Board of Directors:


Richard T. Osmond (P. Geo)

Position: President



Richard Osmond has over 25 years of experience in the mining sector including experience with INCO (VBNC), Falconbridge and Anglo American. He was involved in exploration discoveries at Vale's Voisey's Bay deposit and Glencore's Raglan mine. He was later hired as a senior technical leader with Anglo American responsible for North America and Europe focused on Ni exploration in northern Canada, Alaska and Scandinavia as well as IOCG and porphyry Cu-Mo exploration in Mexico and Alaska. Since 2007, he has also worked on management teams for several junior mining companies focused on porphyry Cu-Mo (Au) and epithermal Au systems in Latin America.


Manuel Montoya R.

Position: General Manager for South America



Manuel Montoya has over 36 years of experience in the mining and oil and gas industry. He started working as a Mining Exploration Geologist and Senior Geologist with the Peruvian Geological Survey.  Subsequently, he spent 14 years working in the Petroleum Industry in Peru as a Senior Exploration and Production Geologist for all Peruvian oil operations and later as a consultant.  Over the last 17 years, he has been involved in the mining industry as a Chief Geologist for Cominco Peru, Chef Geologist of the Andes Exploration Group in South America for Teck Cominco and recently as a Principal Geologist of the Andes Exploration Group for Teck.   He has worked on a diverse group of projects that includes Porphyries, Epithermals, CRD-Skarns, MVT’s, VMS’s, Sedex, Orogenics and IOCG’s, etc.  He was responsible for the Zafranal Cu-Au porphyry discovery in Southern Peru for Teck.  During the past 6 years, he has been involved in project generation, strategic planning, evaluations and recommendations for Teck throughout South America (Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia).


Clinton Barr (P. Geo)

Position: Director



Clinton Barr is a qualified Professional Geoscientist with over 20 years  experience in the mining sector. From 1989-2001 Clinton worked for major companies Noranda and Inco as a project geologist generating and evaluating base and precious metal opportunities throughout Canada and Turkey. During his tenure with Noranda he was personally involved in the discovery of five new base metal deposits. Since 2001 Clinton worked as a project and consultant geologist for such companies as North American Palladium Ltd., Metalex Ventures Ltd., and Big Red Diamond Corporation. Presently, Clinton is  the VP Exploration for Benton Resources Corp.


David Elliott

Position: Director



David Elliott is co-founder, Vice-President and Director of Haywood Securities. Haywood currently has in excess of $6 billion under management with a central focus of raising equity capital for companies in the Mining and Oil & Gas sectors. David has been extremely successful in identifying quality investment opportunities in the resource sector and has spear headed numerous new exploration company start-ups.