Antony Amberg

President and CEO

Mr. Amberg is a geologist who is a graduate of the Royal School of Mines, London, has an MSc. from University College London and is also a Chartered Geologist with the Geological Society of London. He has close to 30 years of diverse experience having worked in Asia, Africa and South America for both multinational and junior companies. He began his career in 1986 working with Anglo American in South Africa before moving on to an exploration position with Severin-Southern Sphere. In 1990 Mr. Amberg moved to Chile where he first worked with Bema Gold on the Refugio project before taking up a position with Rio Tinto. At Rio Tinto he was involved in exploration programs in the Atacama and Magallanes Regions and managed the Barreal Seco (now part of Las Cenizas) exploration program. In 1996 he joined Kazakhstan Minerals Corporation in Kazakhstan setting up and managing offices for the drilling and resource estimation for JORC compliant feasibility studies on three large projects that are now operating mines. He became General Director for two joint ventures in KazMinCo where he managed all technical and local issues. In 2001 he returned to Chile where he started a geological consulting firm specialising in project evaluation and NI 43-101 technical reports. Mr. Amberg’s clients included Rio Tinto, Barrick, Codelco, Anglo American, Pan Pacific Copper and various junior mining companies. He joined Los Andes Copper in 2012 as Chief Geologist.

Mr. Amberg is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.

Ricardo Palma

Vice President-Development and Executive President of Compañia Minera Vizcachitas Holding

Mr. Palma is a Mining Engineer from the University of Chile and holds a Master of Science in Rock Mechanics from Columbia University, New York. He has over 40 years of diverse experience in design, construction, and operation of major copper and gold projects in Chile. Before joining Los Andes, Mr. Palma was General Manager (Division CEO) for the Andina Division of Codelco during a four-year period. Andina is located in the same region as Vizcachitas. Prior to Andina, he was Country Manager for Yamana Gold during four years and worked for a couple of years in Barrick Gold Corporation (in the Pascua-Lama and Veladero projects).

Prior to Barrick, Mr. Palma, worked during nine years in Cia Minera Dona Ines de Collahuasi, the joint venture controlled by Glencore and Anglo American that operates one of the largest copper mines in the world. He was initially Operations Vice President responsible for completing construction of the original project, commissioning and then running the operation. He then became Vice President of Development, in charge of exploration, resource development and expansion. He also worked for Homestake’s gold operations in Chile, the El Salvador Division of Codelco, and Cemento Melon (at the time owned by Blue Circle Industries). 

During his career, Mr. Palma has received awards from the Instituto de Ingenieros de Mina de Chile (1999), and from the Instituto de Ingenieros de Chile; Premio Julio Donoso Donoso (2012).

Gonzalo Saldias

Geologist Consultant

Mr. Saldias is a geologist who is a graduate of Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile. He has over 35 years of experience working within Chile and internationally; mainly on copper porphyry, epithermal gold silver and iron-oxide copper gold systems. For the last seven years, he worked for Antofagasta Minerals evaluating copper porphyry projects within Chile, assessing their geological and economical potential. Prior to that he had worked for ten years with Placer Dome Latin America, generating and evaluating exploration projects within the region. Prior to Placer Dome, he worked for Codelco as head of exploration geology for the El Salvador Division, developing the prospective areas near to the mine. He also worked for Northern Resources, Homestake, Utah, Anaconda and as an independent consultant.

Aurora Davidson

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Davidson holds a Certified General Accountant designation from the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia and a BSc in Business Administration from Alliant International University in San Diego, California. Ms. Davidson has over 20 years of experience in financial and general business management having assisted private and public companies in the roles of Chief Financial Officer, Vice-president, Finance and Corporate Controller within the mineral exploration and high technology sectors.

Pedro Loch


Mr. Loch is a Certified Accountant from the Chilean Association of Accountants. He has over 20 years of experience with multinational companies. Before joining Los Andes Copper in 2011, Mr. Loch worked as Regional Financial Officer for the Chilean subsidiary of Mincom International from 1997 to 2010, with responsibilities for the offices in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico. From 1987 to 1997, he worked at Raychem, as Controller for Chile and Peru and prior to Raychem, he was Controller for 7 years at the Chilean subsidiary of Transammonia Inc. (New York).

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