Bruce Turner, P.Eng.
Mr. Turner is currently an advisor for Compañia Minera Zafranal (“CMZ”), a joint venture company formed to advance the Zafranal Project in southern Perú, and Mitsubishi Materials Corporation for their projects and operations in Chile. His previous roles include being Executive Director of CMZ, President of Minera Escondida Ltda. - BHP’s Escondida copper mine, and President of AQM Copper Inc. Mr. Turner is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mining Engineering (1974) from the University of British Columbia and a Doctor of Technology (Honorary Degree) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He has also completed the Advanced Management Course at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Turner, who is fluent in both English and Spanish, has worked on mining projects in Canada, Chile, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Perú and is an expert in open pit mining.
Mr. Montoya has over 36 years of experience in the mining and oil and gas industry. He started working as a Mining Exploration Geologist and Senior Geologist with the Peruvian Geological Survey. Subsequently, he spent 14 years working in the Petroleum Industry in Peru as a Senior Exploration and Production Geologist for all Peruvian oil operations and later as a consultant. Over the last 17 years, he has been involved in the mining industry as a Chief Geologist for Cominco Peru, Chief Geologist of the Andes Exploration Group in South America for Teck Cominco and recently as a Principal Geologist of the Andes Exploration Group for Teck. He has worked on a diverse group of projects that includes Porphyries, Epithermals, CRD-Skarns, MVT’s, VMS’s, Sedex, Orogenics and IOCG. He was responsible for the Zafranal Cu-Au porphyry discovery in Southern Peru for Teck. During the past six years, he has been involved in project generation, strategic planning, evaluations and recommendations for Teck throughout South America (Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia). Mr. Montoya is currently the Vice President, Exploration for GlobeTrotters Resource Group Inc.