Dr. Klaus Zeitler
Executive Chairman & Director
Dr. Zeitler founded Amerigo in 2003. He has more than 40 years of experience in the mining industry and has financed, built and managed base metal and gold mines throughout the world with a total investment value of more than $4 billion. He was founder and first CEO of Inmet Mining Corporation and a director of Teck Corp. and Cominco Limited for many years.
Lead Independent Director
Dr. Gayton, FCDA (FCA) is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with a Ph.D. in Business from the University of California, Berkeley. He has extensive experience directing the accounting and financial matters of public companies in the resource and non-resource fields and serving as a director of numerous public companies since 1987. Formerly, Dr. Gayton was a partner at Peat Marwick Mitchell, the predecessor firm of KPMG, where he provided audit and consulting services to private and public company clients for 11 years.
Mr. Robinson was a senior partner at Torys LLP where he practiced corporate and mining law for over 30 years until he retired in 2004. He provided strategic and legal advice with respect to acquisitions, developments and financings to senior management and boards of directors of Canadian and international mining companies. He sits on the boards of directors of a number of public and private corporations and has many years of experience as a director of mining companies in Canada and in the United States.
George Ireland has over 30 years of experience in the resource sectors in positions ranging from field geology to banking and venture capital. Mr. Ireland founded Geologic Resource Partners in 2004 and serves as Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager. From 2000 to 2004, he was General Partner of Ring Partners, LP, an investment partnership which has been merged into GRP. Mr. Ireland graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS from the School of Natural Resources. He serves on the boards of Kiska Metals Corporation, Rathdowney Resources Ltd. and Africo Resources Ltd.
Alberto Salas is a mining entrepreneur, currently Chairman of Chile’s SQM S.A. and Chairman of the National Institute of Professional Training (INACAP), Chile’s largest higher education and training institute. He is also a director of Minera Valle Central, CAP Mineria and ENAEX S. A.; President of the Mining Engineers Foundation of the University of Chile; President of the Chilean Pacific Foundation; President of the Inter-American Mining Society and President of the Latin American Mining Organization. In Chile, Mr. Salas served as a director of Teck’s Quebrada Blanca Mining Company and Teck’s Carmen de Andacollo Mining Company, the National Mining Company (ENAMI) and the National Petroleum Company (ENAP). He is a former member of the APEC Business Advisory Council. Mr. Salas is a Mining Civil Engineer from the University of Chile with post-graduate studies in Corporate Finance from the Adolfo Ibáñez University in Chile.