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, was co-founder and 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.
Alvaro Fernandez-Baca P. Geo
Mr. Fernandez-Baca, a Peruvian citizen, holds a Geology degree from the University of Edinburgh (1996) with 19 years’ experience working in mineral exploration and project management in Latin American and around the world. Mr. Fernandez-Baca is a professional geoscientist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia (APEGBC) and is based in Lima. Mr. Fernandez-Baca has served as a qualified person for various publicly-listed companies and has authored several NI 43-101 technical reports. Prior to joining Tinka, Mr. Fernandez-Baca held the position of Exploration Manager for Hochschild Mining, a London-listed mid-tier producer, for two years and was responsible for advancing Hochschild’s exploration portfolio in South America based in Lima. Mr. Fernandez-Baca has also held the position of Vice President of Exploration and General Manager of AQM Copper Inc. and has worked for Entrée Gold Inc. in Mongolia, and Gitennes Exploration Inc. in Peru.
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.
Ms. Bermudez has over 20 years of experience providing corporate secretarial, corporate governance and securities regulatory compliance services to public-listed companies, including four years of experience as legal secretary/assistant with two Vancouver law firms in the securities and corporate commercial areas. Ms. Bermudez serves as corporate secretary and corporate governance advisor to various reporting issuers listed on the TSX or TSXV.
Mr. Escudero has over 18 years of experience working in the mining industry, consulting in areas of social responsibility, strategic communications, risk prevention, socio-environmental impact, conflict resolution and land acquisitions. Mr. Escudero graduated from the Pontifica Universidad Catolica of Peru, in Sociology, as well as obtained diplomas in Business Administration and Conflict Resolution and Negotiation. Mr. Escudero has served in senior positions with various mining companies in Peru, including Gold Fields, Hunt Oil, Rio Tinto and Cia. Minera Antamina.
Managing Consultant - Project Development
Mr. Engquist brings over 25 years of engineering and project leadership experience to his role. Immediately prior to joining Tinka, he was responsible for overseeing the feasibility engineering study for Arizona Mining’s Hermosa Zinc Project which has recently been fully acquired by South 32. Before this, Mr. Engquist was VP of Project Development for Nevsun Resources where he was responsible for the Timok copper project in Serbia. He led all aspects of the development including chairing the joint venture technical advisory board comprised of executive experts from both Nevsun and Freeport-McMoRan. Mr. Engquist’s past experience also includes roles with Oxygen Capital where he was responsible for advancing a portfolio of projects within Oxygen’s managed group of companies (True Gold, Pilot Gold, and Pure Gold) through various stages of development from advanced exploration to start up. He has held positions with AngloGold Ashanti as Manager of their Projects Group within their US operations and spent several years with Rio Tinto’s Copper Group as a Senior Project Manager. Mr. Engquist led the infrastructure engineering for the underground design of the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia as well as held senior project leadership roles and consulted on several other mining projects at operations such as Kennecott Utah Copper, La Granja in Peru, and Resolution Copper in Arizona. Mr. Engquist holds a B.Sc. in Engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a registered Project Management Professional.