Yale Simpson is the Co-Chairman of Exeter and a professional geologist. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Geological Engineering) from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Yale has more than 30 years’ experience as a senior geologist, exploration manager and CEO of companies involved in precious metals projects in Australia, Africa, Eastern Europe and South America. Those companies included Pennzoil Company, Chevron Exploration, Australmin Holdings, Argosy Gold Mines and Black Swan Gold Mines Ltd. He was Co-chairman of Extorre Gold Mines Ltd., a successful spinout from Exeter, which was bought by Yamana Gold Ltd. in 2012. His particular expertise is in strategic resource planning, financing and corporate communications. Yale is currently a director of Rugby Mining Limited, Adamera Minerals Corp. and Independence Mining.
Bryce Roxburgh has a Bachelor of Science degree in geology and geophysics from Sydney University and some 40 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industry. Between 1971 and 1989, he worked for Amoco Minerals Australia Company and Cyprus Mines Corporation, where as Regional Manager he managed exploration teams which discovered the Selwyn, Red Dome and Junction Reef ore-bodies. Between 1989 and 1998, he was Exploration Manager for Arimco N.L. and Climax Mining Limited where he managed the teams which discovered the Dinkidi ore-body in the Philippines, and the Don Sixto gold deposit in Argentina. In 2003 he established Exeter Resource Corporation focusing on gold and copper projects in South America. Exeter discovered the very large Caspiche gold-copper porphyry in Chile and the high grade gold-silver Cerro Moro Project in Argentina, Extorre Gold Mines Ltd was split from Exeter in March 2010 with shareholders receiving one new share in Extorre for each share held in Exeter. Extorre held Cerro Moro and was subsequently sold to Yamana Gold in August 2012. Bryce is currently the Co-Chairman of Exeter and Chairman of Rugby Mining Limited.
A Chartered Accountant has been involved in exploration and resource development companies for 28 years. He has held various positions, including that of Executive Director of Delta Gold Ltd. from 1987 to 1996, responsible for corporate planning, finance and administration. He also participated in the development of the Granny Smith and Kanowna Belle mines in Western Australia, and the Hartley Platinum Mine in Zimbabwe. Currently Robert was the Chairman of successful Australian gold explorer, Avoca Resources Ltd until its merger with Anatolia Minerals Development Limited in 2011 to form Alacer Gold.
Julian Bavin is an independent director. He has 30 years of technical, operational and commercial experience in mineral exploration gained from work in a wide range of commodities, jurisdictions and cultures most of which was spent with the Rio Tinto Group in South America, Australia, Indonesia and Europe. From 2001 to 2009 he was responsible for the Rio Tinto exploration in South America and the teams which identified the potential in a range of projects now in various stages of feasibility including the PRC potash and Altar copper/gold projects in Argentina, the Mina Justa, Constancia and La Granja copper projects in Peru, and the Amargosa bauxite project in Brazil. Julian is the CEO of Pan Global Resources and serves on the Board of Directors of Prism Resources.
John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has been involved in public practice in various capacities for over 40 years, and continues to manage an accounting practice in downtown Sydney. His extensive experience includes advising on taxation and strategic planning matters as well as financial management and general business advisory. He has previously served as a director of a number of public companies which have been taken over or merged with other companies including Eastern Australia Airlines Limited (now part of Qantas) and Salamander Gold Mines NL which was taken over by Climax Mining Limited (now part of Oceana Gold Corp.). He maintains an active involvement in the mining industry through association with an operating mining company in Queensland, Australia.