Dr. Klaus Zeitler
Executive Chairman & Director
Dr. Zeitler founded Amerigo in 2003. He has more than 50 years of experience in the mining industry and has financed, built and managed base metal and gold mines throughout the world with a total investment value of more than $4 billion. He was founder and first CEO of Inmet Mining Corporation and a director of Teck Corp. and Cominco Limited for many years.
Lead Independent Director
Dr. Gayton, FCDA (FCA) is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with a Ph.D. in Business from the University of California, Berkeley. He has extensive experience directing the accounting and financial matters of public companies in the resource and non-resource fields and serving as a director of numerous public companies since 1987. Formerly, Dr. Gayton was a partner at Peat Marwick Mitchell, the predecessor firm of KPMG, where he provided audit and consulting services to private and public company clients for 11 years.
George Ireland has almost 40 years of experience in the mining and metals industry in positions ranging from field geologist and operations to banking and venture capital. Mr. Ireland founded Geologic Resource Partners (GRP) in 2004 and serves as Chief Investment Officer and CEO. Formerly, he was General Partner of Ring Partners, LP, a predecessor investment partnership to GRP. Mr. Ireland graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS from the School of Natural Resources and is a Fellow in the Society of Economic Geologists. Currently, Mr. Ireland is Chairman and a director of Lithium Americas Corp. and also serves on the boards of Rathdowney Resources Ltd. and Redstar Gold Corp.
Alberto Salas is a mining entrepreneur, currently Chairman of Chile’s SQM S.A. and Chairman of the National Institute of Professional Training (INACAP), Chile’s largest higher education and training institute. He is also a director of Minera Valle Central, CAP Mineria and ENAEX S. A.; President of the Mining Engineers Foundation of the University of Chile; President of the Chilean Pacific Foundation; President of the Inter-American Mining Society and President of the Latin American Mining Organization. In Chile, Mr. Salas served as a director of Teck’s Quebrada Blanca Mining Company and Teck’s Carmen de Andacollo Mining Company, the National Mining Company (ENAMI) and the National Petroleum Company (ENAP). He is a former member of the APEC Business Advisory Council. Mr. Salas is a Mining Civil Engineer from the University of Chile with post-graduate studies in Corporate Finance from the Adolfo Ibáñez University in Chile.
Mr. Luzich is the founder of Luzich Partners LLC, a multi-strategy investment firm formed in 2013 and a significant shareholder in the Company.
Michael Luzich brings to the Board more than 30 years of investment and development expertise and has been founder and president of various investment, real estate and international trading companies. He attended Marquette University and is a graduate of the OPM program at the Harvard Business School.
President, CEO & Director
Ms. Davidson has been with Amerigo since 2003. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) with over 30 years of international experience in financial and general business management. She has assisted numerous private and public companies in the mining, engineering and high-technology sectors as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller.
David Thomas has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry, working with Kennecott Copper Corporation, Bougainville Copper Limited, and Austpac Resources in Australia. He also was a Vice President and Technical Director for Mellon Bank and worked at Southern Peru Copper Corporation, where he served as Mine Manager, Area Manager, Chief Engineer and Vice President of Operations. He was Vice President-Technical Services at Freeport Indonesia, and worked as Managing Director of VALCO, an aluminum company in Ghana. David also worked on the team developing the Toromocho Copper Project in Peru, initially as an advisor and consultant and eventually as Vice President, Operations and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. David holds a BSc in Mining Engineering from the University of Utah, and an MSc in Mineral Resources Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Margot Naudie is a seasoned 25-year capital markets professional with global investment expertise as a Senior Portfolio Manager for long-only and long/short North American and global natural resource portfolios. She has held senior roles at leading multi-billion-dollar asset management firms, including TD Asset Management, Marret Asset Management, and CPP Investment Board. Margot was cited as a Brendan Wood TopGun Investment Mind (Platinum) for five consecutive years. She is an active and engaged Independent Director on public and private company boards, where she acts as Lead Director, serves on Investment Committees and Chairs Audit, Compensation, and HR and ESG Committees. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics/Economics from McGill University, an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.