private equity natural resources and financial institutions portfolio, and later on, the launch and development of a C$3 billion portfolio in distress debt, turnaround and restructurings. He put forward innovative projects that included the creation of two mining funds respectively in exploration and development. He was a member of the Private Equity Investment Committee. Prior to his 26 years at la Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec, Mr. Couture was six years with the Federal Business Development Bank. He has served as a member of various boards and advisory committees. Mr.Couture sits on the Board of Strateco Resources Inc. (TSX: RSC) and Pershimco Resources Inc. (TSXv:PRO). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Georg Winkelmann, General Manager Peru
Mr. Georg Winkelmann brings eighteen years of experience in the Peruvian mining exploration industry, and ten years of experience in commercial management. He graduated as Diploma Geologist from the University of Munich in 1983. Mr. Winkelmann was General Manager Peru for Candente Copper Corp., Candente Gold Corp., Yamana Gold Inc. and Meridian Gold Inc. Prior to that he performed managing positions for Rio Tinto Exploration, Pasminco Exploration Ltd., and Savage Resources Ltd., and consulted to various mineral exploration companies in Peru. He has been a Director of the Peruvian Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy from 2009 -- 2011, and chaired its Mining Exploration Committee from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Winkelmann is currently a Director of the Search and Rescue Control Center of the Peruvian Society of Mines Petroleum and Energy, and is a Member of the Mining and Exploration Committee of the Canadian Peruvian Chamber of Commerce, and of the Society of Economic Geologists and of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
Rolando Ligarda, Exploration Manager - South America
Mr Rolando Ligarda is the Exploration Manager of South America for Darwin. Mr Ligarda is a geologist with 24 years experience in exploration for mineral deposits in Peru, Chile and Argentina, with a strong record of discovery. He has past experience with SIMSA, Rio Tinto, Pasminco, Buenaventura, Meridian/Yamana and Hochschild, with extensive experience developing and organizing programs for the exploration, development and the evaluation of mineral projects. He was part of the teams involved in the discovery of the Yanque, Pukaqaqa, Marcapunta and Millo projects.
Mariana Bermudez, Corporate Secretary
Ms. Bermudez has 17 years of experience in publicly traded companies. She is also the corporate secretary for Mawson Resources Ltd, Tasman Metals Ltd., Flinders Resources Limited, Tumi Resources Ltd, and Tinka Resources Ltd.