Wendell Zerb is the President & CEO of Exeter Resource Corporation. Mr. Zerb has 30 years combined experience in mining, mineral exploration and capital markets/financial analysis. Prior to joining the financial sector, Mr. Zerb worked for 10 years as a geologist in mineral exploration and mining. Wendell’s experience includes senior positions related to generative mineral exploration through to open pit and underground mining of base and precious metals. In 1996 he joined an established Vancouver based Investment Dealer (PI Financial) as a Mining Analyst. Through 2001 to March, 2005 he was also Vice President of Research and Institutional Sales, and in the latter two years was President and CEO of a wholly owned US subsidiary. In March, 2005 he joined Canaccord Capital as a Senior Mining Analyst, leaving the organization in July, 2012 as Director, Research Analyst, Metals and Mining (Canaccord Genuity Inc). Mr. Zerb obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alberta in 1986/87 and is a registered Professional Geologist with the Association of Professional Engineers, and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
Cecil Bond is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 30 years of experience in public and private companies. Over the last 20 years he has held various positions in a number of public exploration companies with activities in Canada, South America, Africa, Europe and Australia. He is currently Chief Financial Officer of Exeter and also serves as a director or holds senior positions in a number of other public and private companies. He has successfully managed capital raisings and the recent spin out of Exeter’s high grade gold/silver Cerro Moro project in Argentina to Extorre Gold Mines Limited which was taken over by Yamana Gold in August 2012.
Jerry Perkins has a chemical engineering background and over 40 years’ experience in the mining and metallurgical industry in technical, operational and corporate management positions in NSW, Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory of Australia as well as South Africa, UK and Papua New Guinea. He has specialized in mineral project development programs and feasibility studies, and in market development roles throughout Australasia and in North and South America, Europe, Southern Africa, China, Japan, Indonesia and other SE Asian countries. Jerry's expertise includes mine production and commissioning; test work and R&D programs; engineering and process design, operations management, project development and optimization. It also includes environmental design and management, OH & S as well as stakeholder, community, government and public relations. Jerry has worked on many major mining projects and his commodity experience includes gold, PGMs, copper, lead-zinc, nickel-cobalt, tin, uranium, vanadium, coal, gemstones and various industrial minerals.
Matthew Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Geology from the Queensland Institute of Technology in 1987, and has more than 25 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industries, with over 12 years at Mount Isa Mines. Areas of expertise include the geological appraisal of advanced projects, particularly at the pre-feasibility and feasibility levels, of base metal and gold mining projects in Australia and the Dominican Republic. Major projects include Tom's Gully Gold Mine, N.T., McArthur River Lead-Zinc-Silver Mine, N.T., Mount Isa Copper Mine, Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine in the Dominican Republic, and the proposed Mount Isa Open Cut.
His experience has also included grass roots (or greenfield) exploration and project appraisals on gold and base metal projects in W.A., N.T. - Australia, Mexico, Nevada, USA, Panama and the Dominican Republic.
In late 2004 Matthew started with Exeter and as Exploration Manager supervised the Don Sixto Project, Cerro Moro Project and regional exploration in Argentina along with the early activities in Chile and at Caspiche. Subsequent to the March 2010 spinout he continued with Extorre Gold Mines as Exploration Manager for their Argentine projects. Following the acquisition of Extorre in August 2012 by Yamana Gold Inc. Matthew has returned to Exeter.
Gonzalo Damond is an Industrial/ Electronic/ Civil Engineer and graduated with specializations in commercial and logistic areas from Mariscal Sucre University and has 15 years’ experience in operational and management positions within significant multinational companies. He has been responsible for the design, organization and commissioning of large distribution centers. He has substantial experience in purchase management - especially large volume transactions and has negotiated supply contracts with major wholesale companies. Within the operations field he has managed railway logistics between Argentina and Brazil as well as intermodal operations for Chilean ports. In carrying out these functions, Mr. Damond gained substantial experience in establishing constructive relationships with communities, clients, trade unions and Government authorities.
Rob Grey is Vice President – Corporate Communications for Exeter. He is a Business College graduate who began his career with Telus Mobility in Corporate Sales. In a four year period he achieved “top of sales” in a very competitive field. Over a ten year period Rob worked as an equity sales assistant before advancing into investor communications for Exeter. In 2007 he was appointed Vice President – Communications for Exeter, a role in which he works directly with senior management in developing and managing investor outreach programs at institutional and retail levels. He was Vice President of Corporate Communications of Extorre Gold Mines Ltd., a successful spinout from Exeter, which was bought by Yamana Gold Ltd. in 2012.
Matthew Dorman is a project manager with over 25 years international experience in the mining & metals sector covering technical due diligence studies through to plant construction and operations. Matthew has an excellent understanding of the particular challenges associated with bringing mineral projects through to successful completion. Recent experience includes: Completion of the Caspiche prefeasibility studies for Exeter Resource Corporation and the Angostura Project feasibility study (FS) for Greystar Resources plus work on environmental and various levels of technical studies in the Western Kyrgyz Republic; Kazakhstan and Peru.
During his career, Matthew has also been CEO of an AIM listed company; board member of UK registered private companies; has managed the design and construction of gold projects in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay and Honduras and design of large copper projects in Chile, Peru and Kazakhstan amongst others. He has acted as Client Representative on the design and construction of gold projects in Niger and Morocco and has managed and operated gold and base metals operations in Uruguay, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia and Mauretania. His responsibilities have included the financial and legal compliance of client companies both locally and internationally, together with the implementation of internationally recognized safety and environmental procedures.