Coro is led by a management team of proven mine-finders and developers and supported by an experienced Board of Directors
Chairman, Independent Director
Mr Kinley spent 26 years with Layne Christensen, as a Senior Executive responsible for Energy Operations, Specialized Drilling, Mining Technologies and Remote Site operations. For the past eight years Mr Kinley has been CEO of Kinley Exploration, a resource industry integrated project management company operating internationally. He is currently a director of Excelsior Mining, COO, founder and director of Eco Atlantic Oil and Gas, an E&P company exploring oil offshore Africa, and is founder and CEO of Jet Mining Corporation Australia.
Ms. Decher joined in April 2018, and brought additional finance strength, a strong corporate governance perspective and public reporting expertise to the Board. She has served as the Vice President, Finance and Assistant Secretary for Franco Nevada, as President and Chief Financial Officer for Geoinformatics Exploration, a Canadian and international exploration company. She currently serves as Chairwoman of Red Pine Exploration and is an Independent Director of Ascendant Resources, and until recently was the Lead Independent Director of Integra Gold before it was acquired by Eldorado Gold. Ms Decher is a Canadian Chartered Public Accountant. She holds a Diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill University and Bachelors Degree in Finance from Concordia University.
Gordon J. Fretwell
Mr Fretwell is a been a practicing solicitor in the City of Vancouver and over the last 25 years primarily in areas of resources and securities law. Mr Fretwell holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia. In addition, Mr Fretwell is a director or officer of various publicly traded companies including Northern Dynasty Minerals, Asanko Gold and Auryn Resources.
Mr Webster has more than 40 years’ experience in the resources industry, including over 20 years in executive positions. Mr Webster is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and he currently serves as Vice President Development of Weatherly International. Prior to that role, he was a senior executive of First Quantum Minerals, responsible for the development of the Kansanshi mine in Zambia. Mr Webster was also the founding Director and Chief Executive Officer of Western Metals.
Mr Haworth was nominated to the Board of Directors by Greenstone Resources, a private equity fund specializing in the mining and metals sector. The Greenstone team has over 80 years of experience in the sector covering all aspects of mining project development.
Luis Albano Tondo
President, CEO & Director
Mr Tondo is a highly experienced mining engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil; an MEngSc from the University of Queensland, Australia; and an MBA from the Fundação Dom Cabral business school in Brazil. He has some 30 years of mining experience in Latin America and prior to joining Coro, spent the seven years as Chief Operating Officer at mid-tier copper and gold producers in Chile, Uruguay and Brazil, where he was responsible for operations, projects and business development activities. Prior to this, he spent five years developing multi-million dollar capital projects for Kinross Gold Corporation in Brazil and Chile, and 16 years in operations roles with Rio Tinto in Brazil. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a Qualified Person for the purposes of NI 43-101.
A graduate of the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, University of London, Mr Stephens has over 40 years of international mining experience. Before co-founding Coro, Mr Stephens was Vice-President of Exploration for First Quantum Minerals, during which time he lived and worked extensively in Chile, Mexico and Brazil. Prior to First Quantum, Mr Stephens spent ten years with Cyprus Amax Minerals Company managing exploration teams in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia. He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists (US) and of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK). Mr Stephens is also a qualified person for the purposes of NI 43-101.
(1) Audit Committee
(2) Governance & Nominating Committee
(3) Compensation Committee