CORPORATE

Christopher Gale

Executive Chairman

Mr Gale has extensive experience in senior management roles in both the public and private sectors, especially in commercial and financial roles.

 

He has also held various board and executive roles at a number of technology and mining companies during his career. He was the founder and is currently Executive Director of Latin Resources and has been operating in South America for over 10 years. ​

 

Chris is also the past Chairman of the Council on Australian Latin American Relations (COALAR) established by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). ​

 

He is also a founding director of Allegra Capital, a boutique corporate advisory firm based in Perth and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

 

Andrew Knowles

Peru - Operations Manager

Andrew Knowles B.Sc. (Melb) MBA (UWA) ​ Mr. Knowles is an experienced business & corporate executive, having worked in the Mining & Construction industries for over forty years, for both private and multi-national companies. ​

 

He is a graduate of the Science faculty at Melbourne University and has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia, with specialties in Strategic Management, Administrative Policy and Corporate Finance.

He has worked as a Management Consultant for the PA Consulting Group, as well as being Founder and Managing Director of one of Perth’s largest mid-tier construction companies, with an annual turnover of $60 million. He built the Company over 21 years, before selling down his equity in July of 2009.

 

Mr. Knowles also has Mining qualifications from the Box Hill Technical College ( Melbourne ) and is a past Director of Royal Harry Goldmines NL, a public Company focusing on exploration and mining projects in Western Australia. ​ Mr. Knowles has been working in the Gold Industry in Peru for over 8 years and has been involved in the construction and refurbishment of two previous gold processing facilities in Southern Peru.

 

Mr. Knowles has also worked on the substantial portfolio of applications, certificates and licences that are all required for Gold Ore Beneficiation, and for the ultimate export of gold bullion for auction in overseas markets. He is a highly skilled, hands-on Executive, and is pivotal to the strategic plans and success of Ozinca Peru SAC.  ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

 
 

David Vilensky

Non- Executive Director

Mr. Vilensky is a practising corporate lawyer and an experienced listed Company Director. He is the Managing Director of Perth law firm Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky and has more than 35 years' experience in the areas of corporate and business law and in commercial and corporate management.

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Mr Vilensky practises in the areas of corporate and commercial law, corporate advisory, merges and acquisitions, mining and resources and complex dispute resolution.  Mr Vilensky acts for a number of listed and public companies and advises on directors' duties, due diligence, capital raisings, compliance with ASX Listing rules, corporate governance and corporate transactions generally.    

 

Mr Vilensky is also the Chairman of ASX listed resources company Latin Resources Limited (ASX: LRS) and is a Non–Executive Director of ASX listed telecommunications and technology company Vonex Ltd (ASX: VN8).

Joseph van den Elsen

Non- Executive Director

Mr. van den Elsen has had extensive experience in South America.

 

He is currently the Managing Director of CMN Mining, a privately held exploration and development company advancing a coal project in Colombia. Prior to joining CMN Mining, he held executive positions with MHM Metals and Hampshire Mining.

Previously Joe van den Elsen was an Associate Director with UBS and held a comparable position with Goldman Sachs JB Were. He holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Arts (Spanish) and a Graduate Diploma in Environment, Energy and Resources Law and is currently studying towards a Graduate Diploma in Mineral Exploration Geoscience and a Master of Science (Mineral Economics).