Leadership

Coro is managed by a team of highly experienced professionals in the fields of exploration, development, operations as well as the capital markets.

Colin Kinley

Chairman, Independent Director

Mr Colin Kinley joined the Board of Coro in February 2016 as an Independent Director and was subsequently appointed Chairman in June 2017. Colin is an internationally respected explorationist in the upstream resources sector. He is currently CEO of Kinley Exploration, a private integrated project management advisory firm servicing the mining and oil and gas sectors, co-founder and COO of Eco Atlantic Oil and Gas, an independent oil and gas company, and CEO of Jet Mining, a proprietary and patented hydraulic borehole mining company. Colin previously served as an executive at Layne Christensen responsible for energy operations, specialized drilling, mining technologies and remote site operations. He is a Director of Excelsior Mining. Colin holds a Bachelor’s in Business from the Alberta Southern Institute of Technology. He is a Canadian national and resides in the USA.

Audit Committee Member
Compensation Committee Member
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Member

Petra Decher

Independent Director

Ms Petra Decher joined the Board of Coro in April 2018 as an Independent Director. As a well known and respected finance executive in the Canadian resources sector, Petra’s contribution to the Board is focused on her strong finance, corporate governance and public reporting expertise. Petra has served as the Vice President Finance and Assistant Company Secretary for Franco Nevada and President and Chief Financial Officer of Geoinformatics Exploration, an international exploration company. She currently serves as Chairwoman of Red Pine Exploration and is an Independent Director of Ascendant Resources. Until recently Petra was the Lead Independent Director of Integra Gold before it was acquired by Eldorado Gold. Petra is a Canadian Chartered Public Accountant and holds a Diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill University and Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Concordia University. She is a Canadian resident.

Audit Committee Chairperson
Compensation Committee Member

Michael Haworth

Director

Mr Michael (Mike) Haworth joined the Board of Directors of Coro in February 2016. He was nominated by Coro’s largest shareholder, Greenstone Resources, a specialist mining and metals private equity fund which he co-founded. Mike’s considerable market and corporate finance skills provide the Board with valuable financial, corporate and strategic input. Mike previously worked as a Managing Director at JP Morgan in London where he was Head of Mining and Metals Corporate Finance. Mike is currently a Director of Excelsior Mining, Northern Vertex, Adventus, Ncondezi Energy and an Alternate Director of Metro Mining and Heron Resources. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He is a British national and UK resident.

Audit Committee Member
Compensation Committee Chairperson

Tim Petterson

Independent Director

Mr Tim Petterson was appointed as an Independent Director of Coro in November 2018. He was nominated by and represents Tembo Capital, the Company’s second largest shareholder. Tim is qualified as a mining engineer, which complemented by a career in investment banking, brings a combination of technical and corporate expertise to the Board. Tim is currently Managing Director for Mining at Kepis & Pobe, a Vancouver based natural resources investment company. He is also a founder and Executive Chairman of Minera Cobre, a Canadian private copper exploration company active in Colombia. Prior to relocating to Canada, Tim served as Head of Global Mining Research at both HSBC James Capel and ABN AMRO, having led many high-profile public offerings and financings. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from, and is an Associate of, the Camborne School of Mines.

Alan Stephens

Non-Executive Director

Mr Alan Stephens is a Non-Executive Director of Coro. He co-founded the Company in 2005 and transitioned from his executive to non-executive role in 2018. Alan is a respected exploration geologist, known for his involvement in the discovery of some of the world’s most significant copper mining operations. It is this geological experience and knowledge that Alan brings to the Board. Alan has served as the Vice President of Exploration for First Quantum and Exploration Manager for Cyprus Amax, managing exploration teams in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Alan is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He holds a Bachelor’s in Mining Geology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, University of London. Alan is a British and US national, resident in the UK, and fluent in Spanish.

Luis Albano Tondo

President, CEO & Director

Mr Luis Tondo joined Coro as the President, CEO, and an Executive Director in June 2017. As an experienced mining engineer with almost 30 years of experience in Latin American mining, notably at mid-tier copper and gold producers, he is well suited to developing value at the Company’s Marimaca project. Prior to joining Coro, Luis served as COO for Grupo Minero Las Cenizas, where he was responsible for operations, projects and business development in Chile, Project Development Director for Kinross in Brazil and Chile and worked for Rio Tinto in various operating roles. Luis is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Qualified Person for the purposes of NI 43-101. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil; a Master’s in Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia; and an MBA from the Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil. Luis is a Brazilian national, resident in Chile and fluent in English and Spanish.

Our Management Team

Luis Albano Tondo

President, CEO & Director

Mr Luis Tondo joined Coro as the President, CEO, and an Executive Director in June 2017. As an experienced mining engineer with almost 30 years of experience in Latin American mining, notably at mid-tier copper and gold producers, he is well suited to developing value at the Company’s Marimaca project. Prior to joining Coro, Luis served as COO for Grupo Minero Las Cenizas, where he was responsible for operations, projects and business development in Chile; Project Development Director for Kinross in Brazil and Chile; as well as for Rio Tinto in various operating roles. Luis is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Qualified Person for the purposes of NI 43-101. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil; a Master’s in Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia; and an MBA from the Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil. Luis is a Brazilian national, resident in Chile and fluent in English, Spanish.

Armando Véliz

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Armando Veliz was appointed CFO of the Company in April 2018. He brings to Coro over two decades of accounting and financial experience, largely in South America and the mining sector. Armando has held a variety of senior accounting, finance and commercial positions at Nyrstar, Latin American Invest Chile, Xstrata and MIM in South America and Australia. He is an Argentinian certified public accountant. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the Universidad Del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino in Tucumán. Armando is an Argentinian national, resident in Chile and fluent in Spanish and English.

Sergio Rivera

Vice President of Exploration

Mr Sergio Rivera joined Coro in November 2011 as VP Exploration, the department for which he took full responsibility in June 2018. A respected Chilean geologist, Sergio has over 30 years’ experience and is credited for his involvement in several significant copper discoveries in Chile. Sergio is a member of the Society of Economic Geologist, the Society of Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits, Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas de Chile, Colegio de Geologos de Chile and Sociedad Geologica de Chile. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology and a Master’s degree in Economic Geology from the Universidad Católica del Norte. Sergio is Chilean national, resident in Chile and fluent in Spanish and English.

Nicholas Bias

Vice President of Corporate Development & Investor Relations

Mr Nicholas (Nick) Bias joined Coro in April 2018 in the newly created role of VP Corporate Development and Investor Relations. Nick started his career as an equity analyst at Schroders and Citibank in London, after which he moved into industry, where he managed investor relations for high-growth mining companies Aquarius Platinum and LionOre Mining, and later led investor relations for the flotation of Glencore, the largest IPO ever in the metals and mining sector. He holds a Bachelor's in Law from Durham University and an MBA with a specialization in Commodity Trading, Shipping and Finance from Université de Genève in Switzerland. Nick is an Irish national, resident in the UK and whilst multi-lingual, is still trying hard to improve his Spanish!

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