Graham Donald Carman, Ph.D. B.Sc. (Hons) FAUSIMM
President, CEO and Director
Dr Carman is a geologist with 25 years experience in mineral exploration in South America, Australia and Asia. He graduated from Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand in 1986 with a First Class B.Sc. (Hons) before moving to Australia to work as a geologist for Kennecott and BP Minerals. Dr Carman completed a PhD at Monash University on the geology of the Lihir Island gold deposit in Papua New Guinea from 1990 -1993. For seven years from 1994 he lived in Peru assessing exploration projects for major mining companies including Rio Tinto, Savage Resources and Pasminco Ltd. He was Exploration Manager South America for Savage-Pasminco from 1997-2000 based in Lima. He was a key discovery team member of the Yanque and Accha zinc-lead discoveries in Peru (Rio Tinto, Savage), and significantly advanced the Bongara zinc deposit in Peru (Pasminco). From 2001 he worked with several junior Australian-based mineral explorers, co-founded and was Managing Director of Paradigm Metals, an ASX listed company, until 2011. From 2012 to 2014 he was President and CEO of Darwin Resources Corp., a company with exploration projects in Peru that merged with Tinka in July 2014. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and is based in Sydney, Australia.
Nick DeMare CPA, CA
CFO and Director
Mr. DeMare, a chartered professional accountant, has been President of Chase Management Inc. since 1991, providing accounting, management, securities regulatory compliance and corporate secretarial services to private and public-listed companies. Mr. DeMare also serves as an officer and/or director of a number of public-listed companies. Mr. DeMare holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member in good standing of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.
Yanina A Barila, BAcc, Mfin
Ms Barila is an investment manager with The Sentient Group, an independent private equity investment firm specializing in the global resources industry, whose funds are shareholders in Tinka. She brings international experience in the review and evaluation of mining and energy projects and her areas of expertise include financial modelling and equity research. Before joining Sentient in 2009, she was based in Buenos Aires and previously worked with Irevna, a subsidiary of Standard and Poor’s, Thomson-Reuters, and Ernst & Young. Ms Barila is also an alternate director of Senex Energy Limited (ASX:SXY, appointed in March 2011), and Silver City Minerals Limited (ASX:SCI, appointed in August 2011). Ms Barila is a Spanish native speaker and is also fluent in English and Portuguese.
Mary L. Little, M.Sc., MBA
Ms. Little has over twenty-five years of experience in the exploration and evaluation of epithermal precious metals deposits, porphyry and sediment-hosted mineral environments, including fifteen years based in Latin America. Ms. Little is a founder of and former president, chief executive officer and director of Mirasol Resources Ltd., a TSXV-listed exploration company, leading Mirasol’s growth as a successful prospect generator and its corporate development activities from 2003 until 2014. Ms. Little has also held management positions including business development manager and country manager with major mining corporations Newmont, Cyprus Amax and WMC Ltd. Ms. Little holds a M.Sc. degree in Earth Sciences from the University of California and an MBA from the University of Colorado. Ms. Little also serves on the boards of Sandstorm Gold Ltd. and Pure Energy Minerals Ltd.
Benedict McKeown, B.Eng., MBA, CEng CDir, FIOD, MIMMM
Mr. McKeown brings strong commercial, financial, strategic and technical experience to the board of Tinka. He has worked across various sectors and in a number of jurisdictions during his 25 years in resources including in iron ore, lithium, precious metals, base metals, and oil and gas. He has served on numerous listed and unlisted company boards as Chairman or non-executive director, including Ferrous Resources Limited, Senex Energy Ltd, Jordan Energy & Mining Ltd and Rincon Lithium Ltd. Mr. McKeown was a partner at Sentient Group for 10 years until May 2017. Previously, Mr. McKeown was an investment principal at Actis (previously CDC Group) for 7 years. Mr. McKeown graduated from Imperial College London with B. Eng (Hons) in Mining Engineering, and holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona.